If you’ve ever felt jealous after stalking fashion bloggers’ Instagram accounts, you’re not alone. I love following them because of how beautiful their Instagram galleries look. I mean, seriously, whenever I explore a fashion account, I’m so hooked I practically spend all my internet data on it! They seem to eat the perfect ice cream, buy the perfect cup of Starbucks, and even their #IWokeUpLikeThis photos look like they’re Indian Audrey Hepburns! (You can’t miss these international designers on Instagram.)
I love photography and do a fair bit myself, but even if I bought the exact same thing, I could never get as beautiful an image as them. I went to cobble-stoned lanes with big blooming flowers, I even wondered if I should buy bedspreads that looked fancier, but I don’t think that would make the cut. (What are bubble nails and why are they all over Instagram?)
I love Instagram as a platform, but looking at these galleries seriously makes me wonder if they are, in fact, 'instant'. And now I have realised that unlike my impulsive clicks, these bloggers' pictures are carefully created, edited on a thousand different apps and then uploaded. They’re post-processed to look pretty (and enviable). (These Instagram handles are sure to inspire your office dressing.)
Here are a series of photographs that show how the same set-ups will work if they’re not taken by a fashion blogger. So if you want those 5000 followers, take notes!
Wonder why my sunglasses can never look this fancy. Damn!
I work with the same Macbook but I can never make it look so good!
My coffee will probably never make it to an #instacoffee.
My round feet clicked at the metro station floor versus a blogger #shoefie clicked around autumnal leaves. Why can I never get it right?
My junk jewellery looks like junk whereas theirs looks like fine jewellery.
My bouquets are never this picturesque or colourful. No matter which flowers I buy, I can never get them to look this good!