Ever since social media got ahold of it, the soft life trend has been all over our timelines. From music lyrics to op-eds, this popular craze is everywhere. And unlike many trends that require tons of money, energy, and time, soft life is for everyone — including some of your favorite celebs.

So, What Exactly Is It?

At first glance, this new, popular trend might seem like a simple lifestyle choice for people who want to live more comfortably and enjoy the finer things. But looking deeper, it quickly becomes clear that there is much more to it than just living lavishly.

Soft life is about prioritizing your happiness and living the life that YOU want to live, regardless of what others might think. An important part of living on your terms involves taking hold of the things that make you happy and not letting anything stand in your way. It also includes being kind to yourself and accepting who you are as a person — flaws and all.

3 Tips For Living the Soft Life

Taking on the trend can be challenging at first, but possible with a little practice. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Prioritize your mental and emotional health. Taking care of yourself physically is important, but making sure that you’re getting enough sleep, eating right, and taking time to relax are just as important.

2. Slow down and savor the present moment. By slowing down and taking time to savor the moment, you can enjoy life more fully, which is key to living a soft life.

3. Surround yourself with positive people who support you. Having a strong support network of caring, supportive friends and family members can help you stay centered and focused on your goals.

5 Celebrities Who Are Living Their Best Soft Life

Black women are one of the biggest advocates for living softer lives. Even celebrities and influencers are jumping aboard the train. Here are five celebrities living the soft life all day, every day:



SZA is a pretty big advocate for living the soft life. And she encourages her fans to incorporate the trend any chance she gets, through her music and on social media.

She minds her peace by staying in her lane. And as a result, SZA has become an international superstar. Recently, she graced the cover of TIME100 Next List, an honor reserved for La La Land’s top rising stars.

She also champions women empowerment and friendship, having worked alongside a number of female artists, from Doja Cat to Rihanna. In addressing her TIME100 Next cover, she made sure to shout out her superstar friend, Lizzo, for her kind words and support — a true girl’s girl!


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Next on the list is Savannah James. As the wife of a billionaire athlete, Savannah James is certainly no stranger to living lavishly.

Savannah James has been living the soft life for quite some time. Her husband, King James absolutely adores her, as evidenced by how he gushes over her online and IRL. And her children are her biggest fans, too.


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Still, Queen James is pretty low-key despite being the wife of a superstar NBA player. She maintains her peace by keeping her private life private, refusing to engage in internet drama.

She also enjoys helping others and has launched a number of programs to give back to her community.


Simone Biles


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Simone Biles is living the soft life, too. She prioritized her mental health back in 2021 when she announced her exit from the Tokyo Olympics. And even though she received a bit of backlash for it, she stuck to her guns, maintaining that it was the best decision for HER.

Maintaining positive energy is important to Biles, too. Her bubbly personality attracts many people to her, including her fiance Jonathan Owens. In an interview with Texas Monthly, he explains her happy-go-lucky vibes.


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“Her energy is something. She’s always happy, giggly, bubbly. If I’ve had a tough day at the office, I wouldn’t want to take that home to her. Her personality, man …”




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Ciara is the HBIC of soft living. Her level-up is REAL. So much so that she created a song all about it. Plus, she urges others — men and women — to do the same.

Many women look up to Ciara due to her transformation. In an interview with Angie Martinez, she talks about her journey, revealing that she started by demanding better for herself.

“I desired something new, I desired something different, I desired to be loved [to] the highest capacity and to be loved the way that I deserved.”


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She manifested her wish through praying. And her prayer, which is famously touted as “Ciara’s prayer” is recited by women all over the country today.

“I prayed for a God-fearing man. I prayed for discernment. I prayed for wisdom, to really learn from the wisdom that I’m gaining from the experience that I’m going through,” she said. “I prayed for a man that loved kids, because, obviously me having my son, if you’re gonna love me you’ve gotta love him. I prayed for a man that was worldly as well. Because I love to explore. So someone that was gonna edify my world, that was important to me. I was ready to level up!”




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Sure, Rihanna is a billionaire superstar, but that isn’t the only reason she’s the queen of soft living.

Bad Gal RiRi is serious about living her life on her terms, no matter what anyone has to say about it.

She broke the internet after revealing her pregnancy back in 2021. And in true Rihanna fashion, the “Work” singer set a number of fashion trends in the process.

Many questioned her fashion choices, calling them inappropriate for a pregnant woman. But Riri doubled down, showcasing her growing belly in a series of bad gal outfits.

Anyone who’s a true fan of Rihanna knows that she will always do her, regardless. And fortunately for us, “that Rihanna reign just won’t let up” so you can expect to see (and hear!) even more of the superstar Mama in the near future.


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