Erin Kim
June 09, 2014 7:18 am

Is your Instagram feed experiencing a crisis of the mundane? Do you experience eye soreness from a feed of mainly bland food photos and even blander selfies? Are your thumbs tired from scrolling through miles of redundant IG clichés? If you’ve checked yes to any of these signs, you have Insta-boredom. But don’t worry, we can fix this.

Like getting a good room makeover, changing up your Instagram feed will make you feel more inspired and spunk up your everyday. You need a “Flip this House” for your feed; clean out the dull, tedious and uninteresting and brighten things up the following Insta-role-models, which I chose according to the following criteria:

Does this ‘grammer make selfies less tacky and more cool (it sounds impossible)?

Does she or he communicate a sense of humor?

And does this ‘grammer boast irreproducible style?

These digital divas do all that and then some. They are the HBICs of Instagram storytelling and will supply the oomph, sparkle and sass needed to cure your Insta-boredom.

1. @mermaidens

Whimsy is in Kailey’s blood and runs through the veins of her Instagram feed. Spying one of her photos in your feed is like crying tears of joys from finding stars in a night sky. If Princess Peach and Hello Kitty could look upon her Instagram, they would be similarly addicted.

Side effects from following Bianca deBardelaben may involve swooning, crying from coolness, and inspiration from her lady-boss-ness. This lady is smart and she shows that through her Insta-art.

3. @drifterandthegypsy

A gander through Micaela Hoo’s gallery is like a walk through a secret garden. Her middle name has got to be charm.

4. @alia_pop

Alia Penner’s style is supersonic, hynoptic and oh-so funky fresh. A clash of this many fun colors never looked so cool.

5. @monlinglee

Architect by day and colorblocking badass by Instagram, Monling Lee has mastered the art of square-framed swag. This is living art.

6. @youngeyesignite

I’ve never imagined much in Idaho besides potatoes until I laid eyes on Allison Honeylily’s photos. Her profile reads “finding the myth in the girl” and so my swoonfest began.

7. @steffyspandcs

THIS is what vintage is all about, folks. Style surprises are sprawled all over the fashion fiesta that is Steffy Degreff’s feed.

8. @kenziefaith

If “love” had a fashionable Instagram account, it would manifest itself through Kenzie Faith’s photos. She just finished her first year at SCAD, and she clearly relays her thoughtful perspective through her grams that look like romantic whispers.
9. @fashionpopqueen
Every outfit by Shammara Lawrence must have been approved by the Council of Happiness (wouldn’t that be nice if that were a real thing). Big smiles, travels, and really cool sequin bags are just a few of my favorite things that pop up from this visionary color princess’ feed.
10. An Alternative Solution: If absolutely none of the above fit your style, try this.

@idraw_on_cats If you find yourself craving some man candy on your feed, look no further . . . here are some dapper cats who look smokin’ in a cape, a bow tie, and/or trendy Pharrell hats.

Recommend any other inspiring style accounts that are a little different, a little spicy and a lot of awesome? Do tell in the comments!

(And if you are experiencing other social media struggles, we can talk, or tweet, it out.)