A Favorite to Follow: Ashley Hughes

Springfieldian Ashley Hughes’s Instagram is a perfect follow for anybody who loves a minimalist aesthetic and relishes simple pleasures.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Sep 2018

Ashley smiles over her shoulder at the camera
Photo courtesy Ashley HughesFind @ashleyhxghes on Instagram to follow her.

bag, camera, sunglasses, heeled shoes, jean shirt strewn across a shag, furry rug

Follow for the Simple Beauty 

Clean, white backgrounds and a neutral palette with pops of natural color make images like this oh-so-serene. And they highlight the simple beauty of everyday objects. She writes, “Simple, mundane tasks don’t have to be boring—they can be beautiful.”

the minimalistic interior of the Airbnb

Follow for the Travel Inspo

Another of life’s small pleasures is travel, and Hughes’s Instagram features bits and pieces of quick, attainable weekend getaways. This one included a stay at an Airbnb that’s a minimalist’s dream-come-true—and is just a hop away in Oklahoma City.

bottle of product next to three stems of eucalyptus

Follow for the Beauty Tips 

The everyday items on Hughes’s blog aren’t always as utilitarian as scrub brushes. Hughes has a passion for skincare and shares tips on her Insta—like this cleanser recommendation that is paired with a few sprigs of eucalyptus. It’s like a visual spa day.


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