Although it’s still a toss-up between Pinterest and Instagram as my favourite social media tool to use, I definitely think Insta’s becoming a daily source of inspiration for me. From gorgeous interiors, to the perfect mirror selfie, there are so many ‘grammers killing it right now with their themed feeds.
I know some people have strong views about Instagram losing it’s original feel of “shot this with my phone and uploaded it within 30 seconds” reality, but I’m all about aesthetics so couldn’t care less if someone is just showing me the best part of their life. I do exactly the same. Why would I show my bin overflowing and the crap beans and toast I had for dinner? I want to show the pretty mint lamp I just bought, styled perfectly in a place where it’s actually not going to stay because it’s not practical in real life.
Today I wanted to share five stylish women who inspire me with their perfectly shot Insta’ feeds. Above we have the amazing Bri Emery from Design Love Fest – one of my all-time favourite bloggers. Her feed is a delicious mix of bold colours, bohemian design and gorgeous interior inspiration. You can follow Bri over at @DesignLoveFest.
Next we have a recent find of mine, the effortless Carly Cristman. I discovered Carly through Youtube, after I used up all my months data allowance in one sitting watching her videos. Not only has she got insane style, she’s funny to go with it. Damn that girl. If there was ever a reason to appreciate a colour co-ordinated Instagram feed, then this is most certainly is. Monochrome and minimalism at its best. You can follow Carly over @CarlyCristman.
The little pastel beauty is Alyssa Garrison of Random Acts of Pastel. Without being massively “girly” in day-to-day life, I’m still a huge fan of anything pink, especially in interiors and Alyssa manages to capture those candy moments perfectly. I need those lip prints along her staircase. Every time I see a Random Act of Pastel picture, it always manages to brighten my morning up. You can follow Alyssa over at @RandomActsOfPastel.
UK life and style blogger, Amanda Start, is actually someone I discovered through conversation on Twitter and it wasn’t until this week I found her Instagram. I’m so glad I did. Calling herself the “cashmere coveter, coffee consumer and lover of monochrome”, her feed is a sophisticated snapshot of her life, with plenty of accessory ‘grams to swoon over, the odd cacti and of course, plenty of morning coffee. You can follow Amanda right here @OnlineStylist.
Finally we have someone I can honestly call a complete inspiration – blogger, author, TV personality and interior designer, Emily Henderson. For someone like myself, who is borderline obsessive about interiors, this instagram gives me an insight into the real life of someone I admire so much. I get so many ideas from Emily’s daily pics, whether its creating the perfect shelfie, or seeing the latest piece of mid-century furniture she’s bought. If you love amazing interiors too, then follow Emily right here @Em_Henderson.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and let me know if you discovered any new Instagram loves here.