Okay sooooo…I’ve been a Polyvore member for years now (since 2010) and when I first discovered the site I was OBSESSED. The problem is that it can become consuming, so my usage goes in waves…sometimes I’m just too busy to go there. Honestly though, it’s a really great tool for creating fashion collages for your blog, or (as a stylist) style inspiration for a client! And sometimes I just feel the need to get creative and make a set. That’s where Polyvore contests can serve as a fun incentive. When I do have some spare time, and feel like getting artsy, I’ll check and see what contests Polyvore is running. Last week I felt like unwinding a bit, so I entered three contests in one night. The contests are hard to win because there are usually thousands of entrants, but I just do it for the experience of designing to a theme and seeing how it goes! I wanted to share my recent work, and spread the word about Polyvore, if you aren’t already a user…
First Set: How Will You Style Your Favorite Spring Trend? (in partnership with LuckyShops) I’m all about shades of blue this spring, and I continue to love the midi skirt with a crop top look – it’s kind of sporty, kind of fem, or at least that’s the direction I took it in. This contest is still running, so you can enter too, and possibly win a $500 gift card from LuckyShops!
Second Set: TV Style Icon (Who is your ultimate TV style icon? Pick an actress who always looks great on the small screen and borrow her style!) Okay, so seriously, sometimes I think I watch Pretty Little Liars just to see what the girls are wearing. I love how each liar has her own unique style, but Hanna’s in particular speaks to me because she’s not afraid to be sexy and play with color. Here I created a look that I felt like her character would be happy wearing.
Third Set: Ahoy, There! Nautical Style (Grab your fave striped piece and let it guide you toward a cute nautical look. Are you on board for this trend?) There’s nothing better than a striped tee IMO. Here I styled it with a casual chic denim skirt and some super cute red sandals. The overall effect is nautical inspired but not over the top!
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you use Polyvore? If not, do you plan to check it out after reading this post? Trust me, it’s fun.