With the rise of social media apps such as Instagram, there have been more and more bloggers who use the app to update their followers on everything: from food, to lifestyle, to fashion. One category that has gained popularity over the years is the topic of college, which includes practical advice on how to best navigate through those four years of your life. Below are just ten up-and-coming college lifestyle bloggers you should be following on Instagram:
1. Dani Dearest – @danidearestblog
Dani Kluss, also known by her blog name of Dani Dearest, dedicates her blog to “helping millennial and college women succeed in life and their studies.”
2. Lola Adewuya – @lola_adewuya
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You’re all I neeeeed 👩🏾💻📷 when play becomes work, work is always play. I was up last night at 1 am playing around with logo designs for a client because I was too inspired to leave it alone until the morning. And I woke up this Saturday so excited that I have grown as a creative to the point where I can now share these skills and my voice with others to help build them up ✨ I wouldn’t have my path be any other way right now 🌻 • • • • • #darlingweekend#cfoffline#blackcreatives#blackswhoblog#stylegurulove#femfeed#pursuepretty#calledtobecreative#contentincolor#darlinglife#browngirlblogger#designerlife
Adewuya attends Dartmouth College and is also a style guru at College Fashionista. In addition, she is a designer and shares her branding services on her blog. Adewuya also shares tips that can be useful to fellow college students.
3. The Swirl Blog – @theswirlblog
The Swirl Blog is run by recent college grads Gabby and Hannah. Together, they write about everything from how to best balance school to how to nail your first interview upon graduation.
4. Kayla Rivoli – @kaylavblogs
Rivoli has recently graduated from college, but she is going to grad school and posts many helpful articles on how to best navigate through the process of applying and getting through what can be a stressful couple of years.
5. Samantha Neira – @samanthaneira
Neira, who is based out of Philadelphia, shares a variety of topics on her blog, including advice on school, beauty, style and travel. Neira is also a style guru for College Fashionista.
6. Carly Heitlinger – @carly
Heitlinger, also known as the College Prepster, has gained popularity over the years with her posts on style, travel, and personal challenges. Although Heitlinger graduated from college back in 2008, she has since made a name for herself and continues to attract college-aged readers due to her advice and shared experiences. In addition, Heitlinger also has a YouTube channel where she posts Q&A.
7. Stephanie May Wilson – @smaywilson
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Can we talk about our relationships with ourselves for a minute?⠀ ⠀ Friends, it’s so crazy to me that one of our most important relationships in life is also one of the relationships we forget about (and neglect!) the most. It’s our relationship with ourselves, and it’s so true. ⠀ ⠀ If you’re anything like me, you spend so much time trying to make sure everyone else is taken care of, and happy, and feeling loved and cared for — and meanwhile you’re feeding yourself a granola bar (if you remember to pack one) on the way out the door as you criticize yourself for the fact that your pants are feeling a little tighter than usual these days, and for the fact that so much on your to-do list is still undone. ⠀ ⠀ We are the closest relationship in our lives (other than God!) and yet, we forget about, neglect, and even are mean to ourselves so often!⠀ ⠀ Friends, this is why self-care is so important. It’s important because like Emily Ley says, “We can’t pour water from an empty well.” ⠀ ⠀ But it’s also important because it’s a tangible way of loving ourselves, of remembering ourselves, of treating ourselves the way we’d treat anyone else we love, and the way we want other people to treat us too. ⠀ ⠀ And so today, let’s practice treating ourselves like our very best friend instead of like someone we’re constantly disappointed by. Let’s be kind to ourselves and graceful with ourselves. Let’s take ourselves out to lunch, buy ourselves a treat, give ourselves the afternoon off, take ourselves on a walk.⠀ ⠀ Be good to you today, friends. ⠀ ⠀ You are worthy of love, and you are worthy of your own love too. ⠀ ⠀
Wilson writes about “friendship, faith, relationships, and self-confidence,” as listed on her Instagram. Wilson also has a podcast, called Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson. This podcast discusses big questions women have about their lives.
8. Lindsey Pollak – @lindseypollak
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Fueling up for today’s 12pm EST webinar — 693 registered! Reading through your questions and getting ready to share my thoughts on MANAGING THE MULTIGENERATIONAL MIX. Event link in bio — it’s not too late to register! #Managethemix #webinar #management #leadership #generations #millennials #genz #speakerlife
Although Pollak is not a college student, she is still a blogger every current or recent student should follow. Pollak is known as the “leading voice on millennials and the multigenerational workplace.” She advises young people who are looking to succeed in their professional life. If you are worried about finding employment upon graduation, following Pollak on both her Instagram and her blog can provide you with a sense of confidence – in how to best go about finding a job and succeeding in your future career.
9. Morgan Timm – @morgantimm
Although this blogger, known as Mostly Morgan, is no longer in college, she still provides her readers with advice about her time in college.