During the first week of February, it’s easy to forget there are brighter days ahead. But escaping the reality of snowstorms and gray skies can be as simple as opening Instagram with the right colorful accounts on your feed. Here are five featuring vibrant looks from the runway, whimsical art, and throwback-’90s bubblegum imagery. After all, following these is a lot cheaper than investing in a SAD lamp.
Who: Jason Campbell, a celebrity stylist and shop owner based in Malibu.
Why: His dreamy landscapes will inspire fantasy vacations, while the clothes from his mind-bending fashion spreads will inspire your packing.
Who: According to the bio, “Just a city girl posting pics when I’m bored in my room or while people are talking to me at work or something.”
Why: For anyone who wasn’t there, proof that the ‘90s and early ‘00s really were coated in metallic lipstick, furry accessories, and cotton-candy pastels, with throwback images from hip-hop queens Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott and love for Britney and Mariah.
Who: Sophia Macks, founder and CEO of Beyond the Mag. She posts from New York, Milan, and Paris.
Why: Follow her for beautiful fashion photography linked to a ready-to-wear shop. This month’s theme: beige pieces from designers like Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, and Tome.
Who: An anonymous curator of found images from art, photography, and design.
Why: Follow for Technicolor optical illusions and surreal juxtapositions, including the image above from New York Magazine’s resident photographer Bobby Doherty. Turns out that mascara’s actually a lollipop?
Who: A collaboration between Jordan “Watts” Watson, co-creator of Theophilus London’s brand LVRS, and D.C.-based fashion blogger Auerta.
Why: It’s like walking through a showroom that doubles as a gallery space (shiny runway details, Pop Art on view) without ever having to leave the house.