Opening up a fashion business shows that you’re a true fashionista. Your days revolve around trends and different styles, yet you have no problem creating something new and unique. However, life doesn’t end there. If you want to live in the world of fashion, you’ll need to achieve certain life and business goals to make yourself known on the market.
By setting certain goals, you’re staying motivated and willing to overcome all the obstacles that come along the way, and truthfully, there will be a lot of them in the fashion business. So, don’t let that shatter your dreams. Set these goals and build your success as a true fashionista!
*This post is written by Claire. She has written for me before, many posts, they are always very interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Find reliable distributors as a true fashionista
As a true fashionista, you should deeply care who your distributors are. Whether you work as a designer, have your own clothing line or hold an online retail store, the quality of your products affect the way your clients perceive you. Choose your distributors based on your target customers. If you want your brand to be known on the market, search for those who work with similar businesses.
Some distributors only work with high-end designers, while others are focused on massively produced clothes. Before you opt for a distributor based on the price, ensure he works with an adequate market. On top of that, distributors may play a large role in your marketing strategy, so think twice before you hire a certain company.
Be good at predicting trends
As you probably know, trends change each season. One season may be all about the bright colors, while the other can revolve around neutral tones. That’s why being able to predict how trends will be created is a fantastic and necessary skill every fashionista needs. You don’t want to face each season unprepared, do you?
That’s why this season’s women’s wear to work collection will consist of button-up shirts, classy blazers and stylish shoes. These glam, yet comfy clothes will make your entire wardrobe stand out. Study the way fashion and trends changed over time and soon enough, you’ll be able to make those predictions yourself!
Brand yourself as fashionista
Branding isn’t only related to clothes or personal items. You can be a brand as a person! Even though it’s a process that takes time, it clearly pays off. Some of the many benefits include creating a long-lasting impression on your clients and customers, as well as open new doors and possibilities in your career. How should you do it?
To become a brand yourself, you need to recognize your values and strengths. On top of that, the way others see you is important when it comes to creating a true image. Don’t forget to stay positive throughout the journey.
Learn how to manage human resources
Even though every industry needs an HR associate or manager employed in the company, management, in general, is a crucial skill every business person needs. Management is especially important in the fashion business when it comes to coordinating your employees and colleagues. That’s why you also need well-developed social and communication skills.
You should find out more here about the best ways you can communicate with your colleagues and delegate the tasks. Every second matters in the fashion business, therefore, being able to handle organization and communicate your desires openly is essential. So, learning management skills should be on the top of the list of your goals.
Dream big and celebrate small victories
The truth is, you need to work extremely hard to make all of your life and business dreams come true. But that shouldn’t discourage you. Make creating new goals and plans how to achieve the part of your overall goals. Setting daily goals should be rewarding for you mentally. Once you get in the routine of setting goals each day, you’ll have no problem achieving something bigger.
Those are the small changes you can make to enjoy life to the fullest. So, make those small steps count and celebrate each victory. Even the smallest victory should bring you a feeling of joy as you’ve worked hard and invested effort into reaching it.
As you can see, these are some of the life and business goals a true fashionista should achieve to live their life to the fullest. These goals will help you create plans that will improve your career and life quality. So, take a deep breath and aim your life and business path towards your success!
These are great tips to being your own boss in fashion. Thanks for sharing Nancy!
My pleasure Kathrine!
You have to be a well rounded person to succeed: creative talent combined with people skills as well as probably having connections with resourceful people who can help with the business aspect.
Indeed. But ost of the time it’s a passion!
Fabulous tips!! This was very informative!
Interesting post, Nancy!
I really love to set goals for myself, but then I can do anything but that goal to distract myself from the work it needs!! This is a great post, good tips!
What a great post!! Branding yourself sounds so easy, but there’s a lot to it!
Oh yes, it’s hard work and a lot of patience!
So interesting! I’m gonna share this with my students for sure! Plus, I’m featuring this post this Friday xx