8 Ways to Transform Your Instagram Feed Into Something Fashion-Blogger-Worthy
We've tried, then failed, then tried again: achieving an elevated, blogger-like Instagram is not as easy as it seems. There's just so much to take into account — color, lighting, editing tools, etc. — that it's easy to give up and give in to old, blurry habits. But for 2017, we're feeling determined. Our photos will be ones that earn hundreds of "likes," because, well, we're stealing some tips — and not giving 'em back. Scroll through for what we've gathered from a few chic feeds, then put it all into practice, ASAP.
Develop a Theme
Some bloggers a drawn toward bright, vibrant colors. Others use filters to make photos look darker. Whatever they opt for, they know theme is important: it makes those 'grams easily recognizable and creates a uniform look on their feed.
Invest in a Camera
Yes, bloggers do take photos with their phones — sometimes. But the majority of pics you see were really shot beforehand with a professional camera, like a Canon, then edited to perfection before posting.
It's not enough to post once a week: followers want that daily dose of style! Like fashion blogs, you don't need to post something "new" every day. Just save photos on your phone and share them later on!
Find the Light
It's tempting to snap away in your bedroom or at a bar, but there's a reason most bloggers shoot during the day: natural light is the best light. Consider the sunshine your own personal spotlight.
Use Other Apps
Bloggers don't mind admitting their photos are edited. In fact, many of them write posts revealing their secrets! Some popular apps worth a download? Snapsneed, VSCO, and Facetune.
Try Out Hashtags
Even established bloggers use hashtags to boost those "likes" — they just write them in the comments section. After you post a photo with your chosen caption, repeatedly type one symbol — such as "." or "*" — for the first few lines (to ensure the comment stays hidden). Then, hashtag away, using popular ones like #currentlywearing, #thatsdarling, or #flashesofdelight along with your typical #ootd.
Mix Things Up
It's nice to have variety on your feed, so alternate between simple photos, boomerangs, and quotes to keep things interesting.
See the Bigger Picture
When someone new discovers your feed, they're not going to click on photos one by one. They'll likely scroll through your page first — which means you should be curating something visually appealing. Is it your color theme that draws them in? Do you keep things uniform with a white boarder? Is every third post a quote? It's definitely something to consider!