47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Cute Photos

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Are you stuck for Instagram poses ideas when you take your photos?

Then this post will give you tons of ideas on different poses, props or scenarios you can try for your next photo session. Whether it’s a professional one or just yourself taking outfit photos in a mirror selfie style, these will be perfect for you.

I’ll be completely honest here. I’ve been at this Instagram and fashion blogging game for years and it took me a long time to find my confidence and different poses that I liked for my photos.

So if you’re just starting out, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We can all get a bit too critical of ourselves when it comes to that “perfect” Instagram shot.

Don’t overanalyse your shots, just have fun and take some inspiration from this huge list of Instagram poses ideas to get those cute photos you want.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Cute Photos

47 Instagram Poses Ideas

Let’s dive into all the photo posing ideas for influencers.

1. Mirror selfie sitting down

For this pose, sit down in front of a mirror, ideally a full length one. Put one foot forward towards the mirror and cross the other leg under. Then relax your hands on your knees and take the snap.

Instagram Poses Ideas
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Instagram Poses Ideas for influencers
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2. Fling that handbag

Use your handbag as the perfect prop for a relaxed pose. Put one foot forward or to the side and fling your bag forwards or backwards. This pose is a really dynamic one with lots of movement and it works really well for outfit pictures.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @heyitsromeca
Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune
47 Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @charlottexbeer_

3. Hold your flowers and your hat

Some useful props for your pictures could be your hat and a flower bouquet or just a few stems of flowers. Hold the flowers in one hand and grab your hat with the other, for an effortless look.

Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist

4. Hand on hip

Place on hand on your hip and legs apart. A super quick and easy pose for when you’re in doubt of what to do in front of the camera.

Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama

5. Head down

This pose is great especially if you want to show off your hat, for example. Simply look down and maybe use one hand to grab your hat or your hair.

Instagram Poses Ideas
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Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones
Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @boho_blonde19

6. One foot up

This pose looks so effortless and like you’re just chilling when someone happened to take your photo. Find a wall or a curb, sidewalk you can sit on and put one leg up with hands on your knees.

Instagram Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @mrs_sophie_heaven

7. Heading in or out the door

This in-motion pose is a really cool one you can use for your photos. Place one hand on the door handle and one foot in front of the other, to make it look like you are heading in or out the door.

Instagram Influencer Posing Ideas
Photo: @_littlesnippets

8. Hold my hand

This is a classic pose that’s so cute. Have your photographer – or Instagram husband, haha 🙂 – hold your hand for this pose.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @alexgladwin

9. Walking away street pose

If you like taking street style pictures, this pose is perfect for you. It’s so popular because it just works. Simply act like you are walking away, putting one foot forward or one foot back. You can add extra motion by touching your hair, putting one hand in your pocket or you could hold a coffee cup.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
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47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
Instagram Poses Ideas
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47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @heyitsromeca

10. Crossing the street

Similar to the previous street style pose. Put one foot forward or to the side and look both ways, just like you would when you’re crossing the street.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune

11. Scooch down

Turn your body sideways towards the camera and scooch down. A cute pose for when you want to try something a bit different. It really helps showcase the details of your outfit.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @heyitsromeca

12. One foot in front of the other

A very simple yet effective pose. It elongates your legs and it’s a very flattering pose. Add other elements like one hand on your hip, holding a handbag or holding your hat for extra details.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
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47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist

13. Hands on knees

A super cute pose. Sit down on a surface, bench, wall, cross your legs and put both hands on your knees.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @mrs_sophie_heaven

14. Checking your phone

A cool pose that makes it look the shot was taken “in action” is the checking your phone one. Hold your phone in one hand and either look at the camera or look down at the phone.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @heyitsromeca
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @mrs_sophie_heaven

15. Sitting on stairs

Stairs can be such a great place to take Instagram photos.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @madeline1f

16. Kick one leg up in the air

You can face towards the camera or you can face away from the camera, and then kick one leg up in the air. This is such a fun pose that gives a careless vibe.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @boho_blonde19
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune

17. Both hands in the coat pockets

If you’re wearing a coat or jacket, this pose is a super simple one you can try. Put both hands in the coat pockets and either face the camera or turn sideways towards the camera.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @mrs_sophie_heaven

18. Lean forward

Sometimes a quick lean forward and a big smile is all you need for that great Instagram shot.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist

19. Hands up in the air

Another fun pose is to throw your hands up in the air and say a yay.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama

20. Side lean on a door or wall

When in doubt, lean one shoulder on a door or a wall and look the other way.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist

21. Sitting on a wall with hands together

Sit on a bench, wall or sidewalk curb, legs spread apart a bit and hands together.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama

22. One hand in your pocket

If your trousers have pockets, take advantage of it and put one hand in your pocket.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @madeline1f
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @heyitsromeca
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune
Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @heyitsromeca
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @shopaholicsbestfriend

23. One item in each hand

Use any accessories or extra pieces of clothing as props. For example, hold your handbag in one hand and a cardigan in the other hand.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones

24. Round mirror selfie

Have you got a round mirror around your home? This is a perfect prop for mirror selfies that stand out a bit more.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @boho_blonde19

25. One foot forward

While standing, put on foot forward. This is another pose that elongates legs and looks flattering in pictures.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @madeline1f
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @shopaholicsbestfriend

26. Fling your coat

If you’re wearing a coat or jacket, put one hand in your pocket and fling it around to create more movement in the photo.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @boho_blonde19

27. The flamingo

The flamingo is such a cool pose you can try easily. Lean against a wall and bend one leg up.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @heyitsromeca
Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @heyitsromeca

28. Enjoy a cuppa

Nothing better than enjoying a hot cuppa. Hold your favourite mug for a simple and cute pose.

Photo: @mrs_sophie_heaven

29. Grab a seat

Sometimes finding a stool or armchair you can sit on is everything you need for that cool outfit shot.

Photo: @heyitsromeca
Photo: @heyitsromeca

30. Sit on the floor

Alternatively, you can sit on the floor with either legs to the side or crossing your legs.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @_littlesnippets

31. Look over your shoulder

Pretend like you are turning away from the camera to walk away. Then turn and look over your shoulder for a really cool pose.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @shopaholicsbestfriend

32. Back towards the camera

Sometimes facing completely away from the camera can look so cool, especially if you’ve got a nice scenery in the background. It’s also a great pose if you want to showcase a backpack or a hairstyle.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @_littlesnippets

33. Fix your hair

Whichever previous pose you choose, adding a bit of movement such as fixing your hair can give it a nicer effect.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @_littlesnippets
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @madeline1f
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @heyitsromeca
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @heyitsromeca

34. Look to the side

A really simple but cute pose you can try is simple look to the side.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @shopaholicsbestfriend

35. Simply smile

Sometimes all you need for a great picture is a big smile.

Photo: @musingsofalondonmama
47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @alexgladwin

36. Legs crossed

Cross your legs one in front of each other for a cute and simple pose.

Photo: @alexgladwin

37. Fling your skirt

If you’re wearing a skirt or a dress, grab the fabric with one hand and fling it from side to side. Again, movement in a picture can really make it stand out and it draws attention to the skirt or dress you’re wearing.

Photo: @madeline1f
Photo: @alexgladwin

38. Sit down on a bench

If you’re shooting in a park or somewhere you can find a bench, why not use it as a prop for your picture?

Photo: @alexgladwin

39. Bend one leg back

The cute Hollywood-style pose with bending one leg back is an easy one to try.

Photo: @boho_blonde19
Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist
Photo: @boho_blonde19

40. Having fun mirror selfie

Sometimes just being silly in a mirror selfie is all you need for that cute Instagram picture.

Photo: @ashevillefashionstylist

41. Stepping down the stairs

If you’ve got stairs around in town or you’re just using your front porch, step down those stairs looking down.

Photo: @boho_blonde19

42. Bag hanging on one hand

A great way to show the bag you’re wearing is to place it on one hand and turn a bit sideways to make it stand out more.

Photo: @heyitsromeca

43. Hold your sunglasses

This is such a simple trick that looks effortless. Take your sunglasses off and hold then with both hands.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @viktorija_bieliune

44. Reach for your sunglasses

You can also reach for your sunglasses while you have them on. This is another pose with movement that you can try.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_

45. Tuck your hair behind your ear

Tucking your hair behind your ear can look so classy and it’s perfect if you want to show off earrings or a hair style.

47 Instagram Poses Ideas for Influencers
Photo: @charlottexbeer_
Photo: @musingsofalondonmama

46. Hair in the wind

Is it super windy the day you’re taking pictures? Don’t fret, just let your hair go wild in the wind. It can make for a really cool effect in your pictures.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @kylie.and.the.small.ones

47. Upside down

Sit on a sofa, bed, chair or floor with your legs up in the air. This upside down pose is a bit different and will definitely stand out in your feed.

Instagram Poses Ideas
Photo: @madeline1f

I hope these Instagram poses ideas gave you some inspiration for your next photo session.

Which one of these poses are you going to try? Let me know in the comments!

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