Now that 2015 is coming to a close, the fashion industry is reflecting on how its relationship with technology has changed over the year.
Throughout the last 12 months, social media and blogs have become almost synonymous with each other. Street style stars consistently have impressive Instagram accounts, which have evolved into a stylish, interactive extension of their other online platforms.
According to Fashionista, "the photo sharing app has come to exert no small influence on how fashion folk do business."
Below, we've listed the top 10 womenswear and menswear fashion bloggers of 2015 — which could end up being your first Instagram follows of 2016.
Margaret Zhang — Shine By Three
Margaret Zhang is quickly becoming a household name in street style. The Sydney-based style icon and woman behind the Shine by Three blog has experience collaborating with Uniqlo, Swarovski, Clinique, Lexus, Swisse, Matches and Louis Vuitton. She has also worked for L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Nylon, Marie Claire, Buro24/7 and Elle.
Chriselle Lim — The Chriselle Factor
Cool girls wear (ACNE) pink too _ A photo posted by Chriselle Lim (@chrisellelim) on
Chriselle Lim has amazing style and an adorable daughter — What more could an Instagram follower ask for? After beginning her fashion career as a wardrobe stylist, Lim founded The Chriselle Factor blog at the end of 2011. She currently has 572,000 Instagram followers and 444,000 YouTube subscribers.
Sara Donaldson — Harper and Harley
Sydney-based blogger Sara Donaldson is the stylish force behind Harper and Harley. The Australian fashionista has experience working with Uniqlo, Gucci, Swarovski, Nike and Harpers Bazaar, according to The Fashion Spot. She also has an upcoming shoe design collaboration with Tony Bianco.
Andrea Maria — Dear Milano
The coolest feeling ever: wearing your mom's vintage blazer from the 80's __ I love u mom!! #Igotitfrommymoma A photo posted by Andrea Maria | Writer (@dearmilano) on
Andrea Maria launched DearMilano.com in July of 2012. Today, it's lauded as one of the best fashion blogs in Mexico and is considered influential across Latin America. Maria has already been interviewed and featured in several fashion editorials — and she currently lives in New York City.
Erica Choi — Egg Canvas
How could the digital art director for Barneys New York not be an influential social media figure? Erica Choi has one of the coolest jobs in the industry, and spends her free time working on fashion and lifestyle blog Egg Canvas.
Jamal Jackson — Style Society Guy
knit on knit today at StyleSocietyGuy.com - Take a look at the full post for affordable options too. |link in bio| A photo posted by StyleSocietyGuy (@stylesocietyguy) on
When he's not impressing New York City with his street style, Jamal Jackson works writing fashion articles for Details.com. The budding menswear icon has caught the attention of Vogue, The New York Times and WWD. We have a feeling you're going to be hearing a lot more about Jackson in 2016.
Marcel Floruss — One Dapper Street
Marcel Floruss called himself a "German dude who loves fashion and all that goes with it," according to The Fashion Spot. His blog — One Dapper Street — began as a channel for sharing his passion, and it has now become inspiration for sartorialists all over the world.
Karlmond Tang — Mr. Boy
Back into the writing regime. Two posts on the site this week with a third on the way, expanding the On the Bench section and all of those "pretty photos"/nonsense writeups you guys like in the Outfits. Enjoy. www.mrboy.co.uk A photo posted by Karlmond Tang / Mr. Boy (@karlmond) on
British blogger Karlmond Tang sports a very unique style of menswear. The dapper dresser's blog, Mr. Boy, began in 2012 and has been praised by Gap, Urban Outfitters and Harrods.
Tommy Lei — My Belonging
Tommy Lei's blog My Belonging spotlights a wardrobe that is extremely unisex and enviable. The fashionisto has been praised by publications including Out Magazine, The Huffington Post and Barneys.
"His distinctive manner of dress manages to show off the best of both worlds-equal measures Los Angeles laissez-faire and New York refinement," the latter wrote about Lei in its magazine, The Window. "With My Belonging, he also masters the balancing act of sharing on-point fashion tips with insightful personal reflections."
Justin Livingston — Scout Sixteen
Taking on winter layer by layer... ⛄️✌_️ | wearing @florsheimshoes @shopstyle @levis @thenorthface over on the blog A photo posted by Justin Livingston (@justinliv) on
Scout Sixteen is a quirky lifestyle blog run by Justin Livingston. The Tennessee-based blogger currently resides in New York; where he soaks up the culture and style of the city, then eloquently and aesthetically shares it with online fans.