There's no shame in posting a cute Instagram selfie — especially if it comes with a clever caption.

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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 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 selfie 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*

Always Good Selfie Captions


I woke up like this.

There’s nothing selfish about self love *insert heart emoji*

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.

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*

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.

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

Serious Selfie Captions

Life is better when you’re laughing

My time is now.

Be more of you, and less of them.

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*

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

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