5 Fresh Style Youtubers That Make Dress-Up Sound Fun Again
For 8 months the clothes in my closet have gone unworn and unstyled. For someone whose most outward form of expression is fashion, this kinda sucked. For the sake of tradition, I even switched out my spring/summer wardrobe for my fall/winter pieces. Not sure why, when they could’ve remained in the storage box under my bed, ready for the off-chance that I’d leave the house at all during these cold months.
If you’ve also been staring longingly at the clothes collecting dust in your closet, have no fear. I’ve compiled a list of fashion and style Youtubers that have been inspiring me lately to at least dream of the possibilities fashion can present. Check these girls out and maybe you’ll be compelled to have some fun with your style again — in more ways than one.
StealTheSpotlight stars Katie, an Australian-based fashion Youtuber with some of the most creative lookbooks I’ve ever seen on the platform.
Katie’s cool personality is heightened by her daring and creative wardrobe, which seems to have just about every piece of clothing you could think of, including hot pink go-go boots, chic harnesses, vinyl pants and more.
Some of her video titles include: Dressing Like Dolls from the 2000s, Dressing like ANIME CHARACTERS, 35 outfits w/ 11 items, and Dressing Like Cartoon Characters: WINX CLUB. Yes, they are as fun as they sound.
How she has the perfect pieces for all of these diverse lookbook themes is beyond me, but I’ve decided that her closest is like one of those magic purses that you can pull any random object from depending on the situation.
Anyway, she’s super creative, super stylish, and super fun to watch! (Please go subscribe to her so I can stop saying “super.”)
As mina le’s Youtube channel page banner says, this is “the intersection of fashion and film” in the best way. She’s a newbie to the platform but already her channel is one of my favorites, providing insightful, well-researched, and witty commentary on fashion in film and culture.
Her most popular video, Rating Disney Princess Dresses on Historical Accuracy, was my introduction to mina le, and I’ve been charmed (and subscribed) ever since. Other videos include: American Girl unpacks the “French Girl” style, 100+ Years of Halloween Costumes: A History, and Emily In Paris is a Fashion Disaster.
And while her commentary is great on its own, she also has a fantastically unique sense of personal style. You can check it out @ gremlita on Instagram.
Lindisann is a teenager who started out on Youtube a mere 6 months ago and is already a fashion channel to look out for. Her endearing Gen Z sense of humor, sweet personality, and talent for turning thrift finds into trendsetting outfits all come together to create the next best thing in the Youtube fashion sphere.
Lindsiann has also started a series on her channel called “Closet Essentials”which includes Y2K Closet Essentials, Fall 2020 Closet Essentials, and Model Off-Duty Closet Essentials. This concept seems promising, especially since a lot of viewers could start with these videos when looking for ways to embody their desired aesthetic.
If you’re looking for a fresh face, a few laughs, and lots of style inspo, I’d head over to Lindsiann’s channel.
ModernGurlz is another commentary channel with a primary focus on fashion but with hands in other cookie jars like movies, music, and pop culture. I first found out about this channel by stumbling upon a short compilation video titled “dionne’s cutest outfits in the first season of clueless.” Once her longer videos popped up in my feed more and more I had to give in a binge all of her recent uploads.
This channel has the right idea to not limit itself to just one niche, as fashion extends into every area of media and pop culture. ModernGurlz has too many gems to count, but some honorable mentions include: iconic fashion moments: marilyn monroe’s pink dress, how sex and the city changed fashion in the 2000s, analyzing harley quinn’s outfits in suicide squad and birds of prey, and y2k fashion trends that are about to make a comeback.
Good luck trying not binge her entire channel in a day!
If there is such thing as a fashion fairy god-sister, then Danielle of Twinelle is definitely one! Danielle’s bouncy and vibrant energy will emanate from your screen in a wave of bubbles and rainbows. I’ll admit, I was pleasantly surprised that someone could have so much excitement for fashion.
The most popular videos of the Twinelle Youtube channel come in her LET ME STYLE YOU series, in which she shows us the process of picking items to include in her coveted Depop mystery bundles.
Danielle’s sweetness packs a punch when it comes to her fashion sense, which is bold, vintage inspired, and eccentric. To get a better sense of her vibe, check out these videos: HUGE VINTAGE CLOTHES HAUL 2020, THRIFT WITH ME 2020 / Thrifting with my subscribers, and STYLING COLORFUL OUTFITS /Monochromatic outfit ideas.
So, we may not be able to stunt on anyone with an immaculate outfit anytime soon — but we can still have fun with fashion from the safety of our homes. Living vicariously through fashion Youtubers like the ones you just read about (and hopefully checked out) is just another way to experience fashion and get inspired in these bleak times.
But just because there’s nowhere to show yourself off, doesn’t mean you can’t pull together a look for yourself. Trust me, if you really love fashion, playing dress up in your bedroom like a kid again can be surprisingly fulfilling! And your clothes could use a little lovin’ right now.