How Do You Deal With a Lack of Creativity?

Creativity on StartUp FASHION

Do you ever feel uninspired?  I’m not just talking about when it comes to designing your fashion line. I’m talking about all the different aspects of your business. Because these aspects require creativity and sometimes that creativity is just stunted.

This time last year we wrote about the importance of taking some time to just turn it all off and allow the creative juices to flow.  Finding time to get away is not always easy.  But getting away isn’t the only way to foster creativity.

There are a lot ways to regain your creative ideas.  Sometimes it’s as simple as closing the computer and taking a walk and other times it requires something like visiting a museum or watching an old movie.  We find that one of the best ways to feel inspired is to focus your efforts of a creative outlet that differs from your everyday. Meaning, if you’re a fashion designer, spend the afternoon cooking or redecorating your apartment.  How about looking through a travel themed coffee table book or go out dancing.

Inspiration can come from some of the most unexpected places.  Sometimes just walking away from the task at hand can have a big impact on how you approach it and the results that are attained.

We’re curious, what do you do when you’re not feeling creative?  How do you get the ideas flowing again? What are your tricks for feeling inspired?

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!