14 INSPIRATIONAL STYLE BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM IN 2018 BY CORDELIA TAI
In a few short years, Instagram has grown from a small trendy app to a full-fledged social media network with over 800 million monthly users. Instagram can credit its popularity to celebrities like, say, Kylie Jenner, who recently used the photo-sharing app to share her much-speculated about baby news with the world. But the top fashion bloggers who inspire cult followings with their #OOTD pics are just as influential. From flat lays to selfies, fashion bloggers populate their pages with visually stunning images, making us all want to live our lives in a permanent Valencia filter. In fact, our attention spans and schedules being what they are, Instagram is now to style blogs what YouTube is to beauty blogs — an accessible, succinct alternative.
@Slipintostyle’s Ellie has gorgeous hip-length box braids, a shoe collection to rival that of Imelda Marcos and a keen eye for trends. If you want to see popular pieces styled in above-average ways, this is the account for you.
After being swarmed by street style photographers whilst waiting for a friend outside New York Fashion Week (their engagement was unrelated), 60-something Fordham professor Lyn Slater decided to start a fashion blog. Four years and 458,000 followers later, the Yohji Yamamoto enthusiast is, true to her blog name, an Accidental Icon. Follow her for ageless, fashion-forward “outfit of the days.”
Cheyenne Adler is plugged into the latest trends — in beauty, in fashion, in the New York City restaurant scene — and isn’t shy about trying them. Her page is a mix of well-lit selfies, top #shelfies, mouthwatering food porn and peeks into her teddy-coat-filled closet.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Jana Carrero runs her blog OJ AND CIGS from Miami’s sunny shores. But it’s not all sundresses and bikinis. Using those famed Wynwood walls and other cool, hip locales for her backdrops, Jana gives followers a look at her eye-catching (90s-influenced) personal style.
Take a much-needed break from the concrete jungle with Minneapolis-based blogger Madelynn Furlong, the brains behind Wide Eyed Legless. Come for the sleek, minimal outfits (a healthy mix of designer gets and more under-the-radar finds), stay for the Scandinavian design porn and nature shots.
Even if you don’t recognize Pandora Sykes’ name, you may recognize her face. A street style fixture at fashion weeks around the world, Pandora is a favourite of fashion e-bibles like Vogue.com and the Cut. Formerly a fashion features editor at the Sunday Times, Pandora now co-hosts the weekly news/pop-culture podcast The High Low with her friend Dolly Alderton and writes for Man Repeller and The Business of Fashion, among others. And though she’s definitely at the cutting edge of the fashion industry, she’s not above shopping at Zara.
Filipino blogger and #influencer Jeanne Grey’s Instagram account is a perfect combination of enviable fashion and even more enviable locations. Join us in admiring her pared-down colour palette and dreamy travel shots.
Los Angeles-based fashion blogger (and armchair music critic) Courtney Trop describes her aesthetic as “Australian-inspired effortless style that runs the gamut of Christine Centenera’s glamour to Jessica Hart’s laid-back ease. Then add a dash of Sienna Miller’s understated unpredictability.” Are you not intrigued?
Katie Sturino is known for many things — she’s the founder of Megababe, she designed a line for Eloquii, she was the human of Insta-famous dog Toast. She’s also the creator of the hashtag #supersizethelook, which, if you click on it, shows a series of side-by-side images of a below-size-10 celeb in a designer outfit and Katie, in a copycat plus-size look.
Another great Instagram account to follow if you’re above a size 12 and like to keep your closet current. Grace Victory’s LIKEtoKNOW.it is extremely well-curated, plus she gives good caption.
Over the past year, both 21-year-old Molly Blutstein and her chic twin Reese (better known as @double3xposure) have amassed spectacular Instagram followings thanks to their unique, effortlessly cool style. Now, major brands are taking notice: so far in 2018, the duo has made their runway debut at Collina Strada and starred in ads for Calvin Klein. Not too shabby.
French-raised, half-Nigerian, quarter-Malian, quarter-Senegalese blogger Fatou N’diaye is a true original. Her blog, BlackBeautyBag.com, provides French-speaking black women a forum in which to share tips about products and services for black hair and skin; her Instagram offers the world at large some serious style inspiration
After all the fun and excitement of walking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and fronting big-time mags like L’Officiel and ELLE France, you’d think Brazilian beauty Gizele Oliveira would want a break from fashion. But no, the IMG signee keeps her feed (and blog) filled with crisp, beautifully photographed outfit shots.
The blogger, model and stylist (to some of the brightest stars in music, including Kendrick Lamar and Lil Yachty) recently became the first woman to design an Air Jordan sneaker released in both men’s and women’s sizing. Streetwear lovers, tap that “Follow” button.