16 Exceptionally Basic Instagram Pics We've All Taken
Let’s face it, when it comes to the Instagram game, we’re essentially all playing by the same rules.
Don’t believe us? Here’s 16 basic pics EVERYONE has posted at one point or another.
1. The avocado based pic
It’s the ‘in’ food of the moment (mainly because it hella tasty), and that gorgeous green really does pop under a Lo-Fi filter.
2. The passport and boarding pass pic
Because if everyone doesn’t know that you’re going on holiday, does it really count? Did it even happen?
3. The hot dog legs pic
Hot dog legs enjoyed peak popularity a couple of years ago now, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still all OVER Instagram as soon as summer comes around.
4. The Snapchat dog filter pic
We strongly oppose cross-platform posting - Snapchat filters are for Snapchat ONLY, folks. Then againthe dog one *does* make us look #flawless - so perhaps we’ll make an exception…
5. The jumping pic
Because nothing says ‘having fun’ like launching yourself into the air while simultaneously trying to keep your face from looking like you’ve just seen a ghost and/or dislocated your jaw.
6. The aeroplane window pic
Sometimes accompanied by an inspirational quote or - and this is revolutionary - the plane emoji.
7. The Starbucks cup pic
Bonus points if it includes name written on side. Extra bonus points if poster has purposefully given wrong name to barista, just for the insta-lols.
8.The candid ‘I’m not looking at the camera because this is totally and definitely not a posed pic directed and starring me’ pic
9. The pet pic
The animal love is real.
10. The friend montage which features you looking great in each pic (obvs) pic
Look it might be THEIR birthday but that doesn’t mean it’s not an excuse for you to revisit your best selfies that also just happen to include them, does it?
11. The vintage father’s/mother’s day pic
LOOK HOW CUTE I WAS AS A BABY GUYS. LOOK. LOOK. WASN’T I ADORABLE? etc.
12. The Photo Booth pic
None of which will ever be as flattering as the booth wizardry used by the Kardashians.
13. The photo of a photo pic
Yes it might be nice to go old school and have a pic you can actually hold - but people still need to see it. How else will they know how #edgy and #vintage you are?
14. The being cute with a little person pic
It’s one of the fundamental rules of instagram: babies and kids = guaranteed likes.
15. The mirror selfie
How else are you supposed to show your followers that bangin’ OOTD?
16. The throwback pic
Because you want to remind everyone of that really good selfie you took, obviously.
- by Lizzie Cox.