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Fashion at Your Fingertips

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Now that we have all made our way into the wonderful year of 2015, it’s fair to say that there are more than a few things that have evolved around us. One major evolutionary rise that many of us are large participators in, the use of cell phones and the many features that come along with them. With cellular devices supplying its users with also any application you can think of with just a quick search and press of a button to download, our cell phones are becoming a major asset within our lives. With that being said, its easy to see how this can change the world of fashion and its crazed subjects.

Instagram is emerging as the front runner out of all the apps out there with a whopping 300 monthly active users. With users posting photos depicting sports, auto, art, and fashion, its safe to say that anyone interested in gaining inspiration for the next day’s outfit, can easily grab their phone and check out fellow insta users. I believe that instagram is an amazing avenue for inspiration, ideas, and to check out the latest trends and styles and how to adapt them to your very own life style. Since instagram is supposed to be photos taken from your cell phone, its easy for a user to search through and find other accounts to follow that are average people with good style, that you could easily replicate or make your own. Unlike fashion magazines and celebrity focused articles that feature fashion pieces that are a tad over budget for your average American, Instagram can serve as that fashion feeding ground.

For me, I personally enjoy following individuals that post daily looks, or styling suggestions that fit my personal style.  Following your favorite designers and artists can be helpful to see what work they are  creating behind the scenes or pieces that aren’t as publicized. With hashtags being an easy way to search styles and common words, it can also serve as an easy way to gain attention to your personal account. Another cool feature with using Instagram, after pressing the ‘follow’ button on an account, a drop down list of related account will appear for you to check out. This is a great way for someone to explore and find out other accounts that reflect your desired style. You’ll be surprised at how many cool accounts you will stumble upon and how many people out there who can help motivate you to spunk up your style and influence you on the latest trends.

With apps such as Instagram, and other social media avenues, there’s no excuse for use as a modern society to remain dressing in outdated styles. Fashion and style is literally at our finger tips and not just on the shelves of your local grocery stores or on the streets of New York City. We can now all take part of the fashion movement and stay up on all the current styles. With so many accounts and users out there that are confident enough to share with the world their styling suggestions and photographs, I challenge you all to take a moment and utilize what the evolution of technology and social interations has presented us. Look at what others are wearing and how they are piecing their looks together and try to do something new and fun with your personal look. Choose a day to wear something that you wouldn’t  have thought of yourself, or try out a new style that you have seen through your searches on Instagram. If your brave enough, post a ‘selfie’ and show the world your newly fashion driven self!

Ever since I was a young boy, I had a love for clothing. I remember walking through various stores just feeling the fabrics and turning the garments inside out just to look at the construction of each piece. I knew that the fashion industry was a creative realm that I had to be part of. With that in mind I made my way through college and graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Product Development with an initial emphasis in Fashion Design. I've completed the trek from the Midwest all the way to the Golden State of California to take my place in the fashion world and take a stand for self expression and creativity. What excites me the most about fashion is the opportunity to completely morph yourself into different styles daily! The chance to try new things and set yourself apart from your neighbor. Its a glamorous and fascinating world. Through my written word, I hope to express my passion and the love I have deep down for fashion world. I also want be that helping hand for all of those that know they have it in them to be trendy and chic but may not know just exactly what to put together, from the items within their closet to execute successful daily looks. I hope that my words are helpful, encouraging and most importantly, helps to build confidence within each reader!

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