How to Look Summer Chic Using Social Media

By Dhara Naik Though summer hasn’t officially started, the warm air is in full swing and it’s time to bring out the summer wardrobe! Long gone are the days of wondering what’s hip and what’s not; social media makes it easy to make sure your wardrobe is right on trend this season.

Here’s your guide to looking effortlessly chic with the help of social media:

1. Chances are you’re probably on Facebook, so why not ask your friends and your favorite brands for advice on what to wear! Brands like Ann Taylor Loft are the perfect place to get outfit ideas and see what everyone else is wearing! Their Facebook page is loaded with outfit ideas from fans and there’s even a live chat, starting this upcoming Tuesday, to answer all of your fashion questions. And of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Brands like Steve Madden make it easy to shop on Facebook and you can even see how many people like the shoes you’re going to buy! You can also check out the questions feature many brands have started using to see what’s popular in a poll or you can ask your Facebook friends if that fedora is really as stylish as you thought it was by posting a question of your own.

2. Another way to stay chic this summer is via Twitter.  I like to follow designers like @Rachel_Roy , makeup artists like @AskBobbiBrown and fashion magazines like @glamourdotcom and @InStyle for the latest updates on trends and what’s new this season. I love seeing Rachel Roy’s pictures of how she puts outfits together or how others, like the First Lady, are wearing a trend.  With so many fashion brands, designers, magazines and bloggers on Twitter, you’ll look stunning this summer, whether you’re going to a wedding or a barbecue.

3. I also like to follow fashion savvy bloggers to get wardrobe inspiration. A personal favorite is  What I Wore – A Personal Style Blog. This blogger takes pictures of outfits she puts together from vintage stores to high end designer pieces, making it easy to look chic all the time! I’ve found Twitter to be the best resource to find new blogs to follow.

4. Last but not least, there’s always an app! I didn’t realize just how many fashion apps are out there to help solve those daily dilemmas of what to wear. A few that stood out to me are Stylebook and Glamour’s Ask a Stylist app. The Stylebook app is a wardrobe organizer that lets you keep track of everything in your closet and allows you to mix and match pieces to create any look you’re going for. It even comes with a calendar so you can keep track of what you wore on any given day. The Ask a Stylist app allows you to upload a picture and ask a question and within minutes, a stylist will respond! The app is free so you’ll always have a stylist to answer any of your questions whether you’re shopping or getting ready for a night out.

What are some of the blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter handles and apps that you use for wardrobe inspiration? Share your favorites in the comments below!