Category: Instagram

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

Instagram poses - look back at it

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

Instagram poses - movement

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!

DIYAnnouncing the Lulus Instashop!

Ever see lovely looks on the Lulus Instagram you wish you could buy? Well your wish is about to come true because we are SO excited to announce our new Instashop! With our fully shoppable Instagram feed, you can now turn your likes into buys! You’ll be able to shop all items featured in photos and re-create all your favorite outfits and looks!

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ContestsLulus x Others Follow Instagram Contest

Others Follow Contest

Happy Memorial Day! Wanna win an adorable outfit?! Of course you do! Enter our Lulus x Others Follow Instagram Contest and you could win some seriously adorable digs! Repost this image via Instagram and follow @lulus and @of_clothing for a chance to win the Others Follow Molly Navy Blue Lace Dress, Other Follow American flag scarf, and our super cute Handy Eye Candy Tan Tote! Check out the full details below to get started:

1. Follow @lulus and @of_clothing on Instagram.
2. Repost the image above.
3. Tag @lulus and @of_clothing and include the hashtag #LULUSXOTHERSFOLLOW
*Make sure your profile is public!*

CONTEST HAS ENDED!

Congrats to Judith @heyjude_xo! You have won this awesome giveaway! Please email hello@lulus.com to claim your prize! XOXO

ContestsLulus x O’Neill Beach Bound Instagram Contest!

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Whether you’re spending your spring vacay surfing, swimming, or soaking up the sun, you should be doing it in style! Enter our Lulus x O’Neill Beach Bound Instagram Contest and you could win some seriously cute pieces just in time for spring break! Show us how you’d style yourself for spring break via Instagram for a chance to win $100 to Lulus and the adorable O’Neill cover-up and floral bikini pictured above! Be sure to check out the full details below to get started:

1. Follow @lulus and @oneillwomens on Instagram.
2. Upload an original pic of your spring break style!
3. Tag @lulus and @oneillwomens and include the hashtag #LULUSXONEILL
*Make sure your profile is public!*

This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated!

CelebrityStyle File: Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party!

The hottest Oscar after-party every year is the Vanity Fair party. The red carpet is even more star-studded, and the gowns are twice as fabulous! Hollywood royalty can finally let loose and they take to social media to prove it. Here is a round-up of our favorite looks from the party, as well as some of our favorite candid moments from the stars themselves!

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Amy Adams and Karlie Kloss are perfection in stunning silhouettes with subtle beauty looks and up-do’s!

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Kristen Bell and Emma Roberts were crimson cuties! Kristen chose a floor-length red gown, while Emma kept it playful in a mini with strappy pumps!

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Can you say bombshell?! Miranda Kerr and Sofia Vergara pulled out all the stops in silver and gold dresses, showing off their curves!

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Taylor Swift and Evan Rachel Wood were all sparkles in waterfall gowns that were the epitome of elegance!

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Black and tan and gorgeous all over! Anna Kendrick and Kate Hudson chose a classic color combination and delicate details for their gowns, complimented by side-swept tresses!

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Vanity Fair set up a fabulous Instagram booth for the stars, and these are some of our favorite snaps!

Paul Rudd and Adam Scott were totally dapper in what could possibly be the hottest arm wrestling match ever, Lupita Nyong’o holds her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress proud, the hilarious Leslie Mann and her equally as funny husband Judd Apatow pose perfectly, and Adam Levine stares lovingly at his bride-to-be, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo!

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How perfect are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson? We are totally dreaming this couple into reality from now until forever!

And then there was the selfie that broke Twitter, filled with our favorite stars! Bradley Cooper was able to fit in just about everyone, creating a moment that we will be talking about for a very long time!

We are sad that the Oscars are over, but still so in love with the evening and our favorite fashion moments! Until next year!

(images courtesy of vanityfair.com, ibitimes.com)