Finding inspiration for style can be a tricky one even though there’s a wealth of information and many options available out there. The key to it, is finding the right source(s) that work for you.
Some people like to see real people in daily outfits via social media, or like to read fashion blogs, or prefer to flick through glossy spreads in magazines, or enjoy reading online articles about what’s on trend. Other people like to get inspired from their friends and people around them in daily life.
I know many people get inspired via Instagram nowadays, which is something I do too. I personally follow a lot of stylish ladies who wear all kinds of styles, but my absolute favourites via Instagram are Emma Hill, The Frugality and A Style Album.
But saying all that, there are also plenty of other sources that I use to get my own style inspiration and when planning outfits for my own blog and Instagram. So here they are, plus how I use them for my own fashion choices.
I know not many people pick up and buy magazines anymore, because, quite frankly, who’s got time for that?! Apart from when I’m at the doctors and hairdressers! I love the idea of sitting at home on a Wednesday afternoon, with a hot coffee and browsing through a glossy, but in reality I never do. Due to technology and cost (you can get so much free material online now) fashion magazines are becoming less and less popular.
However. I do still like to pick up copies of my favourite reads every now and again..especially at the start of a new season. With the approach of spring/summer I am therefore currently looking for inspiration from magazines and seeing what the experts are calling as trend-setting from the new high-street collections.
I particularly like their ‘top picks’ features and ‘budget options’ sections rather than all the pages of adverts featuring models who I can’t really relate to.
My favourite magazines for style are Porter, Red and Grazia.
I absolutely love A Style Album because I feel as though they’re keeping me clued up with key trends. They also feature a lot of high street. Both ladies are also Mums and yet really keep a sense of cool in their outfits.
My other favourite is Sheer Luxe – a great source for what’s currently hot and which also features beauty and lifestyle articles too.
Browsing ‘new-in’ sections for my favourite clothing brands is also a good way of keeping up-to-date of what’s hot and coming into style soon!
It’s not as real, personal or engaging as Instagram (it’s more like an online scrap book) but it is GREAT if you have want to get quick results on ‘how to style a pair of black loafers’ or ‘camel coat outfits’, for example.
Like I keep saying on my blog, finding your own style uniform is so hard but once you do it starts to all fall into place. And makes everything a lot easier.
Where do you get your inspiration from? I’d love to know!
Love, Jess x