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Become fashionable

Posted in Uncategorized by maddaATU on February 1, 2010

Fashion isn’t about Abercrombie and Fitch, fake Chanel bags, or copying from a celebrity. Fashion is about YOU. Here’s how to develop your own style.

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Research designers and look at their ready to wear collections. True, you probably won’t be able to buy that fabulous Marc Jacobs dress, but it helps to have some inspiration.

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Look at reputable fashion magazines such as Vogue ,Elle, or Glamour. If you want something targeted for your age group, try Teen Vogue. Again, these are awesome sources for inspiration (and fashion gossip!)

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After inspiration comes (you guessed it)...shopping! You don’t need to shop at stores like Abercrombie and Hollister to be fashionable (actually, these stores are often frowned upon in the fashion industry.) In fact, you’ll have better luck at thrift stores! This decade in fashion takes vintage and adds a twist to it. Try places like adorevintage.com for excellent vintage clothing. If you don’t want to shop vintage try department stores like Macy’s or Nordstrom. They have a wide selection of clothing, so you are bound to find what you are looking for.

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Now that you have a wardrobe, it’s time to flaunt it! Don’t try to match things. The fashion industry is not about matching. Look at silhouettes from designs you like and emulate them. Or even better, create your own designs! This way, people will notice what you’re wearing, and it will become a trend.

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Stay up to date by reading fashion blogs, like the ever popular “The Sartorialist” (http:), look at new fashion lines, and reading Vogue or Elle. Seventeen is a good magazine, but it is more “trendy” than “Fashionable.” Incorporate the trends you like from the runway into your style.//thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

 TIPS

Try not to dress like a slob everyday. It’s okay to have the occasional lazy day where you just chill out in jeans and a sweatshirt, but don’t do it everyday. It doesn’t portray a tasteful image. //

  • Forget about brands. Fashion is not a tee with “American Eagle” plastered on the front. Labeling yourself is a stupid thing to do and just proves that you are more of crowd follower than a fashion forward teen.
  • There are more designers than Louis Vuitton and Chanel! Research them, love them! But don’t worship them.
  • People don’t care if you are rich. In fact, with all the fake bags, wearing a bag with a giant logo will just make you look tacky. Don’t flaunt your money. Be conservative with it. Of course, logos aren’t terrible, but if you can’t afford it never buy a fake one! Remember to smile.
  • Don’t be snotty with people. Respect their style, even if they do just follow the crowd
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