Your Go-To Home Style Glossary

Artboard 1.png

With the exciting addition of Home on Poshmark, amazing finds transcend the closet and now can make their way to your living spaces. This guide dives into popular interior design styles to help you add some HGTV-worthy flair to your listing descriptions and define the styles you love to make shopping for home on Poshmark that much easier. 

Boho

AdobeStock_280177204.jpeg

Riffing off a bohemian interior design style means creating a personalized and bold atmosphere. The word ‘bohemian’ refers to a socially unconventional person who is often involved in the arts. This style captures visuals and combines them with a relaxed spirit.

Defining characteristics:
Textures, creative art paintings, rustic finishes, global accents,  bold colors and patterns

Must-have pieces:  Textured pillows, candle lanterns, patterned sofas, woven chairs, wood accents, vintage rugs, lanterns, tapestries, floor lamps, floor pillows, and pouf ottomans

Coastal

GettyImages-507832645.jpg

Whether you live near the coast or just daydream about ocean breezes coming through your window, there is nothing like an airy neutral to give you that beachside bungalow coastal feel.

Defining characteristics:
Neutral color schemes, stripes, hints of blue, woven wicker, indigo tones, seashell or mother of pearl accents

Must-have pieces: Neutral sofas, neutral linens, blue throw pillows, wicker accents, sheer curtains, wall art, nautical-inspired art

Contemporary

GettyImages-915093832.jpg

Looking for bold meets minimal? Then contemporary is meant for you. Contemporary spaces are a combination of modern and minimalist styles. These spaces have clean lines and strong shapes. 

Defining characteristics: Clean lines, minimal adornment, high contrast and neutral color schemes, open floor plan, bold accents and hues, polished fixtures, sculptural shapes

Must-have pieces: Globe pendant lighting, concrete coffee tables, touches of greenery, glass vases, contemporary artwork, printed pillows

Farmhouse

GettyImages-507833331.jpg

Farmhouse decor style is known for its appreciation for historic and vintage American times. Set the tone with neutral color palettes, weathered furniture, and industrial accents.

Defining characteristics: Reclaimed wood, open shelves, farmhouse tables, antique wall decor, weathered frames, industrial metal

Must-have pieces: Slipcovered chairs, pottery, vintage rugs, wicker baskets, mason jars, reclaimed wood decor, fresh flowers, antique wall clocks

Glam

AdobeStock_51656030.jpeg

When it comes to glam, the more sophisticated and glamorous the better! Each piece of decor and furniture feels elevated and luxurious. With pops of bold gold finishes and luxe materials, these spaces will have you feeling glam.

Defining characteristics: Contrasting colors, chandeliers, wallpaper, velvet fabrics, dramatic crown moulding, high ceilings, polished wood and chrome

Must-have pieces: Starburst mirrors, gold accents, patterned headboard, gold throw pillows, geometric rugs, large mirrors, curved couch, chrome bar cart

Industrial

GettyImages-970167354.jpg

Industrial interiors give off a raw sophisticated edge. This design style embodies a utilitarian appeal; think exposed materials and dark tones.

Defining characteristics: Worn leather, exposed brick, metal, concrete flooring, exposed pipework, dark tones

Must-have pieces: Leather couch, edgy art, scented candles, exposed metal lamps, dark rug, black and white photos, old road signs

Mid-century Modern

AdobeStock_218957354.jpeg

Mid-century modern pays tribute to clean lines, bright colors, and geometric patterns. The furniture from this design era is best characterized by an Eames-style chair.

Defining characteristics:
Eames-style furniture, geometric patterns, clean lines, natural wood, graphic patterns, bold colors 

Must-have pieces: Tulip table, coffee table books, gold accents, egg chair, graphic posters, minimal greenery, magazines

Minimalist

GettyImages-1089808216.jpg

Less is always more with a minimalist interior style. Set the perfect minimalist feel with clean lines and monochromatic tones.

Defining characteristics:
Open floor plan, neutral surfaces, white walls, touches of wood

Must-have pieces: Black and white art, bright greenery, coffee tables, simple rugs, coffee table books, monochromatic throw pillows, wood accents

Modern

GettyImages-598928868.jpg

Modern style looks to clean lines, strong architecture, and minimal feel for its definition. Elevate your home with a modern crisp look that will leave you and your guests in awe. 

Defining characteristics: Neutral colors, flat surfaces, minimal texture, strong lines, warm textures, sleek silhouettes

Must-have pieces: Streamlined couch, womb chairs, bright throw pillows, wall mirrors, geometric lighting, modern artwork or photography, sculptural wood, ceramic pieces, neutral rugs with texture

Rustic

GettyImages-1053103648.jpg

A rustic style takes on the rugged feel of a cozy cabin connecting to a reminiscent past and nature. Bring in that natural beauty with weathered materials, earthy tones and textured fabrics.  

Defining characteristics: Finished wood, distressed metal, exposed wood, rough-hewn beams, weathered material, warm earthy colors

Must-have pieces:
Candle lanterns, pottery, quilts, antlers, cow-hide rugs, pottery exposed metal decor, textured rugs

Scandinavian

AdobeStock_280391812.jpeg

With Scandinavian style, it’s all about combining the modern aesthetic style in combination with a refreshing take on minimalism. Keep it real simple with bright whites, light-colored wood in tables and furniture legs to give it that airy feeling.

Defining characteristics: Open spaces, neutral upholsteries, light and bright white walls, organic shapes

Must-have pieces: Neutral throw pillows, throw blankets, wood accents, minimal art pieces, bentwood ottoman, minimal accents, wool rugs, green plants, knitted throw, sculptural candlesticks

Shabby Chic

GettyImages-171152220.jpg

Shabby chic decor is all about making it personal, relaxed and effortless. When it comes to making your home shabby chic make sure you let your imagination run free by incorporating a variety of art and mismatched decor.

Defining characteristics: Floral patterns, pastels, mismatched pieces, whitewashed wood, comfortable fabrics, weathered wood

Must-have pieces: Knit throw blanket, slipcovered sofa, vintage coffee table books, vintage rugs, picture frames, tufted ottomans, leather chairs

Traditional

GettyImages-174136883.jpg

From antique furnishings to artful accessories you can never go wrong with the classic traditional home design. Give your space that timeless look with traditional furniture, framed art, and oriental rugs.

Defining characteristics: Curved lines, ceiling moldings, antique chandeliers, detailed work, textured surfaces, refined furnishings

Must-have pieces: Linen drapery, wood chairs, tile flooring, overstuffed couch, coffee table, vases, antique furnishes, skirted pieces, old-fashioned sofa

 

Transitional

GettyImages-608158607.jpg

A transitional style takes on the traditional design framework and mixes it with contemporary. This style combines the elegance and harmony with simple silhouettes and neutral flooring. 

Defining characteristics: Textural touches, clean lines, toned-down color palettes, rich woods, silver metalwork, warm neutrals, neutral flooring, minimal accents

Must-have pieces: Silver accents, simple chandelier, accent lamp, abstract art, neutral throw pillows, neutral throw blankets, hide rug, potted orchids, cashmere throw, contemporary artwork, glass lamps

Style This: Animal Prints

Style This header

Animal print is like a gift that keeps on giving. a trend that keeps coming back around season after season! Whether you’re rockin’ leopard or python, you can be sure you’ll look sassy and stylish! See how some of our community members and Team Posh took these wild prints and styled them in five totally fun and different ways. 

Look #1 – Monika (@itsmonikarose)

monica We’re obsessing over the way Monika incorporated softer hues in her cheetah tank with a cute jacket and purse which makes it the perfect wearable outfit for daytime! 

Shop Monika’s Look:

     Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 2     Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 3     Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 4    Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 1

 

Look #2 – Kat (@katwalksf)

katNeed a go-to look for GNO? Kat nailed it by accessorizing her leopard print dress with a black leather jacket, pumps, and a swoon-worthy Gucci clutch. Added bonus: she even scored her Chanel bracelet on Posh – can we say PoshStyle goals?! 

Shop Kat’s Look:

Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 5  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 6  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 7  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 14 copy 2

 

Look #3 – Diane (@dianosaurxx)

dianeIf you want to rock the animal print trend but don’t know where to start, a pair of booties will do you no wrong. We love Diane’s snake print soles that are subtle yet complete her look perfectly!

Shop Diane’s Look:

Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 10    Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 9    Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 8    Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 8 copy

 

Look #4 – Natasha (@nubella)

natasha

Leopard here, leopard there, we love leopard everywhere! Natasha wasn’t afraid to go all out with leopard accessories and we 100% stand by it. We just can’t get enough!

Shop Natasha’s Look:

Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 11  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 12  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 13  Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 14

 

Look #5 – Emily (@emilyanderson13)

emily

Stay cozy this fall and make a statement in a faux fur coat! Emily looks classically cool with her leopard print coat that she added to an all black outfit that completely elevated the whole look!

Shop Emily’s Look:

Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 17 copy Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 16 Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 15 Showroom Icons ST Animal PrintArtboard 17

Show us how you style your animal print looks! Tag us, @Poshmark, in your #OOTDs.

NBA Style Icons – By The Numbers, a Report by Poshmark

Since the NBA instituted a dress code in 2005, the leagues’ best players have also become the biggest style icons. We took a look at how shoppers were inspired by players’ street style, just in time for the start of the 2019-2020 season. Here’s what we found.

The NBA’s best-dressed players have been flexing in coveted sneakers both on and off the court. From flashy to sophisticated, fans gravitated towards their favorite players’ kicks. To no surprise, Poshmark saw a surge in sneaker purchases and listings over the past year.
What were the top-selling sneaker brands on Poshmark during the 2018-2019 NBA season? Nike, Jordan, and Adidas led the charge, followed by Vans and Converse.

With nearly every NBA player making a statement with their footwear, players with brand partnerships boosted the sales of specific sneaker brands on Poshmark. Stephen Curry and James Harden helped drive sales for Under Armour and Adidas respectively, while P.J. Tucker, the NBA’s “Sneaker King,” drove interest in the most-hyped Nikes.

Who had the greatest impact on a brand based on the numbers? Stephen Curry and his partnership with Under Armour helped the brand climb three spots to the 7th most-purchased sneaker on Poshmark.

How players embraced business casual varied—from rocking florals and fedoras to turning out in vibrant glasses and button up shirts. Players like Iman Shumpert and Lebron James not only made “Best Dressed” lists, but also used tunnel fashion to elevate their brand off the court. Some of our favorite looks included hoodie-and-blazer pairings and full denim outfits.

The DeMatha look, also known as the hoodie-and-blazer NBA trend that Lebron James often rocks, also saw a boost on Poshmark. Listings of the two items increased 109% and 100%, respectively, compared to the year prior.

White denim was already hot, with purchases on Poshmark rising 56% in the last year—but Iman Shumpert made it even hotter. After his Vogue x GQ video shoot with wife Teyana Taylor, white denim sales climbed an extra 10%. 

Player style was more attainable than ever with brand collaborations on the rise. Whether players were launching their own lines or partnering with established brands, fashion provided another opportunity for athletes to diversify their interests.

One of the most noted collaborations from the past year included Kevin Love’s BR/K.LOVE-18 Banana Republic menswear collection, with suit jackets standing out. Following the release, purchases of Banana Republic suit jackets increased 87% on Poshmark.

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry embraced his inner dad vibe going all-in on the golf aesthetic with an Under Armour collaboration. Purchases of polos increased 72% on Poshmark with Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Under Armour topping sales.

Get ready for the start of the season by shopping these looks and more on Poshmark now.

Data compares U.S. purchases and listings on Poshmark from Sept. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018 to Sept. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2019.

Style This: Day to Night

header

Have you ever needed to switch up your daytime look for a night out? Trust us—it’s not as hard as we thought! Check out our latest Style This featuring Poshers from the New York City area showing off their #PoshStyle and their style hacks for transforming their looks from day to night.

 

regina - day regina - night

Look #1 – Regina (@newyorkposher)

We love how versatile Regina’s look is! She completely changed up her daytime outfit just by ditching her t-shirt and adding a few simple accessories!

Shop Regina’s looks: 

Embellished Hair Clips Madewell Handbags Madewell Jewelry 

Mini Crossbody Bags New Express Dresses White Booties


jenna jade - day jenna jade - night

Look #2 – Jenna Jade (@shopjennajade)

Spice up your outfit you’re rocking like Jenna Jade did. Go from a casual denim day look to an edgy night out on the town with just the swap of a leather moto jacket!

Shop Jenna Jade’s looks: 

Ankle Strap Heels Black Leather Jackets Floral Midi Dress

Madwell Shoes New Jean Jackets Under 50 Oversized Clutches


keria - day keria - night


Look #3 – Keria (@fashion_warrior)

Keria’s simple black dress goes with literally anything! We love how she made it casual with her belt bag and sneakers, but transformed it by adding a fun, bold-patterned jacket, some heels, and a clutch!

Shop Keria’s looks: 

Belt Bags Envelope Clutches Floral Blazers

Forever 21 Dresses and Skirts Round Sunglasses White Sneakers


amy - night amy - day

Look #4 – Amy (@amyjovel)

Talk about on trend! We are obsessing over this neon blazer paired with the cutest ripped ankle jeans. Switching up your bag and shoes like Amy did will take your look from day to night in an instant!

Shop Amy’s looks: 

Ankle Jeans Forever 21 Jackets New Bodysuits Under 50

New Crossbody Bags Under 50 Superga Platform Shoes Topshop Shoes

Show us how you style your day to night looks! Tag us, @Poshmark, in your #OOTDs.

Style This: Coffee Tables

blog-header

Coffee table styling is such a thing! The art of arranging coffee tables gives you a fun way to add personality to the living room. From candles to coffee table books, we asked Team Posh to recreate their favorite coffee table arrangements.

Glo

Glo (@glo)

What’s your tip for styling?
Play around with different shapes and layers! Things don’t always need to be symmetrical.

Tell us about some items on your coffee table.
Chanel is such an iconic fashion house that I love so the coffee table book is a must! Adding crystals and the energy they bring help me feel more relaxed in my home, too.

Chau

Chau (@chauderr)

How would you describe your coffee table style?
Modern rustic

What’s your tip for styling?
Start by finding a bottle of scotch that you love then look for items that will compliment the color of the scotch!

What’s your go-to item for styling a coffee table?
A good coffee table book. Whisky Rising is like a Japanese whisky bible and is a great conversation starter as well as a source for fantastic cocktails.

Joey

Joey (@mr_bordi)

What better way to keep things together than a tray? Joey placed his coffee books and topped it off with a perfect set of flowers to tie the whole look together.

What’s a trick/tip for styling?
I love all things in a pair! Having a set of something, lamps, pictures, etc. can help add balance and consistency within the design. Also, fresh flowers help tie an entire look together!

Tell us about one or two of your items on the coffee table!
One of my all-time favorite flea market finds are the pair of vintage silver balls. I spotted them across a different aisle and ran for them! Second favorite item is a silk-wrapped Hermes book. My most cherished possession I own!

Niveen

Niveen (@nivniv423)

How would you describe your coffee table style?
Airy aesthetics yet a contemporary design  

What’s your go-to item for styling a coffee table?
This blue/green vase is a piece I like to use to incorporate color into my coffee table. The color reminds me of the ocean water and who wouldn’t want to be reminded of the beach every day? 

Tiffany

Tiffany (@cheztiffany)

What’s your tip for styling?
Less is more.

What’s your go-to item for styling a coffee table?
A vase with dried flowers.

Shop their featured items

Botanical Decor Ceramic Decor Candles Under 25 Bar Car Essentials
picture-frames-1 mirror-vanity-trays-1 fashion-coffee-table-books-1 desk-decor-1

Golden Accents Stemless Drinkware serving board Metallic Accents

Styled your coffee table with your #PoshFinds? Tag us in your photos @Poshmark.

 

Style This: Back to School

back-to-school-header

Get ready to rock the new school year in your best campus style yet! Poshmark’s summer interns are here to show off five different looks you can wear on campus while saving $$$ and serving looks. Check them out!

 

Look #1 – Cairo (@cairokim):

Cairo-Cut-OutSkirts don’t always need to be dressed up. Keep things casual with a graphic tee and sneakers.

Shop Cairo’s looks: 

Brandy Melville TopsGolden Goose Superstar SneakersLongchamp HandbagsNew LF Under 25

Look #2 – Neha (@nerher77):

Neha-Cut-OutDon’t put away your sandals just yet! School may be starting but summer isn’t over. This look is perfect for heading out for the night after a full day of class.

Shop Neha’s looks: 

New Tote Bags Under 50Levis Jean JacketsHM DressesAnkle Strap Heels

Look #3 – Rosemary (@rosawill):

Rosemary-Cut-OutWe love this laidback look from Rosemary. Her off-the-shoulder sweater is the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall. 

Shop Rosemary’s looks: 

Urban Outfitter TopsNike Air ShoesLucky Brand Tote BagsFree People Denim

Look #4 – Derek (@derekn99):

Derek-Cut-OutDerek’s look? Bomb. We 100% agree that a bomber jacket should be a must-have in anyone’s closet. It goes with everything! 

Shop Derek’s looks: 

New Mens Sweatpants and JoggersNew Adidas NMD SneakersMens Bomber JacketsMen's North Face Backpacks

Look #5 – Varun (@varunbaldwa):

VarunGrab that flannel you almost forgot about and pair it with a great pair of distressed jeans. Don’t forget – it’s all in the details. Take notes from Varun pair your look with a nice set of rings too. 

Shop Varun’s looks: 

New Mens Herschel BackpacksNew Mens Converse ShoesMens Skinny JeansMens Graphic Tees

Shop first day of school looks for the #PoshMini in your life:

Kids BackpacksKids Nike ShoesNew Kids Gymboree ClothingNew Kids' Jackets

 

Shop more first day of school looks for high school + college:

Floral SkirtsLeather BackpacksNew Sweatshirts and Hoodies Under 25Van Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

Show us how you style your look back to school looks! Tag us, @Poshmark, in your #OOTDs.

Style This: White Sneakers

white-sneakers-header

You can never go wrong with a pair of classic white sneakers. A few of the guys from Team Posh proved this by showing off five different ways to style up your own pair. Check them out! 

Look #1 – Ankur (@encore_2019):

AnkurWe love ourselves some high top Converse sneakers and Ankur’s pair (love this Comme des Garçons collab!) works perfectly with his laidback look that’s perfect for the office or a casual day out.

Shop Ankur’s look: 

Men's Bomber Jackets Men's Crewneck Sweater Men's Levi's Jeans Men's Converse Shoes


Look #2 – Danny (@dpf415):

Danny

Take a note out of Danny’s book: go for a monochrome palette and don’t fret about your shoes; white sneakers go with literally everything.

Shop Danny’s look: 

Common Projects Sneakers Men's Chinos Men's Fedora Hats Men's Sweaters


Look #3 – Cosma (@cosma_kufa):

CosmaThis is the perfect business casual look that everyone needs in their closet. Get the best of both worlds with a business look on top and your best pair of white sneakers on the bottom! Your feet will thank you later.

Shop Cosma’s look: 

Men's Cole Haan Shoes Men's J. Crew Button Down Men's Theory Pants


Look #4 – Ikjae (@ikjae):

Turtlenecks don’t always have to be so serious! Keep your look casual with a pair of Stan Smith sneakers paired with a straight leg pant. We stan this look. Jae-cut-out-3

Shop Ikjae’s look: 

Men's Belts Under 50 Men's Levi's Straight Leg Jeans 

Men's Stan Smith Sneakers Men's Turtlenecks Men's Watches


Look #5 – Gabe (@gxp):

Gabe We’re feeling Gabe’s casual cool style. Keep it simple by pairing black jeans, a tee, baseball cap and white sneakers.  

Shop Gabe’s look:

Men's Black Tees Men's Converse Shoes Men's Hats

Men's Jean Jackets Men's Sunglasses Men's Black Jeans


Shop more white sneakers:

 

Show us how you style your white sneakers! Tag us @Poshmark in your style photos.