My wardrobe is something that has matured and evolved into something I’m really proud of. However, I have to confess that I sometimes have a hard time staying inspired to create new outfits. I have always loved outfits that are edgy and modern, but wearing the same silhouettes repeatedly can make me feel like I have nothing to wear. This is where fashion inspiration comes into play. Over the years, I’ve learned to make mental notes of where I should look for inspiration. It’s always been super important for me to wear outfits that suit my personality, work well on my frame – yet are relevant. Seeing the right resources helps me to combine all those factors to create the ideal look. Although I have garnered fashion inspiration and ideas from various places, I only return to a few consistently. Today, I wanted to share the best places to find fashion inspiration in case you’re looking for new outfits or want to reinvent your style.
Major Magazine Outlets
A foolproof resource I always rely on to provide the latest trends and intel on rising brands are the major magazine publications. I’ll never get tired of perusing the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, and other similar names. With access to the latest and best designers and stylists from all over the world, you’ll find something you didn’t know existed – or a new styling trick to test. Monthly subscriptions are super affordable and you can even get them on your iPad. However, you can also just browse their content online. There are plenty of articles on what’s trending now and great fashion stories on celebrity style.
There are so many celebrities with killer style right now. I love that getting the full details of their looks are more accessible than ever, which means that finding your favorites should be easy. Once you know who you’re eyeing, you can use Pinterest or Google to get inspired by their outfits then recreate them with what you have in your wardrobe. You can also make a shopping list of the items you need and are missing from your closet. My favorite celebrities with amazing style are Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Chrissy Teigen – I usually pull older paparazzi images via Pinterest for inspiration because those images typically showcase off-duty style – which I love. I also follow celebrity stylists because they are always ahead of the trends. My favorite stylist is Monica Rose – she’s known for working with the Kardashians and Chrissy Tiegen. Instead of copying a look completely, make it your own by adding a personal touch.
Digital Fashion Publications
Digital publications like WhoWhatWear, The Zoe Report, and Pop Sugar are also just as good as the major magazine outlets above, especially if you prefer a more relatable approach to fashion. Their editors and writers pretty much spend their time forecasting trends from all over the world, and sum it all up into aspirational and accessible style content. I love scrolling through their trend reports and style tips.
It’s easy to forget that retailers provide inspirational fashion content too – and aren’t just selling items all the time. Stores like Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Matches Fashion, and Nordstrom all do an excellent job putting together look books, designer and trend features, and fashion advice. It’s such a great way to find out which styles just dropped and brands that are being watched in the industry.
Whether your style icons are celebrities, stylists, editors, or bloggers, there’s no better way to stalk their style for inspiration than on social media outlets like Instagram. I love Instagram because you can also follow specific hashtags for a certain style you love. I love scrolling the fashion accounts and saving any image that inspires me in any way. I’ll save anything from outfit ideas to pieces on my wish list in various Collections in Instagram and then I’ll save products over in Pinterest too.
Tularosa Teddy Bear Coat (wearing an XS, similar here)
Free People Black Bodysuit (wearing an XS)
GRLFRND Denim (on sale now! wearing a 23 – size down)
Gianvito Rossi Heels
Gucci Marmont Mini Bag