Many of us still purchase Vogue, Glamour, Elle and InStyle, and while they are incredible sources of outfit inspiration, sometimes you can get the most exceptional and unexpected outfit inspo from the following places:
Lookbook.nu – an eclectic mix of every body and every outfit. All countries and style are represented on the website. Summed up, the Lookbook site is a place for all fashionistas to contribute, with a couple of guidelines to stick to, and simple searchability.
There are different categories to explore, what is trending, occasions and styles. Brilliant.
The programmes that you watch. If you are a bit of a series binger, then are you paying attention to the clothing? Shows like Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, Project Runway, Ugly Betty, and if you love a bit of retro chic Mad Men. All of these shows have had professional stylists working on the wardrobe, so if there ever was a super cheap way to get a whole day of outfit inspiration AND indulge in some serious drama then pop Netflix on and get yourself a day of fashion.
Bloggers. Fashion bloggers are at the forefront of fashion. From gorgeous high-end designers, high street, tall, petite and fashion for larger women – they cover it all. It is worth spending some time making a list of bloggers that speak to you in terms style and budget. Remember a lot of bloggers work directly with brands, and often will be able to show off well-styled pieces just as they are released in the shop. Also, usually by buying via any links on a bloggers website you are helping support them in creating great content for you.
Instagram. If you are a bit of a mobile phone addict, then start scrolling through Instagram. Search a couple of hashtags:
Check the hashtag for the brands you love too. They tend to have well put together flat-lays, or dressed models in new pieces.
Pinterest! A list of outfit inspiration wouldn’t be complete with the massive visual sharing platform. Not only can you build a board of pieces that you’d like to buy but you can follow the biggest names in fashion.
Hit the big cities. Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Aberdeen are hubs of fashion. Find a coffee shop reasonably close to either a shopping centre or some high street stores. Check out what people are wearing, make a note of the stuff you love, what it was paired with and any tweaks that you would make to give it your twist.
Most online retailers have lookbooks and a few different trends for each season, one of them is likely to be something you’ll love so be sure to check them out too.