As Young People Admit To Spending £100 A Month Copying Celebrity Style We Reveal Which A-lister Give Us Insta-Envy

26 November 2013 by

GALLERY >> Do these stars give you Insta-envy?

© Alexa Chung / Instagram

Alexa Chung: We want your friends

Since moving to New York Alexa's circle of friends has expanded to include some of the Big Apple's biggest fashionistas. Check out why she's the best connected member of the Fash Pack [a href="/fashion/news/chungs-chums--proof-that-alexa-chung-is-the-best-connected-member-of-the-fash-pack">here[/a].

© Beyonce / Instagram

Beyonce: We want your holidays

Beyonce's recent birthday holiday involved [a href="/fashion/news/beyonc--shares-pictures-from-her-yacht-of-her-holiday-in-capri-with-jay-and-blue">a yacht in Capri[/a]. Seriously!

© Cara Delevingne / Instagram

Cara Delevingne: We want your sense of humour

That funny face always looks like it's having such a good time.

© Jessica Alba / Instagram

Jessica Alba: We want your willpower

Staying healthy is a lot easier when you've got someone to prepare your meals for you, isn't it Alba? She's one of the reasons why [a href="/beauty/community/forget-the-selfie-miley-cyrus--miranda-kerr-and-jessica-alba-are-all-about-the-healthie">healthies are the new selfies[/a].

© Kim Kardashian / Instagram

Kim Kardashian: We want your designer gifts

Givenchy before you can crawl? Well naturally when your mama is the biggest reality star on the planet.

© Miranda Kerr / Instagram

Miranda Kerr: We want your wardrobe

From head to toe Balmain to her sunglasses collection, she's got [a href="/fashion/people/Miranda-Kerr">off duty model style[/a] to a fine art.

© Nicole Richie / Instagram

Nicole Richie: We want your adorable family

And the cutest family this side of social media are... the Madden / Richies.

© Rihanna / Instagram

Rihanna: We want your swimwear selection

Who doesn't want to [a href="/fashion/tips/get-rihannas-swimwear-looks--shopping-fix">steal RiRi's bikinis[/a]?

© Rosie Huntington-Whiteley / Instagram

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: We want your body

There's an obvious reason why Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/30/--rosie-huntington-whiteley-talks-through-her-lingerie-collection-for-marks---sp.htm">Marks & Spencer designs[/a] are such a hit.

© Taylor Swift / Instagram

Taylor Swift: We want your girly house

We imagine it [a href="/fashion/news/the-sugar-babes-kelly-osbourne-and-taylor-swift-enjoy-girly-baking-night-in-matching-aprons">smells of cupcakes[/a] and is always filled with fresh flowers.

© Victoria Beckham / Instagram

Victoria Beckham: We want your job (and your husband)

When your front row gets this kind of support you know you've made it as a designer.

© Zooey Deschanel / Instagram

Zooey Deschanel: We want your hair

Those bangs - sorry that fringe - is like a shining beacon of hair perfection.

According to a new survey by youth charity vInspired young people between the age of 16-25 spend over £100 a month to recreate celebrity style and the reason they are doing so is simple: Instagram. Yes, the image sharing platform that gives us a glimpse into the lives of the glamorous and affluent, as well as our friends, family and colleagues has been cited as inspiring 'Insta-envy' in youngsters who look to the stars for guidance in what to wear.

The study, which involved 2,000 young people revealed that girls take their style cues from Alexa Chung, Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna and boys take the lead from David Beckham, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran and Kanye West for fashion tips. While 47% admitted to splashing £100 each month on celebrity imitation wardrobes, 46% said they felt jealous when they looked through the social media accounts of their favourite fashion idols. The survey was undertaken as part of vInspired's Get Trashed campaign, which aims to encourage young people to get involved in clothes swapping parties to save over 10,000 items from landfill before February 2014.

While we may not quite fit into the age bracket of the survey, Insta-envy is certainly a feeling we can associate with. Who didn't see Victoria Beckham's shoe-valanche last week and think, if that's what she's (very generously) donating to the British Red Cross then how many pairs of shoes does she have in total? And how about when you see Alexa Chung with a new Chanel handbag or Rihanna in yet another bikini? It's difficult not to become a green-eyed monster.

Take a look at the stars that give us Insta-envy in the gallery above - and tell us who makes you jealous on Instagram in the comments below...


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