From travel suggestions and beauty tips to healthy recipes and self-care, here are 105 of the best lifestyle blogs to check out in 2021.

105 of the Best Lifestyle Blogs of 2021

From travel suggestions and beauty tips to healthy recipes and self-care, here are 105 of the best lifestyle blogs to check out in 2021.
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They’re part aspirational, part inspirational, and all entertaining. Lifestyle blogs have become a common way for designers, gurus, influencers — and celebrities — to provide windows into their world for legions of fans. 

Here are 105 of the best blogs right now (in no particular order) that people are visiting to change their lives — one click at a time.

Wellness Mama: Launched by Katie Wells, this blog offers healthy lifestyle tips for women and moms. Regular posts cover natural remedies, parenting, and a slew of natural living topics.

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Kayla Itsines Itsines’ blog includes information on everything from healthy snack ideas to the benefits of high-intensity workouts.

Kayla Itsines Itsines’ blog includes information on everything from healthy snack ideas to the benefits of high-intensity workouts.

Cupcakes and Cashmere: Businesswoman Emily Schuman provides advice on home décor, documents her struggles with diets, and showcases some stellar fashion (Schuman owns a clothing line).

Cupcakes and Cashmere: Businesswoman Emily Schuman provides advice on home décor, documents her struggles with diets, and showcases some stellar fashion (Schuman owns a clothing line).

Refinery29: Refinery29 is mostly known as an all-encompassing media company, but it’s also an informative lifestyle blog tinged with pop-culture influence. Sample post: “Wearing a Bridgerton-Inspired Corset.”

Refinery29: Refinery29 is mostly known as an all-encompassing media company, but it’s also an informative lifestyle blog tinged with pop-culture influence. Sample post: “Wearing a Bridgerton-Inspired Corset.”

Luxe Digital: Luxe Digital is a rare lifestyle blog that reaches out to both women and men, covering travel, business, and technology. 

Luxe Digital: Luxe Digital is a rare lifestyle blog that reaches out to both women and men, covering travel, business, and technology.

Among Other Things: Blogger Hallie likes football and red wine. She dislikes voicemails and gum chompers. We like Hallie. 

Among Other Things: Blogger Hallie likes football and red wine. She dislikes voicemails and gum chompers. We like Hallie.

A Beautiful Mess: Sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman run this blog covering a range of interesting tops, including crafts, décor, and general life advice. It’s always fun, unexpected, and insightful.

A Beautiful Mess: Sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman run this blog covering a range of interesting tops, including crafts, décor, and general life advice. It’s always fun, unexpected, and insightful.

Twenty First Century Gent: The titular gent is named Ben and his stylish, photo-heavy blog mainly covers fashion (knitwear), travel (United Kingdom staycations) and a slew of general lifestyle information. We love the in-depth car reviews, too.

Advice From a Twenty Something: Blogger Amanda Holstein never comes across as lecture-y, with content ranging from relationship advice to career and personal development journeys. 

Katrina Chambers: We’re not sure what’s in the water in Australia, but many of the best lifestyle bloggers are Down Under, especially those focusing on interior design. Chambers’ blog features affordable home goods, but also DIY projects (paint your own fence!). 

Collective Gen: Another native Aussie! Founder Geneva Vanderzeil is an exquisite photographer and stylist who also happens to make posts like “Upcycling an Old Office Chair” seem like doable projects for the average Joe and Jane.

Amber Fillerup: 1. “Fillerup” is actually Amber’s maiden name and 2. her blog is gorgeous. Common topics include hair care and beauty tips as well as genius travel suggestions.

Wit & Delight: This blog run by Kate Arends reflects its name well. There are several contributors offering unique takes on self-care, de-stressing, and reflective posts such as “22 People on When They Feel Most Themselves.”

Quintessence: Stacey Bewkes blog is heavy on art (she’s a former art director) and architecture, as well as and food and wine. 

He Spoke Style: Brian Sacvawa has been sharing suggestions on the finer things for guys for eight years, with particular attention paid to fancy menswear. His “Groom Guide” is a must before anyone’s wedding day.

Spinach 4 Breakfast: Yes, there’s a lot of great recipes here (mmm…creamy goat cheese pasta), but Manhattan-based sisters Alyssa and Maria Tosoni have expanded content to include extensive wellness content, including exploring spirituality.

Goop: Love it or hate it, actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog, launched in 2008 kicked off the web-influencer-with-name-cache trend.

Say Yes: Say Yes founder Liz is a San Francisco-based mother of three, so her blog focuses on parenting advice and meaningful conversations about parenthood. It’s also a great place to find kid-friendly crafts like making polka dot Easter eggs.

The Bald Brothers: Yes, William and Richard, the brothers who started this blog, are bald. And yes, it offers a lot of guidance for bald men, including a “Bald Bible.” But the Bald Brothers is also chock-off of great health and fitness tips, such as the benefits of cardio training.

A Girl In Progress: This blog is brimming with inspirational and empowering messaging and advice about womanhood, motherhood, and sisterhood. 

Fit Men Cook: Four words: Reimagined Popeyes Chicken Sandwich. Check it out.

Huda Beauty: Huda Kattan is passionate about bringing out beauty in all women. The blog, which shares a name with the cosmetic brand she founded, has guides on everything from lip contour to finding the perfect shade of makeup for your skin.

Downshiftology: Founder Lisa Bryan calls herself a real food lover and meal prep fanatic, and her recipes are all on point — delicious, unique, and healthy. 

P.S. I Made This: Erica Domesek is a DIY machine. She makes creating statement earrings and marshmallow macarons look easy.

Lifestyle and Berries: The “Lifestyle” part: great designer clutches, workout shoes, and practical dresses. The “Berries” part: hand-crafted sorbet, to start with. All of it: fantastic.

Food Fun Travel: Ever plan your vacation around food? You’re not alone. Let this blog be your traveling spirit animal.

Hey Simply: A no non-sense yet comprehensive guide to any and everything beauty and health, including skincare and haircare. 

Shut Up and Go: Grouped by continent, Shut Up and Go offers tips for the traveler on a budget and even helps book the best flight for you.

A Walk in Wonderland: AWIW is very photo-heavy, but they happen to be gorgeous photographs of fantastic clothing and models. So … win-win.

Primer: An all-encompassing guide for men in their 20s and 30s, Primer shines with its intelligent takes on everything from investing to choosing the best red wine.

A Cup Of Jo: Joanna Goddard’s former hobby blog became so popular it’s now her full-time job. Its coverage of race and relationships is honest and thought-provoking (and LGBTQ+-inclusive).

Highsnobiety: Beautifully designed, this blog will be having you spend some major dough on those featured On CloudNova Z5 sneakers 

The Good Trade: The typical blog fare — design, fashion, self-improvement — covered in atypical and unique ways, such as overviews of nontoxic, sustainable rugs and eco-friendly paints.

Poor Little It Girl: A petite fashion blog that’s big on personality — and even bigger on fantastic suggestions for looks.

Akanksha Radu: For 11 years, Radu has maintained its straightforward look and relatable content, with gorgeous travel photography and offbeat clothing and beauty suggestions.

Denver Darling: A charming glimpse into the Denver life of blogger Amy Miller, with conversational posts on day trips, dining, and fearless personal style.

Man Tripping:  Lots of great gadgets and cars and nachos, but they had us at Longbranch Bourbon cocktail recipes.

With Mel Bae: A fun blog from Brooklyn native Mel, with looks at everything from colorful workout gear to a solo trip to Iceland.

A Black Girl Blogging: Journalist Tandra Smith’s lifestyle blog shares the 23-year-old’s hilarious and insightful thoughts on fashion, hair product reviews, and advice on living through college.

My Name is Yeh: The cookbook author and Food Network host of “Girl Meets Farm” maintains this site that complies recipes (including her ridiculously good cakes) and her travels throughout the world, from South Korea to Alaska.

Expert Vagabond: “Digital nomad” Matt Karsen shares his decade-plus travel experiences, including great tips on budgeting, wonderful photography, and outdoor sports suggestions. 

Create &Cultivate: Geared toward female professionals, Create & Cultivate offers comprehensive insight on money, diversity and inclusion, and side-hustles.

The Skinny Confidential: Tons of beauty tips, recipes, and relationship tips can be found on this blog run by Lauryn Bosstick, who also has a popular YouTube Channel.

Menswear Style: The U.K-based men’s fashion blog alternates between showcasing upscale and street style looks.

The Everygirl: There’s a bit of everything on this stylish, easy-to-navigate blog. The meal-prep information is extremely well done and the relationships and sex advice is always on point.

Color Me Courtney: Why go bland when you can go bold when it comes to fashion like blogger Courtney?

Fitness On Toast: Fitness journeys go smoothly with help from this blog by personal trainer Faya Nilsson.

Gentleman’s Gazette: “Dapper” is an understatement on this blog offering articles and videos about classic men’s style.

Legal Nomads: Thank you, Jodi Ettenberg, for quitting your attorney job and committing to telling food and travel stories, including gluten-free eating and city guides.

Restart Your Style: restartyourstyle.com. It’s like having a close friend be helpful and honest about getting you on the right fashion track.

Mr. Money Mustache: mrmoneymustache.com/blog. Full of advice to achieve “Financial freedom through badassity.” Need we say more?

Bougie Black Blogger: bougieblackblogger.com. Cicely Renee and a team of bloggers engagingly discuss everything from “living unapologetically in your 30s” to race relations and celebrating single life.

Dad You Geek: dadyougeek.co.uk. Geeky dads need love, too, especially ones with blogs about their family, as well as car reviews and technology showcases.

Fashion Beansfashionbeans.com. Perfect for both the fashion newbie and pro, with information on choosing the best haircut, the right beard lengths, and timeless rules for stylish dressing.

KatyKatiKate: katykatikate.com. Kate Anthony’s highly personal blog, with takes on family, feminism, and social justice issues.

My Life’s a Travel Movie: mylifesamovie.com. Blogger Alyssa Ramos has been to all seven continents, so we trust her travel information and advice.

Ashley Westonashleyweston.com. The celebrity stylist’s guides cover fashion suggestions, but also advice on relationships, social interactions, and gift-giving.

Design Mom: designmom.com. Combining motherhood and design, Gabrielle Blair’s interiors are inspiring and realistic for even the not-so handy to attempt.

Girlboss: girlboss.com. Sophia Amoruso named her blog after her best-selling book. It offers great advice on frugal living and job advice.

Skinny Taste: skinnytaste.com. The dishes here are all big on taste but somehow low in calories.

Lauren Conrad: laurenconrad.com. “The Hills” star-turned-fashion designer offers this look at her own collections, but also content on family, crafts, and party-throwing.

The Modest Man: themodestman.com. A blog just for fashionable men under 5’8”.

Add a Pinch: addapinch.com. Southern recipes galore! Side dishes, main dishes and dessert recipes are frequently updated — and all look delicious.

An Indigo Day: anindigoday.com. Practical style tips combined with stunning photography and advice on making life go just a bit easier.

Oneika the Traveller: oneikathetraveller.com Travel and politics share the front seat in this blog that’s a stellar look at hundreds of countries around the world.

Rebecca Fearn: rebeccafearn.comA makeup industry veteran, Rebecca Fearn’s blog outlines recommendations for moisturizers, but also her own views on mental health.

Mantelligence: mantelligence.comAn in-depth compendium of fun reads (trivia!), practical advice (picking the right beer glasses), and consumer guidance (the best grills).

Life With Me: lifewithme.comMarianna Hewitt’s blog is beautifully designed, but it’s bolstered by engaging posts on everything from wedding attire to fantastic hotels.

The Sartorialist: thesartorialist.com. Superior content on both men’s and women’s fashion around the work. You will leave inspired.

Carli Bybel: carlibybel.com. The popular YouTuber brings her makeup looks and tutorials to her own blog.

Black Girls Guide to Weight Loss: blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com. Blogger Erika talks honestly about her own weight loss journey, but also includes comforting advice on the best exercises for you.

Global Grasshopper:  globalgrasshopper.com “The road less traveled” gets the spotlight here, with ultra-insider guides to places as diverse as Sacramento, Calif., and Girona, Spain.

Massy Arias: massyarias.com: A health coach and motivational speaker, Arias shares her love of, among other things, tried-and-true workouts and vitamins.

The Blonde Abroad: theblondeabroad.com. With packing guides, picks for great restaurants and more, the Blonde Abroad is our go-to read before any type of trip.

Justina Blakeney: blog.justinablakeney.com. Laid-back décor and DIY home design tips are the highlights of this blog from the Los Angeles-based designer.

George Hahn: georgehahn.com. Hahn’s blog is full of well-designed content on men’s clothing, as well as grooming tips, such as how to pick the proper sunscreen.

Easy Living Today: easylivingtoday.com. Chicago native Jessica Castaneda shares her life as a wife and working mom as she works hard to get in shape.

Fit Foodie Finds:  fitfoodiefinds.com. We want to try all of these dishes immediately — even the salads.

Real Rubbish: realrubbish.com: Toronto-based Dee George’s visually stunning blog showcases her exquisite taste in fashion and interior design.

Better Living: onbetterliving.com: Readers get a smorgasbord of content on Better living, including reviews of the latest kitchen gadgets, overviews of fitness apps, and fantastic city guides.

Permanent Style: permanentstyle.com: A detailed fashion guide for men, offering everything you need to know about scarfs, suit jackets, tailoring, and more.

Priscilla Eslo, priscillaeslo.com: Eslo runs her own beauty products line, but still finds time to share information on the best skin care products for all.

A Vibrant Paletteavibrantpalette.com. Varsha Bagadia’s blog covers parenting, food, and fitness advice, and often shares the views of other prominent lifestyle bloggers.

Julia Berolzheimerjuliaberolzheimer.com. There’s a new fashion look at day (really) on Berolzheimer’s blog, as well as photo-driven information on clean beauty and gardening.

LADYGUNNladygunn.com. A lifestyle magazine that’s heavy on the indie scene of music, art, and trends.

Love & Loathing in Los Angeles, loveandloathingla.com. You don’t have to live in L.A. to appreciate this look at the food, fashion, and culture that make the city great.

Gist Ping, gistping.com. Gist Ping is packed with an eclectic mix of blunt relationship tips and offbeat parenting advice.

The Stripethestripe.com. When you’re done going through the fun beauty and DIY showcases, sign up for The Stripe’s wonderful book club.

Travel Latina, tracellatina.org. Blogger Alyssa subscribes to the philosophy that “travel is political.” Her blog includes not just travel trips but resources for Latinx globetrotters.

Dappereddappered.com. High-end men’s fashion blogs are great, but we also appreciate Dappered, geared toward affordable men’s style.

Blended Like Usblendedlikeus.com. Anissa Blair focuses on “everyday women” coping through life, with thoughtful posts on interracial dating and how to be a supportive friend.

Wanderwingswanderwings.com: Wanderwings shares great travel commendations but dives deep into topics like how to find the best tapas in Spain and the best hikes in the world.

Om & the Cityomandthecityblog.com: Wellness with an earthy vibe, Om & the City embraces self-care and well-rounded wellbeing.

Bushra’s Lifestylebushraslifestyle.com: Frugal lifestyle tips and interior design dominates, but Bushra expands the offerings to include kitchen product reviews and decluttering your home.

Style Girlfriend, stylegirlfriend.com: Men can find a safe space to get fashion advice from women at this beyond-helpful blog.

Sofia Clara, sofiaclara.com Even if you don’t know anything about Sweden, reading Clara’s Swedish-lifestyle blog will have you booking the next flight to Stockholm.

Life With Tee, lifewithtee.com: And when you finally leave Sweden, you’ll be jetting off to Nairobi after reading this blog about the Nigerian lifestyle.

Low Key Chic: thelowkeychic.com. Erika Tanaka, Miss Japan 2020 and a soccer champion, is behind Low Key Chic, focusing on sustainable living and her world travels.

Valet, valetmag.com. A shopper’s paradise, Valet offers personal shopping services but also guides on health and discounts on grooming essentials.

Readers Tell No Tales, readerstellnotales.com. Need motivation in your life? This blog compiles a collection of views on career success and how to de-stress.

Fresh Exchange, freshexchange.com. Mike and Megan Gilger’s modern homestead blog shares their garden-to-table recipes, as well as interior design advice.

Idyllic Pursuit, idyllicpursuit.com. Kathy Hahn is a woman who “wants to do and see all the things,” and her blog reflects that.

Coco Bassey, cocobassey.com. Based in Atlanta and New York City, Bassey’s blog offers fresh takes on classic lifestyle blog content, like spring table settings and modern takes on preppy fashion.

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