Fashion should be something for everyone, but unfortunately, that is often not the case.
Youtube can be a fantastic place to get some outfit inspiration, watch a few seasonal lookbooks or see what others have worn at certain events. That said, a lot of fashion-related content online can be excruciatingly similar, which is unsurprising due to our pension toward following trends. Most trends, however, do not take into consideration different body sizes or belief systems, which is problematic when it comes to most of us sprucing up our wardrobe. Luckily, there are a few channels that are inclusive and inspirational, no matter what you’re looking for.
Specializing in ethical fashion and conscious consumerism, Kristen Leo also touches on ethical beauty and lifestyle habits. She has some great tips on shopping secondhand and is currently working on a “Thrift the Look” series. The series includes recreating outfits from celebrities such as Rihanna using second hand items. Openly against the fast fashion industry, Leo provides solid evidence behind her opinions. Leo has several videos on why it’s a good idea to stay away from big fashion houses for your wallet and for the people who don’t have any other means of reliable income.
Completely hilarious and unafraid to give an honest review, Glitterandlazers is a body positive and creative fashion channel. A great aspect of her content is the variety of plus-sized services and brands that she tries, giving potential consumers an idea about what they’re getting. She’s completely open about issues like chafing, negative comments and her career as a fashion Youtuber. Her lookbooks are amazing no matter what size you might be, and she’s probably one of the funniest people on earth.
Chic and modern, Hanan Tehaili is a hijabi Youtuber who focuses on modest fashion and beauty. Tehaili is incredibly open about her religion, her routines and the places she travels to. While her style is definitely on the trendier side, she has a talent for combining new pieces in a way that is fresh and doesn’t feel repetitive. A lot of her content has to do with the hijab itself, including different ways to tie it, style it and how to wear it for specific occasions.
If you’re interested in vintage style but don’t want to feel like you’re wearing a costume everyday, the Pinup Companion has a style that combines vintage with just enough modern sensibility. She works as a professional video editor, so her content is always professional and well-made. Though authentic vintage clothes can be expensive, she’s great about combining new and secondhand items that recreate the feeling of an era without having to shell out extra cash.