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

Photo:

@ada_oguntodu

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

Photo:

@alyssainthecity

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

The Trend: Sequin Skirt
Sequin Skirt

Photo:

@bettinalooney

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

Photo:

@champagnemani

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

The Trend: Combat Boots
Coat Boots

Photo:

@chrissyford

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

Photo:

@maria_bernad

"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: Python Print
Python Print

Photo:

@karenbritchick

Ahh, python print. The pattern that keeps on giving and goes with literally everything in our closets.

The Trend: Tie-Dye
Tie Dye Top

Photo:

@accidentalinfluencer

Though you may associate tie-dye with summer, the psychedelic trend translates to cooler months seamlessly. Consider opting for a color palette that feels warmer for winter.

The Trend: Puff Sleeves
Puff Sleeves

Photo:

@lauralajiness

Just in time for the release of Little Women.

The Trend: Patterned Tights
Printed Tights

Photo:

@chloechill

For when your basic black tights become a snoozefest.

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

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