SNAP class – Trends

These are notes from the classes I took at SNAP and are obviously the things that stood out to me, things I want to implement, etc – check out their blog for more info on the sessions, better pictures, fun times, etc.

I went to the class called TrendSpotting – because of the speakers, and because we all know I need help in this area!  I took my notes according to each person’s presentation – here we go…

Jenaee –
–Trends are what’s happening now
–Trends can INSPIRE you
–Research – find what’s up and coming (fashion, beauty, home dec, etc) – look for colors, patterns/textures, style/mood, shapes, graphic design, lettering, etc
Where to find trends:
–internet (blogs, emags, pinterest, instagram, trend reports)
–offline (binder, notebook, inspiration wall) – local stores, museums, etc
Find what you’re attracted to – details – listen, touch, see, smell
Notice repeating things and pull those elements
Research a small amount daily – keep in the loop
Make trends your own – use your own personal style to interpret what you see
Use multiple trends to combine and make something new

Lara – Less Cake More Frosting,Announce Designs
–Color is Your Friend – 2012 Tangerine Tango – it’s all about color (white is the clean color)
–Figure out what you’re digging right now and why – what works for you
–Inspiration is everywhere
–Make trendy things small and easy to change – invest in timeless pieces
–It’s About You
Here’s a visual of using inspiration to some up with something – she has this printable on her blog for you:

Mandi – Vintage Revivals
–Do what you love even if it’s scary and you’re not qualified
–Don’t use every single trend
–People read your blog because of YOU
–What you THINK is cute/instyle/awesome is RIGHT
–Embrace the aspects of a trend
–Your trend is what makes YOU HAPPY – do it because you love it

Jen – Tatertots and Jello
–Go somewhere unexpected for inspiration
–Recycle, upcycle, refashion
–Add your own style – make it your own.
– – find your own style

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  1. says

    I think the comments about being/starting your own trends is so important! So often, I see things that are “trendy” and just can’t get into them. I love it when someone does what they love and owns it.

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