When you have an event coming up, and are thinking about what dress to wear, getting inspiration is usually invaluable. It can help us to get ideas on what we like and don’t like, what others wear to an event like this, and what is trending fashion wise. Day to day, it is also a struggle finding fresh inspiration for creating outfits, it can be a challenge to know how to style the items you have in your wardrobe. Gaining sartorial stimulation can help see your wardrobe with new eyes and enhance your creativity, whether it be for everyday or a special event. So where can we get this inspiration from? We introduce you to the top 6 ways to get great inspiration for your wardrobe.
The first go to is leading international collections. Checking online websites such as Vogue & Glamour, will show you the latest international dress collections, where fashion masterminds have created forward thinking gowns of the future. Where better to get inspiration from?
Celebrities. A valuable source for fashion inspiration. Checking the celebs in haute couture on the red carpet, or going out for casual dinner dates, we can get ideas and mimic outfits you like the look of.
Style Blogs are another useful way of finding dress inspiration. There are a ton of style blogs online, we recommend checking out New York Magazine’s fashion blog The Cut, as well as The Sartorialist & fashiontoast. You’re sure to find up to date ideas in these fashion-forward blogs.
Fashion websites also provide us with up to date dress inspiration and trendspotting. Being updated frequently, they not only offer us new fresh ideas for dresses such as prom dresses, they are often interactive, featuring a comments section for us to share and hear about how others perceive particular trends for dresses such as prom dresses 2019. You can see what other readers think of the dresses, which feels more ‘real’ than just seeing the celebs wearing them. Our JJ’s House designer Jessica recommends exploring these Some famous websites, ‘whowhatwear’, ‘CollegeFashion’, and ‘Coco Perez’.
In this day and age, the vast majority of us will automatically jump to social media to get enlightened on the latest dress trends. And who can blame us, social media, particularly Instagram, has mountains of style ideas, dress inspiration for years…. Quite literally. Its fast, convenient, and you can conveniently keyword search to see exactly what you are looking for.
And let’s not forget good old traditional forms such as magazines. Whilst in your local bookshop or supermarket, check out the fashion mags, our favorites are Bazaar, Vogue, Nylon, & Glamour. There is something nice about flicking through actual pages to see different outfits, browsing a magazine can be very fulfilling, and bring you lots of dress ideas.