Mixing and matching pieces to pull new and different outfits together is something I love to do - unless I’m in a complete creative rut. Whenever I find myself standing in my closet with absolutely zero outfit ideas, my go-to is to hop on Pinterest for a little inspiration. What I love so much about the platform is the endless amount of content and ideas. You can either search super specific items and looks, or revisit your boards to see previously pinned items. Read on for tips on how I use Pinterest to plan my outfits.
Revisit Your Boards: The beauty of Pinterest is that you’re able to save and curate your own boards with things you love. What I like to do is scroll through my Pinterest “what to wear” Pinterest board to refresh my memory on things I’ve recently pinned. That way, those outfit ideas are top of mind the next time I’m trying to decide what to wear. Check out my “what to wear” or “MA brand: wardrobe” boards for inspiration.
Search for Specific Outfits: I do this a ton to inspire my M-F 8-5 outfits. Sometimes it’s tough for me to plan new and different outfits week after week, so searching “business casual” helps spark a little creativity now and again. “Business casual” is just one example - try searching for things like “summer outfits,” “fall outfits,” “wedding outfits guest,” and “holiday party outfits.” The search ideas are endless, with style inspo at your fingertips for any occasion.
Search for Specific Clothing Items: I’m someone who loves a good neutral, so much of my clothing is easy to pair and match. However, sometimes I’ll buy a unique piece I absolutely love without any ideas of what to pair it with. Seeing how others have styled similar clothing items usually gives me ideas. This works really well for patterned clothing items and bright colors.
Once I’ve identified a look that I like, I’ll dig in my closet to find similar items I already own in order to mimic the look. You don’t have to match the outfit perfectly - but rather use it as a guide. Add on accessories and pieces to put your own personal touch on the look.