The Fascinating Way Fashion Bloggers Edit Their Instagrams

Behind the smoke and mirrors.

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If you feel like your Instagram feed can't keep up with today's top fashion bloggers, you're definitely not alone. Fashion bloggers (or Instagram ninjas, depending on how you look at it) have the life-skill of making every photo look like it belongs in an editorial—from selfies to outfit of the day posts to brunch dishes that probably photograph better than you. And the always prevalent question is: how in the world do they do it?

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The always chic and selfie-ready Marianna Hewitt, of LifeWithMe.com (opens in new tab), took to her blog to share a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating process behind editing her Instagram photos. If you thought throwing a Valencia filter on your photo was cutting it, you've been doing it wrong this whole time. Marianna walks you through the step-by-step process and apps that she uses, including FaceTune, VSCO Cam and Faded, to get her photos just right—and to keep them all cohesive on her feed.

Watch the video below for your new Instagram editing tutorial:

Lauren Alexis Fisher
Lauren Alexis Fisher

Lauren Alexis Fisher is the former market editor for HarpersBAZAAR.com. While studying fashion and business at LIM College in New York, she held internships at Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, College Fashionista, and Harper's BAZAAR. Lauren covers fashion news, trends, shopping, travel, celebrity style, and more for Bazaar.com. When she's not glued to her phone or laptop, she enjoys traveling, brunching, and tweeting bad jokes.