A Look At Vision Boards vs Mood Boards
With a new year around the corner, you’re probably reflecting on what you’ve accomplished (or didn’t get around to) and setting goals and resolutions you’d like to try next year.
I did this at the beginning of the year to help set intentions with my closet, as this is a fashion blog.
One tool you may use to help on your journey is a vision board.. or do you want a mood board?
Vision boards and mood boards are not new tools to help you achieve that but what is the difference between the two? Which is better to use for setting new years resolutions? And do they actually work?
For the purpose of this post, I’m going to focus on vision boards and mood boards as they relate to fashion and shaping your personal style. Feel free to interpret them for any theme happening in your life though!
What Is A Fashion Vision Board?
Simply put, a vision board is who you hope to embody overall.
The long version: a vision board is a visual representation of something you’re trying to bring into your life. How this looks for me and my sense of style is my thrifting wishlist on Pinterest. It’s full of clothing pieces that I’m trying to manifest in my closet by way of thrifting.
A vision board is interesting to have to see how far I’ve come and to help you stay motivated for what you want in your closet. (Or life!)
What Is A Fashion Mood Board?
A mood board, on the other hand, sets the tone outfit-to-outfit.
You might use a mood board on a daily basis to help guide your decisions.
It helps set the tone of the current clothes that I own and how I want to style myself. I have another board like this on Pinterest and also physical scrapbooks full of magazine clippings I’ve been curating for the last decade.
A mood board is fun to have to see how much my style has evolved over the years!
FAQ About Vision Boards and Mood Boards
Q: Can the two overlap? Can you have both?
A: Yes, absolutely! I think I demonstrated it well in this post that having both a vision board and a mood board can be helpful. They both serve a slightly different function but work together for a bigger purpose!
Q: How often should the boards get updated?
A: As often as you feel like you’re changing and growing in your life. Start with once a year, during the week of New Years, and see how you feel during the year. They might be something you update every season or every few years! We’re all on our own unique timelines.
Q: How can I make a board?
A: Either board is something you can keep track of on your phone as a list, save photos to your digital device, use Pinterest or curate a private Instagram account, make a physical scrapbook, write (or doodle) about it in a journal, and the list goes on and on.
Q: Do vision boards and mood boards really work? Are they worth the trouble?
A: I can only speak from a personal point of view and how my closet and style have changed over the years but I’d say a resounding YES! Once I got really focused on how I wanted to dress, I feel like I started attracting the exact clothes that I want at the thrift store or from thredUP.
As far as manifesting new experiences into my life.. well, I’m still single and don’t have a cat so I think I’ll just stick with clothes. LOL
The Truth About Vision Boards and Mood Boards
What do you think about vision boards and mood boards? I’d love to hear your stories and experiences with them! Tell me about them in the comments.
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