We can still remember a time when magazine editors led the charge in setting the tone for trends. But these days, waiting around for a new issue of W to arrive seems about as fashion-forward as a pair of Uggs. As much as we adore our British Vogue, we, along with loads of other fashion loyalists are gathering up our spring inspirations online. And thanks to the virtual world's most influential—from Susie Bubble to Louise Ebel—we know exactly who to turn to on an hourly basis.
With her romantic take on hard-edged-grunge, Louise's look is part-Courtney Love part-art-history student. This season her eclectic neo-Parisian style goes from cropped black-fur boleros to tiered ruffled dresses and tunics worn with black lace-up booties and a feathered head-dress. Middle photo by Face Hunter. Right photo by Altamira.
Rumi says her style is "alarmingly animalistic." Which basically means, she wears what she wants. Lately that's a lot of Topshop, paired with pleated mini-skirts, Alexander Wang booties, and her signature black backpack.
Even with a sprained ankle Susie manages to inspire us. Lately we've been loving her futuristic-meets-gothic lean, seen in pouf-sleeved jackets layered over long sheer dresses.
Jane is one of the few high schoolers we know who isn't afraid to mix the super high (as in Balenciaga) with independent labels like Wood Wood, Quail, and Catherine Holstein. We're loving her recent foray into jumpsuits, floppy brimmed hats, and Annie Hall-worthy sunglasses.
As the girl behind the curtain of Bunny Bisous, Julia reminds us of something out of a Beatrix Potter tale. Her style signatures include scarves, hats, lady like dresses, colored tights and plenty of girlish whimsy, all of which we expect to be in heavy rotation this spring. Middle photo by Turned Out.
As an international style setter, Gala's take on tomboy-chic includes slouchy, oversized sweaters, ankle boots, and heavy doses of denim. For spring, she says it's all about the acid wash.
We can't all have Lanvin, so this spring take a cue from Sabrina of Professionally Trendy and D.I.Y. We love how she's managed to manipulate a scarf into an runway worthy wrap dress accessorized with a vintage belt.