True fashionistas don't follow the trends just because they are popular at the moment. They have a style that's all of their own and accent it with everything from vintage to new pieces. But that doesn't mean that when they're looking for an outfit to wear to their job or as a buyer in New York City that they don't know what's trending at the moment. You need to know what's available to you if you're going to make the best possible fashion choices. So, here are some ways that you can find out what the current and next fashion trends are.
One of the most obvious places to find the next big fashion move is by looking in women's magazines. You might not choose to take the advice of the columnists in mags like Cosmo or Elle on relationships or be very interested in the inside details of the lives of celebrities, but that doesn't mean you can't take a second to browse through the ads and fashion trends. Pick a magazine up while you're waiting for your coffee on your way out or subscribe to your favourite monthly. There are bound to be a few pieces that you will like.
If you're more the type of person who likes to browse through the Internet sites while you're on lunch hour from work, there are some great sites that can not only show you the latest trends, but also lead you to discounts. Beyond the Rack is a website with a Canadian and American office and offers up to seventy percent off designer brands. You might find shoes that won't kill your feet or a dress for a friend's wedding at a fraction of the retail cost.
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There are also all kinds of blogs devoted to fashion. Some focus on only the highest-end designs that you'll see on celebrities and debutantes alike. Others are for the more budget oriented shopper. When you're looking for tips on specific items and stores you might want to stick to trendy bloggers. American sites will talk about several stores that are not yet here in Canada or are only in downtown Toronto.
Another idea is just to go into some of your favourite stores when they are changing into the next season's fashions. Window shopping doesn't need to cost any money and can show you what will soon be in the more affordable stores. Yorkville in Toronto or Robson Street in Vancouver or 5th Avenue in New York, have some designer stores that will show you the next big thing when it comes to clothes, shoes, and accessories.
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