Do you have an eye for fashion? If so, now’s your chance to prove it.
Polyvore, a social networking site dedicated to fashion, allows users to create and arrange outfits (or sets as they call them) on an online interface much like Flickr’s. Users can create their sets based on anything from specific trends to song titles or colors and patterns. The options are limitless; your creative mind is free to wander the racks in this virtual house of style.
Polyvore functions like an endless online closet. All the items are grouped under appropriate categories like: dresses, tops, shoes, pants and accessories. Sift through the categories, and drag and drop your desired items into your palette. The site features a multitude of retail items that can be mixed and matched into personalized combinations. If you can’t find the perfect pair of pumps to match your Chanel dress, you can download the “clip to Polyvore” tool and snag photos from other sites to be used in your collage. Arrange your set as you see fit, add backgrounds, text and any artistic elements you wish.
Once completing your set, you can publish them for all to see. You can imbed your collage on your blog or even on your Facebook page. The social features of the site allow users to “friend” other active members, leave comments and join groups.
Another really interesting aspect of the site is the option to purchase the items you’ve included in your sets. All retail images are linked back to the stores they were clipped from, prices included.
Here’s an example of a set that I created myself.