Virtual Styling

For those of us who can’t afford to go shopping often, or to buy designer clothes, the good news is that there are virtual alternatives! Most of you have probably heard of Polyvore, a website where you can create ‘sets’, which are like collages of your favourite clothes and accessories, as well as designs and even music. This is a great way to put together outfits, dream about how you would style that perfect pair of Louboutins or dream up crazy combinations. Although I have been meaning to sign up for months, I only joined the site today and created the below set, which I called ‘Travel Chic’ – as a constant traveller, I dream about the perfect outfit that is comfortable, practical and fashionable all at once. I haven’t yet worn an ensemble that fits this description, but I can dream:

grey Melange cape, Miss Selfridge headband, Oasis shorts, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Alkemie + Large cuff, Louboutin sandals, Wet Seal tank, Paper Source purse

Another great site for wannabe (or real) stylists is Couturious, a site similar to Polyvore, with the difference being that you can put the clothes on a model to see how they would all look together. With hundreds of items to mix and match, and a selection of models and backgrounds, Couturious provides hours of entertainment (and an excellent procrastinating tool; not that I need too much help in that department!) and can really help you to pull together a look. Here is my ‘Autumn Adventurer’ look that I created – I can’t get enough of pleats and paper bag waists at the moment (although I am yet to find a pair of pants or shorts with a paper bag waist that flatters me):

Enjoy playing! I’d love to see what you come up with!

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  • I love Polyvore! There’s so much inspiration to gather from the creative girls who make the collages. I’ve always wanted to play myself but never seem to find the time. Love your creation!

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