If you love fashion, beauty, or aesthetically pleasing montages, then listen up. I’ve been a hardcore fan of all of these Youtubers for quite some time now, and I’ve finally decided to let others in on my best kept secret. They come from all over the globe and each one is unique and different from the next. Long story short, if you need any kind of inspiration—may it be in fashion, makeup, home decor, or lifestyle choices— then this is your holy grail.
Lizzy Hadfield is someone who I’ve just recently stumbled upon, but boy was I missing out. She’s a Manchester fashion blogger and has incredible taste and style. Weekly vlogs, “best of basics,” and regular fashion hauls are what you’ll find on her channel. Lizzy would be the real-life embodiment of ‘Chatty Kathy’ because of her bubbly, talkative, and exciting personality. If you’re as or more invested in fashion as I am, then finding this channel will be like striking gold.
StyleLikeU is an inspiring, community outreach channel run by a mother-daughter team, Elisa and Lily. Elisa had been in the fashion industry as a stylist for decades, when she left to raise her children. Upon returning to the world of fashion, she found that everything had changed from artistry to “selling status, conformity, and one, exclusive ideal of beauty.” At the same time, her daughter Lily, was struggling with her self esteem and how negatively the industry was impacting her. “This empty ideal of beauty tortured my adolescence.” Their goal is to revolutionize the way we look at style and fashion by realizing that style is the beauty we all posses inside ourselves; it’s what shines through to the exterior. The channel consists of interviews from an array of women from all different backgrounds and walks of life. They are asked increasingly personal questions and with each question they shed a piece of clothing, proving that the only things that truly matter are on the inside. StyleLikeU encourages and inspires people to be comfortable and confident in their own skin, and to realize that in their body is a good place to be.
The first thing you’ll notice about Ingrid is that she is an itty bitty lady with a matching voice and personality. In contrast to those qualities, she has huge goals and beliefs. Her youtube is mainly beauty and style, but she dishes out a little bit of everything. Ingrid has been making huge strides personally and professionally by making accomplishments like interviewing President Obama, to coming out as a lesbian in 2015. Another notable accomplishment is her extremely recent collaboration with bareMinerals, featuring a line of original foundation. Ingrid is an advocate for women, the lgbtq+ community, the environment, and much more.
Jenn Im is not your typical fashion youtuber. Jenn is a Korean-American, California native, who just got engaged to a London musician, Ben. She has an unapologetic, eclectic, and confident style. Jenn’s content is amazing; very seamlessly edited and put together. ClothesEncounters is primarily fashion centered, beauty videos are a close second, and very regular vlog series follow in third place. My personal favorites are the lookbooks she puts together, and more recently her series of videos called “What Would Jenn Wear” in which she asks her viewers to give her a scenario to create an outfit for and then she puts something together with the clothes in her closet. Jenn is an incredibly innovative, creative, and friendly youtuber and her videos will likely put a big smile on your face, or at the very least give you a brand new perspective of your wardrobe.
Two words: Bad. Ass. Claire Marshall is a makeup artist based in L.A. who brought her expertise and creativity to Youtube. She maintains a steady amount of vlog-stlye videos with the occasional fashion lookbook or “get ready with me” makeup tutorial. She frequently uploads travel vlogs of her excursions to foreign countries and tropical vacations. She leaves a certain creative flare on all of her videos, whether they be makeup, fashion, or lifestyle, that you won’t find in any other youtubers’.
Another recent find of mine, Zoe has an incredible lifestyle and travel vlog channel, which goes hand in hand with her Instagram profile. She puts together picturesque montages of her trips to music festivals, breathtaking landscapes, huge cities, and more. Her channel is very fresh and new, but the content is truly stunning.
Jess is a London youtuber based in Edinburgh, Scotland as a university student. In my opinion, she wins the sweetest youtuber award. Not only does she have the sunniest disposition, but also the most kickass and interesting style. She has hardcore tattoos, wears very unique jewelry, and rocks winged eyeliner like no other. Her channel frequents lookbooks with the likes of Urban Outfitters and Topshop, daily vlogs, and beauty content, but she also does amazing travel pieces to places like India, Tokyo, and South Africa.
10. The Michalacks
The Michalacks is family lifestyle video diary of Hannah, Stephan and Grayson Michalack. The channel began as Hannah’s outlet for support while she was pregnant and she created it to hopefully provide a resource for other pregnant women seeking advice in the same way Hannah was. After she had her son Grayson, the channel then developed into a full blown video diary series of their lives in weekly vlogs that are edited and produced by both Hannah and her husband, Stephan. The channel has massively evolved in the last two years and regularly features gorgeous quality content that seamlessly disguises how much effort actually goes into making each weekly vlog. Both Stephan and Hannah are witty and naturals in front of a camera, and their toddler, Grayson, is the most adorable. The videos are honestly just beautiful to watch. They put together travel pieces often, which feature to-die-for footage, but even when they are home, they find ways to make every day something special.