There is a plethora of social networks dedicated to fashion–but which ones are worth your time? If you’ve got a passion for fashion and want an outlet to share your personal take on style, the latest trends and shopping, all while making friends with similar tastes online, these five social networks will give you all that and more.
If you are tired of seeing your Facebook feed with friends dressed up in T-shirts and jeans, it’s time to go to Chictopia and make some stylish friends. From popular fashion bloggers to independent online boutiques, Chictopia has a network of trendsetters and inspiration seekers. Besides sharing your outfits and style with other fashionistas, this site offers a very interactive network where members can easily follow inspirational users, give each other advice in the forums, sell their clothing, redeem rewards and, ultimately, make long lasting friends. Oh, and if you want a sum of the latest trends and style, check out their blog Everybody Is Ugly for the latest on the hot, the new, and the not ugly people.
If you’re a stylist at heart, you’ll want to get on this wagon. Polyvore offers users the easy-to-use tools of creating look books for an online stylist portfolio. By dragging and dropping pictures of real clothes, people and whatever else you think fits with the Clipper tool, you can create a collage that represents your style for others to see. On the plus side, you don’t necessarily need to have the expensive items that you’re using to make your outfits and the features allow you to have fun and get creative. You can also look at other people’s creations and make friends who have similar style or clothes as you. It’s a great way to connect with others who like to seek the latest trends.
Tumblr is rising in the fashion blogosphere with its Editor’s Pick feature that scopes out quality and popular fashion posts that make it onto the Tumblr radar. Creating a Tumblris similar to starting a blog, except for the social networking and visibility the site has to offer. Starting a Tumblr will give you lots of exposure to other users of Tumblr with the quick and easy feature of reblogging (or better known as retumbling), which can domino users exposure into tens, hundreds, or thousands of reblogs. You can easily share images, quotes, or other posts that you like from people you’re following. Think of your Tumblr as a mood board for all things that you like or are inspired by. It can be a full representation of your personal style. This let’s people get to know each other very well, in all kinds of respects–artistic sense, style, music taste…the list goes on!
For avid shoppers who are always on the hunt for the latest products and best retailers, Kaboodle is a must. Kaboodle is a social shopping community in which users make shopping buddies and find the coolest products in fashion through each other. Instead of constantly bookmarking items you’re interested in buying online, Kaboodle offers users a simple and organized way of keeping track of their shopping, gift and wish lists by compiling them into lists, like this shoes wish list. The site makes it easy to share your shopping lists with friends, making the online shopping experience even more enjoyable. Even if you just want to window shop, Kaboodle is the perfect place for retail therapy and to see what others are shopping for!