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Oct 12, 2015

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

By: Madison Schill

Author: Elle Canada

Trends
Oct 12, 2015

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

By: Madison Schill

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Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The rebirth of Calvins

Calvins are classic, sexy and very much of-the-moment thanks to a strategic hashtag (#mycalvins) and a few choice celebs. There was a time when a pair of Calvins remained nestled snugly beneath the waistband of your favourite jeans. Now, that kind of reclusiveness is unthinkable, so make like Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber and show 'em off. READ MORE: Model-approved leather jackets to buy now

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/sophie-kunkel Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Vintage bathing suits

We have Taylor Swift to thank for the resurgence of vintage swimsuit styles. Her obsession with high-waisted bikinis is so well documented on Instagram that legions of fans have adopted her 1950s look and snapped their own throwback pics.  READ MORE: How to wear a sky-high slit (if you're not Kendall Jenner)

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/taylorswift Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Athleisure

Anyone who is anyone (Karlie, Gigi, Kendall and Kim, we're looking at you) seems to be spending a notable amount of time wearing loungewear this year. And, they aren't just sporting athletic gear to yoga, they're adding it to their brunch, daytime and date outfits, too. READ MORE: 20 pieces with cheeky slogans we love

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/karliekloss Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Mirrored sunglasses

Whether they're perched on the corner of a vintage paperback, the third part of a coffee shop Instasnap (framed by latte art and a croissant, obviously), or worn in a selfie under a palm tree, one thing is clear: things look better through the rainbow reflection of these statement specs. READ MORE: Aussie trendsetters we've got our eyes on

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/illesteva Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Cat ears

This Harajuku headband is the focus of many a celebrity selfie and cat café reference. Take it mainstream (like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Katy Perry) by wearing it with a circle skirt, cardigan and sweet Mary Janes. READ MORE: 20+ fashion labels that are easy on the planet

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/arianagrande Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The arm party

Coined by Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, the phrase "arm party" has caused celebs and non-celebs alike to stack as many bracelets as possible in an effort to elevate any look. READ MORE: Cara Delevingne's evolution in photos

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/chiaraferragni Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: D’Orsay flats

Available almost anywhere shoes are sold, this chic silhouette combines the front-half of a mule with the heel-protecting security of a ballet flat. Made popular by Los Angeles-based fashion designer Jenni Kayne, enticing snaps of the shoe (frozen in a frame along with cacti, açai bowls and aged wood tables) make it an Instagram success story. READ MORE: Hailey Baldwin's style game is totally on point right now

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/jennikayne Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The editor’s bucket bag

Eva Chen (Instagram's latest hire) helped transform Mansur Gavriel's bucket bag into a near obsession among industry insiders thanks to her now famous #evachenpose. READ MORE: Kylie Jenner's most eye-catching fashion looks

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/evachen212 Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The pop-art phone case

Moschino's kitschy cases in the shape of frites, teddy bears and Barbie mirrors turned tech gear into a fashion accessory. READ MORE: 15 times we wished Karlie Kloss was our BFF

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/kateleannemoore Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The body chain

First spotted on the likes of Rihanna, the body chain now adorns sun-drenched bodies of many an Instagram goddess. If you don’t dress up for the occasion, were you even really there? READ MORE: Why we love the Olsen Twins

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/classisinternal Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The crop top

A cropped top is by no means a new occurrence in fashion; as long as we’ve had midriffs, the allure to bare them has existed. With social media, however, people are experimenting with silhouettes, styling and of course, documenting all of it. The result? A trend that is – pun intended – cropping up everywhere. READ MORE: Everything you need to know when styling a Mom skirt this season

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/manrepeller Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The boyfriend sweater

Victoria’s Secret model Taylor Hill sent online browsers aflutter when her Audrey-Hepburn gaze first found its way onto Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram. Over time, a pattern emerged: Taylor loved brunching with her boyfriend, and she did it in style, wearing a super chic oversized sweater. Perhaps too close to be coincidence, brands like Acne, Stella McCartney and Celine suspiciously upped their boyfriend sweater offering the following season. Talk about Taylor-made. READ MORE: 7 creative ways to wear a bow blouse this week

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/taylor_hill Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Ear jackets

A staple of LA-based jeweller Jacquie Aiche, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kristin Stewart adore this dreamy, crystal-covered trend. In addition to being some serious Instagram-worthy ice, wearing these IRL provides a rush like no other. READ MORE: 10 LBBs to buy this second

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/jacquieaiche Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The statement sneaker

The rise of the minimalist social media post left room for fashion to throw a curveball in the form of bold, beyond-the-court street shoes. Try it for yourself and wear a pair of statement kicks (Converse, Adidas or the Yeezy Boost) with a dress this season. READ MORE: How to master Island style

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/yeezyboost Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Insta-famous fashion trends: Threadbare knuckle rings

Trendy Brooklyn boutique Catbird dished out Instagram gold this year, posting pics of the latest trend in jewellery: super slim stackable rings. The takeaway? Skinny rings are the new skinny jeans. READ MORE: How to wear denim anywhere this summer

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/catbirdnyc Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: Underwear shorts

Cheekily debuted in the #ootds of millennials everywhere, this trend got us talking and wondering if fashion had finally gone too far. READ MORE: Alexander Wang is leaving Balenciaga, we predict what’s next

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/kendalljenner Credits: ELLE Canada

Fashion trends that were born on Instagram

Instafamous fashion trends: The neoprene bikini

Right now, upwards of 94 million photos contain the hashtag beach. What makes a beach snapshot Instafamous? Pics accentuated with the unmistakable brightness of a neon bikini. READ MORE: The best accessories from the spring 2016 runways

By: Madison Schill Source: instagram.com/mundotkmcom Credits: ELLE Canada
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