Instagram has increasingly become filled with glossy, re-touched photos. The app has become less of a place for people to share their life and more of a place for celebrities and business to try sell an image or create longing or insecurity inside of you so that you buy something. Either way, it has become hard to gain something meaningful out of Instagram. Which is why we've rounded some apps that will have you walking away with a smile on your face, rather than asking yourself "How do I get thighs like this model?" Because social media should be about sharing experiences to make society a better place, not a place to create envy, longing, and insecurity.
Check out our fav accounts that are smile-guranteed below!
If you're a fan of Sex and the City, this account is sure to give you a laugh. It pokes fun at the outlandish outfits of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte, adopting the absurdist voice of a modern fashion critic by drawing on historical and contemporary fashion references. They're full of insider SATC and fashion jokes that will leave you in giggles, and the captions are pretty well written. The account has gotten so big, in fact, that they've even been followed by Sarah Jessica Parker!
Marnie the Dog: This dog is certainly unique, with its lopsided tongue that is always hanging out. Marnie is a 15-year-old rescue Shih Tzu that has accumulated millions of followers from its iconic happy-go-lucky tongue. Heck, Marnie even made a special lecture appearance at NYU once. Talk about star power.
Just Baby: Who doesn't love babies? They represent us all cute and innocent, before the stress of water bills and 401Ks have hit. So follow this account. Because while it may not be totally ooh and ahh at that baby you see on the subway train, you can sit in mesmerization at the babies on this account with zero shame. We won't tell.
Olek: This yarn artist's Instagram account will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Humans of NY: Everyone has a story, and this account proves that. Featuring realist photos of people and their quotes, this is the most inspiration and delightful way to see behind the veil of everyday people we pass on the street all the time. How will give you a smile? By showing you you're not the only facing hardship, providing a comforting sense of solidarity and collective experience.
So, instead following a bunch of Instagram accounts that leave you feeling insecure and not-that-great, follow these accounts that are sure to put a smile on your face and give you the self-care you need for the day!