No matter what your budget or your level of style comprehension, Fashion Week will influence you. And if you are open to it, you will be able to use it to revitalize your wardrobe.
Your favorite fast fashion store designers sketch as they see pieces come down the runway. Before the end of the week, clothes are in stores available and priced for mass market. So yes, Fashion Week influences you. The windows of your local Goodwill are merchandised to draw in customers. The themes are relative to what’s seen on celebrities, runways and in magazines and what use to take over a year to trickle down from runway to mall now takes less than a day.
Now that you have a grasp on it, how will you use Fashion Week to fuel your wardrobe next spring or even now? We know you won’t look up said designer, go into the store and ruin your credit. Instead, you will consider your budget and use creative license and resourcefulness to get that dream wardrobe. First you are going to view the sites and take notes of your favorite looks. Next step, think why you like these looks – Do they move you? Will they create a life you think you may live? Or would you wear it? Follow that with, clipping those images, pinning them on a board and keep an account of those favorite looks. Next, take a look at your wardrobe, will they fit in with your lifestyle. You loved that disco ball dress but will you wear it this lifetime?
Disco ball or a well-tailored dress, what are you missing to look runway ready? Use Fashion Week as your first account guide to fulfill your stylish wardrobe.
Native New Yorker Shaunya is the owner and curator of VintageShaun, a collection of vintage clothing with a contemporary vision that has been featured in NBC’s The Today Show. She is a longtime Goodwill fan and style expert. Last May, Shaunya collaborated in Goodwill’s Spring Fling the Excess, our Earth Day/spring cleaning promotion. Most recently, she styled models for Goodwill Suits You, a fashion show to mark October, National Disability Employment Awareness month.
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