Since the pandemic has struck our community, I have been feeling uninspired by my wardrobe. Perhaps the culprit is the lack of social contact I experience or the fact that most of my clothing is stuck in storage at Penn (I hope they’re doing okay). Whatever the underlying reason may be, I have constantly found myself wearing the same, unimaginative outfit over and over again. My public outings are rare, so this is not a massive crisis. But sometimes, putting together that bomb outfit can give you a boost to your mood and confidence. So if you are also searching for that much-deprived fashion inspiration, consider it found.
Here are a few college-aged influencers that will rekindle your fashion inspo:
I am convinced that 90% of the photos on my Pinterest board are of Barbara Kristoffersen (@barbarakristoffersen). Barbara is a Danish 22-year-old influencer who currently has over 400,000 followers on Instagram. Her comfortable but cute outfits, often displaying soft pastel colors, have helped her gain popularity.
With her impressive and growing platform, Barbara’s good eye for fashion was recognized by lifestyle brand Rosemunde. In March this year, Rosemunde announced an exclusive collection in collaboration with Barbara.
Adut Akech (@adutakech) is a South Sudanese-Australian model who has acquired over 1 million followers on Instagram. At only 20 years of age, Adut has already made enormous strides in the fashion industry. In 2019, Adut was titled Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and was also nominated for the Shorty Award for Best in Fashion in 2020.
Adut’s outfits often consist of bright colors and unique patterns, and are always polished with an accessory. However, fashion sense is not the only inspiring aspect of this young influencer. Adut’s long journey from South Sudan, through a refugee camp in Kenya, all the way to Australia where she was raised, was not without its set of challenges. Her empowering story and her outstanding accomplishments led TIME magazine to include her in the 2019 TIME Next 100 List.
First things first, if you have not heard of Blackpink yet, I suggest that you look them up immediately (you can thank me later). As a member of arguably the most trending K-pop female group, Jennie’s Instagram follower count is over a whopping 35 million. From singing, rapping, to dancing, she is a 24-year-old with many talents.
In addition to her powerful presence in the musical world, Jennie has also begun to conquer the fashion world. Her fashion looks are classy and elegant, radiating grace and luxury. Jennie’s glamorous style has been widely recognized by her fans and fashion brands alike. She has been invited to numerous fashion events from around the world, was named House Ambassador of Chanel, and recently collaborated with eyewear brand Gentle Monster to release the “Jentle Home” collection. With her growing social media platform and her massive fanbase, Jennie is clearly both a global musician and fashion icon.