If any of you are like me, you probably spend a nice chunk of your day on Pinterest. While exploring what the site has to offer, I came across a new fad that is taking my Pinterest feed by fire. The fad, which is a brilliant idea, is known as Goodwill to Polyvore Board Comparisons. If you are unfamiliar with Polyvore, it is a site that lets you create outfits by brands and pictures of the clothes the brand has to offer. You can then place them on a board and store them under a profile. Prices will be listed for clothing as well as other items in case you want to buy your finished look. The site offers great inspiration and ideas for any style.
The way this whole fad works is someone will pin a Polyvore outfit (or the likes thereof) on Pinterest. After, they will take that picture and hit up the local Goodwill or other thrift stores and find similar pieces to create a look the board is describing. The board will usually contain your basic pieces of clothing such as a blouse, pants, shoes, accessories, and sometimes hair styles that would fit the outfit well. Essentially, one could come home with an entire look inspired by Express and about what one shirt costs on a whole outfit plus accessories. This seems logical and an awesome way to save money as a college student. There may be stereotypes about thrift stores, but they are not as bad as you think. Try it, and you may just find a new hobby that will both give you a break from school work, and save you money.