20 Black Bloggers You Need To Follow

    #BlackFriday

    by Kayla Boyd · February 17, 2017

    Illustrated by Jihyang Lim

    In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called UNAPOLOGETIC. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be self-evident.

    Whether it's fashion finds, beauty tips, or just everyday life advice, there are so many bloggers out there who dedicate their time to showing us how to live life in style. With an endless supply of websites and YouTube channels at our disposal, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and revert back to a few of your subscribed favorites, though. 

    If you've been endlessly scrolling for someone that's a little more, well, relatable, we have a fresh roster of bloggers to add to your feed. Between their high-quality content and aesthetically pleasing photos, your feed is about to burst with personality. 

    Learn more about each of the 20 trendsetters, below.


    A post shared by Sydnei (@_syddarlingg) on Dec 27, 2016 at 8:49pm PST

    Sydnei is behind the blog Her Modern Life where she writes about her personal style, travels, and life hacks. She also has a section specifically dedicated to surviving as a “modern millennial.”


    A post shared by @__melbae on Feb 2, 2017 at 7:57pm PST

    Mel founded the lifestyle blog With Mel Bae. Her platform is a gateway for the best food, fashion, and beauty finds that New York City has to offer. (Take notes!)

    London Scout and Sai De Silva are the mother-daughter-duo behind Scout the City. Their blog is filled with beautiful images, videos, and articles about fitness, travel, food, and the best mother-daughter fashion you've ever seen.


    A post shared by Kitty Cash (@kittycash) on Feb 13, 2017 at 4:27pm PST

    Kitty Cash is a DJ who blogs about everything that's popping in her life, from music and events to personal style and the inspirational people in her life. The Brooklyn, New York, native is a trusted source in the music industry, and she's well on her way to becoming a style icon. She can't get you on the list, but the view is great from this window.

    Color Me Courtney is exactly how it sounds. The New York-based style blogger has a wardrobe that is all about fun, vibrant, and unique choices. If your feed needs some eye candy, press the follow button now.


    A post shared by Avielle Amor (@avielleamor) on Feb 16, 2017 at 1:15pm PST

    Avielle Amor is a YouTuber who makes makeup tutorials, lookbooks, and natural hair videos. You, along with her 100,000 subscribers, are in for a treat on the daily.

    Kivvi Roberts will light up your life with videos and photos of all of her thoughts, feelings, and adventures. Follow along on Inner Thoughts Out Loud

    The HYE TV (Honoring Youth Expression) is a website dedicated to "the independent arts culture to express their individuality and passions." Their articles and visuals about music and lifestyle will keep you in the loop. 

    Ryan Clark is the blogger behind High Fashion Living, your go-to source for style tips. He's also a GQ Brand Ambassador, so needless to say that his word is trustworthy.

    Through Garçon a la Mode, Perkens Bien Aimé provides men with major tips on fashion, lifestyle, food, travel, and everything else in between. You'll drool over his beautifully designed website overflowing with content that will make you hungry for the finer things in life.


    A post shared by SHAYLA (@makeupshayla) on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:08pm PST

    Shayla is a beauty vlogger known for her flawless makeup tutorials. Her YouTube channel has a whopping 377,000 subscribers, so it's safe to say that she's a total beauty boss.


    A post shared by Gabi Gregg (@gabifresh) on Feb 16, 2017 at 6:10pm PST

    Gabi Gregg is a swimwear designer, plus-size model, and style blogger behind GabiFresh. She uses her fashion and writing to express herself as a feminist, and she's become a recognizable icon for body positivity with more than 450,000 followers on Instagram. 


    A post shared by Osi™ (@instaosi) on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:37am PST

    Osinakachukwu is a self-described fashion enthusiast, stylist, and influencer based in New York. Inspired by the '90s, his style is a mix of classic, street, and urban. Peep his dope wardrobe over on The Poop Style

    Steven Onoja is a Nigerian consultant, photographer, and director based out of New York City. His website hosts all of his luxurious journeys within travel diaries that capture every single detail. 


    A post shared by TrendyCurvy (@mskristine) on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:00pm PST

    Kristine is the brains behind TrendyCurvy. Since she started blogging in 2013, she's gotten a lot of recognition as one of the hottest trendsetters for curvy girls (or any girl for that matter). 

    Karen is the London-bred, New York-based blogger behind Where Did U Get That. Her personal style is off the chain, especially when she hits the streets. 

    Mattie James is so good at lifestyle blogging that she created a planner to help other bloggers get organized and build their own brands. Her personal blog is all about style, beauty, and tips for living a fabulous life. Sign us up!

    Bejean is the YouTuber behind Malibu Dollface, your source for makeup and hair tips that will make you look fierce with a capital F.

    Jade Kendle is the ultimate hack queen. Through her account LipsticknCurls, she shares hair, makeup, and lifestyle hacks on a weekly basis. With 200,000 subscribers and counting, people just can't get enough.

    Raven Elyse is a self-described mom-trepreneur behind the brand Raven Elyse TV. The 23-year-old gives her audience the scoop on all things fashion, beauty, travel, home decor, and mom related. We want to be her when we grow up.

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