Kelly Michelle’s Answer
Hi there! I resonate with you in a lot of ways because I love fashion but I also have a lot of other interests. Ultimately what helped me decide this as my career was working in the industry and defining career specific goals. I see a lot of people "fail" in the industry because they do not know what the industry really consists of. A lot of times people do not see the business side of fashion, the marketing, the creative or the detail that goes into it that is not always glamour. I would highly suggest meeting with professionals and seeing what their experience has been to determine if you can see yourself in a similar role. I suggest working part time if you can or taking an internship to see if you really like this before committing. I personally love the industry and have made my life around it! Those who do the research in the industry and also create specific goals for themselves are typically the most successful because it's a lot easier to reach your goals. Hope this helps.
Kelly Michelle recommends the following next steps:
- Research! Research is key. Do you like the idea of fashion or is there a specific role you are interested in?
- Shadow people in the industry and go on interviews. See what its like before making a large commitment.