The Fashion Industry’s Biggest Secrets
It’s well known that the fashion industry has its fair share of secrets. From the elaborate tricks used to make models look thinner on the runway to the techniques celebrities use to make their already perfect bodies look even better in photos, these are some of the biggest secrets in the industry. So, if you want to know what’s behind all that perfection, keep reading!
Try on clothes before you buy them
Going to the store is a hassle, because you have to try on so many clothes in different sizes and styles that you know you’re never going to buy. Instead, use these five easy tips for shopping for clothes without having to go anywhere!
- Hit up your favorite retailers online. Chances are there is a retailer with a style you like online who sells their clothes in your size. This is such an underrated option, because if the shirt or dress doesn’t fit right after all of this effort then it just goes back, with free shipping and returns!
- Get creative with accessories or styling items.
Know your body shape
Determining your body shape can go a long way in making clothing selection much easier. Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but there are only four categories: Apple, Pear, Hourglass, and Rectangle. The best way to determine which shape you are is by trying on several different types of clothing and checking out what compliments your shape the most.
You may have an apple shaped body if your weight is concentrated around the middle of your body with a fuller lower body and thinner upper half.
Always bring extra accessories
There are a few essentials I make sure to have with me every time I step outside. No matter where I am, whether it be walking down the street in New York City or navigating through the crowds of Tokyo. These items can vary based on where you are and the culture you’re in, but it is always important to make sure to have these items with you: Extra set of clothes, sunglasses, phone charger, medication and a little money.
It is very important to maintain a positive attitude while traveling through different cities as well because sometimes people can be judgmental if they notice any flaws in your appearance and it could lead them to start thinking negative thoughts about who you are as a person.
Trim the Clutter
There are a few truths in the fashion industry that everyone knows, but isn’t exactly spoken about. Below are some of the secrets I’ve learned over my years in the industry. Hope they’ll help!
I want to start a clothing company. How do I get started? Where should I focus my time and energy?
Before you go any further, think about what your goals are with this venture and map out your plan accordingly. Be realistic: if you want to start up this company and make 10 million dollars annually, you’re going to need significantly more money and employees than if you want to create an at-home hobby business for yourself as well as for friends and family members every now and then.
Allow time to shop
If you’re new to the fashion industry, there are so many terms and acronyms thrown around. But these are just a few of the basics that you need to know before delving deep into what is considered one of the most competitive industries in existence. It helps to know this stuff because when it comes to wearing clothes, nobody really wants somebody else telling them what they should or shouldn’t wear! Plus, now you’ll be able to shop like a pro without feeling too much like an outsider. The real trick with shopping is not going out on impulse and finding something on sale that has great potential for your closet – but instead, to take time for comparison shopping online first (perhaps even starting with eBay). You can save time by ordering from different websites at once. Of course, sometimes a boutique store will have exclusives you can’t find anywhere else. They might also have items still coming in from international markets that aren’t available anywhere else yet either. The best way to figure out where to start is by browsing collections on their website (be sure to look at sizing charts) and decide if anything jumps out at you as something that would work for your style before making any purchases.
Have a strong style identity
Fashion is not just clothes. It is our way of presenting ourselves and who we are to the world. So why should only a handful of people have all the control over what we wear? Get your own style and build your own fashion empire by starting a fashion blog. It will help you express yourself in a whole new way, make some extra money, and get the fame you’ve always wanted (even if it doesn’t look like everyone else). Your creative brain is a valuable commodity that no one else can replicate–so sell your ideas!
Some people say that there are two kinds of fashionable people: those who create trends, and those who follow them. Guess which one sounds better to you?
Haggle, haggle, haggle!
Let the buyer beware is a classic expression that’s ever more relevant in today’s economy. When you’re making a purchase, whether it be a pair of jeans or an automobile, there are certain things to keep in mind that may protect you from getting ripped off. For example, as most consumers know, prices can fluctuate greatly based on location. A six-dollar item at one store might cost $12.50 at another because of higher rent costs for that store.
Watch what other people are buying
- Long-sleeves are a hot commodity for winter, but if you live in a climate with really cold winters or want to go sleeveless in summertime, you should try throwing a couple of short-sleeved shirts into your wardrobe. 2. The black dress is still the gold standard and can work for virtually any occasion – whether it be date night or the office party. 3.
Stay current with trends
Fashion today is a cutthroat industry, with competition between brands at an all-time high. To keep up, many brands take to the streets of New York and Paris to have their merchandise seen on the world’s biggest runways by photographers. It has never been more important for companies in this industry to be nimble and quick in order to stand out from their competition.
Within the fashion industry, there are many secrets. You’ll never hear about them until you’re in the know and sometimes, even then you might not be able to get all of the details. Here are a few