How to Keep Up with Fashion Month
As a fellow fashion junky, style blogger, and general social media addict, I take fashion week seriously as my major source of inspiration. How each of these platforms represents the new-and-now has evolved beyond recognition, but how I follow the action during the glamorous months of February and September has not really changed. Read below to see how I keep up and stay inspired during every fashion season!
Instagram & Insta Stories
This is probably the most casual way to keep up with emerging trends and does not require a lot of extra effort. I follow hundreds of fashion accounts that inspire me daily, but when it comes to fashion week, there is so much more to see and follow. The biggest fashion and beauty influencers are all invited to participate as insiders, and I love to watch starry-eyed from the comfort of my home. Especially via Insta-stories, you can feel like you are also sitting along the runway, interacting with the VIPs, and attending the after parties. Insta stories are a great way to stay current, and is my new favorite way to follow fashion week!
My favorite Instagrammers to follow atm are Chriselle Lim from the Chriselle Factor, and Sandra Hagelstam from 5 Inch and Up; They both usually attend all four major fashion weeks, plus countless shows for major inspiration. Who do you follow on Insta for fashion week?
Once a fashion week has run its course, the reviews start to roll in. These clips about what to look for next season is a simple way to zoom out for the big picture. There are plenty of blogs dedicated to outlining style trends, and I use Bloglovin‘ to keep track of these all in one place. If you prefer to relax and skim a summary after the fact, this is the best option for you!
For those of you who still love print, I personally enjoy taking a thorough look at the spring Vogue issue that follows fashion week. Nothing gets my creative side going quite like exceptionally good fashion photography, printed and mailed every month.
This is my tried and true method of following and saving anything that catches my attention. I have dozens of separate boards on Pinterest where I divide up my street vs runway style photos, each held for future motivation on my own street style snaps. I have been doing this at least since 2010, and have an archive of hundreds to thousands of looks that I have enjoyed over the years.
Since there are a fair number of designers who do not have traditional runway shows, or who might not invite influencers to participate, I use the Vogue Runway app to browse and pin any hidden gems that might I might have missed.