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10 Instagram accounts for Toronto fashion lovers

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / August 12, 2014

vanessacesario_Fashion on Instagram isn't difficult to stumble upon. After all, anyone with a smartphone can take an artful shoe selfie (shoesie?), or a melancholy portrait while wearing cool outfit. But there are a handful of Torontonians working their modest phone cameras into something a little more progressive, turning their feeds into a source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts everywhere.

In a sea of #ootds, these are the names that stood out to me the most - certainly making the hashtag a lot more bearable to peruse. Here are my picks for the 10 must-follow Instagram accounts for fashion lovers in Toronto.

Fashion blogger Vanessa Cesario has an unwavering penchant for all things black and white. Often pulling photos from her blog The Brunette Salad, she posts food, shoes, makeup tips, and a whole lot of crop tops on her Instagram.

MTV FORA art director Jennifer Cheng puts a surreal spin on everything she posts. You won't find a generic outfit post here - instead, look out for offbeat cropping and bizarre locations.

Edward Row has a good eye. Capturing landscapes, old buildings and fashionable friends, his feed is easy to get lost scrolling through.

Monica Moraru, an "artist gyal from the 416," shoots architecture, botany and - of course - selfies with a humble iPhone camera.

Both a photographer and creative director, Othello Grey has an Instagram account filled to the brim with fashion-centric snaps - each one both stunning and slightly unsettling at the same time.

Common Base is a new communications and management consultancy for fashion boutiques and designers. With a mission to add character to the corporate industry, their feed is an inspiration board far from your average.

Dani Reynolds is an urban nomad with an iPhone that captures her boho-chic outfits, picturesque road trips, charming dog friends and sweet snacks.

NEEDS&WANTS designer Sean Brown finds beauty in the mundane through his stylish, stylized snaps of day-to-day life.

With a background in photography and videography, it's no surprise artist/director/designer LA has an Instagram account worth a gander. Find edgy outfits, cool sneakers and more than enough selfies here.

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Soop Soop's Instagram may be a marketing tool, but the Dundas West store's product-heavy posts are way more stimulating than the standard product shot. Follow for what's new in-store (and fun to look at).

Did I miss any? Leave your favourite fashion-focused Toronto Instagram account in the comments..



Laurie H. / August 12, 2014 at 06:29 am
I always look for new posts from jennifer_cee, she is my favourite! Very inspirational and very creative. True, none of her posts are ever generic or mainstream, she is really talented in what she does. And she can catch attention of masses of young people in Toronto.
I would really love to know where she searches for her outfits, since some the pieces she puts together are nowhere to be found in regular shops. Perhaps something vintage? Or some of these Toronto Shopping?
nb / August 12, 2014 at 07:50 am
Fashion is for the bougoisie
Benedict replying to a comment from nb / August 12, 2014 at 09:58 am
So is spelling I guess.
Sasha replying to a comment from nb / August 12, 2014 at 09:59 am
If there was no upper echelon you'd have nothing to strive for
Katy T / August 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm
edwardrow is amazing! Love that it's not all just outfits, inspiration is such a big part
Neva / August 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Wooo Hooo Sean Brown and Othello Grey!!!
who / August 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm
creations of LA sucks. dont know why its on this list.
amoi / August 12, 2014 at 01:23 pm
@littlefazblog from Le Faz.
6 / August 12, 2014 at 01:27 pm
James M / August 12, 2014 at 01:30 pm
Nice list. Would have liked to see @jodiblk_ on here as well.
but replying to a comment from 6 / August 12, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Looks like she wrote the list! momoraru and edwardrow are the best listed I think...
exPat / August 12, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Really not feeling the choices here... so many other ones that highlight both Toronto and International designers, and their work in and around Toronto... How much did each of these accounts have to pay to get on the list? How well do they know Bianca, eh?
Christine / August 12, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Followed them all :) Great photography!
Jonathan Apel / August 12, 2014 at 10:49 pm
I like @SidewalkHustle men's and women's fashion... And music.
Mandi / August 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm
It would be cool if there any plus size fashion instagrams on this list - @killer_kurves is a great one.
TrendStricken / August 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm
I like a lot.
m / August 16, 2014 at 05:35 pm
thestoreonqueen is great
Tk / October 12, 2015 at 02:06 pm
@twinnkoi !!! Check it out , Toronto fashion / lifestyle blog on Instagram !
Obey / October 18, 2015 at 04:11 pm
New blogger i just found - -- pretty good style
Eman / October 18, 2015 at 08:57 pm
CHECK OUT @vintage6ix on Instagram for brands from the 90's. Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nautica, etc...
J.a / November 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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