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How to Dress Like You Belong on a Pinterest Board, As Seen on Local Style Stars

"Pinterestcore" is all about mixing and mismatching. It's easier than you think!
How to Dress Like You Belong on a Pinterest Board, As Seen on Local Style Stars
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"Pinterestcore" is all about mixing and mismatching. It's easier than you think!

When you're drawing blanks on how to compose an outfit, the usual regimen is to scroll through Pinterest for inspo. Fashionistas of the TikTok generation have taken that idea a whole step further and coined it as Pinterestcore. The formula, as jarring as it may seem at first, is actually quite simple. If it looks "wrong," you're probably doing it right.

What is Pinterestcore?

Pinterestcore pertains to intentionally creating a hodgepodge with your clothes. The piece that's out-of-place, usually the bottoms, gets placed between two pieces that outright coincide with each other more. Some have called it the "New York" look, referencing how most individuals in the Big Apple have a tendency to dress this way.

The trend is an intersection of many sartorial hacks. It borrows the concept of the sandwich method, but instead of colors, utilizes the "vibes" or genres of the clothes. The "wrong shoe theory" also comes into play. Think teaming together an athletic shirt and sneakers with a denim skirt or dress pants, for example.

But don't just take it from us. Stylistic choices at the recent 2024 runways seem to have reflected cues from this trend, with names like Dsquared2 and Givenchy serving up ensembles that still undeniably look chic. Accessorizing "to the moon" is a crucial step to achieving the look, it seems.

Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2024 Ready-to-wear
PHOTO BY Dsquared2
Givenchy Resort 2024
PHOTO BY Givenchy

If anything, Pinterestcore proves that there are certainly no rules when it comes to dressing up. As it turns out, mixing and mismatching your pieces can actually result to some of the most unique 'fits! For more inspo on how to ace the look, check out our local style stars' OOTDs below.

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Pinterestcore OOTDs from Local Style Stars

1. Football Jersey + Denim Maxi Skirt + Sneakers + Crossbody Bag + Necklace

To give your jerseys life outside of the field or court, team them with a floor-grazing skirt and a pair of platform sneakers. Influencer and Preview Clique member Gela Muñoz jazzes things up with a chunky necklace and headphones.

PHOTO BY Instagram/thegelabeef

2. Oversized Hoodie + Denim Maxi Skirt + Sneakers + Handbag + Cap

Mimiyuuuh goes for a monochromatic 'fit, rocking her tie-dye hoodie with a denim maxi and a cool pair of kicks. To add a touch of luxury to things, she toted around a Chanel Le Boy and threw on a Celine baseball cap.

PHOTO BY Instagram/mimiyuuuh

3. Strapless Mini Dress + Flared Jeans + Boots + Handbag + Rosette Choker

For a nod to the aughts, team a strapless sheer frock with flared jeans and some booties. Model EJ Nacion went for a cyan blue number that had a matching rosette choker. This look is all frills and all thrills!

PHOTO BY Instagram/ejnacion

4. Cowl Neck Top + Boyfriend Jeans + Metallic Heels + Handbag

Speaking of the 2000s, get more wear out of those sparkly cowl neck tops by rocking them with relaxed boyfriend jeans. Kylie Verzosa is totally making Paris Hilton proud with this OOTD. She can easily swap out the pants for a tiny skirt and be night-out ready!

PHOTO BY Instagram/kylieverzosa

5. Deconstructed Blazer + Distressed Denim Shorts + Stilletos + Shades

Denim is undoubtedly the great equalizer when it comes to our closets. Here's Preview Best Dressed 2023 honoree Bianca Umali donning a deconstructed black blazer by Joey Samson with a roughened pair of shorts, plus her sharpest pair of heels.

PHOTO BY Instagram/bianxa

6. Pleated Strapless Top + Denim Bermuda Shorts + Stockings + Kitten Heels + Handbag + Necklace

Your heels are no longer just reserved for frou frou occasions. Take notes from Overlay Designs designer Pat Cortez and style them with a frilly top and bermuda shorts for a laidback day. Slip on a pair of stockings for a dainty finish.

PHOTO BY Instagram/iampatcortez

7. Collared Top + Shorts + Kitten Heels + Baby Doll Socks + Crossbody Bag + Tinted Shades

When you're already mixing together "vibes," you might as well mix colors as well. Photographer and Preview Creative 25 honoree Andy Genota is a vision in pink, green, and yellow with her vibrant OOTD. 

PHOTO BY Instagram/andreagenota

8. Long-Sleeved Button-down + Crochet Shorts + Cowboy Boots + Tinted Shades

In need of a cool outfit you can wear at the beach and beyond? Look no further than next-gen it girl Rocio Zobel's summery ensemble. She pairs her multi-hue crochet set with a crisp white button-down and cowboy boots.

PHOTO BY Instagram/rociozobel

9. Tank Top + Lace Maxi Skirt + Sneakers + Chunky Belt + Handbag

A white tank top and sneakers have long been a go-to pairing. To switch things up a bit, content creator Den Chua opted for a lacy maci skirt to offset her black-and-white Nike Dunks. Her chunky belt punctuates things with a nice boho-inspired note.

PHOTO BY Instagram/deniseannthea

10. Mockneck Jacket + Plaid Skirt + Sneakers + Handbag + Elastic Headband + Shades

Y2K style purveyor Ashley Garcia looks like she went straight from a workout to class in this academia OOTD. Her plaid mini skirt sandwiched between her windbreaker and Adidas Sambas is giving teen flick energy!

PHOTO BY Instagram/ashleyogarcia
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