The magazines and websites I get my fashion inspiration from

The places I get my outfit inspiration from

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.

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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!


I love scouring Pinterest for my own personal style ideas. I have a board dedicated to ‘fashion for Mummies‘ and love seeing the kind of clothes I could wear for my own daily outfits.

Finding inspiration for style

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

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. February 9, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I love Pinterest for style inspiration this year I’ve tried to keep on top of my closet board trying to find my signature style. It’s been tricky but I’m certain it’s classic simple pieces kind of Parisian. To be fair a lot of my re puns are from you

    • Jess
      February 10, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks lovely – I adore Parisian mixed with street style. I like classic pieces with ripped jeans and trainers. I absolutely LOVE Pinterest and lose hours of my life there! xx

  2. February 10, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Nice ideas I’m still a huge Vogue fan ! I have a 30 year collection. I find yearly subscriptions best , not too expensive that way xxx

    • Jess
      February 10, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      WOW that’s amazing – and what a dedicated reader you are! Good plan and a good gift to ask for too for Christmas or birthday time xx

  3. February 13, 2018 / 11:39 am

    I love magazines but never buy anything from them. I’m most influenced by YouTubers and Instagram I think!

    • Jess
      February 14, 2018 / 10:38 am

      Yes I do think social media is the best form – I love seeing clothes on real people xx

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