No More Polyvore. The Alternatives!
Fashion and #ootd enthusiasts are truly saddened by the loss of Polyvore, after it was acquired by SSense, a Canadian-based online retailer. Pinterest and Instagram are filled with outfit inspirations that Polyvore loyalists created. Style bloggers and stylists also loved using this once popular e-commerce store and community to draw traffic to their websites and social media pages.
"As of today, the Polyvore website will discontinue operations and the Polyvore apps will no longer be supported. All of your content will be available so you can download your brilliant, inspired creations —to do so, please go to account-update.polyvore.com by May 10, 2018 and follow the instructions to request a download of your content. You will have until May 15, 2018 to retrieve that download of your content." The Polyvore Community
Many fans of the site are devastated. They're not sure where else to go to continue creating looks they can share with like-minded fashionistas and support their blog and social media content. Have no fear. Why report a problem and not present you with at least a few solutions?
Here are popular sites that work similarly to Polyvore where you can continue your fashion addiction and inspiring the "styleverse" with your creations and #outfitinspo!
Lookbook is a global fashion community where bloggers from all over the world post their outfits for "hypes" and inspirations. You can shop the outfit and anyone can sign up and join the community.
Chictopia is active and even has a section called #OOTD! Members can post their own outfits, like other peoples' outfits, shop someone's look, and earn points every time you log in and/or invite friends. Points can be redeemed for actual products. How awesome is that?!
Trendtation is another fashionista-friendly site where #inspo are created, shared, and sought-after. You can sign up as a Style Creator or a Inspiration Finder. Brands can also join the community by uploading their products for creators to style with and followers to buy.
Independent Fashion Bloggers is just as the name indicated, a community for fashion bloggers to share tips, tricks, and best practices besides inspiring looks. Even if you're not yet a blogger, wannabes will find this site useful with real bloggers sharing their journeys.
Stylebook App is not a website but an app. This neat app allows you to create looks with YOUR own clothes! You can upload your own clothes and create looks with them. With your closet uploaded, you can even plan out your outfit ahead of time and even your packing list for an upcoming trip.
There you have it ladies. Hope you're feeling a bit better now that you've learned you have options. Although, Polyvore was definitely a fun site and it's not easy to replace. But I have a feeling after you start exploring the different fashionista communities mentioned above, you'll find at least one that will calm your fashion frenzy.
@YvonLux is a serial entrepreneur and a published lifestyle and beauty blogger who owns and designs for her custom-clothing line, Yvon Lux. She also manages, writes, and acts as editor for her empowering Apple News channel with the same name. Connect with her on Instagram!