I believe there is absolutely nothing worse than experiencing creative blocks. Whether you’re dealing with the imminent end of your favorite fashion season, or—dare I say—suffering from that catastrophic moment where you have fallen out of love with quite possibly every article of clothing in your wardrobe, we can all agree these lackluster moments are only natural. Here’s a list of three ways Fashionistas can curb creative blocks and stay inspired.
1—Use your resources. The online fashion community has so much to offer. Fashion blogs provide limitless amounts of original content that is bound to spark at least one light bulb up in there. I favor blogs like Who What Wear to stay up-to-date with today’s trends. I’ve noticed that the easiest way to brew up a brainstorming session is to look at pictures, editorials, and magazines. A much-loved fashion blog inspires me the most, CollegeFashionista posts a monthly mood board for all your mid-monthly brain blocks. In case you didn’t know, red is in right now.
2—Journal. A fortune cookie once told me “There is great power in a pen and paper.” Unbelievably, the cookie was right. Journaling saved my summer, and additionally, it gave me a way to preserve all the content I found through using my resources. I cut and paste my favorite articles and pictures into my personal fashion journal. Journaling not only combats current creative blocks, but it provides you with a place to return to when you feel your originative thinking failing you.
Like me, this can provide you with a daily routine and a way to debrief at the end of your day. I now make it a habit to use my journal as a space to create my own mood boards, make fashion predictions, and make a list of possible internship opportunities to pursue.
3—Internships and relationship. Searching for an internship or a job is a great way to get out of a creative funk and reinvent yourself. Kick-starting your career can be intimidating, but channel that specific fear of adulting too hard into motivation. College is the environment for Fashionistas to find their muse, so be brave and get involved. Everything from my style to my creativity is influenced by the people I meet—networking is so valuable in any field. Try making connections with new people and watch that block turn into brilliance.
Are you struggling with a creative block? Let us know how you combat it in the comments below!