Column: Superlatives of Social Style Stars (1/21/21)


Graphic by Nicolette Baker

Stop doomscrolling and surf social media ?? best fashion accounts, instead!

Today, I’m awarding titles to the coolest fashion influencers on Insta, from menswear to rollerblading icons.

Sorry, Kylie K, you didn’t.

Wisdom Kaye – @wisdm

The award for Absolutely Coolest goes to none other than Wisdom Kaye.

Everyyyyyyyy singleeeee timeeeee I see the Wisdom videos, I am absolutely blown away by the creativity and elegance of this man. Described as the ?? best dressed guy in Tiktok ?? by Vogue, the Houston model combines whimsy and high fashion in a way you never thought possible. Think: the anime villain ?? fits combined with boots with dizzying heels. Every look is futuristic, fun, and never basic. Feel free to gorge on his videos for, like, five hours.

Ashley aka Bestdressed – @ best.dressed

Ashley won the ?? Best Dressed ?? superlative in her high school yearbook, aka her pseudonym, so it’s only fair that she gets it here.

Between thrift stores and apartment makeovers, her Youtube account is the cutest. It also focuses on sustainable fashion consumption only. A victory !

While his videos may seem suited to the job, his offbeat and slightly ~ spicy ~ commentary will have you laughing out loud. She’s actually the person who introduced ?? spicy ?? in my vocabulary, and I couldn’t be more grateful

Ash graduated from film school, which you can see in her videos! Sadly, she hasn’t posted for nine months, after the YouTuber was forced to move to another apartment due to an incident of stalking. Scary men ruin everything!

You can always check out her fashion-packed daily adventures on her Instagram.

Esty – @esty

Have you ever seen so much talent in an Insta account? Esty is a musician, roller skater and a total ddddd style icon. Currently, she rocks half blonde, half black hair (totally chic!) And always does some inventive and creative things with her eyeliner.

On Insta’s reels, she’s seen skating in furry crop tops and matching pink Barbie sets. How? ‘Or’ What?! She won the title of the most talented, without question.

Did I mention her roller skates are super cute too ?!

La – @laraadkins

Lara wins all the awards for the Tiktok and Reels transitions. His style videos, set to bops like ?? Luxurious ?? and ?? Work, ??? are full of color and totally unique. She doesn’t shy away from bold patterns or cutouts ?? we like! Totally the poster child for Generation Z fashion!

Ummm, she’s also the queen of the fabulous Grinch look. IYKYK!

Jo Ando Hirsh – @joeandohirsh

Well, to make a long story short, Jo is Lara’s older sister’s boyfriend. Who knew! He totally wins the best TikTok designer.

His videos of designing, creating and testing fun outfits have gained popularity on the platform. New York-based Jo often designs clothes for her model Niamh, ranging from sunny summer dresses to sweaters. It’s fascinating to watch the videos of him working on clothes!

IMDb says he was also an actor on The Walking Dead. Uh, I totally enroll him in my zombie apocalypse team! If I ever fight zombies, I do it in style ✨.

What are your favorite icons on Insta? Tweet me your account on @nbakerARROW!

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