Friday, January 30, 2009

How to Wear Buffalo Plaid

Plaid's everywhere (and we love it!), but we especially heart the buffalo plaid print. So what exactly is buffalo plaid, you ask? It's that fun checkered print you're seeing everywhere...on shirts, scarves, hats and more. It's more formally defined as a broad checkered plaid pattern usually of two colors, but you can definitely find pieces that incorporate a rainbow of colors. Don't be afraid to mix buffalo plaid with other types of prints!

Introducing the Showcase Feature!

We've added another a new feature that allows you to "showcase" your favorite collection at the top of your profile. The showcase displays larger images of your favorite sets that you've compiled into a collection.

Here's how you can add a showcase to your profile:
  • From your profile page, click on "Collections." (If you don't have any collections yet, click on "Create your first collection.")
  • You'll see a list of all your collections. Beneath each title there's an option to "Make this your showcase." Just click on that link, and your collection will be featured as a showcase on your profile page! You can change your showcase as often as you'd like.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to Wear Lace Tights

Don't tuck your skirts and shorts away just because it's cold outside. Your legs still need to breathe and lace tights are the perfect way to let them! Wearing all black, lace is tights a great way to break up the monotony. Even if you're wearing knee boots, a small hint of lace will add texture to your outfit. We're highlighting black lace tights in the sets below, but they also look great in other colors like red, navy blue, pink and brown. Check out and for some great lace tights!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Style a Fashion Blog Contest

Ever thought that your Polyvore sets might be a great visual addition to all the fashion blog posts you read? If so, we have a really cool contest for you!

The rules are pretty simple. Just pick your favorite fashion blog post and create a Polyvore set to illustrate it. For example, here's a blog post about plaid for which you could create a hot plaid set.

Don't forget to include the link to the blog post in your set's description box, because if you don't, your set will be disqualified.

Need some inspiration? Here are a list of some of our favorite blogs:

iCiNg - Gala Darling
Fat Stylist
Style Observer
Pink Memo
The Cut
DC Goodwill Fashion Blog
Independent Fashion Bloggers

Click here to enter the Style a Fashion Blog contest. Good luck!

80s Purple Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 6 winners of the 80s Purple contest!

How to Wear Watch Necklaces

The best way to make sure time is on your side is to wear it. Watch necklaces are a great way to add vintage flavor to your outfit. They're practical and they come in all sorts of shapes from the classic round face to hearts and stars and even guitars! (Look at that, I rhymed.) Don't sleep on this trend, or you might be late...for everything!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to Wear TOMS

TOMS shoes first became popular back in 2006, but they're still going strong for 3 reasons: comfort, uniqueness and a great cause. These Argentine-inspired shoes are composed of a lightweight material and come in different colors and cool patterns. But what makes TOMS so inspiring to wear is that for every pair you purchase, the company also gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. Feel good about wearing your TOMS!

Monday, January 26, 2009

How to Wear Pucci

Pucci can take the gloom out of any day! Make a statement in the grey, winter weather by weaving a Pucci design into your wardrobe. Known for its kaleidoscope of colors, you can instantly add boldness and cheer to any ensemble with a Pucci piece. If you're a little on the shy side, try working a small clutch or handbag as a starting point.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Style Icons: Lauren Conrad Contest Winners

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How to Wear Raincoats

It's a rainy day here at the Polyvore headquarters. Looking out at the wet streets from our office windows reminds me of how I used to play in the rain as a kid. Trying to brave the rain yourself and still look cute? Here are some great "big kid" raincoats for you to play in: