To claim that someone has "the best style on Instagram" is an ambitious one, but there's no shortage of inspiration to be had when it comes to Maria Bernad. The 23-year-old Madrid native has cultivated the kind of playfully retro style that feels equally as nostalgic as it does "now". Whether she's styling the retro Dior Saddle bag that's virtually sold out or a playful head-to-toe yellow outfit, there's not a single post of hers that we don't instantly save to our private Instagram collection. We're also constantly fascinated by her ability to wear the most unexpected colors combinations—think bright teal and neon orange—in ways that shouldn't work well but mysteriously do.
She has an eye for uncovering the vintage finds that have once again come back into style, showing off pieces like beaded bags before the rest of the world catches wind of the "vintage" trend. What's more is that she's turned her knack for discovering Insta-worthy vintage pieces into a full-on business. Bernad's own boutique, Les Fleurs, sells the vintage must-haves curated by Maria herself. Aka it's the closest you can get to shopping from her own closet. As an early adopter of these "about to break" trends, Maria readily shows off how she's infusing them into her rotation of quirky retro outfits.
So let us reiterate—who wouldn't want to follow someone who's showing off what's cool right now? Ahead, read our Q&A with this Spanish fashion girl and shop the pieces you need to re-create her best retro outfits. If you're not already following Maria, you'll probably want to after this story.
Feeling nostalgic for even more retro trends? See why we're on board with the return of the 2008-era polo shirt.