From CollegeFashion: Make a Fashion Vision Board!
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This time of year is when I do my annual style revamp – it’s where I ask myself if my current style is working, and think about what I can do to improve it. This year, however, I’ve decided to try something new to aid in my revamp- creating a fashion vision board.
In case you don’t know what a vision board is, it’s basically a cute collage of pictures and text, like the one shown above, that illustrates a certain idea, mood, or theme. I was inspired by one of my friends, who made a vision board of her academic goals and posted a picture of it on Facebook. It was a creative collage of quotes, photos, and artwork, all of which demonstrated her goals for that semester. I decided to translate this from academics to fashion, and am here to show you how I’ve done it!
Step 1: Reflect on your current style
I’ve noticed this past year I have been super trendy and have purchased everything from houndstooth pieces to rompers to clunky statement rings. While this has been fun and all, unfortunately, keeping up with the trends on my budget usually means sacrificing quality. I’ve been buying tons of trinkets and things at cheap stores like Forever 21. This isn’t necessary a terrible thing, but I’ve realized (for me) it’s much better to spend my money on classic, high-quality pieces.
Step 2: Find an affirmation which summarizes your goal
Okay, so now that you have the basic idea of what direction you want your style to go in, you next want to find a simple statement or affirmation to include as the central idea for your vision board. I like to do this because I can’t exactly lug my vision board around with me when I’m out shopping, but having a quote to remember will remind you of your vision board and whatever style goals you’ve made! My statement this year is a quote by French writer Stendhal who said:
“Only great minds can afford a simple style.”
This statement reminds me I am on the hunt for classic, well-made pieces that will last me a long time and are considered investment garments. It’s not always easy to stay away from flashy, trendy pieces, but it’s worth the extra effort.
What’s next? Get the rest of the steps and a fabulous sample by clicking right here.