First and foremost, I'm going to quickly caveat the below list: the people included are very much tied to the UK, but as this country is such an incomparably great melting pot of nationalities, you'll find that some of them are not born-and-bred Brits. So before the pedants out there get all fired up and DM me, let's remind ourselves that Britishness is a vibe, people. And these people have the country's eclecticism and unique outlook running through their veins (and extensive shoe collections).
We try to document as many of these wardrobes in depth as often as we can with our Best Wardrobes in Britain franchise, but there are closets out there we're still yet to jump into. So, with London Fashion Week now in full swing, we thought it fitting to bring some names and faces to your attention. All are worth bookmarking for the duration of fashion month, but also way beyond. Keep reading to see the 28 Brits on Instagram that I always look to for style inspiration.
Broadcaster and fashion babe Laura Jackson's impeccable taste stretches from her pretty clothes to her home improvements and her cookery skills. This woman does everything, and we're not quite sure how.
Bettina Looney has just launched a concierge service based around her popularity and is also a personal shopper. She's also an influencer with one of the most luxe and eclectic closets in London. Oh, and she's completely adorable to boot.
If I could even look half as chic and be half as friendly and be half as productive as Caroline Issa, I'd be pretty proud of myself. Tank Magazine's chief executive and fashion director is also an entrepreneur, social influencer, designer… and very, very in demand.
Yasmin Sewell has put many a brand on the map over the years and has a real knack for spotting fresh talent. Her current role is VP of style and creative at Farfetch.com, but she's also a director of the brand showroom Paper Maché Tiger and the founder of Être Cécile.
Phoebe Collings-James is an artist who works across many mediums, a bit like her super varied wardrobe. Sometimes you'll find her in a pink boilersuit and at other times you'll discover her in a frothy gown. Designers just love to dress her, and you can see why.
Betty Bachz has rock 'n' roll style licked. The former model-turned-business guru is the co-founder of Møy eyewear and will definitely be seen lighting up your Instagram feed this weekend at LFW parties—this girl knows how to dress for a night out.
Maxim Magnus was our most recent Best Wardrobe in Britain candidate, sharing her penchant for sneaks, ballgowns-at-dinner and Prada/Céline/Gucci as well as her story behind the past whirlwind year of entering the industry.
Gwendoline Christie is simply adored by the fashion set. The actress has a real sense of humour when it comes to fashion and is signed to Kate Moss's model agency which has led to gigs like walking the Miu Miu runway. We heart her as much in her own garms as we do in Brienne of Tarth armour.
Elle's accessories editor Donna Wallace does, unsurprisingly, give great accessory advice. But she's got a cracking closet and plenty of personality when it comes to piecing items together. A street style fave and all-around great gal, we're looking forward to talking autumn with her.
Harriet Stewart's just moved from Elle mag to Net-a-Porter, which probably means our shopping lists are going to get even longer than they already are. This woman knows what makes a killer dress and isn't afraid to share it on Instagram—a combo we'll happily take any day.
London girl Leomie Anderson is a truly modern model: a favourite Rihanna often calls upon for her Savage x Fenty shows and a Victoria's Secret alumni, she's also the force behind Lapp, a platform hosting content that challenges major issues as well as encompassing a sports-inspired fashion capsule line.
Jane McFarland is the fashion director of Sunday Times style section and shares her weekly looks, styling tips and recommendations via the mag, but also with pictures on her handle. She's rather sophisticated, so check her out.
Ada Oguntodu's home city of Aberdeen must be a far brighter place with her jazzy outfit combinations hitting the streets. She's the girl we turn to for cool high-street buys worn in the most individual ways.
You won't see as many of Shini Park's outfits on her feed these days (her focus is really around the beautiful work she does as the founder, photographer and creative behind visual lab Park & Cube), but patiently wait to see what the well-dressed lady is choosing for herself, and get rewarded every now and then with a real gem.
Alexis Foreman is the Brighton-based art director who has recently gone into being an influencer full time, such is the demand for her creative skills. She is our #1 source for buying inspiration. Plus, she seems like bloody fun to hang out with.
Artist Luke Edward Hall's work is infiltrating the fashion biz in many ways. Firstly, we want to have his collection of shirts. Secondly, every fashion girl we know has/wants one of his plates, and also, he's just launched a collab with collegiate-style brand Rowing Shirts.