Keeping up with new trends is a fun way to dress fashionably and express yourself. Fashion trends change so quickly, though, and it can be tough to keep up with that fast-paced world.
If your friends are all wearing something new and you're not, they will likely tease you for it. This is why it is important to follow fashion weeks and always know what the latest trends are. Follow these tips and you'll always be the most informed and stylish person in the room!
1. Tune in to fashion week for upcoming trends.
Fashion Week is the ultimate time to spot the newest trends. Fashion Week happens twice a year here in the US in NYC, once in the second week of September, and once in the second week of February. In the first you will catch the newest Spring/Summer trends and in the second you will catch a glimpse of the Fall/Winter top trends. It is very difficult to get an invite, but luckily there are many outlets that stream these fashion shows live online for free. Major fashion influencers and style magazines will also cover these shows in different capacities, so it is important to follow them during these times.
2. Pay attention to current runway collections.
Check out what’s happening in haute couture and ready-to-wear. Haute couture features one-of-a-kind designer items that you can’t buy in stores. Ready-to-wear features more wearable items from designers that are mass-produced and available in stores. Both are important when it comes to trend spotting!
3. TV Shows
TV always has a way of keeping us entertained and up-to-date with all the newest trends. This is why they have shows like Project Runway that inspire people to create new fashion lines. We recommend it if you haven't seen this show yet because it's added a whole new level to our closet. On the show, different designers make outfits for models to wear on the runway. Fashion week can be created from anywhere as long as you put your mind to it!
4. Take Cues from Celebrity Styles
Popular celebrities have a lot of influence over fashion trends. Many stylish celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce, have become powerful fashion influencers through their social media profiles and online platforms. Since there are tons of celebrities out there, start by following actors and musicians you already admire, especially if you’ve seen them rocking killer styles in the past.
5. Subscribe to Top Fashion Magazines
All the major fashion designers put their ads in these magazines, and they feature their newest products. These magazines also always feature interviews of various fashion designers, and their content is very valuable for spotting the latest in fashion trends.
6. Pay attention to styles at important events.
Annual events like Coachella and award ceremonies are key resources. Events that are connected to movies and music are usually the best options for spotting fashion trends. You can check out live footage, news coverage, and photo spreads from these events to stay ahead of new trends and coveted red carpet looks.
7. Follow your favorite designers online.
Get behind-the-scenes and sneak-peek content on their social profiles. Many fashion designers have personal Instagram and Twitter accounts where you can pick up great information, exclusive content, and announcements before anyone else. You also get cool stuff like behind-the-scenes images, sneak-peeks of collections, inspirational posts, selfies with friends, and glimpses into their private homes.