Clean Up Your Instagram Feed With These 6 Tips | Clozette

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While spring is still a few months away, start 2016 right by cleaning up your social media accounts, specifically Instagram, where numerous fake accounts and spammers are abundant. Take the new year as an opportunity to reflect and reevaluate your social media presence and choose which photos and people to ditch, and which to keep!

If you’re having a hard time knowing where to start when it comes to ‘spring cleaning’ your Instagram account, we’re here to help! Just keep scrolling down for the 6 ways you can give your photo-sharing account a deep and thorough cleanse!

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Stop Following Strangers


This step is totally up to you. If the “strangers” you’re following are people you admire or look up to, such as artists, celebrities, and the like, then by all means keep them! They’ll actually enrich your feed more. But if they're random everyday Joes and Janes, who post nothing serious or interesting, it’s time to let go. 

Delete Pictures That Overshare


No one likes an over-sharer. Keep a little mystery in your life by taking down pictures which you think are showing too much of you! That drunk college picture? Yes. Or that of photo of your bruised knee? Yup, remove it. Keep your photos to a minimum such as a gorgeous selfie, a beautifully laid out meal, and the like, and you and your followers will thank you for it!


Unfollow the Album Uploader


Let’s get this out of the way, Instagram is not Facebook. If you follow someone, be it a friend or a relative or an acquaintance, who constantly posts pictures by the dozen from the same event or location, click that ‘Unfollow’ button right now. But if you really want to post a lot of photos from the same event, instead of posting them all one by one, why not make a collage out of them? It gets the job done, and looks extra creative!


Clear Up Your Ads


Sadly, Instagram now has advertisements that randomly pop up. If you suddenly have photos of branded shoes or beautiful locations that suddenly come up in your feed, remove them. They may seem harmless when they come once or twice at a time, but if you allow them to build up in your newsfeed, you’ll be drowned in ads sooner rather than later! But of course, if an ad does come up and it's in your area of interest? By all means, keep them because they contribute to a clean feed that shows all your likes and interests!


Check Your Captions for Grammar and Spelling


Whether it’s a phrase, a full-blown paragraph, or an emoji-filled caption, make sure that you correctly spell/use them. In the world of social media, you actually open yourself to judgment. So if you want people to be impressed rather than grossed out, keep your captions clean and grammatically correct!


Hide Your Hashtags


Hashtags are incredibly helpful in getting your pictures out “there”. But they can ruin a good photo and caption too, especially if you use more than 5 at a time. So to solve that, just simply put your hashtags as a comment! It won’t ruin your photos and captions, but it will still be seen by thousands of people!

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Living in a country that doesn’t have four seasons, we’re not able to rock a certain category of clothes. We’re not able to wear trench coats, gloves, faux fur, and a lot more because it doesn’t snow! But, the one thing that we can rock together with 4-seasoned countries are boots.

Women like us who live in tropical countries can still wear boots, with certain specifications to be made to ensure that our legs aren’t sweating by the end of the day! So if you’re interested to rock some new footwear, here are the 4 ways you can wear boots in hot weather!

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With Dresses


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Dresses are great when worn with flats, sandals, or sneakers. But when paired with boots, it takes the look to a different level! It adds a new and different layer of sophistication and elegance that can’t be made with flat shoes. Whether your boots have heels or they’re just regular Dr. Martens, pairing it with the dress of your choice will transform it entirely!

As Rain Gear


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In this wet and dry climate, a girl should always be ready when strong rains suddenly come! And what better way to keep your feet dry than with waterproof boots? They come in a variety of colours and designs, making it easier for you to match them to your outfits! Plus, they come in different lengths too. So the more protection you want on your feet, and by extension legs, the higher you can go!


On Girls' Nights Out


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Sometimes, boots are just so much better than heels, adding a touch of edginess to any night out ensemble! Since they pair so well with whatever look you can think of, a sleek pair of boots (or booties) are like the new black pumps!


With Skinny Jeans


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Tired of pairing your skinny jeans with flats or sneakers? Then pair it with some boots! Not only will they give you an extra boost of height, but boots create a sleek finish that can’t be obtained with flats or sneakers!

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How do you wear boots in warm weather? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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Every season in the fashion world, colour trends come and go. One day a certain shade is on top, the next it’s forgotten as quickly as that two-tone lip trend from 90's. But with the release of Pantone’s 2016 colours of the year, this year’s ‘it’ hues are more than that.

With a combination of pastels, neutrals, dark shades, and vibrant ones, these colours are guaranteed to stay popular for more than just one season. So, if you want to constantly be on top of your fashion game this year, scroll down for the list of colours that will be trendy all-year round!

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Lilac Grey


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Ethereal and dark at the same time, this gorgeous neutral shade will look amazing in everything from fashion down to nails and makeup! Blurring the lines between light and dark tones, and flattering numerous skin tones, Lilac Grey will surely be a big hit in all seasons to come!

Rose Quartz


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One of the two colours of the year, Rose Quartz’s light shade will flatter numerous skin tones, and will work well when worn as anything! From clothes, accessories, shoes, to makeup and hair, there’s nothing this shade can’t conquer.


Serenity


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The second of the two colors of this year, this dusty, light periwinkle hue will complement any shade it’s paired with! Soft and gentle, Serenity will add a touch of calmness (just as the name suggests) and sophistication to any outfit you rock!


Iced Coffee


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One of the hottest brown shades this year, Iced Coffee is a beautiful neutral that can transition any outfit from simple to bold with just a few detailed changes made! You can rock this colour any time because it’s a simple as black and white, but still very high fashion and elegant!


Buttercup


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If you’re in the mood for a bright pop of colour, then you’ll be glad Buttercup is hot right now! This bright yellow shade will pull any look together and make you stand out from any crowd. Rock it as a jewellery, shoes, or bags, however you want to wear this shade, it will definitely brighten up your ensemble!


Peach Echo


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Lovers of warm colours will be glad that Peach Echo is in the mix! Suitable for a variety of skin tones, we have a feeling this shade will become famous for being able to emphasise a summer tan! So whether you want rock this shade as a lipstick or a dress, this peachy colour will never fail to give you that warm, sun-kissed glow!


Green Flash


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Bright, bold, and daring? That’s Green Flash for you! Just like Buttercup, this bright green hue with a tinge of yellow will make any outfit pop! And if you’re feeling extra bold, why not wear it as an ombre hair color for a fun rainbow mix!

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Which trendy colour are you most excited to wear? Tell us in the comments below!

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