Honestly, we're a little sick of people talking about Twitter who know nothing about it and have never used it. Think of Twitter not as a way to update people on every aspect of your life, but instead as a great tool for hearing things first and discovering new things – you just have to follow the right people (like us @StyledOn).
First thing you'll need to do is sign up for a Twitter account (which requires a name, username, password and email address). Add a profile pic, etc and then begin following people, join in the conversations, and tweet whatever you want. For an easy-to-understand guide to tweeting, we suggest you check out CNET's Newbie's guide to Twitter and then follow the twitter feeds below...
The Must Reads:
@womensweardaily - The tweets of the Fashion Bible, WWD. If you love fashion and what the latest, this should be your first follow.
@themoment - NYT T Magazine. 'nuff said.
@cutblog - New York Magazine's The Cut blog's tweets. Lots of fashion, gossip, entertainment.
@THELOVEMAGAZINE - Because we love LOVE and you will too.
Fashion-Focused Sites to Follow:
@rackedny - All the sample sale and shopping information you'll ever need.
@refinery29 - Seriously, refinery29 is one of our favorite sites around. And they hold great contests, which you'll know about if you follow them.
@Fashionista_com - Another favorite site of ours, Fashionista's feed keeps us abreast of what they've recently posted.
Designers, Brands & Stores to Follow:
@KirnaZabete - Take a seat at market appointments and see what's new new new from the feed of one of our favorite stores in SoHo.
@coletteparis - If Colette says it's cool, it's cool – and you'll want to know about it.
@OscarPRGirl - PR girl for Oscar de la Renta reporting from inside one of the world's most prestigious fashion houses. She's adorable and makes us remember why we love fashion.
@ElizandJames - Reporting from inside the global press office of one of StyledOn's favorite label, Elizabeth and James. How else would you know that Fleetwood Mac's Landslide was playing in their office?
@Bergdorfs - There's only one Bergdorf Goodman. Here's your insider access to the store, the fashion, the designers, the windows, the events & a bit more...
@mrjoezee - Creative Director of ELLE Magazine, Stylist, Fashion Loudmouth, Backup Dancer. And he tweets – a lot.
@Carine_Roitfeld - French Vogue's EIC. And she actually asked, "Are you a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, or Miranda? I wanna hear about it...."
@susiebubble - A favorite blogger of ours, Susie's tweets keep us connected to what's going on over the pond.
@MeenalMistry - This fashion writer's tweets are not to be missed.
@peoplesrev - Delivering Kell on Earth by the minute. Everyone needs a little Kelly Cutrone in their life – or at least on your twitter feed.
@HanneliM - Model, photographer, and girl-we-all-want-to-be, Hanneli Mustaparta's feed.
For Decor, Culture, Food & More:
@notcot - For the ramblings of Jean Aw, the girl behind NOTCOT + the rest of the NotEmpire - design + ux + travel + gadget + amusement + inspiration junkie.
@TASCHENAmerica - Amazing publishing house and so much more. We want to live in their world.
@Smithhotels - Because every hotel they book is bananas.
And for some much-needed amusement:
@ManRepeller - Duh. Written by our own Leandra Medine, Man Repeller is a great blog and an delicious feed to follow.
@fakekarl - He may not be the Kaiser, but he's fantastic.
@DBTH - Down By The Hipster. Rather amusing, actually.
@whitegrlproblem - Yes, we've told you about this before.
And this is only the beginning – there are millions of users out there... Are you already a @twitter #user? Which people are your favorites to follow?