I know that Pinterest can be both a polarizing and overwhelming thing. Most people, who have just hopped on board over the past year or so, may use it as a tool to search and save in lieu of a google search for crafts and DIYing. However, for our intents and purposes, we're going to be creating a style board to function as a type of "virtual closet" to make shopping and getting dressed easier and even inspirational!
So let's get right to it. Why exactly should you even take time to utilize Pinterest? To spur creativity and ultimately get the most out of your wardrobe!
First things first, create a board that is specifically for your style inspiration. You can even make it private to help yourself pin more freely and not get caught up in what other people will think about what you're pinning. (I mean, it is YOUR style after all.) Instead of just perusing through your home feed, that's the homepage with everyone else's pins floating by, learn how to utilize the SEARCH option! Search for items that are specific to you and your taste so that you're not caught up in what everyone else is doing. Say for instance, you love black leather jackets. Try searching Spring Leather Jacket, or Chic Leather Jacket, or Leather Jacket 2016. Use terms that are indicative of your style goal or season for which you are "shopping".
The next thing you need to do is learn how to analyze your pins. Let's say you just ran a search for 2016 Spring Fashion and went through and pinned everything that caught your eye and inspired you. Once you've spent a few minutes pinning, Go back to your style board and look over all your pins. Do you see any recurring pieces or patterns? Did you pin a lot of items that are similar to pieces you already own? This step can be extremely overwhelming for people who may not necessarily obtain strength with details. If you are struggling to get past this point, then please call in some help, AKA: plan to set up a consultation time with me! By being able to analyze your pins well, you can build outfits from your wardrobe by mimicking images that you've pinned as well as by learning what pieces are missing from your wardrobe that you should consider investing in.
Keep only your most inspiring pins to help you keep only your most favorite items in your closet.
At the turn of every season, I try to head to my style board to clean it up (just like my closet) and keep only the pins that I absolutely love and am still inspired by. That way, on the days that I wake up with my creative juices on EMPTY, I can just grab my phone, scroll through my style board and rekindle some inspiration for (or just directly copy) an #ootd. (that stands for "Outfit Of The Day" just in case you're not quite hipped to hashtag lingo). Keep only your most inspiring pins to help you keep only your most favorite items in your closet.
Like we mentioned on Instragram for #tiptuesday, you can also snap quick shots of your outfit pairings to help you remember your ideas while creativity is running high. If you don't have much memory on your device, you can always load your own images to your Pinterest board so that everything you'd like to look at is nicely kept in one place. Once the image is loaded to your board, you can delete the file from your device to free up space.
So what do you think? Are you ready to get that virtual closet into shape? Don't hesitate to reach out for help! You know we're here for you!!!
Images provided by the wonderful Amelia Zobrist Photography