Bloggers used to be a go-to source for fashion, but now, with the number of sponsored posts on the rise, making us question the sincerity of fashion bloggers. Is it just for the money? Did they actually like that look?
Since blogging blew up in 2006, it has now become a career. Even in schools, kids regularly tell their guidance counselor they want to be a blogger. So picking out the creme de la creme of the blogosphere can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Which is why I am here.
Swiping through Zara-meets-Gucci-Belt loaded Instagrams can make you feel like you’re losing your sanity, right? It’s the same old thing over and over again. Well, not anymore, as I have found the creme de la creme.
The influencers you’re about to see are able to transform our perspective and also experiment. They have a very distinguishable eye for creating great styles that will help you transform your wardrobe, and they have confirmed their place within a very busy Instagram jungle. No dubious sponsored posts here!
Emma Hill always looks on point, but all the more so with this gorgeous combo. She is renowned for her classic style, which she somehow manages to add a modern twist to. Here, she shows us how a denim skirt can still be sophisticated and chic, all whilst having a laid-back urban vibe. The frayed hem just roughens up the look, whilst the blue on blue totally compliments her hair. This is perfect for those of you looking for an everyday look, and it’s even ideal for the workplace. The straw bag – a big trend this season – is the perfect way to wrap up the outfit, and makes it appear light and relaxed.
Trying to wear a blazer in the summer sounds like mission impossible, right? Jill from Little Black Boots shows us how to rock a blazer even in warmer temperatures - a pair of frayed denim shorts makes the look sexier and sassier and the splash of color with the orange platform espadrilles make it all the more summer-appropriate. The look cinches her in at the waist and makes her legs look like they go on for days - just the look you want for summer!
Trend alert! One of the biggest trends for this season which will go straight through into the next is animal print. And as you may have guessed, I am a huge fan of leopard print! When it is well done, it is fierce, sexy yet sophisticated. Teamed with khaki paper-bag waist pants, there is an effortless chic to this outfit that just drives me, well, wild (excuse the pun). I also love the touch of neon that makes the outfit even more summer-appropriate. Those sliders are definitely to add to my wishlist.
Jenny from Margo And Me shows us how the simplicity but boldness of a red dress can turn heads. The midi length and ruffled sleeves are reminiscent of a French Riviera style, and of course, the color, is a show-stealer. Kitten heel mules elongate her legs but are still are practical for a girl on the go. The look is timeless and chic, just how we like it!
If anything can beat a suit, it’s a pastel-shade one. This pastel green suit is so easy to dress up or dress down, although we love making a suit look sporty. This season, it’s all about wearing several pastel shades at once, which is why Elle from the Elle Next Door has completed the look with a pastel pink shoulder bag. Her outfit perfectly matches her décor, and has won a place in our hearts.
The maxi dress is a key staple for SS18, but Janelle from Wait You Need This shows us how it can still be sexy. An off-the-shoulder dress can show just the right amount of clavicle, and the tie-knot detailing shows an inch of abs. Not only can this dress be teamed with sneakers, but wouldn’t it be ideal for a summer wedding with eye-catching stilettos? Janelle has got the accessories spot on, and this has inspired me to try out a more bohemian look this season. So hippie chic!
When we look for outfit inspo, we often go to Megan Ellaby’s feed – she has such an eclectic taste in fashion and isn’t afraid to step out of her comfort zone. For this look, she shows us how to work white shorts in a more retro way, which is right down her street. The pink and nude details to the outfit soften the edges and give the look a lot more feminine feel. This is an outfit we’d all love to pack in our suitcases for our next vacay.
Every summer, we turn our backs on white because of our own fears – whether it’s because you’re clumsy (guilty!) or because you’re scared of a color that is deemed unflattering by many, you have seriously been missing out! Lizzy from Shot On The Street wears this cotton white tie dress with elegance. It’s playful thanks to its length, and the ruffles elongate her legs – it’s a 10 out of 10 from us! If this won’t get you testing out this classic shade, we don’t know what will.
Another way to experiment with bohemian style is with a peasant blouse. It ticks all our boxes – light, airy, romantic, and practical. You won’t bore of this gorgeous staple as you can wear it all year round. For this look, Monikh Dale has teamed her peasant blouse with a pair of white cargo shorts, mixing androgynous vibes with the femininity of her top. This whimsical outfit would be perfect for a vacation in an exotic location or just for margaritas in the sun.
Last but not least, a final staple you will need in your summer wardrobe is a jumpsuit. Asides the obvious inconvenience of going to the toilet, it is light, comfortable and chilled. The grilled geometric pattern is so retro, and the balloon sleeves respect those vibes. Aimee from Song of Style has stuck to neutral tones such as beige and tan to keep in line with the natural fabric and shade of her jumpsuit. Some dramatic sunglasses finish off the look and elevate it.
Now you have seen whose outfits have inspired Rebel HQ for this season, it’s your turn – who has inspired you in the last few months, and who do you turn to for style inspiration? Do you look for inspiration on Instagram? We’d love to find out in the comments section!