I’m certainly not a fashionista and staying ahead of fashion trends is a thing of the past now that I have so many other commitments in my life. In my teens and early twenties, I was style-obsessed, and I knew all about the up and coming fashion pieces! Nowadays, I need a bit of help when it comes to finding fashion for myself and my family. If you find you’re in the same boat, then you are in luck because I’ve put together a list of places I search for inspiration.
Fashion Blogs Online
Being a blogger myself, it makes complete sense that one of my go-to places when I want inspiration is other blogs. There are so many fantastic bloggers out there that share their knowledge surrounding fashion that it’s a great resource when you want a little inspiration. I few of my current favourites are Emma Plus 3 and Rachel the Hat. Both are Mums and of a similar age to me, so their fashion picks are often in line with what I would choose – only styled better!! There are so many different bloggers showcasing different styles you are bound to find one you connect with!
A great place to find quick fashion influence is from online clothing catalogues. This is a great place to see clothes paired and styled alongside other pieces which are also usually available to purchase too making life much easier! I think that’s the one thing I struggle with the most when it comes to family fashion these days. I see an item I love, but I have no idea how actually to wear it so for me this is an excellent source of inspiration.
You can get so much fashion inspiration from magazines, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be one specific to fashion. In fact, when it comes to family fashion, I personally find that for the style I am looking for, I get the most inspiration from a magazine NOT centralised around fashion at all! Seeing what is currently trending amongst celebrities and TV stars can make you feel creative!
If you want to know the latest news on anything, then Social Media is where it is happening. Places like Instagram create a visual catwalk of all the latest designs and pieces being worn in everyday life. Often Influencers on these platforms will tag the brands they are wearing, giving you the means to find the items yourself to purchase. There is something so inviting about seeing clothing worn naturally rather than posed. I personally find it can give you a better idea of whether it’s for you or not.
Pinterest is another great visual tool to use when looking for fashion. Use this platform in the same way you would use a search engine such as Google; the only difference is the results are returned as images. You can create specific boards for all of your fashion finds such as a board specifically for Family Fashion, Nights Out or seasonal specific such as Winter Fashion.
Do you find it easy or hard to find family fashion inspiration? I’d love to know what your go-to place for fashion influence is.