100 Great Selfie Captions for Pictures of Yourself on Instagram

Good Selfie Captions

Like most, you’ve probably used social media apps like Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat to share your selfies with your friends, family, and loved ones. People have been taking selfies long before it was trendy and become a popular mainstream habit. The advent of the ubiquitous “selfie stick,” along with better front-facing cameras and wide-angle lenses, has made it easier to take selfies that don’t just feature a close-up shot of your nose. And as phones get better and better, with improved portrait modes and lighting effects, we’re sure to see an increased number of people taking photos of both themselves and their friends. Whether you love snapping selfies, or you feel awkward stretching your arm out to take a picture of yourself, the era of fun self portraits is definitely here.

People take selfies for all sorts of different reasons, from capturing new haircuts, makeup, and outfits to grabbing pictures with a close friend or loved ones. Selfies can boost your confidence, allow you to share the world around you with those thousands of miles away, and help raise your general attitude about life. They’re infinite positivity-generating options, and everything from selfies to filters make it easy to create an artistic shot of you and your friends without someone else playing photographer.

But if you’re going to put your selfie online, it probably needs an extra something to make it memorable. An interesting picture needs an interesting caption–and a boring picture needs one even more. Maybe you want to add a caption to your captured selfie moment, but you’re not sure what to say. We’ve gathered a list of selfie captions for any occasion, so that whether you’re feeling witty or sarcastic or anything in between, you’re likely to find a caption from our list that’s perfect for you.

Feelin’ Myself

Let’s start off on the sassier side of things for those days when you’re feeling hot. These selfie captions are great for when you want to add a splash of fresh personality to your selfie caption, whether it’s sharp or self-deprecating.

  1. I like my coffee how I like myself: dark, bitter, and too hot for you.
  2. Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.
  3. Blood type: matte black with a hint of gold.
  4. Confidence level: selfie with no filter.
  5. You can call me queen bee.
  6. I’m a blur, a speeding bullet you can’t catch.
  7. There’s always a wild side to an innocent face.
  8. I don’t need your approval, darling. I have my own.
  9. Drink some coffee and pretend you know what you’re doing.
  10. Find me Where the Wild Things Are.
  11. I am the designer of my own catastrophy.
  12. Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.
  13. Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
  14. Showing cleavage doesn’t fix your face.
  15. As beautiful on the inside as I am on the outside.

Fun and Playful

If you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of a creative mood, or if you’re a bit of a jokester, these might be perfect captions for your Instagram photos. They’re funny, witty, and inventive—just like you.

  1. Maybe she’s born with it; maybe it’s an Instagram filter.
  2. I’m headed to space with the rest of the stars.
  3. You don’t have to like me; I’m not a Facebook status.
  4. My girlishness has sharp teeth.
  5. When nothing goes right, go left instead.
  6. I’m a model. My agency’s Instagram.
  7. A selfie a day keeps the mental breakdown away.
  8. If a redhead works at a bakery, does that make them the gingerbread man?
  9. A blind man walks into a bar… and a chair… and a table.
  10. I had fun once—it was horrible. Never again.
  11. I don’t have ex’s; I have Y’s. Like, “Why did I ever date you?”
  12. There may be no excuse for laziness, but I’m still looking.
  13. My only real long-term goal is never to end up on Maury.
  14. Need an ark? I Noah guy.
  15. Meanwhile, at your local Walmart…

Getting Real

These selfie captions are perfect for when you’re feeling sincere, pensive, or in need of something uplifting. Things in the world have been a bit dark lately, and these captions will help things stay grounded while simultaneously feeling positive and inspirational.

  1. Let us get lost in the sunset together.
  2. Never cry for a person that does not know the value of your tears.
  3. She’s a keeper. Too bad you didn’t keep her.
  4. We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.
  5. Life is way too short for bad vibes.
  6. By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.
  7. Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.
  8. You shine from within; my very own star.
  9. When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
  10. If you quit now, what were you even fighting for?
  11. Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
  12. And if you’re ever feeling lonely, just look at the moon. Someone somewhere is looking at it, too.
  13. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
  14. Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it’s shining in their eyes.
  15. Make peace with your broken pieces.


Have you found someone special? These lovey-dovey captions will warm the cockles of others’ hearts as much as yours. These go great with those selfies of you and your special someone.

  1. Always better together.
  2. Life is made of small moments like this.
  3. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  4. I think you are suffering from a lack of vitamin me.
  5. Be happy; it drives people crazy.
  6. Baby, I’ll take whatever it is you’ve gotta give, yeah I’m calling dibs.
  7. Two great tastes that taste great together.
  8. Make love your motto.
  9. A woman who opens her heart to love you, when it’s already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet.
  10. Live, laugh, love. And if that doesn’t work, load, aim, fire.
  11. Promise me tomorrow starts with you.
  12. Hearts are wild creatures—that’s why our ribs are cages.
  13. Never break the chain.
  14. A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each another.
  15. I fall too fast, crash too hard, forgive too easily, and care too much.

Just for Snapchat

Do you use Snapchat daily to send fun photos to your friends? Here are a bunch of captions that are especially perfect for snaps. (Not that you couldn’t use these with your selfies elsewhere… they just seem to scream “Snapchat.”) These are perfect for quick snaps and additions to your daily Story.

  1. We’ll be the ones to show them all who’s boss.
  2. The Monday-est Tuesday ever.
  3. The uglier the Snapchat, the tighter the friendship.
  4. Can’t get this song out of my head.
  5. Rough day, wonderful night.
  6. Morning coffee, because anything else is worthless.
  7. At the end of the day, all we have is who we are.
  8. If you can’t handle me at my double-chin Snapchat, you can’t have me at my Instagram selfie.
  9. Anybody have plans to stare at their phone somewhere exciting this weekend?
  10. I’m not sure what to do with my face.
  11. Radiate positive vibes.
  12. That awkward moment when someone is watching you take a picture of yourself.
  13. This kid is going places—now to figure out where.
  14. Memes are the only thing saving me right now.
  15. Be yourself—everyone else is taken.

Short and Sweet

Not everyone wants to write a novel on their Instagram post. If you’re intent on keeping it simple, then you’re probably looking for a caption that sums things up in a short, direct phrase. Just like these.

  1. Let’s just be who we really are.
  2. Broken crayons still color.
  3. The days are long but the years are short.
  4. Dream without fear. Love without limits.
  5. Never mind.
  6. Don’t be easy to define. Let them wonder about you.
  7. I get lost in thoughts of you.
  8. She’s different, and that’s everything.
  9. Coffee and confidence.
  10. Surround yourself with those who make you happy.
  11. You’re closer than you were yesterday.
  12. I take photos of everything.
  13. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
  14. Inhale the future. Exhale the past.
  15. I don’t care. I just do.
  16. Make it happen.
  17. Keep calm and take photos.
  18. You’ll never be as fabulous as a llamacorn.
  19. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.
  20. The more I find myself, the more people I lose.
  21. Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it.
  22. Short, sassy, cute and classy.
  23. We don’t remember days; we remember moments.
  24. Your hair is 90% of your selfie.
  25. Stop living life their way. Start living it yours.

Anything we missed?

That’s our list of 100 selfie captions for any reason, feeling, or moment. We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection. Let us know what you think of our list—we are positive you’ll find some that you’d like to use for your selfie captions. Have another favorite selfie caption you’ve used? Let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

And don’t forget about your other pictures, cuz they need captions too! Check out our list of captions for couples, or funny captions for anyone in your life.

Posted by Heather on December 7, 2017

2 thoughts on “100 Great Selfie Captions for Pictures of Yourself on Instagram”

Heather says:
Basic Girl, glad to be of help! Thanks for the shout out!
Basic Girl On Instagram says:
These were actually super helpful! I havent heard a lot of these

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