One of my favorite things about scrolling through my Instagram feed an unhealthy number of times per day is the endless sea of daily style inspiration grasping my attention. At least one-third of the people I follow are fashion bloggers, many from whom I derive my own looks. It’s fun finding individuals who share similar fashion tastes because they expose you to stores you’ve never heard about (and now can’t live without), amazing deals you never knew existed, and tips about wearing and re-wearing your clothes to create different looks. Thus, I have elected to show you four of my favorite style bloggers and explain why each one is worth checking out!
NYC-based blogger Cassandra DiMicco’s mission is to not only “provide style inspirations, but the confidence to chase your own dreams.” Cassandra has a take-on-the-day approach to her style, which is why I admire her looks so much. While they are consistently polished and effortlessly chic, they aren’t always predictable. She has an outfit for nearly every situation, from work to a much-needed vacation, and she manages to to keep each one unique in its own right. In each of her posts, she highlights an eponymous article of clothing and discusses her favorite ways of styling it, as evidenced by her ensembles. A present-day Carrie Bradshaw, Cassandra evokes a combined fierceness and fabulousness that I aspire towards in my own personal style: put-together and ready to conquer all that comes her way.
If there is one blogger whom I find myself calling my “style soul sister,” it’s California native Sydney Woolery. We both share a love for minimalist and ’70s-inspired fashions, as well as GREAT steals. Half the time, I find myself in awe that Sydney discovers most of her clothes at Target, H&M, Brandy Melville, etc. Clearly, I’m not looking for bargain items in the right places. Anyway, Sydney’s style echoes the sunny and free-spirited fashions of the West Coast (lace-ups, bell-bottoms), but with an added feminine and casual chic touch. Sydney is also unafraid to reuse garments when creating new looks. The mark of a true fashionista is knowing how to mix and match your clothes without becoming a full-on hoarder, and she absolutely nails it.
Charleston blogger Dannon Collard brings a whole new meaning to the term minimalism. Color might not dominate her wardrobe, but Dannon’s monochrome looks are perfect for workwear, casual dress, and evening attire (some of which can be filed under all three). From sporty chic to elegant street style, she chooses versatile pieces that can be re-worn to reflect a variety of clothing trends. Plus, the budget-friendly southerner knows a thing or two about snagging a good deal, with Forever 21 and ASOS as staples in her arsenal of bargain stores. So, not only does Dannon keep her style classic and simple, but she also knows where the quality discounts are hiding. Also, her Instagram aesthetic is straight fire. You guys should definitely give it a look.
4. The Demeler
Like Dannon, NYC blogger Lily Montasser also boasts a minimalist closet. Lily’s take on the trend, however, is a bit edgier and more reflective of urban chic. Black makes an appearance in virtually every ensemble, no matter how big or small. Lily also takes risks when it comes to playing with different textures, which isn’t the easiest feat in fashion. She may not say much in her posts, but she explains her outfits sufficiently enough to keep you well-informed on the best brands for specific trends and how to pair clothing items to get the most effective use out of them. Lily is great at maintaining simplicity both on the page and in her outfits, and her daily posts provide me with constant inspiration to help shape my own looks (especially when I make my future move to NYC).