Guest posts | February 19th 2018

Kristabel’s 5 Instagram-Inspired Outfits To Try Out

Do you catch yourself looking at your wardrobe in the morning feeling totally uninspired and unsure of what look to create? It’s a feeling most of us have experienced, especially when we’re in a hurry.

Fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger Kristabel of I Want You To Know, is here to tell us all about how she uses Instagram as her go-to guide for fashion inspiration when she’s looking to create fun, new looks.

“Does anyone else get all their style information from Instagram?  According to my usage app, I spend approximately two hours browsing every day, but I like to think that it’s stopping me from feeling uninspired when it comes to my wardrobe.  You see, I’ve been curating a bit of a style survival kit thanks to their ‘Saved Posts’ feature and it’s my go to whenever I feel a bit stuck.

I follow a mixture of bloggers who are constantly re-wearing the same items and slowly convincing me that I need certain trends that I wasn’t always so sure about.  Case in point, berets.  I’m not usually a hat person but now I need one in every colour.

Here’s 5 of my faves who I’ve been admiring recently:

Camilla

Camilla has a similar style to mine, which is sometimes girly with a twist and sometimes creatively cosy in something oversized.  This outfit is a way to try the sporty trend if you can still remember wearing the likes of Kappa and Adidas in the 90s.  You don’t necessarily have to coordinate your side-stripe trousers with a matching top, but add more of a Scandi edge with an oversized poloneck and statement trainers.  There’s all of the comfort without looking like you’re off to the gym.

Warehouse Stripe Slim Leg Trouser £39 at ASOS

Remi

How does every image of Remi’s look like it could be in an arty magazine spread?  I’ve always loved the rich tones of her feed plus the different ways of styling denim.  As someone who often wears skirts and dresses, I can find it tricky to know where to start, so her looks give me some failsafe combinations for wide-legged trousers and kickflares. This stripy co-ord from New Look is a great find and the individual pieces work well too.

Black Panelled Tie Waist Blouse £7 at New Look

Black Stripe Wide Leg Trousers £19.99 at New Look

Sophie 

Sophie is probably the queen of finding High Street gems.  Case in point, this slogan sweatshirt.  It’s actually part of a pyjama set and comes in at the bargain price of £17.99.  She’s also making me want to buy more tartan and oversized knitwear. This New Look cardigan is a nice length for high waisted denim and a vital layer that will take you through to Spring.

Pink Heart Breaker Pyjama Set £17.99 at New Look
Cream Balloon Sleeve Cardigan £19.99 at New Look

Danielle

It’s not everyday that I can recommend a dress designed by a blogger.  Danielle previously worked in fashion design and recently partnered with M&S to create two pieces that reflect her clean, minimal style.  The sleeveless LBD is my fave, with draping, hardware and an asymmetric hem. Team it with a thin poloneck for smart and casual situations.

Curve Side Buckle Wrap Midi Dress £59 at M&S

Rachael

I’ve always loved Rachael’s style. She reminds me a little bit of Alexa Chung when it comes to mixing vintage-inspired pieces and is probably the reason why I’ve added a few whimsical elements to my online basket. I’m looking at you berets, dungarees and circular bags.  This teadress from Nobody’s Child will probably be next, with a bold hue for Spring and pretty fluted sleeves. I can see her remixing this in a few months, with strappy sandals and a wicker bag.

Nobody’s Child Tea Dress £28 at ASOS

Linea Circle Cross Body Bag £45 at House of Fraser

Light Brown Wool Mix Beret £9.99 at New Look

 

February 19th 2018 - by @CollectPlus