Greetings friends hope you’re all well. I got asked recently if I had any Instagram fashion ‘influencers’ or bloggers that I admire and that they I feel inspired by from time to time, and it got me thinking about the fact that many of the people that we see on fashion brand’s instas all follow a very similar style. That doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing, or that their style isn’t personal to themselves, but it can become a bit repetitive. So, here are a few of my own personal favourite Instagram fashion bloggers that don’t all follow that recurring style.
Marie is the type of person that you look at and can’t quite put your finger on which aspect of her style you admire the most. Is it the colourful monochromatic styling? Is it her romanticised play with textures and cosy knits? Or is the combination of calming colours and cuddly cardigans just the perfect combination of C’s for an attractive insta feed?
Not only that, but her collaborative work features many new and upcoming brands, fresh from Scandinavia in more specifically. Many of which are ethically driven towards creating sustainable and eco-friendly garments, in which Marie uses her platform to style in fresh and contemporary ways.
Overall, her fun and flamboyant outfits are super refreshing in a world of all black and occasional neon green. Besides that, her not-so-serious styling is also a good influence to have on an audience, as fashion should be fun and enjoyable, without any feelings of pressure to dress in a particular way in order to be ‘stylish’.
Maria definitely gives me that cliche ‘cool girl in school that didn’t speak to anyone but nobody messed with her’ vibe that you see in all the American teen movies. She can clash as many prints as possible but still look effortless and put together, but in a cool way.
She finds a way to make everything and anything work together, no matter how tacky or outrageous the outfit may be. Purple sparkly flared trousers with a complimentary pink t-shirt? Who wouldn’t do that. You never know what type of day she’s dressing for or what she’s doing, but she looks prepared for anything, and that’s hot.
She can go from one extreme to the other, from an 80’s party go-er to a 90’s schoolgirl who spends her time between the library and skateboarding to school and back. The versatility in her styling is something so refreshing and exciting to see and I’d really recommend you gave her a follow, even if she’s not to your particular taste it’s just fun to see.
Karoline Herr is a German fashion and interiors enthusiast that dedicates her instagram towards combining these two elements into one strong and visually pleasing feed. She’s a fan of soft and neutral tones in both of these areas, and she enjoys a more architectural play on shapes and proportions.
Her style is super feminine without necessarily being ‘girly’. It’s mature in a way that makes her look polished and flawless, but it doesn’t age her or look too dated.
Her images make a welcoming appearance, as they’re not too bombarding of brands or labels, just simply good style. In a world of instagram it’s hard to avoid materialism and caring too much about the status of items, but it’s easy to tell that Karoline looks to items for their beauty and inspiring qualities rather than the opposing ideas. Overall, she’s a pretty good person to be following.
Ah Karen, you legend. Karen has been an all time favourite fashion admirer of mine since I properly got invested in the fashion world. A Brit now living in New York, she takes inspiration from both places within her wardrobe, and you can also find her documenting the street style of New York over on her YouTube channel (under the same username).
One thing that initially drawn me to Karen’s style was her heavy inclusion of vintage and second hand pieces. She speaks a lot of sustainable fashion and shopping ethically, and so her outfits reflect that same idea of timeless pieces: never outdated fashion.
She’s also a big fashion of jewel tones, fun textures, and vintage cuts. Wide or flared leg trousers are a common appearance, as well as a good turtleneck and chunky boots. By the way, she’s also super excited about clothes, and when I say excited, I MEAN excited, go to her YouTube to see exactly what I mean).
Last but certainly not least, we have the wonderful Jenny Mustard. She’s originally from Sweden, but her and her boyfriend David have moved from capital to capital for many years now, and are currently residing in London! Her Scandinavian background plays a great influence on her wardrobe and her minimalist lifestyle, and she’s also a great enthusiast for veganism and social change as she discusses on her weekly podcast.
Jenny’s instagram features a very faff-free consistency, showcasing her chic and contemporary styling in her toned surroundings. She’s a lover of sustainability and she uses her platform to showcase some of Scandinavia’s best organic and ethical brands, whilst also going a step further on her YouTube channel to provide a variety of styling videos to help make the most out of your wardrobe.
Her style is never too much of anything, never too boyish or girly, never too put together or too laid back, it’s just right. She’s always one for outfit repeating (as we all should do) yet her ability to switch up an outfit to make it feel all brand new again is a great influence to have on your feed. 10/10 in my books if you ask me.
So that’s a few of my most favourite fashion bloggers, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this and maybe even discovered a new account that you’re on your way to follow! Anyway, I’ll be back soon with anyone fun post.