Not your writing style — Well, yes, your writing style, of course, I’m not saying you shouldn’t, I’m just saying…. I start again.
My guest today, the wonderfully named Bianca Chesimard, has written a gorgeous book called STYLE CLARITY.
If you’ve seen how I dress If you know me well, you know my style usually runs to blue jeans and T-shirts (That’s a style! It IS! It is TOO!). I also have a closet full of clothes I don’t know whether to keep or get rid of. Bianca is helping me, through the agency of the book and through our connection on Polyvore. [ALAS! POLYVORE IS NO MORE!]
Talk to us, Bianca!
With the rise of new visual tools like Pinterest and all the fashion apps on phones, people don’t seem to talk about Polyvore as much as they used to. But I would like to encourage everyone to give it a try! Polyvore is a fashion tool, where you can create outfits on a fashion board using pieces already stored in their system, or by “clipping” clothing items you like from the web.
In The Style Clarity Workbook, I discuss many exercises and activities that help you create a style identity. Polyvore is a great place to do some additional style activities.
You can pull in a single article of clothing that you LOVE but aren’t sure how to wear yet. By playing around with different outfit options, you can find ways to fit the item in your wardrobe. Sometimes visualization is key in fitting clothing together.
You can also find a way to create the feel of the item you like, and turn it into something workable in real life.
You can use Polyvore to store an approximation of your own wardrobe, and use it for outfit planning. You can mix and match pieces you have right from your laptop – discover new combinations to wear.
You can also use Polyvore to express your creativity. One of the subjects covered in the Style Clarity Workbook is the idea that while you have a style you love, it may not fit in your life. Suppose you have a penchant for ballgowns and elbow length gloves, but you are a preschool teacher, with very few galas to attend. Polyvore is a great place to exercise your “fantasy” wardrobe.
These are all fun ways to play with Polyvore and use it to help develop and stimulate your wardrobe!
Bianca Chesimard is the author of The Style Clarity Workbook, and the creator of the Style Clarity website and blog. She spent several years in the data analysis field, which, combined with a love for fashion and style, led her to develop the Style Clarity method and write the workbook. She is a wife and mother, and enjoys a stylish life in Virginia.
See you on Polyvore, where we will clearly be stylish!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Use Polyvore as many authors do, to create or discover a style for your characters.