Announcing the Insta-Inspiration Contest – UPDATE: CONTEST HAS ENDED


Big news! Uploading your fab outfit photo to our Style Gallery is now easier than ever: We’ve integrated Instagram into our upload process. That means all you have to do is connect to your Instagram from the ModCloth mobile site, and with the tap of a button, you can add photos straight from your Instagram feed to the Style Gallery!

But, that’s not all! To celebrate this awesome addition, we’re holding an Insta-Inspiration Contest and giving away three $75 gift certificates. Entering is easy — all you have to do is pick a lovely look of yours that’s been posted on your Instagram account within the past year. Upload this photo to the Style Gallery on our mobile site using the “Add from Instagram” option before 11 a.m. PT on 9/30 — and voila, you’re entered!


Make sure it’s a photo that you haven’t already added to the Style Gallery in the past. Don’t have a smartphone? You can always borrow a friend’s to enter! Check out the deets:

  • Contest runs from now until 9/30/2013 at 11 a.m. PT.
  • You must upload an outfit photo from your Instagram account to the Style Gallery, using our mobile site to enter. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • Three winners will be chosen by our resident fashionistas, the ModStylists®, for overall aesthetic, creativity, and inspiring style.
  • Contest is open to our entire awesome community, including our international pals!

That’s it! We can’t wait to see your inspiring looks start flooding into the Style Gallery.

UPDATE (10/1) – And now, for your winners! Congrats to:

Thanks for everyone who entered, and keep your eye on the blog for future contest opportunities!


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    Jessica 09/23/2013 at 11:32 am #

    Just one picture or can we do multiples for entries?

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      ModCloth 09/23/2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Hi Jessica! Sorry for the confusion, but you may only submit one photo for the chance to win. Good luck!

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      Amber 09/23/2013 at 2:26 pm #

      Yes, I was just about to ask the same question!

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    leahwise 09/23/2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Instagram contests always bum me out because I don’t have a smart phone.

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      ModCloth 09/23/2013 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Leah! I know that is a bummer, but just know we have a ton of fun stuff coming up with Style Gallery soon so keep an eye out. In the meantime you can still can still browse, upload and love from your computer!

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    Stephanie O. 09/23/2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi there! So the instructions say the pic has to have been on our Instagram within a past year. I just submitted my picture that my Instagram says I posted 51 weeks ago, and there are 52 weeks in a year. By the time this contest is over, my picture will be older than one year by like a week. Will this be a problem? I’m so sorry if this question seems confusing.

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      ModCloth 09/23/2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Hi Stephanie! Not to worry- that one will be accepted! Thanks so much for your interest, and good luck!

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    Jessica Davis 09/23/2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Are we allowed to enter with items that are no longer available on Modcloth? I’m a Style Gallery newbie, so I just wanted to ask!

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      ModCloth 09/23/2013 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi Jessica! Yes, any outfit photo that shares your inspiration is fine by us- ModCloth product or not! Thanks for checking, and good luck!

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    Deek 09/24/2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi! I’ve been on your app, on your site, on your mobile site, and I’m not getting any options to upload photos to the gallery from Instagram. Am i doing something wrong? Am I ineligible cause I’m in Canada. Sorry for the seemingly silly questions – I’m not smart phone illiterate! But nothing I do will allow me to upload photos from Instagram.

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    ModCloth 09/25/2013 at 7:17 am #

    Hi Deek! Sorry for the confusion! The prompt will actually only show up on the mobile site, but if you can email with more information we will do our best to help you out. Thanks for reaching out!

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    Peaches 09/25/2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi there! Just to be clear, the winners will solely be picked on who the modcloth stylists choose and not who has the most likes right? 🙂

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      ModCloth 09/26/2013 at 8:50 am #

      Hi Peaches- Yes, a couple of our ModStylists will be picking the winner based on style, inspiration, etc. Good luck!

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      Peaches 10/01/2013 at 4:25 pm #

      OMG I actually won! Yippee 😀

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    Giselly 09/26/2013 at 8:51 am #

    Will my entry count if I upload my photo through Instagram on the modcloth app in my IPAD?? Technically it is a mobile device, also…

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    Giselle 09/26/2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Will my entry count if I upload my photo through Instagram on the modcloth app in my IPAD?? Technically it is a mobile device, also?

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    Jessica Carreras 09/27/2013 at 9:10 am #

    I’ve been trying to enter for days and can’t get the “Add from Instagram” button to work. The first time I tried it, it asked for access to my Instagram account and I accepted … then a blank page. Now, every time I try it I get a blank page. My IG app is up to date, I’m using an iPhone 4s … not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I really want to enter! The “Add from Device button” works – just not the IG option.

    Any ideas?

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    Rye Silverman (@ryesilverman) 09/27/2013 at 11:52 am #

    I can’t seem to find the option to sync my instagram with my app? Contest aside that’s an option I’d love to be able to take advantage of.

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    Rebecca Tan 09/29/2013 at 8:53 am #

    same! i click the ‘add from instagram’ then get a blank page…and nothing?! eeek!

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    Suzanne 09/29/2013 at 11:19 am #

    Oh no! Wish I had read the comments first (or read the contest rules more carefully.) I submitted 3 entries. Ah well! I also accidently submitted duplicates because I went through the app first instead of the mobile site.

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    Kate 09/29/2013 at 1:26 pm #

    If I submitted my photo yesterday and it hasn’t been approved yet, will it still count since I sent it in yesterday?

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    Ragna Andersson 09/30/2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Buhu I was too late, mixing up the am/pm (we use 24 hours in sweden). Good luck everyone!

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    Stephanie O. 10/05/2013 at 1:19 am #

    so who won?

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