For a while I’ve kept a Pinterest Board titled “Better Clothes” and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done for my wardrobe (especially now that you can segment your boards with nested folders!!!).
Having a Pinterest Board for your clothes has so many benefits:
Having a mood board for my wardrobe gives me a clear vision of what my aim is, which makes my purchases less haphazard. I can’t grocery shop without a list (I will literally circle two aisles for over an hour trying to decide what to buy), so it only makes sense that I do the same thing for my wardrobe.
Play with New Ideas
I have been thinking about incorporating more color and prints into my look in the coming year. Having this Pinterest board has helped me wrap my mind around different ways to incorporate them in a way that remains in line with my current style. Have you ever seen something cute in a magazine or on Instagram, gone and bought it only to realize that that look doesn’t really work on you? Knowing how to wear pieces is as important as what to wear. The board helps with that.
No More Impulse Purchases
This is the most practical use of the board and, come to think of it, I should’ve made it the first point here. I can’t buy anything that isn’t on the board (or similar in style to something that’s already on the board). This is a slightly modified version of “leave it at the store and if you’re still thinking about it in a few days, go back and get it.” So, if I’m in a shop and fall in love with a piece, I look it up online while I’m in the store and add it to the board. The bonus here is that if I decide I absolutely need it even a couple hours later, I can just use the board to buy it online without going back to the store! What a time to be alive!
I highly recommend a style board to everyone that cares even a little about how they look. But! Your board is a tool and must be used practically. Use it to help yourself take action, buy the right things and curve bad spending habits-do not compare yourself to the people in the pictures. This is about the clothes. Your board should be empowering you to take action, not make you feel like garbage. Don’t just save pretty pictures that you find on Pinterest (I never scroll when I open Pinterest and all my Pins come from my own online browsing.) Don’t let Pinterest tell you what you like! Get the Pin It Button, do some online window shopping and browse your favorite Instagram accounts then save anything that resonates with you. If you don’t know what your style is or are still trying to nail it down because you’re still going around in clothes your bought when you were in college, this is a great way to find your own style. (yes, find. Because it’s there, you just have to discover it. We’re not Stacey and Clinton taking away your personality and turning you into a person that you’re not. Did you ever notice that they dressed EVERYONE in the same bland style, like they walked into Macy’s and bought the first three outfits they saw. A friend’s dad once said “they dress everyone like realtors.” It still infuriates me to this day)