Today is Tracee Ellis Ross’s birthday, and in honor of such an occasion, there’s something that needs to be pointed out about the actress and style icon (a term that should be used thoughtfully, but certainly fits in her case): Hers is one of the best fashion Instagrams there is.
As someone who closely follows influencers, stylists, designers, and fellow editors, I’m always most struck by how the Blackish star’s Instagram is kind of all of those accounts in one. Want a fashion history lesson? Ross has got the archives (thanks to her mother, Diana, of course). Like to see a runway show from the front row? Ross is not only in attendance but also stopping traffic when it comes to street style. Finally, looking for all the details on a truly beautiful red carpet outfit? Ross is an A-list celebrity who’s always game to share every single detail—with tags, thank you—of her ensembles, no matter what event she’s attending—behind-the-scenes images not optional.
Point is, while Ross is quite skilled at dazzling us by wearing Chanel, Valentino, or, in the case of this year’s AMAs, black designers, who we don’t typically see represented on primetime television, her Instragam game is just as strong. Furthermore, her appetite for statement-making, joy-inducing style is practically infectious. So, consider the below a bit of TER appreciation that’s fitting for today, and for any time she slays a look, which is often.