Whilst fashion is important to so many of us, we each tend to have our own personal interpretation of it which fits with our body shape, colouring, life style and personality. Our personal style is formed by a preference for different styles of clothing and ways of dressing. We each gain fashion inspiration from different places, where do you get yours?
If you would like to get a little more creative with the clothing that you wear here are just a few places that you can get some inspiration:
Looking around can give you so many different ideas about the types of clothing you would like to wear and how to wear them. Try sitting on a bench in a busy place and ‘people watching’ to check out what other people are wearing. You can also get ideas about colour combinations, textures, shapes and patterns on clothing from nature, buildings and anything else that you see around you.
Historical fashions have always had some sort of influence on the way that people dress with classic styles of clothing such as the pencil skirt and shift dress coming into fashion over and over again. With the rise in popularity of vintage clothing and vintage styles available on the high street, more and more people are taking inspiration from clothing from the past. You can choose a particular decade that you like perhaps the glamour of the fifties or power dressing of the eighties and apply it to today’s fashions.
There are so many style icons, past and present that we can get fashion inspiration from. Some of the most popular style icons of the past include Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. There are also plenty of modern day icons including Dita von Teese, Alexa Chung and of course Kate Moss. You can take inspiration from anyone you like whether or not they are a recognised style icon.
A huge source of fashion inspiration is the catwalk and designer collections. Whilst not everyone can afford to buy designer clothes, everyone can follow the fashions and trends that they set. You can get ideas for colours, shapes and styles of clothes from the catwalk. You can also pick up clothes on the high street that are surprisingly similar to some of the catwalk collections.
Fashion blogs and magazines
Finally, if you don’t have too much time, you can get plenty of fashion ideas quickly from fashion magazines and blogs. Look for trend reports and ideas on which retailers are selling which type of clothing.
Where ever you choose to get your fashion inspiration, you should always choose clothes that you love and feel confident wearing. If you feel happier blending into the crowd, look for inspiration in what others wear. If you like to stand out from the crowd look for more individual styles inspired by whatever you like.