Let’s be honest, when we are in need of some outfit ideas, the first place we go to is social media. Our feeds are filled with girls just like us styling our favorite new trends and sharing pieces of their lives for us all to take some inspiration from. Do you ever think to yourself, “I can do that?”
If you are anything like me, you are intrigued by the influencer industry and are eager to dive right in. But when it is time to get in front of the camera, you have no idea what to do with yourself.
Many of us struggle with the question of how to become a successful fashion influencer. Putting together items from my wardrobe and brushing on my new go-to make-up look is my favorite way to express my creativity –– why wouldn’t I want to show it off to the world?
Luckily for us, TikTok is filled with hundreds of creators who figured it out and are ready to give us the big sister advice we have been looking for. Before your next mini photoshoot with your besties, think about following these five creators to learn how to spice up your Instagram game.
In her series, “100 Days of Poses and Photo Inspo,” Mac brings you with her and her handy tripod to recreate the viral pictures overwhelming our Pinterest boards. Her account promotes being unapologetically yourself and going for it when it comes to overcoming your timidness while shooting in public. Her motto of not relying on others to do what you love teaches users that there is nothing stopping you from creating the content you want to create. Mac’s videos will show you how to use a tripod, how to master your ideal lighting, and how to reflect your personal aesthetic through your Instagram profile.
Vi is the powerhouse Instagram manager you never knew you needed. This LA-based content creator quit her 9-5 job and started creating content full time in 2020 and now encourages her 1.1 million followers that they should follow their hearts, too. Referring to herself as “your digital big sis,” her videos share helpful tips for your next at-home photoshoot. From tutorials on how to pose in certain pieces from your closet to inside scoops of what it is like to work with a professional photographer, Vi is your go-to for a motivational guide to expressing your inner fashion influencer.
Filled with styling tips, pose ideas, and beauty tricks, Precious will spill her secrets to mastering one-of-a-kind streetstyle content creation. This creator’s style consists of bold colors and prints that promote creativity, steering from ordinary trend following. She will show you how to shoot in neutral locations achievable by any dedicated influencer-to-be. Are you camera shy? She has essential insights for taking the best photos that will make you look like a photoshoot natural.
This NYC-based photographer collaborates with Gen Z models and stylists to create artsy editorial content. Alex takes her followers behind the scenes as she plans and shoots stand-out photos. Follow her process while she teaches how to professionally edit images, how to find the perfect angle, and how to get started with the right camera equipment. Gather inspiration from her overlooked location ideas as she encourages shy wanna-be-influencers to take magazine quality photos.
If you are looking for expert insights on all things Instagram and TikTok, look no further –– Nicole has you covered. As an influencer coach, this creator posts daily social media hacks you probably didn’t know about. Get inspired through caption ideas and content recreation tutorials, and find your way into the world of influencing. On her account, Nicole lays out everything you need to know, step-by-step, to start up your content journey.
With the growth of TikTok, we now have the incredible opportunity to share and give advice from wherever we are around the globe. I am grateful our generation is happy to give a helping hand to their social media friends and generously share their experiences and insights with a wide audience. Take advantage of the information out there and be confident when you say “I can do that, too!”
Featured photo by @yen_gals25