Five Instagram Accounts to Follow to Keep You Inspired + Motivated

Instagram is still by far my favourite social media platform. It’s my go-to for connection, inspiration and of course, motivation. I’ve followed and now met some incredible people on instagram, and despite a lot of talk about constant changes to the algorithm and people struggling to increase organic engagement, I find I am always going back to a few core accounts that keep me feeling amazing and inspired at life and in business.

Here’s a short round up some of my all-time favourites who inspire me in different ways; either creatively, spiritually or professionally. Ps – it was super hard to narrow this list down! If you want to check out my full follow list you can visit my account here @darlingdesignco.

Inspiring instagram accounts

Advice from a Twenty Something

This is by far my favourite account to have stumbled across in 2017. Created and run by the talented Amanda Holstein, this account exudes lifestyle tips, advice and inspiration for us gals in our twenties (and beyond). Follow @advicefromatwentysomething


A Beautiful Mess

This blog has been another of my favourties for some time now for different reasons. I am not usually one to love too many bright colours and quirkiness but for some reason I am constantly drawn to this account. Sisters Elsie and Emma are the founders of this business and blog and share SO much inspiring and creative stuff. A peek at their grid always motivates me to be more creative and try new things in photography and DIY. Follow @abeautifulmess

The Gratitude Project (Ange Simson)

I love this lady and her account is so beautiful! I recently met Ange in an online catch up for another business I am exploring (more on that one day soon) and she is as beautiful in person as she is on Instagram. Her account exudes minimalist aesthetics, heart centered content and all round good vibes and gratitude, of course. Follow @gratitude_project

Lauren Conrad.Com

I’ve never been ashamed to admit Lauren Conrad has been my style icon for so many years. I am continually drawn to her style, especially the aesthetics of her business and blog, Lauren This isn’t Lauren’s personal account, it’s a lifestyle blog rather, with some beautifully feminine styling, topics on life, love, food, health… pretty much anything a girly girl like me could ask for! Follow @laurenconrad_com

Erika Sheffer

This babe is the bees knees when it comes to learning all things about marketing yourself and your business. I am constantly inspired by her tips, live chats and honest approach to business. Recently Erika joined forces with a network marketing brand of hair care and she is smashing the stigma on business partnerships with MLM companies and building her empire while educating inspired biz women like me along the way. You’ll adore this account if you’re on the hunt for honest, practical tips on building a killer business. Follow @erikasheffer

There are SO many more accounts I could have listed in this post, but here’s 5 to get you started! I am always looking for new and inspiring lifestyle accounts to follow too, so if you can recommend some please do in a comment below!

Ellie xx

Ellie is a freelance graphic designer, business and lifestyle blogger, health and wellness enthusiast and the founder of The Darling Design Co.


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