Hello folks, we are back again with another interesting topic to enlighten you. Besides politics, cricket, and movies, what do we love talking about in India? FASHION. Fashion is not just about clothing or accessories; it brings life and vibrancy into this otherwise black and white world. Being fashion-forward and fashionable gives a person indescribable confidence. Fashion communicates a lot to the onlookers, an external expression of people’s personalities and character. With all this said, coming to the ultimate question, where can people draw inspiration from fashion?
The most trustworthy sources for fashion information are available right at your fingertips. Fashion inspiration can come from anywhere.
Start With Those You Already Know:
Firstly, If you’re unsure of your true personal style goals, turn to your closest and most trusted allies: your family and friends. Whom do you look up to at home? Whom do you look up to at work? What do they have that you believe helps them seem good? Start using those outfit inspirations as a guide. You’re not required to stick with a specific genre. You do not need to choose a celebrity. Everyone has someone in their lives who helps them feel good about themselves.
Secondly, Fashion shows and fashion is like Ross and Rachel. They are inseparable and cannot survive without each other. All the toils of the fashion designers materialize there on the ramp. Just picture how swanky the models walk and that sway of the cloth when they turn back, sheer class. One of the main objectives of a fashion show is to display the latest trends and styles of the season before the audience. Where exactly can one draw fashion inspiration if not from the zenith of fashion? People can go and sit at a fashion show, admire the grandeur and opulence it offers, and draw an immense amount of inspiration as to how to revamp and restyle their wardrobe. Incorporate them in your style, and as the famous saying goes, ‘All the world’s a ramp, and all the men and women are merely models.’
Fashion photoshoots are one of the buzzwords now. The best photographers aesthetically capture the chicest models wearing the most amazing clothes. One major advantage of such photoshoots is that you can shoot whatever you want. There is no restriction of any sort. This provides a platform where original and unique fashion ideas are displayed. You will get to explore the various trends raw and unfiltered from which you can draw inspiration. Pick up styles and poses from them and have fun recreating them. A picture can speak a thousand words. Similarly, if observed keenly, an image can talk about a thousand fashion trends.
Influencers are called so because they have the superpower of influencing people. People tend to follow their style regarding dressing, hair, make-up, and accessories. A lot of pages are run as fashion and beauty guide accounts. They offer you various ideas and hacks that help you pick the perfect dress for the occasion, look stunning in your selected outfit, the suitable hairstyle, make-over, re-creation or revision of various trends, and new ways of styling an outfit. After all, there is nothing wrong with the following someone if that someone makes us feel confident about ourselves by helping us groom ourselves better.
Fashion trends in Bollywood have strongly influenced the masses, and people go crazy trying to recreate them. Say Bollywood, and instantly, images of star-crossed lovers, melodramatic romance, desi-music, and dance flash in our minds. The striking feature of all the Bollywood movies is the fantastic and glamorous clothes the actors wear. In certain cases, the actor’s attire defines them more than the character itself. From the timeless Anjali’s white salwar in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ to Deepika’s dazzling blue saree in ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ to Alia Bhatt’s funky college outfits in ‘Student of the Year’ to the exquisite lehengas in ‘Bajrao Mastaani’ and ‘Padmavat’ too quirky outfits in ‘Cocktail,’ Bollywood has never failed and will never forget in giving fashion ideas. The most happening and glamorous industry of Indian cinema is here teaching you so much about fashion. Bea good student and grab the lessons properly.
Get inspired by Bollywood, wear a pink salwar like the one Deepika wears from ‘Om Shanti Om,’ and do not forget the dupatta because you know why :’)
Being storehouses of information, Magazines have a lot to offer when it comes to fashion. Fashion magazines are magazines devoted solely to the latest trends in clothes and accessories. Famed fashion designers and celebrities themselves write and discuss the latest trends in nuances. Apart from painting a mental picture of a particular trend, magazines also offer visual examples. They serve as the ultimate shopping guide teaching you how to style clothes, what and what not to wear with a particular outfit, hair, beauty tips, etc. From Vogue to Cosmopolitan to Elle, pages and pages of fashion knowledge and inspiration are awaiting you. Lastly, Gain theoretical knowledge from such magazines, experiment with it practically, and fall in love with the reflection in your mirror.
How to Make a Mood Board for Fashion?
1. Gather Pictures
Find ideas online, on social media, and in periodicals. Save the photos that stand out to you. You may either upload the images to a digital album on your phone or computer, or you can combine them into a physical collage.
2. Seek Out Themes
Find common themes among your photographs by gathering them all together. Even if your inspiration seems erratic, you might find that many of your models are sporting dresses, denim jeans, or tops; nonetheless, there is still a general vibe or atmosphere that you want to convey.
3. Limit Your Selections
Avoid overextending yourself. Select two or three pictures that best represent the group’s style, then save them to your phone so you may look at them when shopping.
4. Create Many Boards For Various Aesthetics
You could require more than one mood board. You can categorize your mood boards by occasion (such as “workwear,” “special events”), season (such as “autumn outfit ideas,” “winter clothes,” or “spring dresses”), or even by various design trends you want to attempt.
We’ve all experienced days when we felt completely uninspired. Every design is imperfect, every piece of clothing is out of proportion, and every color is not quite exact; nothing seems to be functioning. To bring you back to sketching and encourage your creativity to flow, we have put up a list of things we would advise you to do when you feel like this to get you through these days.
Copying is acceptable only when it comes to fashion. Guilt-free, make sure you either create ditto looks or your style statement from all the inspiration you drew from various sources. Hence be it in life or fashion, never fail to be inspired.