For daily inspiration that extends beyond fashion, we’ve compiled a list of creative, unique and inspiring lifestyle Instagram accounts. Each of these unique women has her own set of passions and creatively documents her exquisite lifestyle that results from pursuing these loves. A ballerina and young mom, humorous fashion addict, New York City lifestyle and food photographer, and a Nashville art director and creative consultant are among the many inspiring us with their innovative, bold, and one-of-a-kind lifestyles and Instagram accounts.
Professional ballerina and fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan. The ballerina’s Instagram account is artistic, athletic, and simply beautiful, intertwining her love for dance and ballet with photographs of her and her young daughter, and other lifestyle images.
Creator of blog and website Man Repeller, New York City-based Leandra Medine seeks to celebrate female independence. Witty, amusing, chic, and fashionable, Man Repeller is the go-to for a "humorous site for serious fashion."
New York City based lifestyle and food photographer, Alison Gao shares a variety of photos from her favorite city restaurants, beautiful outdoor scenes, and other lifestyle tidbits. Her blog Lingered Upon (http://lingeredupon.blogspot.com) is named after a line from her favorite T.S. Eliot poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, as if she “lingered upon some moment and made a photo of it.”
Elise Joseph is a Nashville-based stylist, art director, and creative consultant. Her Instagram, as well as her blog, Pennyweight documents her creative lifestyle. She has collaborated with leading brands such as Madewell, West Elm, and Top Shop, among others, and has been featured in several media outlets including InStyle Magazine, Refinery29 and The Sartorialist.
Creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel created Smitton Studio, a lifestyle and design blog where shares her stories for living with design. Growing up on Michigan’s west coast and now based in sunny California, her latest project brought her back to Lake Michigan, where she renovated a cabin. Her Instagram is artistic, homey, and she shares many beautiful pictures of her California lifestyle and other adventures.
Sarah Forte is inspired by food in its purest form and uses all natural ingredients to create delicious recipes. Her husband Hugh, is a talented photographer, and their lifestyle blog is a stunning result. They also released their first cookbook, Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods fall of 2012, with their second book coming out this April. Their Instagram account and blog documents food, friends, family, and travel, with an emphasis on her delicious, healthy recipes.
Lauren’s lifestyle website and Instagram are girly, pastel, and chic. Fashion and beauty intertwine with crafting, cooking, fitness, home décor, and party planning for a lovely, flirty style.