Hello, lovely people, and welcome back! For this month, I wanted to share with you something that will keep you inspired and productive this summer! I had this idea a while ago, and with time, it developed into a solid art project. May I introduce to you: The Fashion Journal!

But before we start, letโ€™s discuss the reasons why this makes the (perfect) summer project.
1. It will allow you to express yourself and share your ideas with other people.
2. (Hopefully) you wonโ€™t be bored.
3. It can work as a time capsule. Imagine that, from 10 years from now, you come across your journal and re-discover everything that was popular from previous years or how you used to dress back then or how your tastes have changed with time!

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๐•‹๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค โ„•๐•–๐•–๐••๐•–๐••:
โ€ข Any type of journal (you can find videos on YouTube showing you how to make your own journal from scratch!) or any notebook as long as the paper is quite thick.
โ€ข Magazines, catalogues, printed imagesโ€ฆ
โ€ข A glue stick, cute washi tape, and scissors.
โ€ข Regular or gel pens, color pencilsโ€ฆ
โ€ข Anything that can go inside your journal to decorate it (it has to flat and not too thick so that it wonโ€™t ruin the pages.)

๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• โ„‚๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ:

I will present the various ways of expressing yourself through the pages of your journal. These are some suggestions, but you arenโ€™t bound to any of them; theyโ€™re here to inspire you and help you awaken that creative spark. Also, your journal doesnโ€™t have to be fashion oriented; you can choose any theme youโ€™d like but for the sake of this article; we will mainly discuss fashion!

1. ๐™พ๐™พ๐šƒ๐™ณ:

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Dedicate a whole journal spread to your OOTD! You can select different photos from magazines or online (the items donโ€™t to be exactly as yours) and arrange them in a collage, include some thoughts and perhaps reasons why you chose certain items, what inspired you to come up with your outfitโ€ฆ this will help you see how your style is evolving with time, and besides, itโ€™s nice to go back and take a look at all your past outfits, you know, for nostalgia sake!

2. ๐™ป๐š˜๐š˜๐š” ๐š‹๐š˜๐š˜๐š”๐šœ:

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Creating your own look book is an amazing way to express yourself and share your ideas! Think of different themes for your look book; it can be focused on a specific movie, a celebrity, a season, an eraโ€ฆ the possibilities are endless. So take a bunch of pictures found in magazines/catalogues or on the internet, and choose how you will include all the elements which make your own look book!

3. ๐š๐šž๐š—๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐šข ๐š‚๐š‘๐š˜๐š ๐šœ ๐™ต๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š”:

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If you are into Runaway fashion shows than you might want to create journal entries in which you could include information about the show itself (location, date, designerโ€ฆ) some pictures, and your personal opinion on how it went, the outfits, or the possible ideas you can pick up for your own wardrobe!

4. ๐™ฒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šœ:

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This can play as a good visual reminder of what is/was popular. Once again, you can play with pictures, colors, textures (either pictures or fabric samples but make sure theyโ€™re not too thick)โ€ฆ You can also organize it per season.

5. ๐™ต๐šŠ๐šœ๐š‘๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐™ธ๐š—๐šœ๐š™๐š’๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—:

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For this one, the possibilities are endless! You can include anything that inspires you; your favorite celebrity, movie/show, fashion brand, art movement, seasonโ€ฆ

6. ๐™ธ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐šŽ๐š ๐™ฑ๐š˜๐š˜๐š”/๐™ผ๐š˜๐šŸ๐š’๐šŽ/๐šƒ๐š… ๐š‚๐š‘๐š˜๐š  ๐™ฒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ' ๐š†๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š‹๐šŽs:

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I love creating collections on We Heart It based on my favorite books, and then, I thought about creating spreads in my journal instead. Now, you can either visualize the charactersโ€™ actual outfits, as theyโ€™re mentioned in the story, or if itโ€™s not the case, you can come up with clothes that would fit the charactersโ€™ personality traits! I also see this as a good reminder of the story as a whole, in case I forget some elements of the narrative, I can go back and check my collections or journal spreads!

Final Words:

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I hope that these few ideas will help you fight boredom this summer and that itโ€™ll benefit you on an artistic level. I kept the explanations for each idea pretty short or else I would sound quite redundant, but all and all, I know that everyone whoโ€™s going to start a journaling journey wonโ€™t regret taking that first step into it! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this article and it gave you some ideas or inspired you in some way or another. Until next time, take care, enjoy your summer holiday and see you soon!

This article was written by @sarraogba on the We Heart It Writers Team.