WORDS BY NATALIE YIASSOUMI
Ellie Delphine stands out for her upbeat, feel-good approach to style and her enviable shoe closet of both new and old favorites.
Ellie Delphine, best known as Slip into Style on Instagram, is your ultimate shoe girl. One day you’ll find her in trendy dad sandals – hers are by Arizona Love and come encrusted with pearls – another she’ll be sporting Amina Muaddi ‘Begum’ pumps in hot pink and on her days off she looks just as stylish in thong sandals or color-block New Balance sneakers.
What’s even better, is that she knows how to mix her statement shoes up with even bolder prints, in-your-face colors and many a puff sleeve to create an explosion of color and optimism all over her feed.
It’s no wonder she makes our must-follow list of content creators then – her upbeat, individual style will quickly put a smile on your face and fellow shoe fanatics will also appreciate her ability to bring back old favorites from previous seasons and make them look equally relevant today, like the PVC and crystal-embellished Prada mules she recently posted. Remember those?
By following @slipintostyle you also get insider access into the latest fashion and shoe launches worth paying attention to: She often collaborates with Net-a-Porter to show you in-demand pieces like the pair of Gianvito Rossi thong sandals which has been making frequent appearances on her feed. This week, she also joined forces with Istanbul-based label Manu Atelier and featured as one of the faces of their new social media campaign, helping celebrate the launch of their newly dropped pre-fall collection,
Ellie gave the label’s sleek square-toe mules her own touch, wearing them with a white shirt dress and posing against vintage furniture.
Apart from her obvious fashion creds, Ellie is an important personality in the fashion and social media landscapes to put on your radar, being one of the few women of color that have managed to enter the world of high fashion and create a successful career for themselves despite the bigger barriers of entry.
Following the tragic murder of George Floyd earlier this month, she bravely addressed the issue of racism with her audience and has been consistently promoting black-owned businesses, from our footwear favorite Brother Vellies to artisan-produced lifestyle brand Studio 189.
“To the people saying it’s not my place or my job to speak up, your platform is your job. You share your whole life on your platform: What you have for lunch, your favorite lipstick, you sell stuff to people on your platform. Now it’s time to use it to do good and bring awareness to things that actually matter,” she said.
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