• Choose a Word of the Year - FashionablyLean
    Business & Optimization,  Strategy & Planning

    How to Choose Your Word of the Year + Make It Impactful for Your Business

    Not a big fan of new year’s resolutions?  Same here!  So ditch the resolutions and instead choose a word for the year.  A word, or phrase, that acts as a guide for the actions you take throughout the year in order to achieve your goals for your business and your life.  Consider it your mantra. Learn when and how to choose your word for the year, what to do if a single word feels too limiting, and most importantly, how to make your word more impactful for your business. ✧ ✧ ✧ How to Choose Your Word of the Year   When you choose your word of the year, my advice…

  • Business & Optimization,  Fashion & Accessories

    How to Optimize Your Fashion Production and Launch Calendar

    A big piece of planning out a new year is deciding how you will plan the launches of your new collections.  Even if you have decided to ditch the traditional fashion calendar and release your collections as “immediates” there is a still a lot of planning required for successful and profitable launches.  The first step is to decide how many collections you will be designing and launching, typically 2 – 6 collections throughout a given year. Will you be launching 2 major collections that align with Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter?  Or will you be releasing more frequent collections, such as Resort, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter?  Will you do any holiday…

  • Fashion & Accessories,  Quotes & Inspiration

    100 Best Quotes from Top Fashion Icons

    Looking for a little inspiration?  These 100 of the best quotes from top fashion icons should do the trick!  Featuring words of wisdom and fashion inspiration from Coco Chanel, Iris Apfel, Vera Wang, Oscar de le Renta, Gianna Versace, Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Marc Jabobs, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Rachel Zoe, Kate Spade, Giorgio Armani, Betsey Johnson, Sophia Loren, Alexander McQueen, Simon Doonan, and Donna Karen.   Oscar de le Renta Quotes “The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.” – Oscar de la Renta (tweet this quote) “Be the designer of your own destiny.” – Oscar de la Renta…

  • Business & Optimization

    The Best Sites for Free Images – Especially for Fashion Brands

    Looking for free images for your blog or website?  We are all about optimizing everything you do so we’ve reviewed over 50 royalty free image sites to round up the top 10 sites with free images specifically for fashion brands.  Images that can help you visually reflect your brand vibe on social media or your website that don’t feel like overused stock images. 1. Unsplash Unsplash offers a huge selection of beautiful, free photos for personal and commercial use, “gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.”  They are my go-to site for images and have been for the past couple years.  Whenever I am looking for free images…