Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Psst! What’s your Style Insider status? Learn more about the refresh right here.

Dear Polyvore Community,

Happy New Year and thank you to all Style Insiders!
What’s your Style Insider status? Learn more about the refresh right here.

Also, a big congrats and welcome to all NEW Style Insiders! There are three Insider levels: Style Spotter, Style Setter and Style Icon. To see which level you’ve reached, be sure to check your profile!

For those of you who may be new to Polyvore, here’s the quick lowdown on how you can become part of our Style Insider program. Any time you create enough sets (2, 25, or 125) you’ll move up a level and unlock perks. Every 6 months, your status gets “refreshed” to reward active Polyvore members. So the more you create, the more you’ll continue to move up!

Here’s how to get started:
1. Check your profile. You’ll see a badge under your name, next to your profile icon, and a status bar that tells you how many sets you’ve created since January 1, 2017.
2. Take a peek at our Style Insider page to learn all about the program.
3. Have fun creating sets!
4. Move up levels and earn more perks.

Want to check out Style Insider moments with other Polyvore community members? Be sure to use the #PVStyleInsider hashtag.

The Polyvore Team

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Best of Polyvore: 2016

By Amy Wicks, Senior Fashion Editor

Drake and RiRi’s on-again, off-again relationship, 1D’s breakup, athleisure or nude lips--what were this year’s top trends in pop culture, entertainment, fashion and beauty? We dove deep to reveal our community’s top searches in our third-annual “Best of Polyvore” report.

From America to Australia, we uncovered the buzziest celebrities, hottest fashion trends, splurge-worthy designer duds and best beauty finds of 2016.  

Keeping Up With...Kylie
While the Balmain-clad Kardashian klan is hot, the one to keep up with this year is Kylie Jenner, Polyvore’s Top Female Fashion Icon of 2016. On social media, Kylie gives her fans an inside peek into the life of the world’s most glamorous teen. Her Lip Kits, Kyliner and nail polish collections constantly sell out within minutes. Plus, Kylie garnered 34% more interest this year than everyone’s favorite bad girl, Rihanna, who ranks #2 on our list.

Not to be outdone by the youngest Kardashian/Jenner sister, supermodel BFFs Kendall Jenner (3) and Gigi Hadid (4) give Kylie a run for her money. The always cool Selena Gomez (5) rounds out our top five. Honorable mentions go to Ariana Grande, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, and style chameleon Olivia Palermo.

Drake Worked for Your Searches (Work, Work, Work, Work, Work)
Disappointing “Beliebers” worldwide, Harry Styles tops Polyvore’s Top Male Fashion Icons list for the second year, beating out Justin Bieber (2) by 56%! Drake ranked third, thanks to his on-again, off-again bae, RiRi (#2 on our Top Female Fashion Icons list)--searches for him increased 31%! The year’s most surprising addition is the late David Bowie (4). Rounding out our Top Male Fashion Icons list is fellow 1D-er Niall Horan (5).

The Boy Band Game is still strong this year, as honorable mentions go to 5SOS star Michael Clifford, ex-1D bandmate Zayn Malik and Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun.

Dressing Down Is What’s Up
Step aside, stilettos! The Polyvore community went wild for athleisure for the second consecutive year--sneakers never looked so hot! Adidas Superstar is Polyvore’s hottest fashion must-have in 2016. Searches for footwear faves like Nike Air Max Thea spiked 71% and slip-on sneakers spiked 85% this year. Being comfortable is key, witness the fact that bomber jackets and mesh leggings are trending worldwide. Retro styles are also having a moment, as searches for throwback favorites like Adidas Superstar (+286%), Choker Necklaces (+150%) and Mini Backpacks (+68%) saw major spikes when compared to 2015.

Calling All Bag Ladies: Lux Is In!
Affordable fashion came out on top in 2014, but Polyvore's Most Popular Designers are riding high-end this year. Luxury designers like Gucci (1), Chanel (2), Valentino (3), Fendi (4) and Givenchy (5) came out on top in 2016. First-ranked Gucci garnered 33% more searches than second-ranked Chanel. But what items topped the list? Handbags were the top-searched item for each designer save for Valentino and his swanky Rockstud sneakers.

Red Lips Are Out
On the beauty front, the Polyvore community paid homage to Top Female Fashion Icon, Kylie Jenner, and went wild for nude lipstick. Searches for the shade increased 553% and matte lipstick increased 267%, which further proves King Kylie’s massive influence.

Our Most Popular Beauty Brands list was a mixed makeup bag, with luxe lines like MAC (1), NARS (2) and Urban Decay (3) topping accessible brands like Bath & Body Works (4) and Clinique (5). Polyvore beauty gurus hoarded O.G. products this year, as searches for cult favorite products like Nars’ Orgasm Blush and Urban Decay’s Naked Palette had an edge over new launches.

Style Spotter - Who’s Shopping for What, Where?
One of the best parts about Polyvore’s fashion community is its ability to capture and embrace global trends, right in their backyards. On the homefront, high-neck swimwear was America’s top fashion trend, with 18 states slotting it as the most popular item. Local Polyvore searches by city put a spotlight on kicks. In fact, 14 major cities showed sneakers as the most popular fashion trend.

2016 proved that our community dared to go bare. Nude lipstick is having a major moment, with 28 U.S. states and 12 countries sporting the pale hue - further proof that Kylie Jenner's best-selling Lip Kits are taking the world by storm.

When it comes to pop culture, fashion and beauty styles, Polyvore’s global community has a finger on the pulse of all that’s influential. What did you think of our “Best of Polyvore” report? Are you wondering where your favorite A-listers, fashion finds or beauty buys rank on our list? Share your thoughts by reaching out to @Polyvore on Twitter and using the hashtag #PolyData.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friendly Style Insider Reminder -- Get Creating Before Jan 1st!

Dear Polyvore Community,

Friendly reminder -- starting TODAY, you have 30 day left to create enough sets to keep your current Style Insider status! Worry not, you never lose the sets you have already created -- but, in order to keep your status fresh and up-to-date, we award levels based on creations you’ve racked up in the last 6 months. Still unsure of your Style Insider status? Just check your profile!
Why create sets? More sets equal more perks! In the past year, our Style Insiders have:
Attended New York Fashion Week
Won shopping sprees at the Matt Bernson store in NYC
And gained followers from being featured in our monthly Style Insider Community Spotlight... 
New to Style Insider or just wanna learn more about it? Here’s the 411.

Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping with 13 Days of PolyDeals

By Amy Wicks, Senior Fashion Editor at Polyvore

Dear Polyvore Community,

With the holiday season around the corner, we want to thank you for everything you’ve shared with us in 2016.

To show our gratitude, we teamed up with a few of our favorite designers to launch PolyDeals, 13 days of exclusive, 24-hour discounts— all at 50% off and hand-picked by our editors. We’re talking 14k gold and diamond pendants, luxe lip gloss, and the hottest bags and shoes, from covetable brands like Ten Thousand Things, Iconery, Matt Bernson and more. PolyDeals has something special for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
We’ll release one PolyDeal per day through December 13—online and via @Polyvore’s Snapchat and Instagram Stories.

Head over to Polyvore now to get the code that unlocks today’s 50% off- deal and check back for a new one each day through December 13.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Meet our SS17 NYFW Style Insiders!

It's that time again! Fashion Week descends upon New York City next week and we’re super excited to announce our Spring/Summer 2017 NYFW Style Insiders! Meet community members minimalmanhattan and seventeene, both originally from Massachusetts. They’ll be taking over Polyvore's Snapchat and Instagram on Friday, September 9, so be sure to follow along for a behind the scenes look at NYFW!
Meet our SS17 NYFW Style Insiders!

Get to know our correspondents:

Meet Nina (AKA minimalmanhattan)

My name is Nina and I'm a sophomore at New York University in New York City! I live in the East Village with my three best friends and our sweet little Bichon Frise named Poppy. I'm originally from Boston, but moving to NYC was such an easy and exciting transition for me. I'm studying art history, media and communications, as well as women's studies. I love drawing, writing, going to art museums, and sitting in Washington Square Park with a good book to read and relax with.

When and why did you decide to join Polyvore? I first joined Polyvore when I was a freshman in high school. I loved the freedom and creativity it supplied me with, and since I love sharing my fashion inspiration, my account grew and grew.

Your most anticipated SS17 collections? Rag & Bone, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, DVF, and Zimmermann.

Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW? Danielle Bernstein from WeWoreWhat!

What are your Fashion Week essentials? 


Keep up with Nina on Polyvore and Instagram!

Meet Savanna (aka seventeene)

I'm a 21-year-old journalism student from just outside of Boston. I've been obsessed with fashion and entertainment since I was a kid and I try to create sets on Polyvore at least once a day. I like to spend my free time binge-watching my favorite shows on Netflix, filming makeup tutorials for my YouTube channel, going to concerts, traveling, and snacking on M&M cookies.

When and why did you decide to join Polyvore? I joined Polyvore three years ago while looking for a fun fashion app where I could both create outfits and shop for them. It's been an incredible creative outlet for me that has been one of my favorite apps since I first began using the site.

What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore community? I'm really excited to share all of the incredible street style looks I'll be seeing outside of the shows!

Your most anticipated SS17 collections? Zuhair Murad, Chanel, Versace, and Dolce and Gabbana Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW? I'd love to see Anna Wintour. I've admired her work at Vogue for as long as I can remember.

What does your Fashion Week survival kit include?

#NYFW Style Insider

Keep up with Savanna on Polyvore and Instagram.

Stay up to date with what's coming down the runways at NYFW by following Polyvore on Snapchat and on Instagram!