Looking to Instagram for fashion and style ideas can be helpful: You’ll realize that occasionally you just need to look at your closet with fresh eyes. Other times you just need to add those booties to your online cart, you know?
We rounded up our favorite style bloggers who influence our own wardrobe, convince us that thigh-high boots need a dose of body positivity, and tell us straight up which clothes and accessories will be everywhere next season.
Many, if not all, dress in an affordable way (or least mix high-fashion accessories with low-price staples). Which makes them all the more our kind of girls.
Nicolette Mason, @nicolettemason
Nicolette Mason’s style is inspiring for any body type, but especially for women who want to know more about where to buy and how to style plus-size. The style blogger and Marie Claire contributing editor’s Instagram feed doesn’t stop at fashion: Mason is openly gay and vocal about the current political climate.
Alyssa Coscarelli, @alyssainthecity
As a fashion editor at Refinery29, a love of clothing is written into Alyssa Coscarelli’s job. Followers will get plenty of cool-girl outfits such as in the photo above, to DIY creative ideas. A recent posts gives instructions for how to make earrings using supplies from a hardware store.
Karen Blanchard, @karenbritchick
Karen Blanchard’s street style mixes high end pieces with accessible fashion, proving that looking good doesn’t need to mean head-to-toe designer. The style blogger and photographer sells many of her items on her site, Where Did You Get That? So if you fall in love with her shoes, there’s a chance they could be yours.
Aimee Song, @songofstyle
Aimee Song has 4.4 million Instagram followers and for good reason: Her feed provides endless images of fashion inspiration and wanderlust. You might want her faux fur coat, her bathing suit or a pretty ruffle shirt she wore. You might want all three.
Katie Dirks, @styleontarget
Katie Dirks lives in Indianapolis and it’s safe to say that Target is her favorite place to shop. Every outfit she posts includes a garment, accessory or shoe she bought from the store, proving that you don’t need to spend loads of money to look right on trend.
Paloma Elsesser, @palomija
Paloma Elsesser is a plus-size fashion model and muse to makeup megastars like Pat McGrath. Follow her Instagram for creative ways to mix athletic pieces such as Nike shorts and sports bras into everyday, enviable outfits.
Carly A. Heitlinger, @carly
People with a love for preppy style will find their inspiration from Carly Heitlinger, the woman behind the blog The College Prepster.
Frédérique Harrel, @freddieharrel
Freddie Harrel’s fashion philosophy is one we can get behind: “You are not only one person! But dozens, hundreds of personalities,” Freddie writes on her blog. “I use style as a tool to bring them out.”
The popular U.K. blogger is the founder of SHE Unleashed, a series of confidence workshops, and Big Hair No Care, a hair extension company.
Jeanette Johnson, @jseverydayfashion
Fashion lovers and responsible budgeters rejoice. Jeanette Johnson is committed to styling cute outfits without running yourself into credit card debt. Johnson runs the blog J’s Everyday Fashion, in which she shows her followers how to recreate trendy celebrity outfits, such as Olivia Palermo’s, above, but for way less money. All of her ideas are searchable under the hashtag #lookforless.
Katie Sturino, @the12ishstyle
Katie Sturino is dedicated to showing women sizes 12, 14 and 16 how to dress. These sizes can be unavailable in most stores, but the people who need them often do not quite fit into plus-size clothing. Sturino shows this cohort where to find the clothes they need, and just how to style it.
Our favorite bit of Sturino’s advice? Before you put your outfit on, put your confidence on first.