Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Styling Stripes and Other Pinterest Inspiration

Pinterest for Blogging
A stripy t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans is my signature style and my go-to outfit for pretty much any occasion. A versatile style that even has royal approval - the Duchess of Cambridge has an off-duty stripey wardrobe to die for.

Styling a Stripy Top

Recently I've been trying to streamline my wardrobe a little more, opting for good quality classics over 'throwaway fashion'. 

In order to keep my outfits feeling interesting, I've been turning to Pinterest for a little inspiration. Presenting (*drum roll please*) - my Stripe Style board. 

Stripe Style Board on Pinterest
I've had Pinterest for years - beginning right back when you had to be invited to join. Which is obviously a fair bit older than my blog. Pre-blogging life, I used to spend many, many evening hours scrolling through Pinterest, saving all kinds of things that caught my eye.

With my free time this summer, I've been trying to ramp up my efforts to grow my blog - with a fresh new Twitter account, regular posting on Instagram and a polished layout.

Now I've turned my attentions to Pinterest. I've heard lots of bloggers say it's their number one traffic driver, but I just couldn't get on board with it (totally accidental pun). Approximately five years worth of haphazard pinning had left it in a bit of a chaotic state that just wasn't much use to anyone.

So I rolled up my sleeves (stripey, naturally), and got to work tidying it up. My mammoth 'Style' board had almost 500 pins - pins that I liked but just wasn't seeing! I split it up into a number of smaller, more specific boards including the aforemention Stripes Style, plus some seasonal style, workwear and evening wear.

Ginevrella Lifestyle Blog on Pinterest
I've been working on  travel inspiration boards - pinning all my recent travel posts as well as pins from other bloggers handy holiday guides.

I've also been trying to create a pinnable graphic for each of my own blog posts - so if you're on Pinterest, make sure to save these for future reading!

Using Pinterest for Blogging on Ginevrella
And finally, I've heard that group boards are really the way to drive traffic to your blog. I'm still on the hunt for some that I fancy joining and that suit my blog, but I've also created my very own lifestyle bloggers board - Ginevrella Lifestyle Bloggers Collaboration. If you're a lifestyle blogger and want to join, shoot me an email and I'll add you to the board!

Styling Stripes and Other Pinterest Inspiration on Ginevrella Lifestyle Blog

Are you using Pinterest? Leave me your links in the comments so I can follow you :)
Jennifer

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7 comments

  1. I don't think I follow you on pinterest so I'm definitely gonna pop over and change that! I've been really getting into this platform more recently too, especially for food and fashion! xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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  2. Pinterest will be my next big conquest - I'll shoot you're message when I'm all set up! Thanks for a really informative post ��

    (And stripes are a definitely a good way to go; I'm currently going through a polka dot phase myself!) xx

    Anna @ https://wishiwasmary.wordpress.com

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  3. I wish I could rock stripes! I love them, but they are so unflattering to my body type. Ah well. I will admire from a far. I can totally relate to you having to dig through your pinterest. I did the same thing with mine right before I started my blog. I had pins from when I was fifteen and sixteen that I didn't even like anymore. Safe to say it takes time, so congrats on getting it done. I'll probably get in touch with you soon about joining that board too! XOXO

    Breanna Catharina
    smile--sugar.com

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  4. I adore Pinterest I will have to give you a follow! I've been working on a bullet journal board,lush board and home inspiration board.

    I'm still pretty new to it but I've been loving it! My username for Pinterest is Kayleighzaraart

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  5. I don't use Pinterest but I think I may need to start, I've heard so many good things from other bloggers about how it's a great traffic source! I am a stripe fiend as well, I have a stripey dress from Zara thats my absolute fave, and so many Primark stripey tops! It's an addiction haha!

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  6. I'm honestly obsessed with stripes! Still haven't quite got the hang of pinterest yet though!

    Vicki x
    neverlandandvicki.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Ahh Pinterest is so great for inspiration! I've always loved wearing stripes :) x

    Amy | Being Amy

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