To some people, it’s still kind of a dirty word: selfie.
That “humble brag” photo of yourself that’s actually not that humble has gone from social media-obsessed tween behavior to totally acceptable for anyone faster than you can say “Which of these filters best accentuates my cheekbones?”
Naturally, this niche of photography has taken root with some of the most beautiful Instragram users around, from models to celebs, musicians and fashion bloggers. Sure, they’re showing off their rockin’ bods (Miranda) and crystal blue eyes (Chiara), but more importantly — we’re focusing on their chic ensembles.
Outfit selfies, often accompanied by the hashtag #OOTD, aren’t your average selfie. They usually lack that terrible “duck face” we’ve come to hate, and often employ the use of a mirror in order to fully showcase the head-to-toe look. (For prime examples of this, see Blair Eadie, Nicole Richie and Aimee Song’s images above.)
A truly stylish selfie doesn’t have to show off the entire outfit, but can serve to highlight details like jewelry or accessories. (Rihanna and Rosie Huntington Whiteley do an excellent job showing off their hats.)
To inspire your own stylish selfie (don’t be shy — you know you want to), we’ve rounded up some of the most followed and most fashionable Instragram users around, including Lauren Conrad, Bar Rafaeli, Nicole Warne and more, to give you ideas for how to pose, what to wear, and to ensure you never look in a mirror the same way again.
Tilt the chin, pop the knee, and don’t forget to smize.