How to Improve Your Instagram Feed

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Since my last article on How to Edit Instagram Photos received great feedback, I decided to share more of my tips on the subject. I get a lot of questions on how to increase the amount of followers as well as what to have in mind when creating a feed, so I hope you find these tips useful.

1. Quality – Regardless if you’re taking your photo with a cellphone or a DSLR camera, make sure the quality of the photo is on point. Blurry photos is a no-go – it doesn’t matter what you’re photographing if picture is blurry or grainy because it won’t provide a clear visual to truly appreciate the object.

2. Moderation – Mixing things up is always a good idea. For instance, don’t get carried away posting two selfies in a row or outfit shoots. Moderation is key!

3. Light – Bet as much as possible on natural lighting. Your pictures will me a lot more sharper when shot in daylight and is much easier to edit.

4. Theme – The rule of first impression is no exception to Instagram feeds. Therefore, focus on your feed and the overall expression. That means to have colors scheme and main theme of your photos. If this sounds confusing, I suggest you study your most inspirational Instagrammers feed and ask yourself what it is that you enjoy about that feed.

5. Post Frequently – Consistently will keep your followers engaged so try to post frequently. As for me, I post from 2-4 post depending on the day and whats going on around me. However, moderation is key here as well so be thoughtful about

 

Remember first and foremost, people love interesting and new pictures. So concentrate on the subject matter first, then take it from there. Have fun with it, edit it in apps and develop your own personal touch.

Happy Instagramming! Let me know what you thought of this post in the comments.

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Man Repeller’s

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I met my perfect man repelling jeans on a day in March, seeing them was like getting into a travel machine back to the 80’s. The nostalgia grew on me and I had to give them a chance. There are clothes that you know people get, and there are clothes that you people (men) don’t get. And if you don’t believe me, just check out Leandra Medine who made an amazing career on the concept of being dressing as an man repeller.

The have been occasions when the discussion of whether women dress for themselves of for men has come up, its interesting to hear peoples opinion. As for myself, I don’t dress for anyone but myself – and that is the honest truth. And to be honest, I appreciate getting compliments from men but getting a compliment from a women who knows her fashion is probably more flattering. Simply because of the compression of the work that being put behind the look. However, I am not saying that I don’t like getting compliment from men but if a random guy would give a compliment for my clothes it would be nice, but I would probably get much more ecstatic if Anna Winter complimented me (read sarcasm).

As for these man repelling babies, I wore them with a simple whit t-shirt that’s a must for every wardrobe as I mentioned in How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe. A long bomber jacket, beautiful high-heel sandals and all-time favorite Aviator sunglasses. Click on the images below to shop similar look.

 

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Photos by: Frida Möller

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Hair Style Diary and Confessions

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A lot can happen in a year, a lot of changes and certainly a lot of changes in hair styles. Last year, after have been trying to grow the hair out (it felt like the longest time) I started by journey. My dear friend and amazing hair stylist, hooked me up with the most beautiful sombre (soft ombre in hair language). Click here to see the video of the transformation.


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Being the restless Scorpio that I am who is always looking for drastic and changes, I felt it was time to take it to the next level. Last December, we went from 50 shades of brown to ultra platoon blond. Yes, that translates into hours and hours of bleaching, I sat for eight hours in the chair during my first session. The result was mind blowing, and that’s simply because Therese knows her thing. I have super thick hair, even for being a Persian girl and I’ve always felt that hair stylist usually feel lost when they dig into my hair, but not Therese.

 

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The change didn’t last too long, blond hair is high maintenance and it doesn’t really work for me since I usually hair two looks when it comes down to my hair – one is where my hair look decent, flat ironed put together and look number two is my hobo look.

After have been craving lilac hair for a few months I finally jumped in February, but instead of coloring it I used a stay-in conditioner with color pigments. I loved the result, the contrast and having look of my own.

 

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However, after a month I started to feel it was time to achieve  a color that didn’t need the maintenance so I could give my poor hair a breather. The hair quality had been compromised which was one of the biggest reason to switch over to something more sustainable. And it came down to this.

 

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A black look with green shades, you can only see the color shifting in the sun which is pretty cool. Takes the black subtleness to another level and adds dimension to the hair style. Well, its been two week and I am contemplating whether there is something wrong or that I am a change addict who simply is always on the next grande change.

What many of you didn’t know is that I used to have a long luxuries hair, one day I woke up and went to I hair stylist in Melrose and told her to shave of the majority of it and just leave hair at the top. That change was so radical that some friends didn’t even recognize me – however, getting rid of all that dead weight was refreshing. Its almost like a cleanse, you feel great after have getting one.

To give you guys a clear visual of what that change looked like, I’ve rigged out photos from my Instagram achieve.

 

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Sorry for the tiny photos and poor quality, but this was 4-3 years ago. Now, to reason why I’m sharing this journey with you all. I’m standing at a cross road, contemplating to cut it all off. Again. I must admit that a part of me want to have long hair again, but I am bit allergic to look like every other girl. So here we go guys, I want YOUR opinion, should I go short or strive for long hair? Give me your honest opinion because I could really use the help. Please comment below, I can’t wait to read your comments.

 

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Weekend Wear

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The first thing that came in mind when realizing that its Easter this weekend was too book flights for me and my friend to London. I find myself dreaming away, one minute I’m in Paris and finally London. Luckily, I’m going to LA by the end of this month. Let’s just say that I am beyond trilled to go back, I’m ecstatic!

While I’m counting the days, I’m planning to make the most out of my time here in Stockholm. That means getting a lot of work done as well as hopefully get a glimps of spring before I actually leave. One of the greta things is to explore the neighborhood I live in, there’s a downtown feeling to this side of the city – various restaurants, boutiques and cool street art.

We snapped this photos while exploring the are last weekend, wearing a typical casual attire – perfect when storring around in the area. I’m happy to finally be able to wear my BLK DNM leather jacket more often. Matched it with ripped jeans and a grey sweater, my oh so dear Chanel Boy Bag, classic Ray-ban aviators sunnies, a fedora and Superego x Caroline Blomst sneaker.

I hope you all are off to a great start on this holiday, remember to care of yourself and to be kind to one another.

 

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Photos by: Viktoria Möller 

 

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How to Create Capsule Wardrobe

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Creating a basic wardrobe containing those essential key items can be a great help when you’re organizing your day to day looks, but also a great foundation for your style to evolve. Besides from having a clutter free wardrobe, you get a better overview of what you actually do have which helps you focus on those key gems that’s essential regardless the seasons or current trends.

In order for you to get started, you need to start by understanding what you sense of style is. The keywords for my style is simple and minimalistic, yet love shoes and accessories that have a language of its own. Since these pieces are timeless, make sure to invest in them so you can wear them wash after wash. In addition, focus on the right fit for your body type rather than what the current silhouette trend is.

The key points for a basic wardrobe is:

  • It must be versatile. This is the most important quality of an essential piece of clothing. One key factor in versatility is color. Because wardrobe essentials have to go with lots of other clothing, they also must go with different outfits.

  • It has to be of good, perhaps even exceptional, quality. A wardrobe essential makes a statement, and anyone looking should be able to tell that it’s top shelf. High quality also means that it wears well

  • It should be in a classic style. You don’t want your wardrobe essentials to ever really go out of fashion.

  • It must be a 10. These garments, like everything in your closet, should have all the qualities of a 10. Both in terms of quality and fitting.

 

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White T-shir

Every woman has plenty of T-shirts in her wardrobe: souvenirs from travels, mementos from special events, and an old rag or two that is worn when coloring her hair, gardening, or painting the house. For fashion purposes, though, a high-quality white T – shirt or a short – sleeved white knit top is a staple.

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Breton Striped Top

There is something classic and effortless about these tops, maybe even a little french ‘je ne sais quoi’ and easy to match with everything. striped t-shirt is one of those wardrobe necessities every woman should own because it’s a truly versatile piece. While, yes, this top looks so cute with traditional blue denim,

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White Shirt

We’ve all read those well-meaning lists of “wardrobe essentials every woman should own,” – a perfect white shirt is defiantly one of those essentials. You can wear a white shirt on its own, tucked in or out, under a sweater, under a jacket, or as part of a suit.

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Denim Shirt

Denim shirts are an essential for casual off-duty days, a great option when playing with layers during those colder days.

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Denim Jeans

Everyone should have a pair of favorite jeans — you know, the kind of jeans that make you feel great, pulled together, and comfortable. These jeans should be current in style, and the cut should be one that flatters your best assets.

  • If you show your great legs, you may want a pair of skinny jeans.

  • If you want to direct attention away from your waist area, choose a flared jean.

  • If you have a great waistline and want to draw attention to it, go for a pair of high-waisted jeans.

Weather you prefer them in blue or black, a pair of jeans is one of the most essential pieces one can have.

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(Faux) Leather Pants

It’s been a while since leather pants were reserved for guitar-slinging rockstars.These pants is a must-have weather we’re regardless of the season – Just like denim, they’re what I turn to the most and over the years I’ve accumulated quite a collection from faux leather leggings to real leather pants.

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Leather Jacket

A great leather jacket is one of our absolute favorite wardrobe staples. The right one is versatile enough to wear to a dinner party or to game night or to girls’ night out. Here, some wardrobe options perfect for any holiday affair on your social calendar.

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Well there you have it, this is the foundation of my wardrobe and the best thing about each and one of these staples is that they’re easy to match with each other. Do you feel there’s anything missing here? What is your must-have staple? Make sure to comment below.

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