Qwear Crushes: 50 Queer + GNC Instagrammers to Follow for Fashion Inspo Pt 1

Lately I've been extraordinarily impressed with all the creative queer fashion I'm seeing on Instagram.

When I first started Qwear almost 6 years ago, I hardly saw any fashion this bold and proud. Our community has grown more connected and confidant, and we have let down our guard when it comes to fully expressing ourselves. Everybody featured here has their own style, each uniquely inspiring. 

To quote our new mission statement: "The increased risk that queer people face and the intersection of identity and expression creates a situation in which art and fashion thrive. Our expression is integral to forming our identities in a society which constantly acts to erase us. Our fight for visibility is what makes queer fashion so sophisticated and layered."

There are so many incredible styles that I will be doing this piece in parts. If you have a favorite Instagram fashionista you'd like to see in our next feature, please comment below!

Devin-Norelle: @steroidbeyonce

👑 Quing Norelle: "androgynoυѕ [тяαиѕ] model writer dapper traveler x-fitter💪 advocaтə CEO@WerkThosePecs Shirts-->@TransIsBeautifulApparel Info@DevinNorelle.com Blog🔽 www.Transparentgender.com"

👑 Quing Norelle: "androgynoυѕ [тяαиѕ] model writer dapper traveler x-fitter💪 advocaтə CEO@WerkThosePecs Shirts-->@TransIsBeautifulApparel Info@DevinNorelle.com Blog🔽 www.Transparentgender.com"

Katie Simpson: "📷Editorial/travel/commercial Photographer 🏴U.S. before, Berlin now 🖊KSimpsonPhoto(at)gmail.com katiesimpsonphoto.com"

Katie Simpson: "📷Editorial/travel/commercial Photographer 🏴U.S. before, Berlin now 🖊KSimpsonPhoto(at)gmail.com katiesimpsonphoto.com"

JULIO FERNANDEZ: "Instablogger | Fashion Design 💌 eleeplussize@gmail.com 🎥 YouTube: Ele é Plus Size ❤️ Noivo do @mxrcosf ✨🌈"

JULIO FERNANDEZ: "Instablogger | Fashion Design 💌 eleeplussize@gmail.com 🎥 YouTube: Ele é Plus Size ❤️ Noivo do @mxrcosf ✨🌈"

TSBIGGIESMALLS: "a black faggot who won't hush his-her mouth.www.jamaltlewis.com"

TSBIGGIESMALLS: "a black faggot who won't hush his-her mouth.www.jamaltlewis.com"

Alexa: "Portuguese a queer for fashion With a thing for dapper Slow fashion enthusiast Feminist activist, social worker queeringstyle.com"

Alexa: "Portuguese a queer for fashion With a thing for dapper Slow fashion enthusiast Feminist activist, social worker queeringstyle.com"

Jacob Tobia: "#TRANSTRENDER (booking and media: info@jacobtobia.com) mashable.com/2017/05/05/lgbtq-activist-generations-photos-sage"

Jacob Tobia: "#TRANSTRENDER (booking and media: info@jacobtobia.com) mashable.com/2017/05/05/lgbtq-activist-generations-photos-sage"

▪️5ft. dad ▪️: "i like clothes & humans 📚Georgetown Law 2020 [feel free to ask/comment style Q's] kirrinfinch.com/dapper-scouts/airin-yung"

▪️5ft. dad ▪️: "i like clothes & humans 📚Georgetown Law 2020 [feel free to ask/comment style Q's] kirrinfinch.com/dapper-scouts/airin-yung"

CLB "▽ The Defiant Art of Queer ▽ ⏀Dapper Researcher & Femme Eccentric⏀ ✉️: thedefiantfemme@gmail.com Confessions of a pillow princess:youtu.be/VGkuwDj3rDU"

CLB "▽ The Defiant Art of Queer ▽ ⏀Dapper Researcher & Femme Eccentric⏀ ✉️: thedefiantfemme@gmail.com Confessions of a pillow princess:youtu.be/VGkuwDj3rDU"

  Ceraun Loggins: "The photographic archive of a genderqueer DivaNun. I use fashion photography to tell the story of marginalized ppl.www.divanunarchives.com"

 

Ceraun Loggins: "The photographic archive of a genderqueer DivaNun. I use fashion photography to tell the story of marginalized ppl.www.divanunarchives.com"

  Alok Vaid-Menon: "nonbinary writer! performer! fashionist@! (they/them)in.bookmyshow.com/events/watching-you-watch-me/ET00055867"

 

Alok Vaid-Menon: "nonbinary writer! performer! fashionist@! (they/them)in.bookmyshow.com/events/watching-you-watch-me/ET00055867"

Noirlinians: AfroFashion/Culture Blog ft Liberian designer @denisiotruitt & Kenyan writer

Noirlinians: AfroFashion/Culture Blog ft Liberian designer @denisiotruitt & Kenyan writer

Shannon: "Art historian by day, gigantic nerd by night. Femme dandy. Queer lady sewist. Faithful companion to #imogenquest 💋🌈✂❤ she/her pronouns withararedevice.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/the-arrival-of-spring"

Shannon: "Art historian by day, gigantic nerd by night. Femme dandy. Queer lady sewist. Faithful companion to #imogenquest 💋🌈✂❤ she/her pronouns withararedevice.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/the-arrival-of-spring"

JaydenRiley Bedard: "LA Queer AF 28 #btlm #pilipinx Alchemist Chef/ Cannabis Connoisseur Visionary US Army Vet"

JaydenRiley Bedard: "LA Queer AF 28 #btlm #pilipinx Alchemist Chef/ Cannabis Connoisseur Visionary US Army Vet"

TB McQuee: "Queer style. He/they. Married. Collage art: @tbmcqueen. Textile designs: spoonflower.com/profiles/asbestosbill Outfits: tristan-bowersox.polyvore.com/"

TB McQuee: "Queer style. He/they. Married. Collage art: @tbmcqueen. Textile designs: spoonflower.com/profiles/asbestosbill Outfits: tristan-bowersox.polyvore.com/"

Derek Nguyen: "Stylist. Blogger. Madame Alien Butterfly 🦋www.derekdujour.com/blog/2017/3/17/on-track"

Derek Nguyen: "Stylist. Blogger. Madame Alien Butterfly 🦋www.derekdujour.com/blog/2017/3/17/on-track"

✨MENSWEARSELFCARE✨: "🌈queer 🙋🏻‍♂️trans nb 🇵🇭filipinx // ✨where fashion meets self-care✨ // they/them pronouns // FB: Call Me They // NBC #RedefineAtoZ feature 👇🏽 nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/redefineatoz-angela-dumlao-wants-help-make-activism-inclusive-n750461"

✨MENSWEARSELFCARE✨: "🌈queer 🙋🏻‍♂️trans nb 🇵🇭filipinx // ✨where fashion meets self-care✨ // they/them pronouns // FB: Call Me They // NBC #RedefineAtoZ feature 👇🏽 nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/redefineatoz-angela-dumlao-wants-help-make-activism-inclusive-n750461"

Karoline: "'Black. Brown. Beautiful -- Viviremos Para Siempre. Afro-Latinos Hasta La Muerte' --Elizabeth Acevedo"

Karoline: "'Black. Brown. Beautiful -- Viviremos Para Siempre. Afro-Latinos Hasta La Muerte' --Elizabeth Acevedo"

Maggie: "23 cute and queer ✌️ Ambitious content creator/fat activistyoutu.be/nycopFtUnKE"

Maggie: "23 cute and queer ✌️ Ambitious content creator/fat activistyoutu.be/nycopFtUnKE"

Madin Lopez: 中位の性別 www.facebook.com/donate/959384020861032

Madin Lopez: 中位の性別 www.facebook.com/donate/959384020861032

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan: "Living My Multilingual life On The GO! #JONNYONTHEGO Plus Size Genderfluid StyleBlogger 📸 📧: Info@jonnyonthego.com #Minuteootd with @littleylittley ⤵️youtu.be/stygumWvvME"

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan: "Living My Multilingual life On The GO! #JONNYONTHEGO Plus Size Genderfluid StyleBlogger 📸 📧: Info@jonnyonthego.com #Minuteootd with @littleylittley ⤵️youtu.be/stygumWvvME"

Alison Costa:📍são paulo/brasil ♋️ câncer ✊🏾 street style 💝 kawaii bitch 💌 contatodoali@gmail.com 📹 Meu canal no YouTube: youtu.be/oQ5ZDl858-k

Alison Costa:📍são paulo/brasil ♋️ câncer ✊🏾 street style 💝 kawaii bitch 💌 contatodoali@gmail.com 📹 Meu canal no YouTube: youtu.be/oQ5ZDl858-k

Hey Girl, Hey👋I'm Dāsha Guyton "👠Local & Virtual Wardrobe Stylist 💓Body ➕ Self-LoveAdvocate #QWOC 👭GIRLS COMPETE,WOMEN EMPOWER 📬dashaguyton@gmail.com 👇Blog📍HydePark Chicago goo.gl/3qshVO"

Hey Girl, Hey👋I'm Dāsha Guyton "👠Local & Virtual Wardrobe Stylist 💓Body ➕ Self-LoveAdvocate #QWOC 👭GIRLS COMPETE,WOMEN EMPOWER 📬dashaguyton@gmail.com 👇Blog📍HydePark Chicago goo.gl/3qshVO"

L: "L 'Afro' 🇻🇨✈️📍: NYC Coffee// Lifestyle// Exploration And everything in between. Photography 👉🏾 @afronautic.jpg 📩: Afronautic@gmail.cominstagram.com/afronautic.jpg"

L: "L 'Afro' 🇻🇨✈️📍: NYC Coffee// Lifestyle// Exploration And everything in between. Photography 👉🏾 @afronautic.jpg 📩: Afronautic@gmail.cominstagram.com/afronautic.jpg"

Ericka Hart, M.Ed.: "Sex educator. Writer. Performer "If you're going to heal, let it be glorious" - Warsan Shire www.ihartericka.com"

Ericka Hart, M.Ed.: "Sex educator. Writer. Performer "If you're going to heal, let it be glorious" - Warsan Shire www.ihartericka.com"

Jaime Marie: "Sweet things. JaimeMarieEstrada.com" Note: Jaime's account is private but she will happily accept your request to follow!

Jaime Marie: "Sweet things. JaimeMarieEstrada.com"

Note: Jaime's account is private but she will happily accept your request to follow!

Miguel Raphael: @thexoseries

Miguel Raphael: "♋️ Queer Filipino Mermaid. 📍 Bay Area | Story through Style. ✉️ | thexoseries@outlook.com thexoseries.com/2017/03/27/cheap-brown-bench"

Miguel Raphael: "♋️ Queer Filipino Mermaid. 📍 Bay Area | Story through Style. ✉️ | thexoseries@outlook.com thexoseries.com/2017/03/27/cheap-brown-bench"

Thomas Thomas: "Menswear for women. Androgynous fashion inspired by vintage British tailoring with a modern twist. thomasthomas.london"

Thomas Thomas: "Menswear for women. Androgynous fashion inspired by vintage British tailoring with a modern twist. thomasthomas.london"

Imperio Martino: "Spanish guy living in Madrid, before barcelona, before Granada, before Amsterdam. The truth is overrated, lie and say nice things...www.quedisparatedeescaparate.blogspot.com"

Imperio Martino: "Spanish guy living in Madrid, before barcelona, before Granada, before Amsterdam. The truth is overrated, lie and say nice things...www.quedisparatedeescaparate.blogspot.com"

jojo: "🌈👻👸🏻👶🏻💀🌈 💻bigfat-babe.tumblr.com💻 twitter.com/bigfatbabe"

jojo: "🌈👻👸🏻👶🏻💀🌈 💻bigfat-babe.tumblr.com💻 twitter.com/bigfatbabe"

Emery "nyc | queer | non-binary | they/them 📷@cul8rsk8r"

Emery "nyc | queer | non-binary | they/them 📷@cul8rsk8r"

Debbie L.: "🏳️‍🌈Queer Photog | @dag_images Writer • Speaker • Traveler • Social Media ✈️: Home Sweet Home 💌: debbie@dagimagesnyc.com bit.ly/ILoveWilmington"

Debbie L.: "🏳️‍🌈Queer Photog | @dag_images Writer • Speaker • Traveler • Social Media ✈️: Home Sweet Home 💌: debbie@dagimagesnyc.com bit.ly/ILoveWilmington"

Jari Jones: "Editorial Photographer & Videographer // Model & Talent Scout // Creative Director // Trans-Femme Public Figure www.jarridjonesphotography.carbonmade.com"

Jari Jones: "Editorial Photographer & Videographer // Model & Talent Scout // Creative Director // Trans-Femme Public Figure www.jarridjonesphotography.carbonmade.com"

Nikki Padula: "fat fashion enthusiast/critic. Femme, queer, libra, slutty dress buyer (pers/profesh). TheAmple.wordpress.com. Collab: nikkipadula@gmail.com.www.navabi.us/the-style-curve/fashion-to-follow-en/plus-size-instagram-ones-to-watch"

Nikki Padula: "fat fashion enthusiast/critic. Femme, queer, libra, slutty dress buyer (pers/profesh). TheAmple.wordpress.com. Collab: nikkipadula@gmail.com.www.navabi.us/the-style-curve/fashion-to-follow-en/plus-size-instagram-ones-to-watch"

Shao Yang: "Women behind the women in menswear. Founder @thetailorynycthetailorynyc.com"

Shao Yang: "Women behind the women in menswear. Founder @thetailorynycthetailorynyc.com"

Alex Berg: "🎥 HuffPost 💪🏻 Gotham Girls Roller Derby 👩🏻‍💻 Girls Write Now 🐣 @AlexfromPhilly thealexberg.com"

Alex Berg: "🎥 HuffPost 💪🏻 Gotham Girls Roller Derby 👩🏻‍💻 Girls Write Now 🐣 @AlexfromPhilly thealexberg.com"

SOPHIA WIRTH ______________________: "+ ʙᴏᴡ ᴛɪᴇs & ᴛᴏᴍʙᴏʏs + ᴠɪᴇɴɴᴀ, ᴀᴜsᴛʀɪᴀ 🇦🇹 + sɴᴀᴘ: @sᴏᴘʜɪᴀᴡɪʀᴛʜ ɴᴇᴡ ᴘᴏsᴛ👇🏼 dapperstreetstyle.com/silk-scarf"

SOPHIA WIRTH ______________________: "+ ʙᴏᴡ ᴛɪᴇs & ᴛᴏᴍʙᴏʏs + ᴠɪᴇɴɴᴀ, ᴀᴜsᴛʀɪᴀ 🇦🇹 + sɴᴀᴘ: @sᴏᴘʜɪᴀᴡɪʀᴛʜ ɴᴇᴡ ᴘᴏsᴛ👇🏼 dapperstreetstyle.com/silk-scarf"

Troy Solomon: "Self-loving 🦄 in a 🐻's body.‬ ‪🌮addicted, body➕, style enthusiast 🎀 ‪✉️P.O. BOX 46219 West Hollywood, CA 90046‬ 📧Bookings: info@abearnamedtroy.com teespring.com/yes-unicorns-are-real"

Troy Solomon: "Self-loving 🦄 in a 🐻's body.‬ ‪🌮addicted, body➕, style enthusiast 🎀 ‪✉️P.O. BOX 46219 West Hollywood, CA 90046‬ 📧Bookings: info@abearnamedtroy.com teespring.com/yes-unicorns-are-real"

SUN SUN: "Designer - Musician - Painter - DJ - Magic - order sunsun clothes: sunsunpants@gmail.com visual art: sunsunart503 band: above_top_secret www.sunsuncreative.tumblr.com"

SUN SUN: "Designer - Musician - Painter - DJ - Magic - order sunsun clothes: sunsunpants@gmail.com visual art: sunsunart503 band: above_top_secret www.sunsuncreative.tumblr.com"

A. Blackburn: "Bow tie collector. Weekend coder. Diversity consultant. Check out my feature on @dapperQ! www.dapperq.com/2016/10/style-dossier-annabelle-blackburn"

A. Blackburn: "Bow tie collector. Weekend coder. Diversity consultant. Check out my feature on @dapperQwww.dapperq.com/2016/10/style-dossier-annabelle-blackburn"

89: "K. Marie, Someone you will like to meet. Preparing for the future. When I go ghost just know that I'm working.. 💸💰 SC:K.MARIE48 boisociety.com/2016/01/21/boistorieskaymarie:"

89: "K. Marie, Someone you will like to meet. Preparing for the future. When I go ghost just know that I'm working.. 💸💰 SC:K.MARIE48 boisociety.com/2016/01/21/boistorieskaymarie:"

💅🏽 Marquis Neal 💅🏽: "Queer chubs in good outfits. Brooklyn, NY. Keep up with me at Marquimode.com tinyurl.com/joapwvq"

💅🏽 Marquis Neal 💅🏽: "Queer chubs in good outfits. Brooklyn, NY. Keep up with me at Marquimode.com tinyurl.com/joapwvq"

nicolette mason: "💗💕🌷💅🏻🎀🌈👙💌👄💄♥️🌸🍒👠💗💋💘 🌴💖🍑🎀💅🏻 NY & LA • Queer Femme • Creative Consultant • Fashion Writer • The Personal is Political ⚢ www.nicolettemason.com"

nicolette mason: "💗💕🌷💅🏻🎀🌈👙💌👄💄♥️🌸🍒👠💗💋💘 🌴💖🍑🎀💅🏻 NY & LA • Queer Femme • Creative Consultant • Fashion Writer • The Personal is Political ⚢ www.nicolettemason.com"

daniel díaz: "la⇄oc⇄sd creative•soul brownboi dancer/storyteller/choreographer"

daniel díaz: "la⇄oc⇄sd creative•soul brownboi dancer/storyteller/choreographer"

Finn James: "Multimedia artist specializing in makeup, abstract paintings and drag performance."

Finn James: "Multimedia artist specializing in makeup, abstract paintings and drag performance."

Tasha Tatiana: "FEMME. Arts & Sexuality Educator Actor & Director "I'm cool like dat." 🌎NJ/NYC 📬: itsafrolista@gmail.com ::business inquiries"

Tasha Tatiana: "FEMME. Arts & Sexuality Educator Actor & Director "I'm cool like dat." 🌎NJ/NYC 📬: itsafrolista@gmail.com ::business inquiries"

Sheila Rashid: "8-8-88 lefty SheilaRashid.com"

Sheila Rashid: "8-8-88 lefty SheilaRashid.com"

Olivia: DC

Olivia: DC

the art of wor: "queer style blog. tweet @theartofwor theartofwor.com"

the art of wor: "queer style blog. tweet @theartofwor theartofwor.com"

The Glam Femme*inist: "Lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, queer, black, feminist Brooklyn, NY/Jersey Girl @ ❤️ 👑🌈💯⚢🇯🇲 Twitter/FB/Tumblr: @theglamfemme Subscribe www.theglamfemme.com"

The Glam Femme*inist: "Lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, queer, black, feminist Brooklyn, NY/Jersey Girl @ ❤️ 👑🌈💯⚢🇯🇲 Twitter/FB/Tumblr: @theglamfemme Subscribe www.theglamfemme.com"

Ryan Htut: "👽Alien Blogger 👽Fashion Enthusiast 👽Personal Stylist 👽Foodie Forever 👽📧Ryanhtvt@gmail.com 👽Snapchat : kinghtut"

Ryan Htut: "👽Alien Blogger 👽Fashion Enthusiast 👽Personal Stylist 👽Foodie Forever 👽📧Ryanhtvt@gmail.com 👽Snapchat : kinghtut"

Thank you Bing, for help conceptualizing this piece!

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.