We all know that multimedia, in every form and fashion, has taken our generation by storm. Be it through Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Tumbler, the amount of time we spend by our computer, sharing our thoughts, ideas, and interests, is astronomical. Facebook and twitter in particular have become networks through which we can share day-to-day happenings, keeping others informed and connected to our recent experiences.
Within the past year, Pinterest in particular has become an everyday favorite, as a way to collect and share thoughts, interests, and personal inspiration. While we would all like nothing more than to spend our day pinning pictures of delicious food, beautiful sceneries, and inspiring quotes, what many don’t realize is the potential Pinterest holds to inspire ones personal fashion identity. I know when I first started using Pinterest, I did not pay much attention to the boards I had created. Many of the looks or outfits I found on Pinterest were thrown onto a “fashion inspired” or “looks I love” board. My fashion board quickly expanded to a point where it was overflowing with pins, to a point that different looks were all over the place.
By creating more specified boards, and organizing pins, it is much easier to draw inspiration for actual everyday looks. One of my favorite Pinners to follow is Natalia Mason – She does a wonderful job of organizing different concepts, trends, and designers across 100 different boards. She is continuously up to date on style trends from runway shows, new collections, editorial shoots, couture designs, and many more. Below are a few ideas to help with Pinterest organization that may be used to influence your individual fashion inspiration!
1. It is easy to pin everything and anything that is attractive or interesting. Make a point to pin those things that inspire your fashion identity. In terms of ready to wear and current trends, search for pins that are applicable to your style and collect them on applicable boards for reference.
2. Take observation from current trends to create pin boards as well. For example given current trends boards could include: color blocking, neon, pastels, and lace to name a few. If specifying pins based upon current fashion trends appears too daunting, start at a lesser level: Separate day, work, and night outfit inspirations. Additionally, pinning accessories, shoes, and bags, onto different boards is a great way to being organizing.
3. Organize your pin boards based upon your favorite designers. If there are a few that particularly interest you, make a point to continually pin new designs and editorials from recent collections.
4. Just because Pinterest is used to function as an online inspiration board, does not mean it has to stay online. Once you have a board that is particularly intriguing, print it out! Having a hard copy of inspiring looks hanging in your room, or folded in your purse, is a great way to stay reminded of current trends and styles
5. Although many pins come from blogs and tumbler accounts, remember that by clicking a Pinned image you can be routed to the original page. Certain pieces, if pinned from the original website, can be purchased online.
6. Most importantly – Follow your favorite designers, blogs, and magazines! Pinterest is a great way to keep constant tabs on fashion trends and collection additions. Kate Spade is one of my favorite designers to follow, although many designers are beginning to pin on a regular basis, making it easy to follow those designers that influence your everyday style.
By: Melissa Murray
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