Feed in need of a refresh? Start with these stylists, bloggers, and influencers
We all like a good scroll, don’t we? On the bus, sitting on the loo, when a particularly dull colleague is taking up too much time in a meeting…
But what happens when you’re sick of yet another advert or artfully taken selfie? It’s time to refresh that feed. Whether you’re an instafiend or a more longform reader, here are our pick of ten Leeds-based fashion accounts to inspire both your wardrobes and your mind.
Rhiannon Olivia – Blogger & YouTuber
One of the more established Leeds Fashion bloggers, Rhiannon’s recent rebrand from her previous pseudonym 'Robowecop' has seen her go from strength to strength as one of the friendliest voices in the scene.
Any recent graduate will relate to her frank posts about budget interiors, imposter syndrome and mental health, but it’s her fashion sense that is really beginning to shine though – with similarly talented blogger boyfriend Joseph Burrows at her side , the quality photography of her high-street finds will have you hitting the Trinity Centre before you know it.
Jen Allison - Blogger, copywriter, highly stylish Mum
Proof that you can parent and retain a personal style at the same time, both Jen’s blog (jforjen.com) and Instagram are an absolute aesthetic delight (I mean, just look at Baby Hazel’s wardrobe).
Whether she’s offering advice on breastfeeding, sharing her top tips on compiling a tax return or exploring a new Yorkshire café, Jen’s down-to-earth demeanour and affordable, relatable approach to fashion make her the colleague you wish you had sitting opposite.
Olivia Miller – LCA graduate and founder of FanMail UK
An undisputed standout of Leeds College of Art’s recent graduate show, Olivia Miller’s final project for her Fashion Concepts and Communication degree has marked her out as one to watch. Having interned for the likes of The WaR Agency and now working as an assistant stylist for Marks & Spencer.
Her penchant for Millennial Pink spawned the quirky FanMail UK, an ode to the power of fanclubs and the teenage emotions that fandom is often associated with. It’s early days, but we’re putting ourselves in line to snap up one of her sugary slogan tees.
Pairing of our 'Oh Man' and 'Hollow Play Torso' tees worn by Blake + Lucy. Available online now. Photography by @hazfrance. #fanmail #jersey #sweatshirt
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Alice Darby, Personal Shopper
Ever delved into Topshop’s cavernous changing rooms? Chances are you may have encountered Alice. One of the Briggate store’s dedicated personal shoppers, her Insta feed will keep you up to date with all the best bits that the store has to offer without needing to leave the house.
With a keen eye for a trend but an appreciation of a hero basic, she’s the girl you’ll want on your side as you scream ‘I have nothing to wear!’ for the fifteenth time this season.
Blowin' In The Wind / Easy, Breezy Sunday #sunday #sundaystyle #sundayvibes #weekendvibes #zara #zarawoman #zaramania #andotherstories #inspo #ootd #outfitoftheday #fashion #style #instafashion #instastyle #instadaily #potd #lotd #wiwt #streetstyle #streetwear #outfitpost #outfit #leedsstreets #leedsfashion #leedslife #leeds
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Nadyia, Stylist & Manager
If Alice was serving beautiful simplicity, Nadyia is all about the bold and bright. Assistant manager at the River Island Style Studio, she knows how to clash a print with the best of them, accentuating her glorious hair (but seriously, the envy is real). Best of all, she keeps things simple – with short, to the point captions, her images do all the talking for her, retaining an air of mystery. V. cool.
Sophie, Co-captain of Etsy Leeds and shop owner
With the delights of Etsy at her fingertips, it’s no surprise that Sophie (otherwise known as OneTenZeroSeven) is responsible for a lot of our late night impulse buys.
Her world is one filled with colour and cuteness – a quick scroll through her feed or online store is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Unless you’re slightly dead inside, in which case you might be better off swapping to Twitter, egg icon optional.
Chatting about all things fashion, lifestyle and beauty at sameoldchic.com, Bridie knows a pretty backdrop when she sees one.
If you’re lacking date night inspiration, her blog is a trove of new openings and reviews, but she also makes time for a good old-fashioned wishlist – every Wednesday offers up the best picks of the high-street without any need to rifle through the racks.
Amy Thomson, Fashion Illustrator & Designer
Another star of this years graduating LCA class, you’ll know an Amy Thomson design when you see one. Frothy pastels, oversized bows and overflowing limbs…her subversion of childlike fairytales and awkward features shows an imagination that designers much further into their careers would be proud of.
Follow her now and boast about it later when her work is everywhere.
Chloe Emma, Co-owner of Harvest Moon Vintage
As we move ever-closer to Autumn, Chloe is your gal when it comes to layering inspiration. With a serious penchant for putting a look together in unexpected and exciting ways, she’s leant her styling skills to work at Leeds store Pop Boutique as well as her own brand, Harvest Moon Vintage.
Skip the eBay scouring and head straight to their Etsy store for all things boho and dreamy retro, ideal for getting that ever-popular reformation look for a fraction of the price.
Jenessa Williams, Totally humble freelance Journalist
Now, influencer might be stretching it here but hey, is your name at the top of this article? Well then.
Give Jenessa a follow for guaranteed colourful merriment around this fair city, outfits that look like they belong on a particularly sassy toddler and occasionally, some actually quite introspective writing about fashion, music and pop culture. You know you want to…