Shaley Ham knows a thing or two about personal style. With western roots and a modern edge, Shaley has spent the last 1.5 years building an Instagram audience of over 22k followers, working with name brands, magazines, indie brands and small boutiques alike to achieve an influencer status to dream of!
We took a moment to chat with Shaley about her beginnings, her life behind her blog, and some tips to pass along to those working to build an eye-catching Insta account.
How/why did you start?
What trend(s) are you most excited to try in Spring/Summer 2018?
What is a typical day like in your life?
What has been your most fun accomplishment/experience as an influencer?
What is your best tip for maintaining an aesthetically pleasing Instagram?
This is something I have always struggled with, because sometimes my styles and photos are all over the place. But I would say the easiest & cheapest option is to use Lightroom and purchase an editing preset online! I found a preset package from a big name blogger I follow that includes 3 presets for JPEG images (so I’m able to easily edit images I take with my iPhone). I have recently started using professional photographers, so their images are pretty top notch, but I wasn’t always able to afford to pay someone to take my photos! At the end of the day, less is more when it comes to filtering your images, and try to stick with one or two of the same filters/presets on all your images to create the most appealing content that people will start associate with your brand.
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
If you could swap closets with anyone, who would it be?
Ralph Lauren, Blake Lively, and Miranda Lambert. Little pieces from all three of their closets would be a dream!
If you love Shaley as much as we do, make sure you’re following her on social media, and keep up to date with her on her blog!