Tips on getting a career in fashion #1

For any of you that follow my YouTube channel it'll be no secret that I'm a bit of a video game fanatic. In fact, prior to fashion and this here blog the majority of my free time used to be spent with my head engrossed in some form of games console or computer, as opposed to, you know, sites like ASOS and Topshop. But these days, what with university, working and running this blog, free time is little and far between, so when it comes to me getting my game on I try to make it as productive as possible. Think of it as 'making learning fun' - but you know, without sounding like a small children's commercial.

So a few days ago I was asked to try out Nintendo's newest game for the 3DS called New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward (I know right, woe is me) and - after racking up hours worth of game play - I think it's safe to say that I'm well on my way to 'fashion-world-domination'. Or at least, animated fashion-world domination. Eh, small details my friends, small details.

Anyway, since my blog has kind of become a bit of a blog tips mecca, and since I've some how managed to make my way into the fashion industry with a seriously small amount of experience, I thought I'd share a few bits of advice that I've picked up over time that have helped me in my real life career, as well as my Style Boutique career. And yes, I did just say that.

Be multi-skilled

So the general premise behind the game is that you - as a character - have to build up your own fashion empire from the ground up, including everything from being a personal stylist, to a shop manager , to even an interior designer. The moral of this story? Be seriously, seriously multi-talented. 

This doesn't mean you need to be a pro when it comes to just about everything in life, but it does mean that you should at least dabble in various areas of interest to ensure you cover all bases. These days everyone with an internet connection has the ability to pick up different skills to help them in their chosen field, which means the competition is more fierce than ever before. Think about the daily role of a blogger. We style shoots, we take photos, we write articles, and the majority of the time all of these skills are self-taught. That in itself sounds much more impressive to a potential employer compared to just a simple degree, don't you think?

Head back in an hour for my next tip on making it in the fashion industry!

[This post is in collaboration with Nintendo, but all thoughts are my own!]