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5 Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow Now

One of my favourite past times is getting lost in the rabbit hole we know as Instagram. It is loaded with inspiration with millions of Instagrammers showcasing their artistic eye behind the lens.

Pics courtesy of @britni.nicolee, @rclayton, @mushroomstew, @musesuniform, @my.miaou – Instagram

I’m a lover of fashion and I’m very drawn to beautiful, clear and colourful photography, so when I stumbled on the following accounts, it was easy to follow along and get very obsessed.

I am not one to gravitate towards the standard fashion IGers. You know the type: “Look at me pout while I carry a $10,000 bag” types of shots. I also don’t care for the overly washed out palettes that are so prevalent on Instagram too (unless the fashion is really, really good). There is something to be said for happy smiling faces, colourful shots, and showcasing beautiful, wearable clothing. If I can relate to you and you make me smile, chances are, I’ll follow you. If you post a lot of pics of tasty food and cute pets, I’ll probably follow you too!

Well, without further ado, here is a round-up of IGers that I check in on every day like it’s my full-time job!

Ashley Hutchinson of @Mushroom Stew

Pics courtesy of @mushroomstew, Instagram

Ashley’s blog, www.SedBona.com, is a veritable treasure trove of “endless inspiration” as noted by her website’s tagline. Her Instagram, @mushroomstew, is no different. Bursting with colour, beautiful ootds, and mouth-watering food shots – it’s a literal delight for the senses. Doesn’t hurt either that she is a gifted professional photographer, along with being the human of the most adorable little pug. What an eye this girl has – and her 46,300+ followers agree.

Nelly of @Muses Uniform

Muses Uniform Instagram
Pics courtesy of @musesuniform, Instagram

This beautiful Parisian has been inspiring me for months now, ever since I stumbled upon her account while stalking another gorgeous IGer, @asiyamigold. Nelly’s sense of style is a mix of both Parisian “effortless chic” and African fashion influence. She styles her clothing in new, fresh ways which she displays beautifully on her instagram, @musesuniform. She pairs pieces like billowing velvet palazzo pants with oversized men’s blazers and throws on her Comme des Garçons Converse to add a little “je ne sais quoi” to her outfits. I’m obsessed.

Sabrina Stavenjord of @My.Miaou

Pics courtesy of @my.miaou, Instagram

Sabrina’s lifestyle-focused Instagram, @my.miaou, will leave you with a serious hankering for yummy sweets and delicious cocktails. My sweet tooth sings each time I stalk her account. Sabrina is a master of food photography, capturing beautiful desserts, delicious dinners and mouth-watering pastries in her expert flatlays. The dreamy consistency of her IG too leaves me wanting more. This girl also has the best ombré hair and an enviable wardrobe. Sabrina – can we please hang out so that I can borrow your bags?? LOL! Check out her blog too – www.mymiaou.com. It’s loaded with fantastic recipes.

Britni Sumida of @britni.nicolee

Pics courtesy of @britni.nicolee, Instagram

I live vicariously through this “bad girl’s” IG, @britni.nicolee. Britni Sumida is stop-traffic gorgeous and her style is amazing. It was her influence that made me get bangs. Britni is a Japanese-American model that is just killing it on Instagram. Residing in LA, she has access to countless locations to capture some of the coolest fashion shots I’ve ever seen. This nerd right here hopes to be half as cool as Britni one day.

Rosie Clayton of @rclayton

Pics courtesy of @rclayton, Instagram

When I stumbled upon Rosie’s incredibly popular Instagram (111,000 followers!), I was stunned. I have never, EVER seen a bigger and more beautiful collection of fabulous walls! This Chicagoan captures a lot of her rainbow-y ootds in LA which is apparently Home Of Amazingly Instagrammable Walls. Like me, Rosie is a lover of colour. I cannot get enough of her collection of stunningly beautiful shots and enviable collection of clothing. Girl – can I please, please, please play in your closet? AMAZING.

Who are some of your fave IGers? What are you drawn to on Instagram? Drop your thoughts in the comments section!

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thanks, Jessica!

    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 10:13 am

      You’re welcome!

  1. July 10, 2017 / 9:49 am

    All wonderful accounts. I love when I see smiling faces and wearable fashion too (although, I do admit, I like muted accounts just as much — or more — than colorful ones). I never understand how girls like Rosie find one colorful wall after the next. But if you like her account, then you’ll like https://www.instagram.com/jenniferlake/

    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Oooh Cheryl! Thanks for this! I like the muted accounts too…but most times I need that pop of colour!! Thanks for sending Jennifer’s account!

  2. July 10, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I need another Instagram to follow like I need a hole in my head. Thanks?!? **rushes over to become follower 111,001**

    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Hahahahahahaha! Glad I can get your following count up!

  3. July 10, 2017 / 11:11 am

    These are all amazingly well curated accounts. I think Rosie’s is my favorite. I’m loving all of the color.

    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Rosie’s account is great, isn’t it??? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. July 10, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I haven’t heard of any of these accounts! Loving the theme some of these ladies have!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  5. July 10, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Love these accounts! I will definitely be following them!! =)

    • Dominique
      July 10, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      They are great, aren’t they! Glad you loved my picks!

  6. July 10, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    These accounts are so gorgeous! There’s lot to learn from these ladies for sure.

  7. July 10, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Ahh love the balance of colorful and minimalist accounts. Looks like we have similar taste.

  8. July 11, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I love a pretty Instagram feed. They encourage me to step up me Insta game lol.

    • Dominique
      July 11, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Haha! Me too, luv!

  9. Jay Colby
    July 11, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I’m certainly going to have to check out these accounts they all seem great!

    • Dominique
      July 12, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks, Jay!

  10. July 11, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Those are pretty dope Instagram accounts. My question is, how does Rosie find colored walls to match her clothes?

  11. July 13, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    These are some really gorgeous IG feeds. All totally different from each other, and so well done.

    • Dominique
      July 13, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      I agree! Very inspiring stuff!

  12. Kita
    July 14, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I love a beautiful Instagram account. These are amazing. I just followed a few.

  13. July 14, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    These are dope IGs. The way they are laying is perfect. Gave me motivation.

    • Dominique
      July 14, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      I hear ya, Felecia!

  14. July 17, 2017 / 10:06 am

    great selections, I am like you I do not like the “fashion” stylized grammers, I love the mix, the colour, the beauty

    • Dominique
      July 17, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      I hear ya, Linda! While some of those accounts are beautiful, I love when the person seems “real” and relatable!

  15. July 17, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I go down the rabbit hole often! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pages. They definitely look inspirational

    • Dominique
      July 18, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Thank you, Sabrina!

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