International TikTok Stars To Follow For Some Real Fashion
From styling tips to photo-taking hacks, these influencers will convince you it’s okay to dress up even if you have nowhere to go
You wake up without the aid of an alarm clock for the nth week in a row. Three months ago, you’d be scrambling to eat breakfast, get dressed, and head out the door to complete your numerous activities. Now, if you’re like most people, you’re helping to flatten the curve by observing the quarantine deadlines.
Among many other things, this means you could feasibly stay in your pajamas all day every day. And while now is certainly the time to give yourself a break and do what you need to do to feel comfortable and safe, sometimes letting yourself look good is one way to give yourself the TLC you deserve. To help you indulge in some much-needed self-love (or whatever the equivalent of fun is in this stressful situation), check out these fashion forward TikTok accounts from around the world. These influencers will convince you it’s okay to dress up, even if you have nowhere to go.
Chriselle Lim is a Korean-American style and beauty blogger who has reached viral status with her fashionable TikTok videos. Known as the internet's "rich mom”—a nod to Cho Yeo-jeong’s character in the Oscar-winning film Parasite—Christelle’s looks are unapologetically luxurious, although never over-the-top. Her TikTok showcases her envy-inducing closet, which includes lots of Dior. But what’s great is that Christelle embraces the silliness of TikTok, so her videos are always fun and never snobby.
Veronika Molnar is a San Francisco-based Hungarian fashion influencer who got her start on Instagram. Though she just opened a TikTok account late last year, she already has ten times more followers on the video platform than on Instagram. The reason is her digestible styling tips, which use the fast cuts, upbeat music, and on-screen text to convey multiple ways to wear certain garments or trends, in less than 30 seconds.
Francis Lola is a style and beauty vlogger who has been producing digital content on YouTube for years. But she has recently broken out as a viral star on TikTok. In fact, all her YouTube views combined amount to only a fraction (one-sixteenth, to be exact) of a single TikTok video. The reason? Her quick fashion tips. The most popular video on her channel, by far, is one called “How to Pose,” in which she gives an easy-to-follow guide to making your body look more elongated in photographs.
Aimee Song has been a fixture at Fashion Weeks around the world. She's a New York Times Bestselling Author and has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30. And now, among her long list of accolades, she can add viral TikTok star. Her most popular video is the #FlipTheSwitch challenge, in which she and her boyfriend exchange places—and outfits—after a light is quickly turned off then back on. But the real gold is in her quick styling tips, such as the 15-second video on how to wear snakeskin shorts, ranging from a rock ‘n roll vibe, to a beach chic look.
Jakarta-based Olivia Lazuardy doesn’t post any dance challenges on her TikTok, but she’s not above hopping on a video-editing trend. Incorporating fun edits to showcase her closet, her videos show her clapping, snapping, or shooting a finger gun to transition between outfits or add an accessory. She doesn’t have the most polished edits, but she’ll show you a variety of flawless ways to wear mom-jeans and blazers.