Inspired by Fashion Week? 3 Great Fashion Magazines to Download

With a map of New York City on my wall and fashion magazines by my bed, my 16-year-old self would have loved watching the twice-yearly Fashion Week. (The shows! The trends! The fashionista street style!)

But as an adult, I sometimes think: Fashion? I've no time for fashion.

But here’s the thing. Browsing the occasional fashion magazine still brings me joy and inspiration. And I can get my fashion fix with top fashion magazines on RBdigital Magazines

Vogue, so iconic there's an 1980s dance named after it, celebrates 125 years with its September issue, a great introduction to the world's bestselling fashion magazine. Of all the things in this 700+ page explosion of color, style and creativity, I especially enjoyed "Good Jeans," basic and beyond basic denim sported by supermodels past and present; Iman's photo essay on her Vogue fashion shoots; and page after page of beautifully photographed ads featuring the latest styles. 

More interested in everyday wear than haute couture, but still want to be fashion forward? Check out Glamour. Famous for its fashion do's and don’ts column, Glamour is so information-packed I take notes. Great features include "Shop the Trends," "Fashion Q and As," and "Outfits for Days." I especially like all the money-saving tips from fashion insiders, including how to work the resale sites. And attention accessory hounds: Don’t miss the October issue, with its “Fall Accessories Haul!”

Between Vogue's high fashion and Glamour's accessibility lies my favorite fashion magazine, Elle. From pretty pastel trench coats to blue and black plaids and dark and dreamy florals, I found much to love and inspire in its latest issues. Like Vogue and Glamour, Elle spotlights trends with features like "The Ten Commandments of Fall Fashion" and its "Fall Shopping Crib Sheet." But it also puts its own spin on the latest styles with features like "Runway to Elle Way." Even better, it inspires you to try something new and beautiful, and to make it your own. 

To borrow a phrase from Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild, "Put yourself in the way of beauty"—including fashion.

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