By Sarah Corley
Okay, so it happens to the best of us at one moment or another, and usually there is no escaping it–our fashionable creativity can run low. This is a situation that often affects all of us especially driven, ambitious girls. While it is wonderful to be busy with projects and other endeavors, you cannot force ideas to come. You have to make time to relax and recharge in order to let those creative ideas flow again (because they are in there!).
When I am lacking in inspiration, I have several go-to sources that get me thinking and pull me back into the fashion zone:
NYLON Magazine – I always get excited when I get a new copy of this relatively young but super hip magazine. Luckily, Nylon has both a monthly issue and weekly email newsletter. This gives me a consistent dose of awesome-ness!
ALLOY – Like many girls back in middle and high school, I ended up on Alloy's catalog mailing list, probably because of previous purchases from Delia's (their sister company). While Alloy is best-known for selling clothes, the website is very interactive and fun, including quizzes, gossip, trends, and more. Even though it is a teen site, you can still have fun taking quizzes for a laugh.
The Skinny (by Forever 21) – I love that Forever 21 finally lauched its own blog. It is filled with trend sightings, celebrity news, fun events, and more. The Skinny is definitely worth a look.
Keep Collected – This is the blog of my favorite fashion blogger of the moment, Brooke Brown. Based in Salt Lake City, she shows her readers how one can shop at thrift and bargain stores and still possess a cute, classy style. She makes thrift store outfits glamorous!
Dedicated Follower of Fashion – Unlike many bloggers out there, DFOF is spoiled with the unique perspectives of four writers: Kelsi, Bria, Carly, and me. While we do think alike at times, we usually have many different things to say and ideas to share. So it is true that I am both a writer and reader of DFOF, where we motivate and inspire each other. Jealous? You should be!
How do you recover lost creativity?