THEY’LL MAKE YOU FEEL 75% LESS STYLISH
At this point in the game, 80% of what can be shared on social media is no longer original. That means one needs to try and go the extra mile to make the normal posting seem fresh and exciting especially when it comes to the very visual platform we know as Instagram. I struggle with creating a steady stream of fun content just like tons of big brands. So, how do you stand out from the crowd when there are 300+ million other Instagram users thinking the exact same thing you are?
Find inspiration in others and steal what seems to be working for them.
That moment you run into old photo on your phone, thought I should share them with you • Shot by: @itsneilb. #stevenonoja #whpforeveryoung A photo posted by Steven Onoja (@stevenonoja) on
Steven Onoja is, in plain English, really fucking stylish. It doesn’t matter if he’s in a suit or a t-shirt, the Nigerian-born-NYC-based creative manages to look like he’s been plucked from an editorial in each post he shares. Even outside of his personal style, he is a master at curating what looks to be a very stylish life.
More #uno please ! @mrmatadin always ready for a major game of uno! Kisses iv A photo posted by Inezvinoodh (@inezvinoodh) on
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are a super cool photography duo that I first came to know while working at Pier 59 Studios. One day, I found myself helping get things prepared for their son’s birthday party in one of the studios. Don’t ask. Either way, just one glance at their feed will show you he’s clearly a muse for his incredibly talented mother.
wet hot american summer A photo posted by kari anne devereaux (@kari_devereaux) on
BTS yesterday. Back to the city ✌ A photo posted by Max Papendieck Photography (@maxmoments) on
Arriving at the 2015 Atelier Versace show in Paris yesterday evening. Thank you to Donatella and the whole @versace_official team for having me. #AtelierVERSACE ❤️? A photo posted by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (@rosiehw) on
It’s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Need I say more? Didn’t think so.
[ Bridging the Gap ••• Squad w/ @leonbridgesofficial @joekenneth_ @travisgumbs #rogwalker ] photo by @rambo #vsco A photo posted by Joshua Kissi (@streetetiquette) on
Joshua Kissi, one half of Street Etiquette, has helped build a brand that stemmed from street style but evolved into a creative hub. Everything that gets posted could almost double as an advertisement and when I realize they aren’t…it makes me want to delete my entire Instagram account. This happens 96.3% of the time I see a new post go up on Kissi’s feed.
Finally! Thank you @retromarine & @_anaeder_ for my new swim trunks! #lovethem #color #vintagecool A photo posted by Xavi Menós (@imxavimenos) on
During my time working on Project Runway, I met this ball of energy photographer, Xavi Menos. At first, I didn’t realize why he was on set because he wasn’t a Lifetime photographer nor did he work for the production company. I soon found out that he’s actually in charge of Nina Garcia’s social presence. And Shakira’s. And he’s gorgeous…but don’t tell him I told you that. Xavi does a great job of balancing what feel like real life moments with absolutely stunning images of scenery around New York and the world.
Morning! Coffee. You? What’s on your table today? #blueisthewarmestcolor #atpb #easthampton A photo posted by tamumcpherson (@tamumcpherson) on
Tamu McPherson runs All the pretty birds and rose to fashion fame thanks to her street style. However, you’re not overwhelmed with that type of content on her account. After a few minutes of scrolling, you just feel like smiling. Tamu’s Instagram feed is so positive which can be quite rare to find with this crowd. Yes, you see tons of smiling faces but when you’re with Tamu, you actually believe her smile.
First Paris Trip ’74: MicMac Shirts, New Man Jeans, Hitchcock covered @vogueparis Marlboro ? Cafe Flore Shirts, Tennis Hats, Club Sept ? A photo posted by Richard Haines (@richard_haines) on
Richard Haines is the fantastic illustrator behind the popular blog, What I Saw Today, but he also isn’t afraid of a little skin…on male models, that is. He’s also done various erotic series but is still most known for his work with the sartorial crowd. I even got my sketch done by him. PROOF.
It’s Trench warfare, last Trench standing. Check out this original painting and more at sunflowerman.com.shop. #SherlockSaturday #menswear #vintage #sunflowerman A photo posted by Sunflowerman (@sunflowerman) on
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Good morning! Only 3 more days until holidays! A photo posted by Matthew Zorpas (@matthewzorpas) on
This @ceciliecopenhagen dress makes me feel like this. Where have I been not knowing about this label? Thank you, @frubjorkman! #Stockhomies @harpersbazaarus A photo posted by Laura Brown (@laurabrown99) on