I'll Admit I Purchased These 10 Things Because of Influencers

Anna LaPlaca

As a fashion editor, I scroll through Instagram an endless number of times per day. It's where I look for inspiration and to inform my stories for Who What Wear, but I'd be lying if I said that Instagram's fashion bloggers didn't also have an influence over what I shop for myself. Yes, I'm admitting that sometimes this editor wants to be shown how to wear something too. Since part of my job is to keep an eye out for the next big trends, all it takes for me to be convinced on my purchase is one really good outfit photo from the plethora of stylish people I follow.

Instagram fashion bloggers or influencers, as they're more commonly known, are the first people to test-drive the trends that are just about to break. You'll often spot them styling these under-the-radar trends in enviable ways. So enviable, it happens, that I suddenly want to shop for the item ASAP after seeing their genius styling. Sure, I always have a shopping list of my own for each season. It comprises the pieces I want to add to my wardrobe—this summer, puff-sleeved dresses and white sandals are topping the list. But sometimes all it takes for me to actually hit "order" is a visual example that resonates with me.

Ahead, I'm sharing which outfit posts inspired me enough to make me purchase the exact (or very similar) version of what they're wearing.

Speaking of things I love right now, I'm kind of freaking out about all these Mango shoes.

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