Fashion trends shift quickly, so you’ll have to keep up if you want to stay fashionable. There’s always something new and happening in the fashion industry and trends change by the season. So how do you keep up with the latest fashion trends?
Whether you’re looking for men’s or women’s fashion trends, here are some tried and true tips for staying up to date both online and off!
There are a ton of fashion magazines available, some of which you’re likely to find at your local bookstore or supermarket. Most are already aware of Vogue, which primarily focuses on celebrities and women’s fashion, but did you know there are also fashion magazines geared toward men?
VMAN is just one example of such magazine. Basically a men’s version of V Magazine, VMAN is delivered quarterly and offers some great visuals of some of the latest trends. Alternatively, you can check out Mens Fashion Magazine if you’re looking for something that provides more frequent updates. Mens Fashion Magazine is entirely online and also offers some great how-to articles and other tips.
Magazines, however, are typically sent out monthly at the most, so it may be wise to keep an eye on websites as well, even if you do decide on a magazine subscription or two.
Social media websites can be great for following and staying in the know about some of your favorite fashion icons and events. Models, designers and celebrities aren’t the only ones who typically have pages you can follow to stay up to date with the latest fashion trends; regular everyday people do as well!
You may be able to find some bloggers on social media that not only post photos of themselves wearing some of the latest fashion, but also news and information you might not have found elsewhere as of yet. When it comes to fashion, it’s often a good idea to stick to social media sites that are more visual—such as Pinterest or Instagram. Twitter can be great as well since it seems to be the go-to social media website for many celebs and models.
Depending on where you live, there may be some small fashion shows you can attend to get an idea of what’s in season. Even if you don’t live in a big city, consider traveling to a show or two or checking the internet for streams of them. There’s often photos posted online afterwards too, mainly on social media, so be sure to keep an eye out.
Attending big shows, such as New York’s Fashion Week for example, is generally out of the question if you have no ties to the industry. But there’re bound to be plenty of updates online if you absolutely cannot attend, and if you’re lucky, you might be able to snag a volunteer opportunity to get a glimpse of the action in person.
Whether you have the cash to regularly shop for designer clothing or not, there’s no harm in window shopping! Check out the stores, as many of them will have the some examples of the latest fashion trends in stock. Your local mall is bound to have at least one designer clothing store you can visit.
If you happen to live in a small town, no need to worry. You can still check online and might actually prefer to, as online stores tend to have a larger variety in stock due to limited shelf space in the actual storefront. If you’re looking for something especially unique and trendy, check out custom designers on Etsy or other similar pages for a chance to really stand out from the crowd.
Just be sure to protect yourself before you begin checking out any new websites. Not all of them are trustworthy, and the last thing you need is to have your identity stolen from putting your credit card information into a malicious site.
You don’t have to be stuck in something that’s “so last season.” Whether you choose to subscribe, socialize, attend or shop—or even a combination of the four—you’re sure to find the latest styles gracing the runway and the red carpet this year. If you have other tips for maintaining a pulse on the fashion scene, be sure to comment below.