A fashion trendsetter is a person who sees fashion as art. They are creative and aren’t afraid to try something new and be unique. Therefore, to become a fashion trendsetter, you need to know the latest fashion trends. You also need to have skills and eye for combining clothes and be able to create looks that attract compliments. If you are not sure how to start, here are some tips to help you out in that.
Follow The Trends
You can learn about the latest fashion trends by:
- Looking around – There are many local retail shops around at your town. So, take a walk and look at the window displays and see what the professional dress form mannequins are wearing.
- Following designers and celebrities – Designers are the ones creating the latest fashion trends. Celebrities, on the other hand, wear trendy clothes, so you can take inspiration from them when coming up with your own combinations. But, don’t copy what you see– rather reinvent their clothing with your own ideas.
- Using the Internet – Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest are a great way to learn about fashion by following fashion icons and bloggers. Even if you don’t know whom to look for, use fashion-related hashtags, such as #fashion, #style, #fashionblogger, #fashionista, and #styleinspiration to find them. By following recognized and well-known fashionistas, you will get fashion updates without making further efforts.
Additionally, you can visit the online stores of well-known fashion brands. By scrolling their websites, you will see the latest collections and what’s in right now. If, for example, you are planning your summer vacation, you can check out the jets swimwear collection and see what’s hot this summer.
- Read fashion magazines – A fashion magazine is kind of a Bible in the fashion world. It comprises all the information about what’s in and what’s out now. Moreover, it provides you with fashion ideas and teaches you how to combine clothes and accessories.
Confidence plays a major role in our life. If you aren’t confident enough, you will be afraid to make something on your own, such as choosing the right clothes or coming up with outfits. In fact, you will never be sure if what you have done is good enough.
Therefore, before you start experimenting and combing clothes, you should boost your self-confidence. You can do this by accepting the fact that there is no wrong or right in fashion. There are just choices. So, choose the clothes you like and you think other people will like them too. And, make sure that the clothes you chose make a big statement even if it’s a simple one, such as wearing a certain pattern or colour.
Create Your Own Style
Once you are confident enough and know what’s going on in the fashion world, you are ready to develop your own style. But, that doesn’t mean that your style has to be like that of designers or fashion influencers. In fact, you should choose clothes that are trendy but wear them the way you like. Hence, you should decide how to combine them. And, whichever style you create, make sure it represents you and makes bold statements.
Don’t Go To Extreme
Being creative and experimenting with clothes, doesn’t mean that you can combine everything with everything. Although on runways, we see some combinations that are just too much, it doesn’t mean you should do the same. It’s better to keep it simple than over-exaggerate.
Whatever you create should be appropriate, stylish, with proportionate choice of clothes, not extreme. Otherwise, people might consider you a fashion clown instead of a trendsetter. And, remember, runway fashion and everyday fashion are two completely separate things that have nothing in common.
Wear Clothes That Make You Happy
Being a trendsetter doesn’t mean that you should wear trendy clothes no matter what. But on contrary, if you don’t like or don’t feel comfortable wearing something, you shouldn’t wear it at all. Choosing clothes you really like and make you feel happy is always the right choice because you should look good and feel good at the same time. Moreover, your clothes should reflect your inner beauty, not just the outside one.
Fashion is all about creativity, confidence, and wearing the clothes you like. When choosing clothes and making combinations be patient and take time to think before you act. If you aren’t sure what to choose, think like a customer. That means to choose the clothes that people (customers) would love to see. And, don’t forget to be the best you can, because as Walt Disney once said, “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.”