Getting the inside scoop on the fashion industry isn’t limited to reading magazines and following big brands and designers on Twitter: There are plenty of books you can pick up to glean some advice about working in the fashion industry (and find some excellent style tips!).
I love flipping through Vogue and Seventeen as much as the next girl. But does anyone without a seven figure salary actually emulate the styles that appear on their pages? Vogue’s clothes are just too expensive; Seventeen’s are just too out of the box. So what are realistic sources of fashion inspiration for young women? I’ll share some of my secrets with you in this week’s post.
As I mentioned above, it can be hard to get inspired from fashion magazines. Vogue’s pages are filled with designer signature pieces that are just way out of budget for us working girls. Sometimes Seventeen has interesting looks, but mostly I find myself asking, “Would any normal person wear that?” My favorite magazine for fashion advice is definitely InStyle. I will admit that their clothes are frequently pricey, but here’s the catch: the same styles can easily be found at budget stores – H&M, Forever 21, Target. InStyle does a good job of putting together wearable outfits that are appropriate for a wide range of age groups. My favorite part is that InStyle takes staple pieces and shows how they can be styled for different occasions – work, date night, or casual weekend adventure.
I love magazines. Every month I manage to put together a varied stack of issues and flip through them on a cozy Friday night. I always find myself reading up on new beauty products and noticing how beautiful each model in the photographs is, or how beautiful the celebrity on the cover is. This past weekend I picked up this month’s issue of Glamour, the ‘Women of the Year” issue. As I read through each of the excerpts, I noticed a constant between all of them. These women are not only beautiful on the outside; they’re beautiful on the inside too.
Magazines. I know, I know, I’m obsessed with them too. I just can’t help it! When I pass the magazine rack on my way out of Rite-Aid I can’t help but reach down and grab a copy of the new Cosmopolitan. If you’re like me, you let these glossy paged beauties pile up at your place until you have no choice except to chuck them into the recycling bin. Well then, why not talk about a few ways you can put those out-of-date magazines to good use?
1. Magazine Coasters: Have you been looking for some fashionable coasters that will protect that new table you just got? Well, here’s an idea. Make coasters yourself from your old magazines! All it takes is six colorful pages, and some folding and weaving. After the coasters are made, all they need is to spray on some sealer and they are ready to be used! If you’re interested, check out this neat step by step guide.