If you are into fashion then becoming a fashion designer isn’t the only career route that is available for you to take. If you are a good writer, for instance, you should consider becoming a fashion writer.
There are a lot of options available for either working for the big fashion magazines or even writing stories for the local and national newspapers. Here are five helpful tips to help you out.
1. Establish Your Niche
It is a good idea to think about what part of the fashion industry you want to specialise in because this will help you concentrate better and ensures you write better articles. For example, if you are into Islamic clothing you can specialise in that or perhaps you want to write fashion articles about the plus size clothes.
Whatever your niche area is it is good to pick one or two and then focus your energy to those. Of course you shouldn’t take your mind away from the bigger picture but if you want to truly stand out then specialising is an important step to take.
2. Learn To Use Images
For a fashion writer images are as important as the written text. Thus it is important that as well as learning how to write engaging pieces you learn how to include rich images to your text. People want to look at a picture and then find out about it in written form according to the tips by Agora Cosmopolitan.
So learn to take good pictures yourself or at least to analyse fashion photos and write engaging pieces with specific pictures in your mind. The key is to not let the picture take all of the attention but to use it together with the text.
3. Send Your Articles To Magazines
You should start sending even small articles to fashion magazines and national newspapers as soon as possible. Getting published is really important and it really doesn’t matter at the start how big or on what page your story was as long as it was published.
Contact companies but don’t send out your article randomly to anyone. Make sure you find the best magazine for the specific article and target magazines that could really find that specific piece engaging and interesting.
4. Browse Online Resources
The internet is a great tool for fashion writers and you should take full advantage of it. There are a lot of different sites you need to visit to guarantee you are constantly on top of the latest trends and developments in the field.
Visit sites like aabcollection.com to find out about niche markets and take influences to your writing. You should also start reading as many different fashion blogs as you can to get inspiration for your own writing.
5. Try To Get Internships
It is essential that you try to get your foot in the door in fashion industry and land yourself an internship with a fashion magazine. This is important not only because you can make valuable contacts but also because it will teach you the essentials about editorials and investigative journalism.
So, as soon as you can try to land an internship even if it is really small and doesn’t pay you entirely that well, if any.
Amina is into fashion and loves to find out all the little tricks that the industry has to offer. She is a passionate photographer as well and would love to publish her own photo-book about fashion one day. When she isn’t discussing fashion she is usually practicing her piano skills.