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Whether it is Chi-town locals sharing their way around their hometown, or fashion influencers modeling stylish looks around the city, Chicago has become a hotspot for influencers of all niches. From classic Chicago meals to tourist destinations, influencers are sharing just what makes the city so fun. Take a look as we share the top Chicago influencers sharing their love for the Windy City in 2023.

Top Chicago influencers to follow in 2023

Rachel Chen

A luxury style and creative lifestyle influencer, Chen has more than 1.8M followers on Instagram that love her professional-looking photos. This trend-setting millennial, who actually has a degree in actuarial science, shares fashion tips and works with a variety of brands. She has earned the title of one of Chicago’s top influencers as she shares her lifestyle and love for luxury travel.

Alexys Fleming

Alex “Lex” Fleming is the voice behind @madeyewook. She’s a Chi-Town makeup artist who specializes in body paint. Her 918K followers love her ghoulish Halloween looks just as much as her whimsical costumes. Her YouTube channel provides narrated tutorials on how she achieves such intricate designs and has around 2.6M subscribers.

Rob Scallon

If you’re into the Chicago music scene, Rob is someone you should follow. This multi-instrumentalist usually has a guitar in his hands and has been known to make an axe or two himself and share the process on Instagram. Aside from his guitar-making abilities, he has released some great tunes, too.

Kit Graham

A full-time mom and part-time lifestyle blogger, Kit shares a little bit of everything with her 47.9K Instagram followers. From cute snaps of a daughter to Chicago restaurant suggestions, Graham is a relatable influencer who regularly engages with her fans and shares what life in Chicago is all about.    

Jennifer Lake

A Chicago-based fashion and travel model, Jennifer has some captivating images on Instagram. Lake finds vibrant backdrops for her shots and loves to showcase her travels and trendy outfits all around the city for more than 181K followers

Manny The Frenchie

Not every influencer is a person. Manny The Frenchie is, you guessed it, a dog with a million Instagram followers. The four-legged friend is known to promote a product or two. The World’s most-followed Bulldog and Philanthro-Pup is one of Chicago’s most popular influencers.  

Rebecca Peroulas

Rebecca is a mom to three teenagers who calls the Windy City home. This micro-influencer has a quirky spirit and shares posts about her family. Her decision to stop coloring her hair and embrace her silver strands inspires her followers. She also shares family-friendly foods with her almost 6K followers.

Ian Eastwood

Featured on NBC’s “World of Dance,” Ian is a Chicago native with impressive dance skills. After his stardom, he added choreographer and online class instructor to his resume. His Instagram showcases everything from his made moves to life in the Windy City.

Helen Berkun

Helen is never in one place too long. As a fashion and travel influencer, her Instagram is full of glamorous on-the-go snapshots. Whether she’s sporting her favorite #berkunstyles on the beach or flashing a hot summer look in an urban setting, Helen shares it all with her 83.6K followers.

Christine Zwolinski — thechicagogoodlife

Known on Instagram as “the Chicago Good Life,” Christine is an lifestyle and food influencer who shares her love for the Windy City with more than 59.3K followers. Christine encourages her followers to get out and go explore Chi-Town with posts of delicious Chicago restaurant and bar recommendations and urban snapshots of the city. She also shows family-friendly activities and events and has been featured in local news segments for her gift guides and tips.

Alex — Sassy Confetti 

As a body positive queen and lover of fashion, food, and good frivolity, this Chicago-based influencer shares all the fun. From tasty snaps of food at the best Chicago restaurants to helicopter rides and all the things you need to add to your Windy City bucket list, Alex is a sassy influencer who shares everything with more than 42.2K followers.

Cara — Marvelous In The Midwest

Her Instagram name simply says it all. Cara is a Chicago-based influencer who loves to share mom life in the Windy City, her favorite current styles, and her experiences as she travels the world with her family. Cara is a popular fashion blogger with over 53.8K followers who tune in for her stylish looks.

Jessica Sturdy

If you’re looking for stylish outfits to wear in the Midwest, tasty meals and recipes, and hotspots around Chi-Town, Jessica is the girl for you. Jessica shares her lifestyle in Chicago with more than 86.1K followers, exploring the best of the city.

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