There's no shame in posting a cute Instagram selfie — especially if it comes with a clever caption.
Couple taking a selfie by boats
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We've all had a moment (or two, or three) when we've deliberated whether or not to share a selfie on Instagram. Maybe it's flattering, maybe it's hilarious, or maybe it's with a special someone. Perhaps, it's all three. And there is no shame at all in posting a good selfie — especially if you have a clever caption to go with it.

From serious quotes to funny captions for selfies, we've compiled a list of Instagram captions guaranteed to capture the attention of your followers. Whether you're at the beach and need a salty pun, on a romantic getaway with your significant other, or you just want to post a self-love selfie, we've got all the info you need to rack up those likes.

Funny Beach Caption Puns

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(For a selfie with a best friend): I was pier-pressured into posting this selfie *insert twin emoji*

Ocean air, salty hair *insert wave emoji*

Please enjoy my beach shelfie *insert shell emoji*

(For yoga selfies on the beach): Namast'ay at the beach *insert beach emoji*

Life's a beach. 

Life is better in a bikini.

Sea you soon.

Vitamin SEA.

Saltwater therapy.

Stay salty. 

Always Good Selfie Captions


I woke up like this.

There's nothing selfish about self-love *insert heart emoji*

Felt cute, might delete later. 

A selfie is worth a thousand words.

A little selfie care.

In case you forgot what my face looks like. 

Hi *insert heart emoji*

Golden hour glow.

I don't always take selfies, but when I do…

Funny Selfie Captions

(For a selfie in front of a vista): What do you think of the view? *insert wink emoji*

Enjoys long walks on the beach and sunsets…

Confidence level: selfie with no filter. *insert punching hand emoji*

Be as picky with your *insert hotels or vacations* as you are with your men.

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's a filter.

Life isn't perfect, but your outfit can be.

I'm not lazy, I'm on energy-saving mode.

Alexa, skip to Friday.

Namastay in bed.

More issues than Vogue.

Cute Selfie Captions

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's an Instagram filter.

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.

I'm wearing the smile you gave me *insert smiling emoji*

Escape the ordinary.

Soul full of sunshine.

Never miss a chance to dance.

A smile is better than any filter.

Nothing but blue skies.

Sunkissed *insert sun emoji* 

Long hair, don't care. 

Clever Selfie Captions

But first, let me take a selfie.

My favorite beauty product is this Instagram filter.

Today's selfie is brought to you by self-confidence, boredom, and good Instagram filters.

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.

Life is like photography, we develop from negatives.

Sending this selfie to NASA, because I'm a star.

Me, my selfie, and I.

I have no selfie control.

Daydreamer. Night thinker.

[insert caption about taking a selfie here]

Mirror Selfie Captions

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the greatest Insta captions of them all?

"It's like you're my mirror, my mirror starin' back at me." — Justin Timberlake

"I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing." — Kendrick Lamar

The chosen filter is…happiness.

Be savage, not average.

"Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?" — "Mulan" 

Selfie, selfie, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile.

Love at first sight. 

Objects in the mirror are cuter than they appear.

Serious Selfie Captions

Life is better when you're laughing.

My time is now.

Be more of you, and less of them.

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." —Buddha

Make your peace with all the pieces of you. 

Happiness looks good on me.

Confidence level: A selfie with no filter.

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right here." —Venus Williams

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything.

Nothing feels as good as a selfie on the first try.

Birthday Selfie Captions

"We gonna party like it's MY birthday." — Inspired by 50 Cent

On this day in *insert year* a queen was born *insert crown emoji*

(Selfie in front of birthday cake): I'm just here for the birthday cake *insert cake emoji*

Old enough to know better. Young enough to get away with it.

This is what *insert age* looks like. 

Having my cake and eating it too. 

Making my years count instead of counting my years.

Cheers to *insert age*!

Break out the balloons and birthday cake. 

I can think of *insert age* reasons today's a good day. 

Captions for Selfies From Songs

(For girlfriend selfies): "Girls just wanna have fun." — Cyndi Lauper

"If I was you, I'd wanna be me too." — Meghan Trainor

"First, let me take a selfie." — The Chainsmokers

"Somethin' 'bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman." — Ariana Grande

"Darling, I'm a nightmare, dressed like a daydream." — Taylor Swift

"I can show you the world." — "Aladdin" 

"I wear my crown, show it off, go on, girl." — Kelly Rowland

"Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes." — Billie Eilish

"Gotta kiss myself, I'm so pretty." — Mark Ronson  

"Thank you, next." — Ariana Grande

Selfie Quotes

"Many have an image of me. Few get the picture." — Anonymous

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." — Coco Chanel

(For selfies with friends): "Tonight, we are young." — Fun

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." — Oscar Wilde

"I exist as I am, that is enough." — Walt Whitman

"Some call it arrogant, I call it confidence." — Beyoncé

"Find me where the wild things are." — Alessia Cara

 "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." — Nora Ephron

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." — Rumi

"Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future." — Alice Walker

Short Captions for Selfies  

Good vibes only.

Sunday funday.

Selfie love *insert heart emoji*

Sorry, not sorry. 

No caption, just vibes.

Wanderlust and city dust.

Just be.

C'est la vie.

Short & sweet.

Long time, no selfie.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff