Picture this: You’re standing in front of the mirror and faced with the age-old “sartorial crises” – what to wear? Perhaps you’re desperately seeking inspiration, a spark to ignite your style and set the tone for the day.
Well, there’s a way to get your groove back: Pinterest!
I know what you’re thinking: Pinterest? That’s for recipes and home decor ideas. Yes, but it can also be the key to unlocking the doors of your dream wardrobe. So, let’s explore how PINTEREST CAN TRANSFORM YOUR STYLE dilemmas into a captivating journey of self-expression and creativity.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest has long served as an inspiration search engine for creatives. Launched in 2010, this social media platform and visual discovery engine lets you discover, save, and share “pins – images and videos related to topics and interests.
“Pins” can be organized into “boards,” virtual collections of visual content with a common theme. You can locate“pins” by searching for keywords or browsing through the “Home” feed, which is personalized according to your interests.
Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.” – Oscar de la Renta.
How Pinterest Can Hone Your Style
On Pinterest, you can find “pins” of outfits, accessories, and makeup looks you like and then use them to CREATE YOUR UNIQUE STYLE. Here’s how:
1. Discover Endless Inspiration
Pinterest is a treasure trove of visual inspiration spanning fashion, home decor, travel, and more. It’s a virtual playground where you can explore an infinite stream of images and ideas curated by people from all walks of life.
Following trendsetters and users with boards that align with your style aspirations keeps you updated with the latest trends and ideas, while using the search function will help you find specific items or styles you’re interested in.
2. Study Style Techniques
Looking great is NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR BUT HOW YOU WEAR IT. A tucked-in shirt, buttoned collar, coordinated handbags, and shoes – a well-put-together wardrobe is the sum of individual pieces.
While some possess a natural knack for styling, you can enhance your eye through practice and study like any other skill. To start, establish a dedicated Pinterest board for gathering styling techniques you admire and aspire.
3. Visualize Your Personal Style
You likely have a vision of your dream closet but might struggle to articulate it in words or drawings. This is where pinning images of clothing and aesthetics that resonate with you becomes invaluable.
Pinterest helps you CRYSTALLIZE YOUR STYLE ASPIRATIONS and simplifies the process of recognizing recurring themes and preferred elements, which may include colors and silhouettes you weren’t even aware you favored.
Rather than aimlessly wandering around the mall, Pinterest transforms exploring your personal style into an enjoyable and creative journey of self-discovery.
How to Use Pinterest to Build the Perfect Closet
It’s really easy to get completely carried away on Pinterest, “pinning” a bunch of outfits you won’t actually wear. To counter this, make sure that what you “pin” meets two criteria: a) you’d wear it as is (minor tweaks allowed), and b) you can easily replicate them.
If You’re Just Starting Out
When you start building your ideal wardrobe, don’t over-censor yourself. Begin by crafting a “master style board” that captures the essence of your style, emphasizing the colors, textures, shapes, themes, and moods that resonate with you. Allow this board to develop in sync with your evolving preferences, ensuring it continually mirrors your most current and refined interpretation of your overall style.
If You Already Know What You Like
Once you’ve established a solid foundation for your personal style, it’s worth creating seasonal style boards to enhance your wardrobe’s versatility. These boards should reflect the colors, clothing items, stylish combinations, and favored materials that align with your vision for each season.
This keeps your fashion choices in harmony with the weather and mood. Moreover, consider expanding your creative horizons by crafting occasion-specific boards. For instance, when planning a trip or attending special events like weddings, these dedicated boards become your sartorial compass.
The beauty of style boards lies in their ability to adapt and cater to the diverse facets of your life, making fashion not just a statement but a reflection of your personality to the world around you.
“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Quentin Crisp.
At ByFERIAL, we use Pinterest to motivate, educate and inspire you to discover your color personality and your authentic beauty!
Get Inspired by The 4 x4 Color System
What if you told there’s a formula to finding the exact colors that bring out your natural glow, and You could use this formula to plan your entire closet – from clothing to makeup?
Building upon the foundational principles of color analysis established by Isaac Newton in 1671 and subsequently refined by Albert Munsel in 1905, Ferial Youakim invented the groundbreaking 4X4 Color
System (16 Seasons)® i in 2014.
You, too, can learn how color theory and body shape analysis can help you build a wardrobe that ensures you always get your groove on. Contact ByFerial today to find out more.