4 Steps to Stay on Top of Modern Fashion

We all want to stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. It takes time, effort, and a willingness to go out of your way to learn more about the latest styles.

If you’re just dipping your toes into the fashion world or even plan to start your own fashion business, there are several great ways to educate yourself and learn about different styles and designs. Here’s
how you can take your first steps in the fashion scene and start building a better wardrobe.

Follow Fashion Week

For the newest trends of fashion, Fashion Week is the best time to see them. In the United States, Fashion Week takes place twice a year. The first is in New York City during the second week of September. The second fashion week is held during the second week of February. The Fashion Week
in September highlights the newest trends for spring and summer, while February gives you a glimpse
of the top trends for this year’s fall and winter collections.

Invites to the fashion week shows are very difficult to get because they’re such an excellent opportunity for fans and businesses alike. However, if you look online, you will find that many outlets stream the shows online. This makes it possible for you to see the shows live and for free online. Both style magazines and the major fashion influencers also cover the fashion week shows. And luckily, these fashion weeks are becoming more inclusive, allowing more people the ability to benefit from Fashion Week.

Read Magazines that Focus on the Latest Fashion Trends

Where do the major designers advertise their newest styles? If you regularly follow the magazines
below, you will be familiar with the current fashion trends. Interviews of the most popular designers
are always featured in these magazines as well.

• Vogue - Did you know that the word “vogue” means “style” in French? Caroline Weber, a book critic
for the New York Times, has described this magazine as being “the world’s most influential fashion magazine.” Vogue is published monthly and offers such a wide array of styles and designs that you’re bound to find something that speaks to you in every edition.

• In Style - In Style is a women’s fashion magazine which is published monthly in the US. Since 2012, articles about beauty and fashion have been included in this magazine. Besides the United States, In Style is published internationally in over sixteen countries which include Germany, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and Romania.

All the latest fashion trends from the Fashion Week runways are included in this magazine. The designers presenting their latest fashions are covered from the front rows of the London Fashion
Week, the New York Fashion Week, the Paris Fashion Week, and the Milan Fashion Week. At these events,
you can see both the designers’ fashion trends and their accessories. Backstage photos of the models
are shown along with street-style shots taken in tents outside the shows. Even tutorials of makeup and hair trends are shown in this magazine as well.

• Harper’s Bazaar: Harper’s Bazaar is the first women’s fashion magazine to be published in America. Back in 1867, its first publication was a tabloid-size weekly newspaper. However, in 1901 it became a magazine published monthly. Women of the middle and upper classes were the clientele of this magazine at that time.

The footwear, ready-to-wear, and accessories shown in Harper’s are those of the most cutting-edge designers. A mixture of both modern and retro designs shown in this magazine include dresses, skirts, pants, and tops.

• Elle - Elle is currently the world’s largest fashion magazine. The first international edition of Elle was published in 1969 in Japan. It wasn’t until 1985 that this magazine was launched in the U.S. and the
UK. Many other countries were soon to follow since the magazine attracted 25 million visitors and a total of 370 million page views each month. This magazine reaches as many as 69 million readers who are mostly women between the ages of 18 and 49. The focus of this magazine is on fashion, beauty, entertainment, and health.

Identify the Brands and Styles that are Relevant to You

In keeping up with the hottest new styles, you should shop where you know the buyers carry a
collection that is up-to-date and includes styles that will look fantastic on you. Below you will find a list of fashion-forward retailers:







Now this is by no means a comprehensive list; it’s going to change and grow depending on your own tastes. They key is to be proactive in your search for relevant brands and to keep track of what makes them unique. But you can bet that these larger brands will stay on the cutting edge to provide you with the best shopping experience for fashionable clothing.

A word of caution, however; items from these outlets are mass produced and may not be the best fit off the rack. It might be a good idea to consult a tailor on certain pieces to see how they can be altered to best fit you.

Use your knowledge in your local area

Once you’ve got a bit of background in fashion, the best way to cultivate your skills is to go out in your local area searching for unique pieces for your wardrobe. Botique clothing stores are a fantastic
resource because they’re generally run by local families who provide a very unique style. They’re also more likely to update their line of clothing more frequently than big retailers.

Search for anything that can be a statement piece for your wardrobe, whether it’s a new pair of shoes,
a great accessory that ties into a lot of different styles, or even a go-to pair of jeans. Find something
that can make you stand out from the crowd.