5 Tips To Start Your First Fashion Business

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Starting a fashion business has never been simpler. With the online tools you’ll have at your disposal, you could have everything up and running in a few weeks. That doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly and turn out well. You’ll need to do a few things right when you start your first fashion business.

Thankfully, this doesn’t need to be stress-inducing. It could be more straightforward than you might’ve assumed, especially with the way technology brings everything together. With a little bit of time and effort, you shouldn’t have a problem starting a successful fashion business.

If you’re considering it, it’s worth diving into five tips that’ll help you out.

  1. Choose A Direction – You could go in various directions with your fashion business. From gothic and more alternative clothes to something more mainstream and low-cost, there are plenty of these to choose from. You’ll have to actually pick a direction from the start so you have a core focus. It makes things much easier when you finally start your first fashion business.
  2. Get The Right Suppliers – You’ll have quite a few suppliers with your fashion business, such as ones selling you wholesale womens clothing. Make sure you pick the right options for you. Don’t just focus on the right ones for right now, but also for the long-term. It’ll make sure you’re able to scale-up with them.
  3. Research – You’ll need to know as much as possible about the industry when you start your first fashion business. From the products themselves to competitors and ideal customers, know as much as you can when you’re starting out. While this takes time, it’ll be more than worth the time and effort you put into it.
  4. Know Your Numbers – You’ll have quite a few expenses and income streams with your fashion business. Make sure you know your numbers with these so you can be as informed as possible. While the numbers can be difficult to wrap your head around, it’s an essential part of running your business.
  5. Figure Out What Sells – Having different clothing options for your fashion brand is natural, but that doesn’t mean all of them will sell well. You’ll have to figure out what sells well and tailor your offerings to do that. The research mentioned above helps with this, but it’s also worth experimenting with what you sell. With a bit of time and effort, you shouldn’t have a problem developing high-sellers.

If you want to start your first fashion business and make sure it’s a success, you might think it’ll be an overwhelming experience. While it’ll naturally take time and work, it could be more straightforward than you would’ve thought. All you’d need are the right tips and resources, with online technology playing an integral role in this.

At the same time, using the right suppliers, figuring out what sells, and having a direction – among other tips – will help when you’re starting a fashion business. You’ll end up running a more successful company than you would’ve thought.

There shouldn’t be anything getting in your way.


The Best Time of Year to Restock Your Closet

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If you spend a lot of time looking into your wardrobe until you find the outfit that you want, it is the right time to refresh and/or restock your closet. Maybe you have too many items that you don’t use anymore, either because they’ve gone out of style or don’t fit you anymore.

Other times you simply keep a lot of old clothes for their sentimental value, but you can no longer use them to go out on the street. Whatever the reason, updating your wardrobe from time to time is always a lot of fun.

You need to start by taking the clothes out of the closet and analyzing them piece by piece. After getting rid of what no longer fits, you can finally go shopping without feeling guilty. And when we talk about shopping, it’s always good to remember that there are some ideal times throughout the year to restock your closet on a budget.

Let’s analyze three of them and why you should circle them down in your calendar so you don’t miss the next big sale!

Holiday Season

Store owners often take advantage of this time of the year (and the number of people looking for gifts) to promote deals, markdowns, and even cashback offers. This happens first because retailers try to avoid getting stuck with lots of things after Christmas; and from January because they want to get rid of what they couldn’t sell during the holidays.

So, this is the best moment to find bargains like designer clothes and cool accessories such as handbags or some in-demand and timeless aviator prescription glasses for a much more attractive price.

But you’re not the only person looking for offers during this period. So here are some tips to avoid the holiday rush and still get great deals:

  • Make your Christmas shopping list in advance to better set your budget.
  • Go to outlet stores rather than malls or large department stores.
  • Set your budget before you start holiday shopping.
  • Compare prices of items you’re looking for on the stores’ websites to identify the best deals.
  • Don’t leave your shopping to the last minute.
Memorial Day

This is a federal holiday originally created for mourning the soldiers who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It takes place at the end of May and for a few decades now it has also become one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, offering a three-day weekend with sales of summer merchandise.

Precisely because of this – retailers preparing their stores for summer, which starts in June – it is possible to find great deals on spring items that these retailers were unable to sell during the season. And since they want to clear out their inventory, discounts can reach up to 50 percent, allowing you to stock your closet with a few pieces for next spring.

The golden tip is not to buy summer clothes during the Memorial Day sales, because these items’ prices usually go down during mid-summer and you can buy them for a better price on the following date…

4th of July

The Fourth of July (also known as Independence Day) has been celebrated since the 18th century and became a federal holiday in 1870. Gradually, the political importance of the date began to be forgotten and the focus shifted to a celebration of American patriotism, with family get-togethers, fireworks shows, and lots of outdoor parties.

To take advantage of the celebrations, retailers started promoting massive discounts and turned the 4th of July into one of the hottest shopping holidays of the year, especially for those looking for summer and spring clothes.

Around the same time, another great option is Amazon Prime Day, a 48-hour deal event promoted by the e-commerce empire that offers thousands of deals. In 2022, Prime Day took place on July 12th and 13th, and these dates are expected to be repeated in 2023. So the first half of July is one of the great times to restock your closet, with at least two weeks’ worth of deals and promotions.

Keep an Eye on the Calendar

Although there are some other opportunities throughout the year to buy cheap (including the famous Black Fridays), the three dates above are the best times to restock your closet without compromising your bank account or accumulating debt for the rest of the year.

Try to stick to the basics and avoid superfluous purchases. Before going out shopping madly, make a list of the items you really need instead of buying only what is on offer or at a great discount. That way you avoid filling your closet with clothes you may never wear in your life.

Style Icon: Angelina Jolie

The beautiful Angelina Jolie is the Style Icon this month. Now I know this talented actress has been in the news lately for other reasons, but I am just focusing on her amazing sense of fashion here. I have been a huge fan of this stylish woman for a very long time. She always dresses to represent and she is a beauty to behold. I think Angelina Jolie is an amazing style icon She oozes confidence and has such an amazing fashion sense. What I really like about Angelina Jolie is the fact that she makes it all look so easy. Her personal style can be described as effortlessly chic, feminine, and elegant. This woman can roll out of bed and still look fabulous.

Style Icon: Angelina Jolie

I am yet to see this stylish woman in an outfit I don’t like. All her looks are always spot-on in my eyes. She makes fashion look easy and she wears her clothes and accessories so well.

Angelina Jolie in white and nude

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This simple but chic look Jolie is rocking here is a clear example of how effortlessly chic her personal style is. I love the whole look here. The nude heels are stunning and it looks so stylish paired with the nude camisole and white skirt suit. I love that this outfit looks relaxed and chic at the same time.

Angelina Jolie’s casual chic look

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I love this dress a lot. It is casual chic, and the flowing and flattering look is giving me summer vibes. Angelina Jolie’s dresses are always so pretty, and this piece here is no exception. Checking out her fashion collection would be epic. I am sure I would be blown away.

What do you think of Angelina Jolie as a Style Icon? Are you a fan? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a good one.


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