When you’re swimming in a sea of fashion accounts on Instagram, it can feel like you’re drowning.

How can you stand out and grow your followers on Instagram when there are already so many fashion accounts out there?

With these simple hacks, you’ll be a successful Instagram fashionista in no time.

Stand Out

Some think that being fashionable is all about blending in, but it’s actually about standing out from the rest.

The same can be said about Instagram, once you’ve found your niche the real challenge is how can you stand out from the rest. In a good way.

There is a definitely the perceived image of how the ‘cookie-cutter’ fashion Influencer should be. What you need to do in order to boost your followers is to find out what makes you different.

This can be anything from your body shape – short, tall, petite or curvy – to vegan-friendly brands, DIY clothes and thrift store fashion.

Influencer Goals

Keeping a close eye on your competitors is important for growing your own list of followers.

Broad fashion brands, other Influencers and those in your same super niche as well.

You can monitor them to see how trends are changing, note anything new they are trying and seeing if it works etc.

You can also use it to engage with their posts and their followers in a bid to befriend them and hope they will start following you.

This is a productive way to gain new followers because they will be ‘real’ and active within the community you are targeting.

Having followers interested in your content rather than as just another number on your list of followers means they will engage with your posts, bumping up your visibility and, in turn, attracting more authentic followers.

Some of the main fashionistas to keep an eye out on Instagram for include: @erika_boldrin @lifeofboheme @thenativefox @asiyami_gold @waityouneedthis @styleheroine @sylviahaghjoo @giizeloliveria @alealimay @everlane @nike @teva @zara @fossil @katespadeny @madewell @therow

Fashionable Hashtags

Hashtags are very fashionable. The current trend. No one cool posts without using a hashtag. Also, the whole no one will ever see your post if you don’t use a hashtag thing.

Top Tags

Although the most popular hashtags aren’t always the best to use on your posts, it’s always good to know what they are, even if just so you can avoid them or be aware to use another more specific one in addition.

#ootd #instafashion #vintage #fashionblogger #fashionista #streetstyle #stylish #mensfashion

Fashion Shows

These are need to know for any fashion accounts, and any Influencers visiting fashion week shows. Remember to bring your posts back down to earth with some more focused and less general hashtags too.

#catwalk #runway #supermodels #fashiondesigner #fashiondaily #fashionshow #fashionmodel #malemodels #modellife #modelling #models #modelagency #fashiongirl #fashionillustration #fashionweek #LFW #NYFW

Fashion Bloggers

#fashionblog #fashiondiaries #lookoftheday #streetwear #whatiwore #wiw #wiwt #inspo #fblogger #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #instastyle

Trends and Styles

#trendalert #trend #trendsetter #trending #lookbook #styleinspiration #lookoftheday #menswear #fashiongram

Bags

#backpack #botd #chaneladdict #handbags #hermes #leather #bagaddict #baglady #baglover #bagoftheday #clutches #luxurybag #wallet #slingbag

Kids Fashion

#babyfashion #kidsootd #toddlerfashion #trendykiddies #kidslookbook #fashionkids #kidsofinstagram #kidslookbook #cutekidsfashion

Men’s Fashion

#dappermen #mensweardaily #handsome #menstyleguide #menwithclass #mensfashionreview #menwithstreetstyle #suit #menwithstyle

Shoes

#yeezy #kicksonfire #instakicks #jordans #highheels #shoeporn #semiboots #sneakernews #sporty #wedges #instashoes

Swimwear

#bikiniready #summerfashion #beachstyle #beachfashion #bikinistyle #resortwear #poolfashion #swimwearshoot #swimwearfashion #croptop #bikinilovers

Fashion Photography

#fashionmagazine #fashionshoot #editorial #photographylovers #fashiongram

Ultimately the best ways to increase your followers on Instagram is to post high-quality content and use relevant and trending hashtags. From here, keep interacting and doing what you’re doing, and the followers will come!