Fashion trends constantly change and can be challenging to stay up to date. Each season you will find new colours, patterns and styles. I’m not here to suggest you that you should be following the latest trends because I strongly believe that is far more rewarding and gratifying to dress for your body shape, personality and lifestyle rather than to look trendy.
However, by knowing what’s happening in the world of fashion you can keep your looks modern and your wardrobe update. So, let’s talk about how to keep in touch with the current trends. So here are some suggestions:
Subscribe to fashion magazines: you can either receive the latest copies online or get your magazine physically delivered to your home. I personally love having a real magazine in my hands and my favourite magazines are InStyle and Shop till you Drop.
Visit your local shopping venue: and do a bit of window shopping to see what’s on display. You can either try on a variety of styles and colours that you wouldn’t normally buy. This could make you think outside your comfort zone and appreciate the feel and look of something you wouldn’t normally wear. Just one important note here, remember that if you see something you love and you think it looks flattering on you make sure it will go with at least 3 other things in your wardrobe. If you won’t be able to mix it and match it with what you currently own it will turn out to be an expensive item.
Visit online fashion websites: do your own research………..big department stores like Myer and David Jones have their own blog and you can even watch their latest fashion parades online from the comfort of your own home.
Subscribe to your favourite stores’ newsletters: you can either do it online or you can visit your favourite stores and sign up there. So, will become a member which will give you email access to the latest trends but also to the latest discounts and promotions.
So, you don’t have to use all of these strategies at the same time. One or two would be enough to give you a pretty good idea on what’s taking place in the fashion world. If you are newbie or you don’t have that fashion flair, my suggestion would be just start subscribing to 3 or 4 brands that you are attracted to. You don’t want to get overwhelmed by too much information.
Also, remember that some trends may not suit your body shape. So if this is the case, think outside the box. For example if you are big girl or you are heavy around your thighs avoid big bold patterns within your clothing or within your bottoms and perhaps add a scarf, which is an accessory, to portray this trend. If leather is dominating the current fashion season and you think it looks too heavy and harsh on you, perhaps you could opt for a top which has leather panels rather than a full leather top.
Do you have any other suggestions on how to stay in touch with the latest fashion trends? Are you struggling to transition these trends to your body shape and lifestyle? Please share your thoughts with us; your comments could inspire other women……….