So, you like Instagram? It is probably one of the most popular forms of social media out there. So much can be said with just a picture. Stylegrams are the most common types of posts, and can gather thousands of likes and comments at a time. Colours, shapes, sizes, textures, heights. The possibilities are endless. Fashion on Instagram is not just about the clothes, it is about the statement. What do you want to say to the world? What message is vital at this very moment? Here are a few Instafaves that will help inspire your inner fashionista mind, body, and soul.
The chic Arielle wears everything. She also eats cheeseburgers and has the cutest little puppy in the world. And her closet is the size of a bedroom. Think bohemian mixed with frilly florals, mixed with enchanting date night suits. Imagine Universal Store on the streets of New York City. The style is effortless, but still polished in the most lady-like of ways. And the shoes! High ones, low ones, ones with laces, ones with heels, ones for parties, ones for jogging. Style does not have to be a chore, find what you love and become it. Something Navy endorses your freedom to express, and to be comfortable with yourself.
Blogger and photographer Scott Schuman brings together fashion and daily life in a documentary kind of way. He illustrates people just being. His goal is to captivate simplicity with an emotional edge. His profile is the work of a photographer who studies people and their individuality. Style is about personality, and beautifully placed architectural backdrops do not hurt either. People are more themselves when they are confident in their clothes. The Sartorialist delivers a breathtaking look at life when no one is looking.
Are you looking for humour and fashion mixed together? Look no further than Man Repeller. Leandra Medine mixes together the quirky with the courageous when it comes to fashion. Think shoulder pads meets platform wedges meets tongue wagging and downright silliness. This lady will have you smiling from ear to ear if from nothing but from the many pictures of her laughing at some corny joke. As much as quirky takes over, Man Repeller is as fashion forward as they come. Fashion is about risks and going with your gut. How to pick an outfit Man Repeller style: open your closet, close your eyes, and point.
Song of style is great for mismatching patterns and eclectic looks draped across colourful backdrops. Amy Song delivers delicately feminine pictures with whimsy. But that is not all. Her posts display poetically arranged living rooms, and too-good-to-eat dinner tables adorned with artful pastries. If you’re interested in starting a fashion blog, or joining the ranks of the instafashionistas, check out @songofstyle for some ideas on where to start. Taking pictures does not always mean a mirror selfie, but it does not hurt to think in technicolour.
Want to find your own street style? Check out the blogs of reputable retailers, such as Universal Store, and ‘like’ your favourite Instagram style posts for future reference. Fashion is about taking chances and wearing what you love. Use these accounts as inspiration to create your own looks.