Can you spend hours picking the perfect outfit, complete with accessories? Always know what’s bang on trend? Spend all of your salary on fashion magazines? Then you’re a fashionista!
If you live and breathe fashion, dahling, then these jobs are right up your catwalk...
If you’re a fashion saviour to all of your untrendy mates then it’s time to put your skills to good use as a personal shopper.
Hired to tell people what to wear - and what NOT to wear(!) - you get paid to dress people... think playing Barbie but with real-life, paying customers.
Just resist the temptation of telling them how ridiculous they look in their current outfit, no matter how much you want to.
If you’re forever being told off for being a shopaholic then we have the job for you. Being a buyer/merchandiser involves shopping for a living without worrying about your credit card bill at the end of it… how does that sound?
You heard that right, your job is to shop for your company and decide what they stock and where they should display it; basically using all of your shopping expertise to your advantage. Interested? Think of any future shopping trips as revision for your new career...
Career guide buyer and merchandiser
If Tyra Banks is your hero and you strut down an invisible catwalk with the perfect pout even when you’re just nipping to the shops then being a model really is the only career open to you.
Paid to walk up and down in the latest outfits in cities across the world, be warned - the competition is fiercer than a model’s signature stare, so get practising your pose. And, whatever you do, don't forget SMIZE!
If you’ve ever seen the Devil Wears Prada you probably think working for a fashion magazine is all about having the right image, dealing with manipulative work colleagues and buying Meryl Streep lots of coffee.
We won’t lie to you, it’s a competitive workplace but the perks can include seeing the latest trends before anyone else, trips to fashion weeks and maybe even some free clothes… now can you see why it’s an industry that's inundated with applicants?
Career guide journalism
Hate the current trends and think you could do a better job with your eyes closed? The ultimate perk of being a fashion designer is that you call the shots. So if you want neon dresses paired with double denim and platform boots to be all the rage, then you create it. Simples.
If all else fails…
Become best mates with Gok Wan
OK you’ll have to listen to him telling you to 'work it' at every opportunity, and you may even have to get naked in a shopping centre to show off your new found confidence… but hey, you’ll get some free clothes and he’d never let you walk out the house in an unflattering outfit again.