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Our favourite South African fashionistas to follow on Instagram

The photo sharing app Instagram came about in 2010 and I only really got onto it mid-last year. Partly because I had a BlackBerry; and the app is not available to BlackBerry users and partly because it’s just another platform to share photos, right? Urgh. I have Facebook for that.

I never really understood the big fuss about it because I didn’t fully get it. My first impression of Instagram was too many selfies and indulging in people’s narcissism. I could not have been more wrong! When I upgraded my phone to Not-A-BlackBerry, I downloaded the app and started learning more about it. Like it or not, we live in a visual world. This app allows us a sneak visual peek behind the scenes of someone’s life.

Instagram is a great way to travel around the world without lifting your lazy bum off the couch and it opens up a world to you of anything that you’re interested in. In my case that is primarily Ricki’s cats and his latest “cheeky” profile picture but it’s also FASHION!

I’ve found some great South African Fashionistas to follow. I love going through their feeds and getting a glimpse of their latest outfits of the day and the trends they’re sporting. Not only does it feed my fashion obsession but it also gives me some inspiration of my own.

I’ve consulted with two of my fashion obsessed friends and we’ve compiled a list of our favourite fashion forward ladies to follow.

So if you want your daily fix of fashion these are the South African fashionistas you need to add to your feed:

Raya Rossi@thevisualjournal

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Raya’s feed is filled with a quirky personal style combined with light-hearted selfies. She’s fun and carefree.

Lizzy Naude@lissiloves_instagram

Lizzy doesn’t only give you a sense of her chic style, but she also travels and incorporates this into her feed. Travel and fashion….score!
Lizzy doesn’t only give you a sense of her chic style, but she also travels and incorporates this into her feed. Travel and fashion….score!

Amy Scheepers@amy_scheepers

My friend Sarah says Amy is one of her favourite local fashionistas. Not only does this girl have an amazing fashion sense but she is also a kick ass photographer. Sarah says she gets serious envy whenever she sees her pictures.
My friend Sarah says Amy is one of her favourite local fashionistas. Not only does this girl have an amazing fashion sense but she is also a kick ass photographer. Sarah says she gets serious envy whenever she sees her pictures.

Leanne@arumlilea

Leanne is the best dressed law student that I have ever seen. We’ve met a couple of times and she’s as passionate about fashion as she is about her chosen career.
Leanne is the best dressed law student that I have ever seen. She’s as passionate about fashion as she is about her chosen career.

Stevie French@steviefrenchsa

Stevie doesn’t only dress well, but is also an actress. Expect quite a few selfies, but she always looks fab.
Stevie doesn’t only dress well, but is also an actress. Expect quite a few selfies, but she always looks fab.

Anna-Belle@she_said

Anna-Belle is a ball of positive energy. She donned fantastic purple hair, which I was sad to see was coloured brunette recently. She has a very distinctive personal style and it comes across in all her pictures.
Anna-Belle is a ball of positive energy. She donned fantastic purple hair, which I was sad to see was coloured brunette recently. She has a very distinctive personal style and it comes across in all her pictures.

Irina Domanchuk@irinadoman

Irina is gorgeous and looks like a million bucks no matter what. Her feed is pure fashion and beauty.
Irina is gorgeous and looks like a million bucks no matter what. Her feed is pure fashion and beauty.

Hopefully you find someone you like on our list. Who are your favourite fashion forward local lasses on Instagram?

 

5 Comments

  • Reply Sandile Nene (@SandyNeneSA) April 8, 2014 at 10:05

    Raya and Irina are my favourite. I’m not seeing any males though. Next list maybe? Thanks for this post, I’ve followed some of them 🙂

    • Reply Sam Wright April 8, 2014 at 11:39

      Our follow up post is definitely going to be males! Glad you liked it.

  • Reply Leanne April 11, 2014 at 13:35

    Oh goodness! Thank you so much!!! You’re just the sweetest!!

  • Reply FashionLover October 13, 2014 at 19:37

    I’m not seeing any people of colour on this post. There are young fashionable trendy Black’s, Coloureds and Asians in SA

    • Reply Sam Wright October 14, 2014 at 09:48

      You’re right – we did it a while ago – time to update and change it. We will.

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