Monday, December 11, 2017

Getting Ready For Spring Fashion Launches

Spring might seem a long way off yet, but in the world of fashion, spring is already here. The designs and styles that will define next year’s first key season are already on the mannequins. You might already have caught a glimpse or two of what’s to come but didn't quite realize it. So what can you do to make sure you’re ready to pick out those spring essentials as soon as the new collections are launched?

Get some room
You need to get your closet ready by making space for any new fashion additions. The last thing you want to do to fresh new fabrics is to crumple and crush them in with everything else. If you are fed up with forever having to rummage to find the items you want, carve out the time right now to get organized.

Start by pulling out the things you know deep in your heart won’t be worn again. Get the ‘must-keeps’ on one side of your closet ready to come out when the weather changes. Your winter wardrobe essentials should be on the other side. Everything else should be stored away out of the way, or wrapped up to be sold.

Do some research
Styles and designs don’t just come from thin air. They instead evolve from what has gone before and what is hot right now. Check out the latest fashion mag pics and blog images. Friend your favorite stores and designers on Facebook and follow their Twitter accounts. Have a look at for some ideas here. The marketing machine for this industry is huge, and it is effective. You will soon start to be rewarded with teaser Tweets and Facebook posts that might reveal a few things.

If you'd like to go deeper into the world of fashion, head to some catwalk shows and design conventions or exhibitions. This will give you first-hand experience of what goes on behind the scenes in fashion to bring you the latest ideas and developments. It’s not likely that much of what is on that catwalk will make it to the stores you love. But there will be plenty of similar looking wardrobe choices developed from what you see in a show.

Raising the funds
By now you might be getting quite excited about what is coming in the spring. The trouble is, new fashion essentials cost money. It’s time to get back to that clear out. Now you need to look for all your old books and textbooks to see what can be sold to create some money. They often hold their value quite well. Next it’s time to clear out all those old DVDs and games you don’t want anymore. Tally up what you’ve got, and make a move to sell them.

If you have any old tablets or phones, they could go into the fashion fund too. Simply head to websites like and see how much you can get for them. Once you’ve sold your belongings, you’ll have a better idea what your fashion fund budget might be. It might not be huge, but it will still go a long way toward covering the cost of your staples for the new season.

Now for the rest of it. You’ve got fashion options to sell, and you might even have some odd items you’re ready to get rid of. Don’t just bin it. Instead, take the time to photograph it and write up a description. Listings online are always removed after a short period of time. If you haven’t managed to sell these things by then, try a yard or garage sale. Every little bit helps when it comes to replacing your wardrobe for the new season.

Ask the questions
Very few staff in the stores, boutiques and outlets actually know much about the decisions made higher up in the head office. If you want to know when your favorite store is getting their spring lines in, you need to ask on social media. Most big names in fashion hire people to watch those channels and platforms. If you ask a question like that, they are trained to answer you. If they don’t know the answer, chances are they’ll find it for you.

Do still speak to the staff in store. If nothing else, you might get a hint about when the end-of-line sales are starting. You know that the spring lines will be in before that date. You can also ask the same questions in other stores that you might not ordinarily shop in. There is often a race among the retail chains to be the first to get their new lines out.

Go, go, go
On the first day of the spring line launch, be sure to take your time to peruse what has arrived in store. Many retailers have waves of products come in rather than stocking everything in a line all at once. Your favorite store might be the same. There are bound to be other new items trickled into the retail space during the course of the next month or so. Take your time to decide if you really want the wardrobe items that are available right now.

Waiting can also be a problem though. Some lines are short lived so once the stock is sold then there is no more. Do try everything on to check it’s right for you. This is especially true if the designs for the season are quite different from your usual choices. Finally, buy the items you need most as your staples or to replace wardrobe items you no longer want. Add these to the rest of your spring closet items, and you’re ready to dress for the latest season.

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