FashionNail the Shot – Tips and Tricks to Nail Your Instagram Poses

So you want to be an Instagram star? Well, so do we, so we talked with one of our very lovely models, Simone, to get some tips and tricks on posing for the perfect Insta-shot! Read on to learn how to nail your Instagram poses.

The Leg-Pop

Instagram poses

This is a pose we see over and over on the ‘gram. It’s the classic Insta-pose, probably because it’s cute and easy to pull off. It works so well because by popping one leg out, you slim and lengthen your body. It also gives you angles to show off your cute shoes! Simone recommends keeping your lips and face soft and to elongate your neck. She also told us that having your photographer–aka Insta-husband or willing friend–at a lower angle, which will help make your legs look longer and slimmer. You also want to pay attention to your hands; you want them to hang loose and natural, not stiff and awkwardly posed.

Look Back at It

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We love how sassy this pose is! For this pose, Simone told us that it is important to arch your back and pull your shoulder back. This all helps to keep you looking elongated. Finding the lighting that works best for your features is an important step in nailing the shot too. She recommends playing with taking photos in different lighting to find the light that works best for you. And don’t forget about the golden hour! This is the time right before sunset when the light is softer and redder than when the sun is high in the sky. This is said to be the prettiest time to take pictures.

Find Some Movement

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To keep your feed from looking too mundane, it’s important to find some movement in your pictures, ya know, spice it up a bit! For this pose Simone recommends walking forward on your tippy-toes–this will give you movement and elongate your legs. Don’t forget to keep your face soft! Simone also told us with movement, it’s important to just go for it! What may feel awkward in person while you’re posing might actually translate really well in the shot.

Have Fun!

Instagram poses - have fun!

The most important piece of advice we have is to have fun! Simone said it best, “Don’t be discouraged while looking at other people’s feeds! Yeah, they may have some really good shots, but it may have taken them 300 takes before they got the perfect one to post.”

So get out there and get posing! Don’t forget to tag us @lulus with #lovelulus for your chance to be featured on our feed, showing off your cute new poses!

Get the look! Simone is wearing our: Levi’s 501 Skinny Light Blue Distressed JeansZ Supply The Micro White Ribbed Tank Top, and Sole Society Matty Cream and Black Striped Slide Sandals. Shop the look and check out some of Simone’s expert poses from our site below!

ContestsModel Moment: Maggs from Lulus Pet Selfie Contest

model moment: pet selfie contest

We can’t get enough of cute pets! With the Lulus Pet Selfie Contest in full swing–be sure to enter pics of you and your cute animals for a chance to win $1000!–we wanted to introduce you to our resident puppy model and the face of the contest: Maggs! Read on to learn her favorite things and see some cute puppy pics–we know that’s what you’re really here to see 😉

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What’s your breed?
I’m a Great Pyrenees mix! My dad is a full Great Pyrenees and my mom is a Rottweiler/shepherd mix.

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Favorite treat?
I’ll do anything for a piece of duck jerky. Puppachinos are tasty too!

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Favorite toy?
I really love my nylabones and playing with sticks outside.

maggs as a baby

How long have you been modeling? How many shoots have you done for Lulus?
I’ve been modeling for almost a year! This is my second shoot with Lulus, I modeled for them when I was four months old.

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Favorite thing to do?
I love going to the park or beach with my sister, Lola! I also love to give hugs.

maggs and lola at the beach

Thanks for reading! Do you have a cute pet? Share your pics on Instagram @lulus with #luluspetcontest for a chance to win $1000 to Lulus!

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enter the pet selfie contest

ContestsName the Dress: #390

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The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Right Sheer, Right Now

Winner: Analia

Note: Entries are made public via comments and therefore, we cannot delete any entries. Submitting a name used by any other site or brand will disqualify your entry. Must be U.S. Resident, 13+ with parent/guardian consent or 18+ to enter. Winner must reply to hello@lulus.com email within 48 hours to claim prize. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules and Lulus.com Terms and Conditions.

Contests#Lovelulus Winner of the Week

Congrats to our #lovelulus winner of the week @samantharayejess looking gorgeous in Greece wearing our Daisy Petal Pickin’ Ivory Embroidered Dress! Planning all those Insta-worthy outfits for your next getaway? Check out the Vacation Shop for looks that will get all the likes or shop a few of our faves below!

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We want to see how YOU wear Lulus! Show off those chic #ootd looks for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and be featured on our Instagram. To enter just follow @lulus, upload a pic of your cute Lulus looks, and use #lovelulus & #contest in the caption for a chance to win. We award new winners every single Friday. See the full rules, terms, and conditions here. Good luck!

xo

DIYCharcuterie Chic: Create the Perfect Meat and Cheese Tray for Your Soiree

Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now, and we’ve got the inside scoop on how to make the perfect spread for your next spring soiree! Perfect for snacking on during the work week and cute enough to bring to your friend’s weekend get-together, these bite-size treats are a real crowd pleaser. Starting with just a few base ingredients, you can spin the flavors any way you’d like by using your favorite combos. For this we went with the classics  – but feel free to get creative! Some other great options are: a theme such as Italian or Spanish; adding dips like fondue, spinach artichoke, and guacamole; or adding tropical fruits and flowers for some feminine flair!

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Start With: Tray/board, napkins, cheese knives, and plates.

Cheeses: We used brie, but cheddar, gouda, and bleu cheese are great options.

Cold Cuts: Salami, prosciutto, ham, summer sausage, or the meat-free option of your choice.

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Fruits/Veggies: Olives, figs, fresh strawberries, grapes, baby carrots, and celery.

Nuts: Almonds, pistachios, cashews or mixed.

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Crackers/Bread: Baguettes, bagel chips, toasts, crisps.

Spreads/dips: Honey, jams, chutney.

Directions: Combine on your board however you like, just add the wine of your choice and all your girls!

charcuterie board - finished product

How do you charcuterie? Shop cute outfits for your next charcuterie party below and show us your party platter pics on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus!

 xo