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Fashion illustrator Manjit Thapp (@manjitthapp) is clearly a keeper.
You wouldn't shop for a new wardrobe without cleaning out your closet, so don't make any major social-media changes before taking stock of your follow list. There's no need to be Marie Kondo-ruthless (your friend's wall of blurry brunch photos may not spark joy, but courtesy follow-backs are real); just weed out the accounts whose posts you haven't double-tapped lately (that celebrity who's always shilling weight loss tea, the handle your eighth grade lab partner set up for his puggle). Doesn't scrolling feel better already?
Pat McGrath is an actual queen.
Instagram is a two-way street. Don't just post photos, sit back, and wait for the push notifications to roll in; contribute to the conversation. There's no shame in doling out hearts and comments like you're Oprah giving away presents in a Favorite Things episode. Asking a thoughtful question or being the hero who delivers that 11th "like" goes a long way in carving out your own community in this cosmic swirl of gym selfies and latte art.
Keep an eye on your own comments section, too. If superstar makeup artist Pat McGrath (follower count: 1.1 million) has time to reply to commenters, so do you.