Style Vision Boards
By christina.s.brown on January 21, 2013
Ever wake up on a Monday morning and fall into a panic attack because, once again, you have “nothing to wear”? Yeah, that happens. Unless your daily activities require a set uniform that takes the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning, it can be stressful getting dressed in the morning. Whether you have a special occasion to dress up for like an interview, a client meeting or a big presentation at the job, or you just happen to be at a creativity roadblock with your outfit choices, having an inspiration board can really spice things up. You may have amazing style options right at your fingertips but you don’t know it because you’ve never tried to remix your look. Breathe fresh air into your wardrobe by taking your cues from inspiration sources like magazines, websites, and virtual inspiration boards.
Here are three inspiration sources anyone can tap into:
1. Fashion Magazines:
Though fashion magazines are normally more aspirational and may feature editorials that are hard for “real women” to replicate to a tee, they’re a great starting point for inspiring your style choices. Most fashion magazines have sections dedicated to up & coming trends and the “must-have” pieces of the season. Use this as a guide for your upcoming shopping trips. Many style monthlies also feature sections with real women like “Street Style” sections and fashion profiles. If those women can do it, so can you! Clip pictures of your favorite outfits, swatches of your favorite prints and unexpected outfit combos. Compile these pictures on a pinboard or a piece of posterboard and hang it on the inside of your closet for constant visual stimulation. Switch up your pictures and inspiration swatches every season so your style is constantly evolving.
Whether you’re tech-savvy or a web novice, new virtual inspiration board tool Pinterest may be a fun & easy-to-use option for you. Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections. It serves as a huge database of images that you can use to inspire your style. You can re-pin fashion-forward images from magazine editorials, images from your favorite blogs and even upload your own style inspirations from other websites and keep them all in one convenient place.
3. Style Blogs:
Now I know as a style blogger, I’m biased. LoveBrownSugar.com is my life so I’m of course going to suggest you check out sites like mine to get inspired to spice up your fashion & beauty choices! The unique thing about collecting inspiration from style blogs is that there are so many amazing aesthetics to choose from. Everyone has their own unique flair. The way I rock my studded boots is completely different from the way another blogger will. Also, you can pull inspiration from bloggers who are shaped just like you. I blog about my outfits primarily to show my readers with curves that they can rock the latest trends just like someone who’s a size 2 would. Another blogger might flaunt her petite body shape for readers who are shaped like her and have difficulty finding great outfits in their size. Search the web, social networks and even your friend’s favorites for new websites to take inspiration from. Bookmark them and check them daily for continuous style inspiration.