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How To: Get The Perfect Instagram Picture

We’re forever trying to nail the art of getting the perfect Insta pic and while pose, outfit and caption all important, there’s one thing that we sometimes overlook – the background. Your outfit might be fire but if what’s going on behind you is a bit of a mess, those likes won’t come rolling in. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go searching far and wide to find the dream location, these are right on your doorstep…

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woman yellow crop top

They say horizontal stripes are unflattering, but when it comes to a picture perfect backdrop we couldn’t disagree more. Add an industrial feel to your feed and work it in front of a garage door. Let a bright outfit pop in front of a plain door or if your outfit is monochrome, keep an eye out for a more colourful one.

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If you’re a babe about town then hit the streets to take your next snap. Get some movement into your shot by crossing the road, or add a bike into the mix (extra points if it matches your accessories). Remember to stay street smart and watch out for those cars!

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stairs instram inspiration
woman orange outfit staircase

If it’s good enough for Blair Waldorf, it’s good enough for us so stage your next OOTD shoot on a set of stairs. Make the most of a boujie bannister and lean against it, sit at the bottom of a long staircase or own it and stand at the top. Follow the stairway to insta success!

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bridges instagram inspiration
mens stripe shirt

Build a bridge and… pose on it! Using a bridge as your next insta backdrop is a guaranteed win. A versatile spot, perch on the edge (but don’t fall in if it’s over water), chase that high and stand on it or have it looking majestic in the background.

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cafe instagram inspiration
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Next time you’re out getting that caffeine fix, get your gram fix too and take a snap in your favourite coffee house! Get snug on the sofa, stand under a neon sign or if there’s an alfresco option go for that and enjoy your drink (and the likes) outside.

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mirror instagram inspiration
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While most people are familiar with the ol’ mirror selfie, it’s time to step it up. Go big and choose a mirror that’s large enough to get you all in, preferably with no frame in shot. Try and find a clean white background to make your outfit pop!

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doorway instagram inspiration
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You don’t have to search too far to find a grammable front door. From pastel colours and shabby chic doorways to front doors perched on top of a set of stairs, find the perfect set up to compliment your style. Be mindful of bumping in to the actual homeowners!

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great outdoors instagram inspiration
Raja Sapra suit gang

There’s nothing like the beauty of Mother Nature to bring out the best of your next look. Keep the background as green as possible and pose in front of a lush bush or keep a blue theme and use the sky as your canvas.

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