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I Don't Really Follow IG Trends, But This Account Sucked Me In

“I started my career as an accident,” blogger, photographer, jewelry aficionado, and lover of all things vintage Christie Tyler of NYC Bambi told me recently me when I asked her how this whole thing she has going got started. “I created a blog known as Christie’s Closet (so cheesy—I know) as an outlet for creativity.”

These days, however, Tyler’s stylish Instagram posts have netted her 300k followers who feverishly double-click and save her looks—and I’m one of them. Which feels a bit weird for me to say: I’m not normally someone who turns to Instagram for style inspiration. I kind of hate it, actually (which probably makes me a traitor to my generation—or to my profession, at the very least). But there’s just something about her style that has me hooked…

The way she puts together outfits feels so natural and so personal—a breath of fresh air amid the bevy of selfies and #ootds that are starting to look identical. Naturally, I figured she’d be a prime source of new-season styling inspiration, so I asked her about the pieces she’s adding to her enviably chic wardrobe this season. The answer? Plenty of picks from AG’s latest collection, and she was kind enough to show me three outfits in particular I’ll be trying out myself pronto (and putting my own spin on, of course).