The term fashion muse tends to arouse memories of dynamic duos like Yves Saint Laurent and Loulou de la Falaise or Millicent Rogers and Charles James. However the 2017 definition of this term seems to be shifting in a digital direction—Instagram, to be more specific. Thanks to this close-at-hand social media tool, we have the power to brand ourselves in whatever way we want, and the women in today’s roundup are doing an especially inspiring (and authentic) job at it.
The 10 women below have exciting careers, interests, and tastes that, when combined and packaged into a stylized Instagram, come across as major muse material. Scroll down for 10 new accounts to follow in 2017, from a body-positive model to one of our favorite fashion stylists and more.
Anna Gray, @annazgray
We recently covered Gray in the stylish Ugg campaign Alexa Chung art directed, but you can also catch the writer and model contributing to publications like Refinery29 and Into the Gloss.
Charli Howard, @charlihoward
In a digital world full of unrealistic imagery, this body-positive model is a breath of fresh air. Also, we're obsessed with her eyebrows.
Paloma Elsesser, @palomija
Elsesser checks all the boxes: amazing style, inspirational images, and an overall taste level that's sure to improve your Instagram feed.
Frederikke Sofie, @frederikkesofie
Aside from her enviable curly locks and quirky frames, we love that this model is less about the selfie and more about the point of view.
Jessica Mau, @jmaumau
Scrolling through Mau's Instagram feed is like thumbing through your favorite magazine (Kinfolk, perhaps). There are scenic photos, inspiring outfits, and dreamy interiors.
Neada Jane, @neadajane
If you like a radiant sense of humor, exciting outfit ideas, and #hairgoals, we suspect Jane's account is worth adding to your list.
Oroma Elewa, @oromaelewa
Though some fashion muses have the mysterious pout thing as their go-to look, Elewa's radiant smile is what keeps us coming back for more. Her unique sense of style doesn't hurt, either.
Camille Rowe, @fingermonkey
We've been longtime fans of Rowe's laid-back look and witty personality—it's only natural that we'd include her in our roundup. Plus, she just walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Paris, which isn't a bad gig if you ask us.
Sarah Slutsky, @sarahslutsky
Though her incredible red hair may be the first thing to catch your attention, look a little bit closer and you'll see that this stylist has everything to offer and more when it comes to an inspiring social media presence.
Louise Follain, @louisefollain
If ever there were a new French girl to fall in love with, it's Follain. Plus, she'll give you major motivation to finally get bangs.
What's your Instagram handle? Share it with us in the comments so we can check you out, and then head over to shop our editor-curated boutiques to get your next muse-worthy outfit.