Stalked: Robin, Fashion With Bangs, Instagrammer.

20 February 2015

Instagram is growing by the second, with some accounts knowing exactly how to market themselves on this social platform. They use it more as an artform rather than a pictorial version of their facebook page, planning carefully each photograph to work with one another so their overall profile looks super sleek as a whole. I recently stumbled across one of these accounts; Fashion With Bangs, is one of the beautiful ones with over 3.5K following her every move!

Prior to all the fashion weeks around the world, I caught up with Robin, a Netherlands based instagramer and visual merchandiser on how she plans and executes her instagram feed and what she loves about fashion week. Also she’s thrown in a few tips on how to up your likes and followers on Instgram!!

What principals do you install when planning your Instagram posts? 

Mix and match is something I always keep in mind. Quotes, inspiration, outfits, flat-lays, you name it. I also really think about the layout and when I post what picture. I try to use as many pictures that are made by myself. If I use someone else's pic, and I know the name, I always give credits by tagging.  

What do you do? 

I recently start working at COS, as a backup Visual Merchandiser. Before that I was Store Manager in a menswear store.

Tips to beginner instagrammers? 

Post the things you like and you get inspired by, that's what I love about Instagram. I don't use the filters, just Photoshop for highlighting and colour change. 

If we're talking about gaining followers, HASHTAGS!! But only use the ones that fit the image in some way. Otherwise you end up losing followers. Placing comments below other people's pictures also helps, because you get noticed. Don't copy without giving credits (only if you know who's pic it is). The pictures that get the most likes on my account are the FWIS (from where I stand). 

Which fashion weeks do you attend and what impact do you think Instagram and social media has on this event? 

Just visited one fashion week, in Amsterdam, but that was before I started Instagram. When there is a fashion week, I always search on Instagram for photos. It's the fastest media to get a glimpse of the new collections! 

Where do you see the world Instagram progressing in 5 years time? 

I see Instagram growing and growing. Not so weird, because like a said, it's one of the fastest kind of media. Take a pic, place it, write a few hashtags and done! Brands are also making Instagram accounts, so people can tag them in their own pics. Free advertising! There is a lot of potential in Instagram!

How would you describe your personal style? 

I'm kind of a modernist, my wardrobe contains a lot of black, white, stripes and denim. Mainly key items, basics, but not boring. I love an all black outfit, combined with clean white sneakers. Simplicity is something I always keep in mind, so I don't need that much accessories! A single ring, watch and a great bag do the trick for me! 

Five items you can't live without?

Of course my family, friends and boyfriend, but I wouldn't call them items! So I guess (and I know it's such a cliché) my iPhone! Also my favourite high waisted black skinny jeans by Monki (perfect fit and affordable)! Lip balm, I always carry it in my bag. Red fruits, especially raspberries and strawberries! Even though I have a hate-love relationship with my bangs, I don't think I ever getting rid of them!!

Follow Robin here.




  1. This is a fantastic post - really interesting to read through! I can relate to a love of high waisted black skinny jeans.. and what an incredible Instagram account!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  2. Son preciosas
    Un besito

  3. Love this post.Great advice, thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi! Just saw post, didn't know you already posted it. Looks so nice! Thanks again!! XOXO


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