Fall is a wonderful time for fashion. It’s a chance to wear layers, to break out patterns, to sip coffee at your favorite cafe and show off your good taste in clothing. So with fall approaching it’s a great time to get ready for what is for many the premier season for clothing.
1. Use the Internet!
With the rise of high-speed internet, not only is much information available that wasn’t in less tech-savvy times, but many products are now a click away that can add color and value to your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to use sites like Reem that feature the all my pearly king range for which feature some fashionable options for the fall. With fall clothing — sweaters, corduroys, jeans, and boots in particular — the rewards are out there just waiting to be found.
2. Used Name Brands Are Easy to Find
Take for example some of the top of the line fall brands — Polo Ralph Lauren, LL Bean, Brooks Brothers, to name a few — and you’ll find that well-made items made by such companies are inexpensive and easy to find on sites like Etsy. While many of us would rather save money than spend $100 on a genuine Polo sweater, with used sellers taking to the web in droves, items such as these can be found through sellers who price their clothing as low as $30 per item. It’s a great way to look good without spending wheelbarrows full of money on the best the fashion industry has to offer. And with companies such as Pearly King, who provide a more masculine take on the American Trad style that has been such a staple in recent menswear trends, it’s shaping up to be a good fashion season that won’t break the bank.
3. Have Fun with Research
The rise of high speed internet and personal blogs has also led to a resurgence of interest in up-to-date fashion news. There are many bloggers who have become famous and successful where they that now earn a living traveling to Milan, Florence, Tokyo, Paris and New York just to report on what people are wearing today. And it’s a great way to find out the most cutting-edge fashion trends as they happen. Find a fashion blog you love and become a follower, you can see where their style takes them and where you want to go with yours.
4. Fun with Print
Be sure to check out the fall fashion issues of major magazines like Vogue — but look in the magazine aisle of good booksellers for the international versions too, where you might find looks that add to your own personal style. Magazines like Vogue have foreign editions from countries like Italy and France that often cater to the individual tastes of these fashion-conscious nations. It’s one way to get a different perspective on new looks, and to have your friends wondering how you achieve such cosmopolitan appearances.
5. Go for a Stroll
Live near a city or town that you like? Take a walk on a sunny late-summer or early-autumn day and see what people are wearing. As Bob Dylan once put it, “You don’t have to be a weatherman to see which way the wind blows”: seeing for yourself what the new trends are is sometimes a matter of checking out what is going on around you. And you know yourself better then anyone you are going to instantly know what you like and don’t like. Or you may find items or ideas you aren’t sure about, what a way to branch out and find something new.