Why? It's all starting to look the same to me.
These are all screenshots from my three latest Pinterest visits. I don't know if it's just me, but Pinterest does not seem to be the "fashion democracy" that I thought it was going to be. If anyone can upload pictures of clothes, so why do I see the same yuppie/preppy trends over and over again?
By now, I can summarize Pinterest's fashion inspiration in two pictures:
I'm not saying you can't find pretty clothes on Pinterest (because I'm definitely an active pinner), but there seems to be a lack of alternative fashion---I rarely see anything boho, grunge, or anything that isn't preppy and classic.
Also, I really hate to say this, but I rarely see girls of color being pinned. For instance, all the girls featured on my Pinterest right now are white, and I think that the lack of diversity is reflected in the kinds of fashion being pinned. (*now I'm ducking because someone is bound to start a flame war in the comments).
Do you use Pinterest to help your style? What do think of it? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. Here's the initial pencil sketches of the two models above. For a behind-the-scenes look at my art and inspirations, follow me on Instagram!