We've all been there - you take a quick snapshot of your brand new Madewell leather tote, edit it using the perfect filter and upload it to Instagram. After twiddling your thumbs for a long 10 minutes, you excitingly check your Instagram account and are surprised to learn that your recent upload has gone unliked AND you lost a follower! WHAT! Confusion sets in once again.. Although fashion bloggers make it look easy, gaining followers and "likes" on Instagram takes more than just snapping a photo of your newest purchase, it takes lots of thought and creativity. For tips on how to create the best Instagram photos like all of our favorite fashion bloggers, keep reading!
- Create Bold Flat-lays
In this photo, blogger @atsuyosworld created a colorful, eye-catching flatlay arrangement to showcase her Karen Walker sunnies from DITTO. Grab a few essentials like your planner and favorite magazine to create a similar look!
2. Actually wear the item/product your mentioning!
Discretely showcase a set of your favorite hair extensions or new lipstick color by actually wearing it in the photo and tagging the brand. Blogger Eva Catherine does this perfectly by styling her Bombay Hair Extensions and tagging the brand in the picture. By doing this, her photos are able to get discovered by like-minded girls who follow Bombay Hair's Instagram account!
3. Snap a high-quality shot from a unique angle
Which one would catch your eye, a picture of distressed jeans on a hanger (borrrrring) or a detailed shot like shown above? Fashion blogger @meg_legs masters this technique perfectly by showcasing her BLANKNYC distressed denim in an alluring way. By keeping her posts fresh and stylish, she attracts girls looking to follow fashion-forward accounts.
4. Take pictures at events
Whether you're headed to an annual event or a night out on the town, have a friend snap a full-length shot of your outfit! Fashion girl @walkinwonderland snapped this shot while at the #ClubTacori event in LA. Followers love to see where you're going or where you're headed to next. By tagging the label and adding their unique hashtag, everyone interested in the same event can discover your post!
5. Stay in Season
Not sure if it's the cute pumpkin or cozy looking flannel shirt, but followers love to see posts that are on-trend and in season! This Fall style Instagram photo by @grace_auten was posted as soon as October rolled in, getting her followers excited about the new season. By keeping her posts current and trendy and by adding a few relevant hashtags like #fallstyle or #plaidfannels, this blogger is able to attract engaged followers!
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