5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

“The time is always right to do what is right.” In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all he did to inspire, I wanted to pause and take a moment to share with you five women that inspire me daily.

I encourage you to give them a follow! They are sweet, kind, funny, real, down to earth people. And I know, if they aren’t already, will quickly become one of your favorite internet friends!


5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

Taryn Newton


Taryn is an amazing mom to four boys. Her youngest son, Cash, and Hazel are just a few days apart! She is as real as they come and I’m so thankful to call her a real life friend! She recently just build her dream home and it’s been a blast following along on her journey.

5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

Monica Awe-Etuk


Monica is a true content creator. I’ve known Monica for the last few years and she is incredibly kind and down to earth, all while being fierce and timeless. 

5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

Nikki. Meghan. Shay. Brandy.


These four girls are straight up crushing it! Not only will you love their vibe, but the outfit inspiration alone surpassed Gossip Girl. They stand for positive influence, inclusion and diversity. If you’re looking for an account to slow your scroll, this is it!

5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

Ruthie Ridley


Ruthie has one of those positive souls that make you feel energized! I love that she shares her everyday style that is both unique and yet attainable! 

5 Black Influencers I Look Up To

Candace Read


Fun Fact: Candace lived down the hall from me in our Freshman dorm in college! I’ve loved following along and watching her flourish. She always puts a smile on my face when I see her content. She had a big heart for Jesus and is a true stylist with a fashion sense like no other! 

I am so excited to be able to share these amazing women with you today. It’s always fun to be able to celebrate others in the influencer community that are crushing it! If you have a good “follow” recommendation feel free to drop their handle in the comments below! Pop on over to my Instagram stories to see who else inspires me. I’ll be sharing a new account each Friday!

If you loved this look, be sure to check out this post, featuring how to style a midi skirt multiple ways!

All photos were taken by KVC Photography. Check her out on instagram @kvcphotography.


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