11+ Best WordPress Lifestyle Blog Themes for 2017

What’s in this roundup? We’re glad you asked: it’s the best WordPress lifestyle blog themes for 2017. If you’re starting a new lifestyle blog, fashion blog, or personal blog, one of these lovely designs should do the trick nicely. Or, hey, maybe you’re giving a makeover to an existing blog. These themes will work for that, too.

Most of the themes in this showcase occupy a similar space aesthetically. Lifestyle, fashion, and personal blog themes tend to embrace elegant, airy design that pulls visitor focus to content. Which makes sense. You want visitors to read your stuff, presumably, as opposed to being distracted by fancy animations, or annoyed by JavaScript gimmickry.

Some would probably describe many of the themes on this list as feminine. Well, we don’t buy into those rigid gender stereotypes.

But if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, maybe try your luck our collection of all-purpose WordPress blog themes.

Anyway, let’s dig in. These are the best WordPress lifestyle blog themes for 2017.

Armonioso

Our first pick is Armonioso. This versatile lifestyle blog theme for WordPress comes with seven different layouts, many post formats, and unlimited header and footer layouts. A banner management system is built-in for advertising and monetization.

The theme includes an advanced pop-up feature for encouraging newsletter sign-ups (via MailChimp integration). Social sharing and social following features are well implemented, and WooCommerce is supported for shopping cart functionality.

The clean code is optimized for search engines & page speed. Documentation is provided, and setup is fast and easy using the one-click demo installer.

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Camille

Camille features a stylish, chic design perfect for WordPress lifestyle blogs (or for personal blogs). The unique design can be further customized using the built-in admin options panel. Users have full control over fonts, colors, layouts, and other theme elements.

The user experience is top-notch, and the theme is optimized for high performance. It scores a 99 out of 100 on Google Page Speed.

An excellent advertising management system is included, as well as tons of secondary features like WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 support.

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The Essence

The light, airy and elegant design of the Essence theme earns it a top spot on our list. This one has a bit of a feminine aesthetic, and it’s well matched to lifestyle, fashion, and personal blogs. There’s 17 homepage presets choose from, and the front-end customizer allows for further code free layout customizations.

The theme is 100% mobile friendly, and scales to look and work flawlessly no matter the device. Built in custom widgets extend functionality further, and the theme supports Contact Form 7 for building custom web forms. The theme is translation ready.

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Aesthetic (ThemeFuse)

Aesthetic is a minimalistic lifestyle blogging theme developed by the team of WordPress experts at ThemeFuse. Distractions are minimized, and the simple, lovely design puts your content and writing first. Performance is fast, and layout and navigation couldn’t be more intuitive. That adds up to a really great user experience.

It’s high-resolution, so the graphics look sharp on the latest retina devices. A useful selection of options on the backend let webmasters manage fonts, layouts, colors, and all that other cool stuff. Support is prompt and friendly, and the theme is well documented. It’s easy to install and setup. Yep.

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Vintauge

Vintauge was developed and designed especially for fashion and lifestyle bloggers. The design is clean, elegant, and modern, making excellent use of the latest web design trends. It’s responsive, providing consistent display and usability across the spectrum of platforms, browsers, and devices.

Plenty of options leave room open for branding, tweaks, and adjustments. The theme is compatible with WooCommerce, jQuery Instagram widget, Events Calendar, and MailChimp. Oh yeah, and Contact Form 7. You know, for putting together custom forms and what not.

Social media features are nicely integrated, and demo content bundled for quick install. Well documented and professionally supported.

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Living

I’m always a sucker for a minimalistic design, and the Living theme is certainly minimal.  If I was building a lifestyle blog, I’d probably choose this theme or Aesthetic (above). The light, tasteful design performs wonderfully. This one won’t be for everyone, but it’s worth taking a look at the demo.

It also includes a few nice features, like WooCommerce compatibility, social sharing buttons, and custom widgets. It’s a breeze to customize, and theme options take advantage of the Live Customizer for real-time previewing of the changes you make to fonts, colors, and more.

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Laurel

Laurel is a lifestyle blogging and shopping cart theme featuring another elegant, soft, and somewhat feminine design. E-commerce features via WooCommerce. The theme is fully responsive and works great on smart phones, tablets, desktops, and everything In between. There’s lots of options to fiddle with, so you can totally screw up this gorgeous design if you want (with your own bad choices).

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Authentic

Authentic is probably the best-selling WordPress lifestyle blog theme of the past year. The developers describe the design as super clean, and we’d have to agree.  It’s pretty darned clean. Maybe the cleanest we’ve looked at yet.  Hooray for clear lines, high-contrast, and white space! And the content focused design speedy and navigation is intuitive, providing an enjoyable user experience to your visitors.

Social sharing features are above average, and Pinterest is especially well implemented. Advertising management is built-in, along with a review system and portfolio. WooCommerce is supported, just in case you want to set up a shopping cart and sell merch.  Coffee mugs or something? I don’t know what you’re into.

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Solvi

Solvi is serves up another elegant, stylish design, making it a good fit for lifestyle bloggers. The designers have aimed for high readability, making tasteful typographic choices and using plenty of white space. Just plain classy.

Six blog layouts, and six slideshow layouts add flexibility. It’s easy to customize, and the WordPress Live Customizer is supported for making real-time adjustments. No digging around in the code is required (unless you want to). Solvi is translation ready and fully responsive, as it should be.

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Robin

Described as cute and colorful by the designer, this WordPress lifestyle blog theme can also be used by craft bloggers, food and recipe bloggers, and other hobbyists. We like that it embraces a slightly different aesthetic than those we looked at so far. If you’re fan of pastels, you’re going to like this theme.

There’s lots of layout variations, a banner management system, and plenty of widgets and options built-in. Check it out!

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Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a classic WordPress lifestyle blog theme with a traditional blogging layout. This one works great for travel blogging, design blogs, art blogs, and more. It’s default homepage is simple and straightforward, and perfect for those who aren’t interested in complex, magazine style layouts. But there are also nine other homepage layouts to choose from, each featuring a distinct, sometimes more complex layout.  For all I know, you might prefer those. Best bet: have a quick peep at the demo and product page.

The theme is responsive, and retina-ready, so graphics will look crisp and sharp on even the highest resolution 5K displays. This is thing is translation ready with RTL support and WPML compatibility. Theme options are powered by the WordPress Live Customizer. MailChimp is supported to help you grow your mailing list. We like it. It’s good. Buy it.

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