Local Fashion and Style Influencers 3

Through the World of Social Media

“Do you know what blogs are? …. In the beginning, a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online …. you could talk about your daily life or share things you do. But, people saw an opportunity to communicate any information in a new way. So began the beautiful world of blogging,” according to FirstSiteGuide.com.

Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on smartphones.

Combine the two and you have a social media platform that could reach thousands of people on a daily basis and that is what Amy Ann Arnold, Samantha Ruble and Thuy Bui, three local entrepreneurs, are doing with fashion and style. Together, they have more than 70,000 ‘followers’ on Instagram and the numbers grow daily. Their posts are fun, inspirational, educational and creative. Explore their websites or follow them on Instagram. It’s exciting to see so many people around the world enjoying their post’s and blogs!

We asked each of them about a fashion trend we could watch for in the upcoming months.

Thuy Bui

“A good camel cardigan is a must have staple for fall. It’s a great piece that will go with so many things.”

Instagram: @heythuydotcom

Website: HeyThuy.com

Amy Ann Arnold

“Two big trends I am seeing this fall are prints (think animal prints, plaid, and fall florals) and the return of ruching. Done right, ruching can be very flattering and prints are so fun to mix and match. I look forward to a fun season ahead!”

Insatgram: @straightastyle

Website: StraightAStyleBlog.com

Samantha Ruble

“For fall I am confident that we are going to be seeing a lot of pastels believe it or not, as well as Classic Saville Row fabrics like herringbone, glen plaid, and houndstooth and bold dynamic busy florals !!!!!!!!! Winter white is also going to be big especially as a trouser!”

Instagram: @gofrenchyourself

Website: GoFrenchYourself.com