Without realising I spend hours of my day scrolling through Instagram feeds and often feel like I'm wasting precious time. But to contradict myself completely, I do love the way that a browsing session can quickly lead me to a new fashion brand, that statement piece my wardrobe 'needs' or I'll spot some amazing style inspiration that will give me some fresh ideas so who can blame me for my Insta obsession?
I do think social media creates a constant shopping wishlist in my head, but to say I've discovered these fabulous brands through that whole process, I can forgive Instagram just this once!
So here's a few brands that are well and truly on the top of my Instagram wishlist:
Have you even seen more gorgeous personalised basket bags in your life? Featuring fun pom poms or monogrammed detailing, these bags have totally stolen my heart and I'm hoping to snap one up soon! As I'm living in Singapore now, these bags are super practical but will add a fun edge to any outfit. The brand also has some stunning homeware pieces as well as other beach accessories so make sure you take a peek at their website over at www.raefeather.com.
I mean who doesn't love a colourful pom pom and their initials printed on their bag?
Beach bag game = strong!
As silly as it sounds, nothing motivates me more to go for a run or head to the gym than some new active wear. If you feel great and you're looking good whilst breaking a sweat, I feel I'll be even more determined to get a few more of the dreaded burpees over with! (Let's be honest, we need all the encouragement we can get when burpees are involved!)
Base Athletica is a brand I've only discovered in Singapore as it's pretty popular out here and from what I can see, the prints are amazing, the quality looks great and best of all the tops are padded and the leggings are high-waisted, giving the most flattering look all round. I'm going to be trying a few pieces at the end of the month so look out for a post on their gym wear soon! They also specialise in swimwear and styles for yoga too so here's the website if you fancy a browse > www.baseathletica.com.
Lilly And Lionel
If you're a lover of prints Lily and Lionel is where it's at. Named after Creative Director Alice Stone's grandparents, this luxury British brand has beautiful floral blouses, instantly chic summer dresses and so much more. Each and every piece is so effortless and looks like it could be worn with a pair of pumps one day and killer heels and a leather jacket the next. I'm completely sold with this fun yet easy to wear collection.