Fashion: 5 ways to kick-start your styling career
It has never been a better time to be a stylist. The world of fashion is growing and more people are taking an interest in it. Celebrities are constantly going to events, there are always video and photo shoots happening and stylists are a hot ticket! Not everyone is blessed with knowing what goes with what which is where you come in. If you want to get in on the action, here are 5 tips to kick-start your career as a super stylist!
Attend Fashion Events
Whether you manage to score an invite have to sneak in, it’s great to see the clothes come down the runway. It gives you a chance to see the fabrics up close, and get a sense for how they move on the body.
Attending fashion-related events are a good way to show your face, network, and be surrounded by the pros. So even if you get shafted with your view at the show— the afterparty could be more productive.
Do Your Homework
Even if you don’t go to school for fashion, there are a few easy ways to learn about the details. Most people live near department stores, and if you’re lucky, there’s probably even a high-end boutique you can get to. Compare pants and shirts you own to the pricier stuff, and really try to notice the differences in cuts and design. Turn those same garments inside out to see how they’re made.
It goes without saying that any good fashion stylist must have a passion for fashion and a keen eye for detail. In addition you must be constantly researching the most recent trends and colour schemes, be on the lookout for emerging fashion trends and be in the know about fashion labels. It will help if you watch fashion shows on websites read fashion magazines, fashion blogs and regularly look at top fashion sites.
Use Social Media
Social media is crucial for a number of reasons: It simply puts more people onto your work, plus brands like it when you post looks with credits and it makes it easier for editors like us to identify what someone is wearing.
It can also lead to stylists becoming influencers in their own right.