How To Take An Awesome Instagram Fashion Photo

Posting on Instagram is easy, but creating lovely fashion photos is a bit trickier. So how are you to ensure incredible photos every time? It’s simple: follow our seven guidelines and you’ll practically guarantee a spot on the ‘’popular’’ page. Okay, maybe not—unless you’re @badgirlriri—but still, we promise that with a little planning, you can up your snaps to chic new heights.

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  • For every stunning accessory shot or impeccable outfit of the day, you’re apt to see an awkward angle or less-than flattering snap. Solution: click through to find out the best (and easiest) tips for taking a stylish photo. 

  • Tip One: Strategically Stage Clothing

    When posting your clothes, pose the items in a neat and orderly set up. 

  • Tip One: Strategically Stage Clothing 

    @katherinepower, our Co-Founder, goes for a more effortlessly-cool set up by posing in a somewhat relaxed order. 

  • Tip One: Strategically Stage Clothing 

    For an eye-catching element, intentionally place a bit of color at the top of your clothing pile. 

    Photo Credit: @zinafashionvibe

  • Tip One: Strategically Stage Clothing 

    Jenn Camp of @lefashion is the master at planning perfectly symmetrical outfit shots. 

  • Tip Two: Pick A Background

    While it’s nice to see your bedroom in the background of your selfies, think outside of the box! Keep your eyes out for backgrounds with lots of color or a unique pattern to really make your outfit pop. 

  • Tip Two: Pick A Background

    Posting a girly outfit? Choose a graphic background for a balanced shot. 

    Photo Credit: @manrepeller

  • Tip Two: Pick A Background

    An interesting building or a bold brick wall is great for keeping the focus on your outfit.

    Photo Credit: @tibipr

  • Tip Two: Pick A Background

    You can’t go wrong with posing in front of an eye-catching background! 

    Photo Credit: @dvf

  • Tip Three: Take It From The Top

    If you want to capture your whole outfit, we suggest angling your snap from above. 

  • Tip Three: Take It From The Top 

    Reach as high as you can and snap to include that freshly polished pedicure. 

    Photo Credit: @alwaysjudging

     

  • Tip Three: Take It From The Top 

    Stand close to your pal and shoot from above to get both stylish outfits in the frame. 

    Photo Credit: @weworewhat

  • Tip Three: Take It From The Top 

    Take it from the pro Kate Brien of @viewfromthetopp, and always show off your outfit from the top to your toes. 

  • Tip Four: Put Ya Feet Up

    Go ahead, show off your new shoes! 

  • Tip Four: Put Ya Feet Up

    Do as @chiaraferragni of the The Blonde Salad does and post up cross-legged for an impressive boot shot. 

  • Tip Four: Put Ya Feet Up

    Literally kick back and show the social world your favorite shoes. 

    Photo Credit: @nicolerichie

  • Tip Four: Put Ya Feet Up

    For a peek inside of Lucky Editor-in-Chief @evachen212’s shoe collection, just take a look at her profile.

  • Tip Five: Snap Your Accessories

    Taking close-up, tight photos of your accessories is the best way to capture the details of your outfit. 

  • Tip Five: Snap Your Accessories

    Do not leave any details behind! Copy fashion muse, @anna_dello_russo and zoom in on your fancy features. 

  • Tip Five: Snap Your Accessories

    Fashion blogger, @peaceloveshea shows off her dreamy jewelry with a close-up wrist photo. 

  • Tip Five: Snap Your Accessories

    For a tightly cropped frame, lift your arm in order to include those gorgeous accessories. 

    Photo Credit: @kattanita

  • Tip Six: Use A Hashtag

    Add one of our favorite hashtags to your post as a fun way to interact with others posting stylish looks. 

  • Tip Six: Use A Hashtag 

  • Tip Six: Use A Hashtag 

  • Tip Six: Use A Hashtag 

  • Tip Seven: Add A Graphic

    This simple addition to your photo is the perfect way to add decorative details and express your style. 

  • Tip Seven: Add A Graphic 

    With our Free Fashion Design pack on Studio, get over 35 overlays to use on your fashion photos—available here! If you already have the Studio app on your iPhone, you can get the like here.

    Photo Credit: @whowhatwear

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