Inspiration Over Influence: Meet Miami Content Creator Ligia Wanderley


On the surface, Miami content creator Ligia Wanderley @ligiawanderley might be seen as an ‘influencer’, but that’s one label she’s not having. For Ligia, it’s about inspiration over influencing. Ligia’s online presence not only reflects her desire to leave a positive impression on others, but caters to those interested in fashion, travel, and lifestyle content. Get to know the woman behind Take Over Style and how she continues to set herself apart in the digital community.

How long have you been actively creating content?

I started about five years ago to share my personal style and inspire women to explore fashion, travel, and lifestyle.

Where are you originally from?

I’m originally from Natal, Brazil and I’ve been in the U.S. for almost 14 years now. I moved to South Florida from Orlando about 4 months ago and I love being close to the beach!

Where is your favorite place in Miami to hang out?

Being a fashion and art lover, Miami Design District is definitely my favorite place.

What are some of your favorite local brands/businesses that you worked with?

I’ve been collaborating with Lisu Vega, a very talented fashion designer, and inspiring woman. I’m also working on new projects with some amazing local brands.

How can local businesses gain more exposure on social media?

I believe that partnering with bloggers is a great way for businesses to connect with their audience on social media. 

Tell us your biggest challenge as a content creator

One of the biggest challenges is to have a steady income from creating content. At times it can be hard to make sure you have a constant flow of income coming in. 

How can other content creators better engage with their audience?

Stay true to yourself, be real, share genuine and trustworthy content. I’m not here to influence people but to inspire and create a real connexion with them. I want to bring a positive impact in people’s lives, not only to promote things

Who is your biggest inspiration?

It’s not about ‘who’ inspires me, but ‘what’ inspires me. My inspiration comes from a variety of people, places, nature, art, and culture

Now, tell us your strongest skill

Being a Taurus, persistence is definitely my strongest skill.

What book are you currently reading?

Lately, I’m more into watching documentaries than reading books. I recently watched Minimalist and Heal and they had a big impact on my life since I’m looking to live a more mindful and conscious life.

Who are your favorite artists of all time?

My favorite artists of all times are Picasso, Miró and Salvador Dali.

Name your favorite fashion staples or outfits to wear? Is there a trend you are particularly into right now?

My fashion staples are a power suit, well-fitted jeans and all things linen. The trend I’m very into right now is tie-dye. I’ll be wearing it all summer!

What equipment do you use?

I do own a DSLR camera with several lenses but I barely use it. If I’m not shooting with a photographer, I use my iPhone X to take my pictures.

Top 5 Apps

  • VSCO
  • PS Express
  • Unfold
  • UNUM
  • Lightroom

Anything else you are currently working on that you would like to share?

I’m currently working on a very exciting project but I can’t share what it is yet. You’ll just have to wait and see. 

You can find more information on Ligia by visiting her website at and following her Instagram @ligiawanderley


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