10 Trends That Look Sensational on Insta and Are Practical IRL, Too

Ask just about anyone of your friends where they go to for fashion inspiration, and we'd venture to guess the answer will almost always be Instagram. Unlike 10 years ago when magazine spreads were the destination of choice, the social media platform has unequivocally become the easiest way to discover new brands, outfit ideas, and the ilk in no time flat. Fashion trends, specifically, are ripe for the picking on Insta, but sometimes there are certain looks that don't seem to translate to real-life so well (I'm talking directly to you, extremely low-slung jeans).

Thankfully, there remain plenty of Instagram fashion trends that look sensational not only on the confines of your iPhone but also in real life where it matters most. Ahead, see 10 of our favorites and shop the pieces to up your personal style game on social media and IRL.

The Trend: Head-to-Toe Leather
All Leather Outfit



Head-to-toe leather was spotted all over the fall/winter 2019 runways and has trickled into the Instagram circuit since. As illustrated above, the extra texture looks elevated and interesting. 

The Trend: Macro Bags
Oversize Bag



Skip the inconveniences of the micro-bag trends and reach for a purse with plenty of room instead.

The Trend: Sequin Skirt
Sequin Skirt



With the holiday season in full swing, there's never been a better time to embrace the sequinned skirt trend that's beloved on social media.

The Trend: Polo Sweater
Collared Sweater



The sweater iteration of polo shirts is, as expected, polished and stylish.

The Trend: Combat Boots
Coat Boots



Thanks to runways like Dior that paired floral gowns with grunge boots, combat footwear is everyone on Instagram right now. 

The Trend: "Sexy" Cardigan
Green Cardigan



"Sexy" cardigans are picking up steam on Instagram, which is great for winter's colder months when lightweight blouses simply aren't an option.

The Trend: Puff Sleeves
Puff Sleeves



Just in time for the release of Little Women.

The Trend: Patterned Tights
Printed Tights



For when your basic black tights become a snoozefest.

And now, the plethora of trends I bought solely because of Instagram.