Instagram has the unique ability to turn some of the most trendy pieces of the season into the most-wanted needs and wants of the moment. Though we haven’t yet all taken the plunge in shopping directly from the social media platform, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few (or thousands) of gems available out there. What’s available directly at your fingertips and free of charge however, and doesn’t necessitate the use of a credit card, is hours if not days’ worth of inspiration.
It’s like window shopping through an unfortunately much smaller lens, but with the ability to unplug and discover some of the most style-worthy people out there. How many times a day do you screenshot a post while mentally reminding yourself to attempt to recreate that same exact outfit at a later date? In our case, the answer is: a lot. The beauty in displaying and sharing your outfit with the world is that you’re able to reach millions of people from the most diverse backgrounds, without even properly realizing it. Not only do you have the chance to source and inspire your next *lewk*, but you also get a glimpse into what these trendy people are currently wearing wherever they’re located. Call it digital cultural immersion without the travel!
And for that, I believe we are all thankful for the ‘gram – because despite the fact that it unfortunately also gives plenty of room for negativity, bullying and more atrocious acts; it’s also one of the largest creative outposts that’s available to anyone, anywhere. What’s more, besides the screenshots and the shopping tool, we asked friends, family and colleagues to share with us what items they’ve bookmarked in the past weeks, and are planning to get their hands on IRL.
But because we make it a mission not to end up stockpiling seasonal trends on end – we suggest taking a trip to Goodwill or your local charity shop to make room for some new incomers. There’s no better timing than right before the holidays to give back, and we guarantee that your third pair of Western-style ankle boots will find a new owner before you decide to splurge on this leopard-print jacket.
Onto the 10 most wanted pieces we’ve bookmarked, screenshotted and saved in our favorites folder – scroll through as we offer several options for each piece.
A FLEECE JACKET
SILK-SATIN SLIT MIDI SKIRT
A WINTER PUFFER
SOMETHING ANIMAL PRINT
A ROBE FOR BOTH IN AND OUTDOORS
Featured images via Instagram / @sandyliang
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