Instagram Captions

Instagram Caption

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500+ BEST INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS AND SELFIE QUOTES FOR YOUR PHOTOS

What is an Instagram Caption?

An Instagram caption is a written description or explanation of an Instagram photo to provide more context. Instagram captions can include emojis, hashtags, and tags. Here’s an example of a caption on Instagram:

How to Write Instagram Captions

  1. Ask for Something

Posts with the most engagement tend to have Instagram captions that ask for something. 

You might ask for friend tags such as “tag a friend who’d love this t-shirt.” You could also use your Instagram caption to ask questions such as “What do you think of this look?” And, of course, you can ask for purchase by asking people to click the link in the bio. 

You engage your audience and strengthen your relationship with them by asking for something. All good Instagram captions get people talking, sharing, or buying.

  1. What’s the Instagram Caption Character Limit?

The Instagram caption character limit is 2,200 characters. How many words are 2,200 characters? About 330 words, give or take.

Take advantage of this character limit now and then. Some days you might write an Instagram caption with a string of emojis, but other days you might decide to share a story. 2,200 characters are enough to communicate the context of your post.

Use a character count tool to keep track of the number of characters you’ve created for your caption. It’ll make it easy for you to stay within the mentioned character limit.

  1. Use Emojis as Easter Eggs

If you’ve a sizable and loyal audience, you can use emojis to leave Easter eggs in your Instagram captions. What’s an Easter egg? They’re little hints that send a message across without explicitly saying anything. 

For example, Dua Lipa has been using emojis in recent weeks. She’s said to be promoting the official video of her single called Love Again. e. And while she never says anything about the single, she keeps using emojis to make fans hysterical. 

If you have an upcoming launch or an announcement you want to hint at, you can use emojis in your Instagram captions to create hype.

  1. Brainstorm Several Good Instagram Captions First

Have you ever thought of something witty to say after posting on Instagram? 

Ultimately, you need to pre-decide what tone you want for your caption first. Do you want to share a heartfelt story or make someone laugh? Once you know the tone you want, you can come up with caption ideas to see what works best for your photo.

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Instagram Quotes

  1. Whatever is good for your soul, do that
  2. Even the stars were jealous of the sparkle in her eyes
  3. Stress less and enjoy the best
  4. Get out there and live a little
  5. I’m not high maintenance; you’re just low effort
  6. I’m not going to sugar coat the truth; I’m not Willy Wonka
  7. Life is better when you’re laughing
  8. Look for the magic in every moment
  9. Vodka may not be the answer, but it’s worth a shot
  10. A sass a day keeps the basics away

Instagram Captions for Selfies and Selfie Quotes

  1. Me, myself and I
  2. Just me
  3. But first, let me take a selfie
  4. Typical me
  5. Selfie Sunday
  6. I was born to shine
  7. Me doing me
  8. I don’t always take a selfie, but when I do…
  9. What do you think of this look?
  10. I woke up like this
  11. Couldn’t be happier 🙂

Instagram Captions 2021

  1. You can regret a lot of things but you’ll never regret being kind
  2. Do whatever makes you happiest
  3. “Having the dream is easy, making it come true is hard” – Serena Williams
  4. Decluttering my life like Marie Kondo
  5. If I were rich, I’d pull a Netflix and spend $100 million on my Friends
  6. In 2021, I want to be as Insta famous as an egg and as ageless as Paul Rudd
  7. Can’t hear, can’t speak, can’t see.
  8. “Be heroes of your own stories” – Constance Wu
  9. “Hella fine and it works every time” – Ariana Grande
  10. My life is as crooked as Rami Malek’s bowtie

Success Captions

  1. We did it!
  2. Work hard then work harder
  3. Hustlin’
  4. When daydreams become reality
  5. Say yes, take risks, and live life on your own terms
  6. The impossible is now possible
  7. Perseverance pays… a lot!
  8. It wasn’t always easy but it’s worth it
  9. Pursue your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life
  10. Entrepreneur life

Instagram Captions for Couples

  1. Just the two of us
  2. He’s my best friend
  3. He’s my King, I’m his Queen
  4. Sometimes relationships end so love stories can begin
  5. We are totally #couplegoals
  6. My world, my heart, my everything
  7. Bae
  8. My one and only
  9. My love
  10. You’re my 1 in 7 billion

Instagram Captions for Best Friend

  1. Friends are like stars, constantly coming and going, but the ones that stay burn as bright as the sun
  2. A good friend might know your wild stories but your best friend was right there with you
  3. I would never let my best friend do anything stupid…alone
  4. BFF ❤️
  5. Laughing at random things. Partying ’til the sunrise. There’s no one else I’d want by my side. Love ya!
  6. Hold onto your best friend because you’ll never find someone like them again
  7. Back in the old days my best friend why quiet and shy. I turned her into a monster. 😜
  8. Find someone who brings out the best in you
  9. A best friend is like your favorite bra: supportive, comfortable, hard to find, and close to your heart
  10. A best friend will love you when you’re too sad to love yourself

Question Captions

  1. Yes or No?
  2. How can I help you?
  3. What do you think of this?
  4. How gorgeous is this?
  5. If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?
  6. Which [fill in the blank] are you?
  7. Trivia Time: How many people have tried [fill in the blank]?
  8. How are you guys doing?
  9. Miss me?
  10. What time is it?

Lit Instagram Captions

  1. Don’t trust everything you see, even salt can look like sugar
  2. Everyone has a chapter they don’t read out loud
  3. Too lit to quit
  4. Shoutout to myself because I’m lit
  5. I don’t tell you I love you out of habit but as a reminder of how much you mean to me
  6. When I started counting my blessings, I realized I have everything I could ever need
  7. A smile can change the world
  8. The biggest mistake you can ever make is to be afraid to make mistakes
  9. Life is tough but so am I
  10. “My coach said I run like a girl. So I said if he ran a little faster he could too.” – Mia Hamm

Motivational Instagram Captions

  1. Oops is always better than what if
  2. If you want opportunity to knock, it’s time to build a door
  3. The little things in life matter
  4. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?
  5. I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday
  6. It always seems impossible until it’s done
  7. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever
  8. “There’s a dream that I’ve been chasing Want so badly for it to be reality” – Justin Bieber
  9. Dreams don’t have expiration dates, keep going.
  10. Set goals you don’t tell anyone about. Achieve them. Then give yourself the highest of fives!

One Word Captions

  1. Me
  2. Us
  3. Love
  4. YES!
  5. Ugh…
  6. Heaven
  7. Speechless.
  8. #Goals
  9. OMG!
  10. Surprise!
  11. Awkward…

Instagram Captions for Summer

  1. Feelin’ hot, hot, hot
  2. Sea, Sun and Smiles 🙂
  3. Summer lovin’ happened so fast
  4. Chasin’ the sun
  5. Blue skies, high tides and good vibes
  6. Hello sunshine!
  7. Life’s a beach
  8. I never want summer to end
  9. Eat, tan, sleep, repeat
  10. This is my resting beach face

Baddie Instagram Captions

  1. Act like you own the world because you do
  2. As long as my bank account keeps growing, I couldn’t care less about anything else
  3. I keep it real because I’m not afraid of having enemies
  4. …um ok
  5. You were my cup of tea but I drink wine now
  6. Ambition on fleek
  7. I wouldn’t chase you because I’m the catch
  8. Know your worth but don’t forget to add tax
  9. I’m the reason why I smile everyday
  10. I don’t care if you approve of me, I approve of myself

Rap Lyrics for Instagram Captions

  1. “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man”
  2. “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”
  3. California love
  4. “We gonna party like it’s your birthday”
  5. “I got 99 problems, but [fill in the blank] ain’t one”
  6. “The more money we come across, the more problems we see”
  7. Big poppa
  8. “Drop it like it’s hot”
  9. Only God Can Judge Me
  10. “I’m feelin’ myself”
  11. “To live doesn’t mean you’re alive”

Cardi B Instagram Captions

  1. “If a girl have beef with me, she gon’ have beef with me forever”
  2. “Knock me down 10 times but I get up 10”
  3. “I’m being nice to you. Have I stabbed you? No.”
  4. “I’m my own competition – I’m competing with myself.”
  5. “Do whatever you have to do. People always want to tell you how to do it. No, do it your way. And don’t ask for like oh how can you do it … do it, figure it out. I figured it out one way or another and I did it.”
  6. “I’m the rose that came from concrete.”
  7. “I’m gonna be on a budget until the day I die.”
  8. “I’m living my best life”
  9. “Looking like a right swipe on Tinder.”
  10. “Now I like dollars, I like diamonds, I like stunting, I like shining”

Instagram Captions Lyrics 2021

  1. “I’ve loved and I’ve lost but that’s not what I see” – Ariana Grande
  2. “I need somebody who can take control” – Sam Smith
  3. “Keep switchin’ your alibi, or stutterin’ when you reply. You can’t even look me in the eye. Oh, I can tell, I know you’re lyin'” – The Chainsmokers
  4. “Farewell tequila, so long margarita. And lady Sativa, I hate to leave ya” – Bebe Rexha
  5. “You know what you’re doin’ to me” – Ariana Grande
  6. “It’s a hard time finding your freedom” – Slushii
  7. “I would sell my soul for a bit more time” – Halsey
  8. “Always wanted to be one of those people in the room that says something and everyone puts their hand up” – Julia Michaels feat. Selena Gomez
  9. “I’m a babe, I’m a boss and I’m makin’ this money” – Avril Lavigne feat. Nicki Minaj
  10. “It was you who taught me living is togetherness” – Calvin Harris feat. Rag’n’Bone Man

Instagram Captions Travel

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go first?
  2. Hope you’re enjoying work, I’ll just be chillin’ here in [destination]
  3. Leavin’ on a jet plane
  4. Guess where I am
  5. Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.
  6. Time for an adventure!
  7. Wanderlust
  8. Wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else
  9. Be right back, exploring the world
  10. I travel because you can always get more money, but you can never get more time
  11. Just gonna cross this off the bucket list…

Cat Instagram Captions

  1. Her meow melts my heart
  2. I saw ya sniffin’ around…is it me your looking for?!
  3. I LOVE SCRATCHES!
  4. The purrty has spoken
  5. Omg! Mom! Is that for me?!
  6. You went outside without me hooman? Unacceptable!
  7. It’s getting hot out here, I got on too much fur ….
  8. Hmm how did I get up here?
  9. Grocery shopping today with Hooooman 
  10. Whisker Wednesday. So nice outside today.

Instagram Captions Vacation

  1. Vacation calories don’t count
  2. Adventure, here we come!
  3. Memories made together, last forever
  4. Life is better with the sand between your toes
  5. It’s not polite to keep a vacation waiting
  6. Sorry, out on a beach relaxing. Be back soon!
  7. The only vacation you’ll ever regret is the one you don’t take
  8. Passports and palm trees
  9. BEACH: Best Escape Anyone Can Have
  10. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

Nature Captions for Instagram

  1. Go to the place where you feel most alive
  2. A walk in the woods feels like home
  3. By getting lost in nature, you get closer to finding yourself
  4. If you’re looking for heaven on earth step outside
  5. Sometimes all the soul needs is a walk in nature
  6. The mountains call to me
  7. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. If you’re looking for beauty, you’ll find it in nature
  9. Life is short and the world is wide so get out there and explore it
  10. Wherever you go, leave a trail

IG Captions

  1. Life is the biggest party you’ll ever be at
  2. An apple a day will keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough
  3. Give second chances but not for the same mistake
  4. Never sacrifice three things: family, love, and or yourself
  5. I’m an original and that’s perfection in itself
  6. You can’t dull my sparkle ✨
  7. Be the person you needed when you were young
  8. Life is about taking chances and having fun
  9. So grateful for this moment
  10. I’m thankful for the struggles that made me the person I am today

Captions for Girls

  1. Messy bun and having fun
  2. I got it from my mama
  3. A great girl is classy not trashy
  4. Girls are changing the world
  5. Who run the world? GIRLS.
  6. Just like my eyeliner, I always wing it
  7. I’m not one in a million, I’m one in 7 billion
  8. Leave a little sparkle everywhere you go
  9. I’m wild and free
  10. The only person I dress to impress is me

Captions for Boys

  1. Boys will be boys
  2. Chillin’ with my bros
  3. Boys got swagger, men have style, but gentlemen have class
  4. Be a warrior in a room of worriers
  5. A great man is strong because he can be gentle
  6. Haters are my greatest motivators
  7. A real man provides, protects and perseveres
  8. The only time a man should ever lie is to surprise someone
  9. No guts, no glory.
  10. Release the beast within

Instagram Captions for Food

  1. Good food, good mood
  2. I’m on a seafood diet. I see food I eat it
  3. Never settle for just one scoop
  4. Don’t be upsetti, eat some spaghetti
  5. Chocolate is cheaper than therapy
  6. Waffles are just pancakes with abs
  7. Food before dudes
  8. When you’re downie eat a brownie
  9. Pasta la vista baby
  10. You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach

Coffee Captions

  1. Resting coffee face
  2. Hocus pocus I need coffee to focus
  3. Life is better with a coffee in hand
  4. I like big cups and I cannot lie
  5. Taking a little coffee break
  6. Feeling depresso without my espresso
  7. I like myself how I like my coffee: dark, bitter, and too hot for you
  8. Caffeine Queen
  9. Too much Monday not enough coffee
  10. When things go wrong, coffee helps

Short Instagram Captions

  1. Oh hey there!
  2. Short and sweet
  3. I got nothing
  4. *Insert witty Instagram caption here*
  5. Just livin’ life
  6. Just chillin’
  7. Today’s perfect
  8. Yup, another food pic
  9. Why so serious?
  10. Time for a change

Sad Instagram Captions

  1. Tears come straight from the heart
  2. Sometimes, at night, I hope to fall asleep before I fall apart
  3. I didn’t change. You did. You stopped loving me.
  4. “Learning is a gift. Even if pain is the teacher.” – Maya Watson
  5. As a kid I was afraid of monsters under my bed but as I grow older I realize they live inside my head.
  6. Want to be happy? Careless.
  7. Until you’ve heard my story, you have no idea
  8. Even when I’m sad, I show off my big smile anyways
  9. I miss you…
  10. The rumor is true, I’m sad. Again.

Attitude Captions for Instagram

  1. I’d rather be someone’s Sunday morning, not Saturday night
  2. Be the EXTRA in extraordinary
  3. I’ve got hustle and heart
  4. I don’t believe in SOMEDAY, I believe in TODAY
  5. When life gives me lemons, I make lemonade then sell it
  6. My life my rules
  7. I’m not lucky, I’m talented
  8. You can beat me down but I’ll just jump back up
  9. I may be down to earth but I’m still above you
  10. I’m confident, your opinion of me won’t change that

Instagram Captions Lyrics

  1. “I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me”
  2. “I think I’m ready for my close up”
  3. “Pictures of last night ended up online, I’m screwed”
  4. “I’ll just keep on living, the way I want to live”
  5. “I got sinning on my mind”
  6. “Find me where the wild things are”
  7. “I got one less problem without ya”
  8. “I’m bringing sexy back”
  9. “We’re always undercover”
  10. “I don’t care if you tear me apart”
  11. “There’s no way I could be stopped, was coming for your spot”
  12. “Hello, it’s me”

Sassy Instagram Captions

  1. Don’t be average, be savage
  2. It’s not my fault truth hurts, here’s a bandaid
  3. Be the kind of person that makes others step up their game
  4. Single as a dollar but not looking for change
  5. Well behaved people don’t make it into history books
  6. Looks aren’t everything but I have them just in case
  7. People say I act like I don’t care but it’s not an act
  8. I can easily tell how intelligent someone is by how stupid they think I am.
  9. I’m classy, sassy and a bit badassy
  10. I’ve got my sassy pants on. Watch out world!
  11. I’m too glam to give a damn

Dog Captions for Instagram

  1. Who let the dogs out?
  2. You are perfection
  3. My dog is the only friend I need
  4. Sorry can’t hangout, my dog and I have plans
  5. Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are
  6. My dog thinks I’m kind of a big deal
  7. I’d rather be at home with my dog
  8. I have the best dog
  9. As long as you have your dog’s love, you have everything
  10. Hushpuppy

Cat Captions for Instagram

  1. Proud cat lady
  2. She’s purrfect
  3. You’ll never regret time spent with your cat
  4. Home is where my cat is
  5. You had me at meow
  6. Life is better with cats
  7. Owning a cat is like eating M&Ms you can’t have just one
  8. Fur real though
  9. I litter-ally can’t live without my cat
  10. I’ve been feline good today

Graduation Captions

  1. “She believed she could, so she did.” – R.S. Grey
  2. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  3. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. I finally turned my can’t into cans and my dreams into plans.
  5. Excited for the next chapter of my life. Get ready for a wild adventure!
  6. When you’re so close to victory 🏆
  7. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
  8. Here’s to all the fun memories, late nights, and cups of coffee that got me here.
  9. It’s time to pursue my purpose.
  10. BRB. Working on my dreams.

Funny Instagram Captions

  1. When I feel like giving up on my dreams, I keep sleeping
  2. The best workout is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. Lunch.
  3. If I was funny, I’d have a better Instagram caption for this
  4. *insert funny Instagram caption here*
  5. This is my pretty hungry face
  6. Namaste in bed
  7. Putting the ‘we’ in weird
  8. We’re all born a little crazy, some of us just choose to stay that way
  9. We all have that one friend…
  10. I don’t know what’s tighter: my jeans or our love
  11. Mirror: you look amazing today Camera: Nope, you don’t
  12. I’m a model… Well… an Instagram model. Same thing right?
  13. But first, let me take 40 selfies until choosing one that actually works

Good Instagram Captions

  1. You’re like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have
  2. You’re amazing, brave, strong, beautiful and perfect in every way
  3. So much to be thankful for
  4. Nothing shines brighter than a heart of gold
  5. Mistakes are proof that you’ve tried
  6. The journey is always the best part
  7. Today’s the best kind of day
  8. Life is only as legendary as you make it
  9. Good vibes only
  10. Livin’ the good life

Clever Instagram Captions

  1. Don’t judge someone by their mistakes but on how they fix them
  2. If I don’t post a picture, did it even really happen?
  3. You know you’ve made it when your idols become your rivals
  4. They call me ranch ‘cuz I be dressing
  5. One does not simply create a clever Instagram caption
  6. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s the Clarendon filter
  7. If the world was created in 7 days but it took 9 months to make me, I’m clearly a big deal
  8. People will judge everything you do, so you do you
  9. I just rolled my eyes so hard I saw my brain
  10. You never realize how boring your life is until someone asks you what you do for fun

Cool Captions for Instagram

  1. Be the type of person you want to meet
  2. Just two friends having a good time
  3. Guess who I just met?
  4. Best. Day. EVER!
  5. What just happened?
  6. Go BIG or go home
  7. Treat yourself like a King and you’ll attract your Queen
  8. This is GOLD
  9. This is it!
  10. Express gratitude. Regret nothing.

Instagram Caption Ideas

  1. Motivation Monday? I’m motivated seven days a week
  2. Taco Tuesday is my favorite day of the week
  3. It’s Wednesday, so here’s my wise quote of the day… actually I got nothing.
  4. Here’s a throwback Thursday picture. If you don’t comment aww, I’ll unfollow you.
  5. Friday, my second favorite F word
  6. “Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday”
  7. Happy #Caturday y’all
  8. It’s Sleepy Sunday. So here’s a selfie of me pretending to sleep.
  9. Weekend Vibes…
  10. This basically sums up my entire weekend

Cute Instagram Captions

  1. This is me in all my glory
  2. Your smile is my favorite
  3. Je t’adore
  4. Keep your chin up so your crown doesn’t slip
  5. Be kind. Be love.
  6. Follow your heart in everything you do
  7. Don’t live a life regretting the things you didn’t do. Go do things!
  8. All I could ever want is right in front of me
  9. Don’t wait for the storm to pass, go out there and dance in the rain
  10. She brings out the best in me

Halloween Instagram Captions

  1. Pumpkin and spice and everything nice
  2. You’re my favorite BOO!
  3. Creep it real
  4. Happy Halloween!
  5. This is spooktacular
  6. Straight Outta Coffin
  7. I’m under your spell
  8. Bow down witches!
  9. If you’ve got it, haunt it
  10. Trick or treat?

Christmas Instagram Captions

  1. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
  2. Silent night… Oh, well we tried.
  3. This is my Christmas list, don’t forget to check it twice
  4. Falalalalalalalala
  5. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, pour me some red.
  6. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle
  7. Hanging out under the mistletoe
  8. Drink up Grinches, it’s Christmas
  9. Can I wrap you up?
  10. ‘Tis the season to be jolly

New Years Captions for Instagram

  1. Happy New Year, everyone!
  2. It’s only January 1st and I’ve already failed at my resolutions…
  3. 365 new days, chances, and opportunities to go after
  4. New year, new look
  5. 2021: new chapter or same old story? Let’s wait and see.
  6. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Chinese Proverb
  7. Cheers to a new year of love, happiness and success
  8. Hope you crush it in 2021 y’all!
  9. May your 2021 be healthy and wealthy
  10. Happy new dreams, happy new goals, happy new wins, happy new love, happy new days, and happy new year!

Birthday Instagram Captions

  1. A year wiser 🤓
  2. Go shawty, it’s my birthday
  3. Happy birthday to me!
  4. Having my cake and eating it too 🎂
  5. Making my birthday wish
  6. I’m officially [age]!
  7. Experience level: [age]
  8. “It takes a long time to grow young” – Pablo Picasso
  9. Another year older, wiser, and happier
  10. On this day, a queen was born. Happy birthday to me!
  11. Gonna party like my birthday… oh wait, it is!

Insta Captions

  1. Normal is boring
  2. “Be a little more you, and a lot less them.” – Madalyn Beck
  3. You can’t live an EPIC life without EPIC people
  4. Creating a life I love ❤️
  5. …breathe…
  6. I’m just a girl standing in front of a camera asking if this is Instagram worthy?
  7. Filling my mind with happy thoughts
  8. A coffee can’t solve everything but it can solve a lot
  9. My life isn’t perfect but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me
  10. Isn’t it beautiful outside?

Instagram Captions Ideas

  1. Just your average Monday morning commute
  2. It’s a chill in bed kinda day
  3. Hitting the books today
  4. Me jamming out to New Music Friday
  5. So this just happened!!!!
  6. Sleep like no one’s watching
  7. “Life is a practice. You are what you do each day.” – Isaac Asimov
  8. Exercise: check
  9. Today’s been the best day
  10. Let’s get the party started!

Unique Instagram Captions

  1. Today’s a great day, you can’t stand in my way
  2. One day when you finally call, I won’t respond, but my assistant will
  3. It may hurt a lot now, but I’m strong enough to handle it
  4. Life is all about smiles and high fives
  5. Just vibes
  6. When the sun goes down, that’s when you see me glow
  7. Developing some good habits today
  8. If good things come to those who wait, I’m gonna be an hour late to our date
  9. It’s good that you have two hands because I can be a handful
  10. Every heart has a story waiting to be told

Gym Captions for Instagram

  1. Beast mode activated
  2. Keep your squats low and your standards high
  3. The awkward moment when you’re wearing a Nike shirt but you just can’t do it
  4. Does refusing to use the elliptical count as resistance training?
  5. Pain is weakness leaving the body
  6. Train like a beast
  7. Sweaty is pretty
  8. Working my butt off to get a better after photo
  9. I HAVE ABSolutely no excuse
  10. Getting WHEYsted

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Clever Instagram Captions

Trying to come up with some clever Instagram captions on your own can be a lot of work, so we’ve done it for you. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite clever Instagram captions for all your witty caption needs.

  1. Patience — what you have when there are too many witnesses.
  2. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s the Clarendon filter.
  3. “Life is short.” False — it’s the longest thing you do.
  4. Happy Sunday! There may be no excuse for laziness, but I’m still looking.
  5. Rejection is just redirection.
  6. Better an “oops” than a “what if.”
  7. Anyone looking for a heart? Selling mine for $2. (Used, good condition)
  8. The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.
  9. Seven billion smiles and these are my favorite.
  10. Stop working hard and start working smart.
  11. I found your nose. It was in my business.
  12. Imposter complex is just a byproduct of success.
  13. Life is simple. It’s just not easy.
  14. The best times begin at the end of your comfort zone. So you can catch me on the opposite end of the end of my comfort zone.
  15. When nothing goes right, go left.
  16. “Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.” -Dharmesh Shah
  17. “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” -Harry Truman
  18. The world changes by your example, not your opinion. So get acting right.
  19. It’s always a good idea to be on the right side of history.
  20. When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
  21. Don’t quit your daydream.
  22. Legend has it that if you look hard enough you’ll see the weekend approaching!
  23. It’s time to make new memories. But first, five tequila shots.
  24. I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, I eat it.
  25. Sorry I didn’t get back to your text. I was too busy converting oxygen into CO2.
  26. Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.
  27. “Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” -Doris M. Smith
  28. Well, enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?
  29. We’re all one more minute closer to dying. What’s one more shot going to do?
  30. There’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you find it, let me know so I can get some.

Cute Instagram Captions

If there’s one thing people on the internet love to see — it’s anything and everything that falls into the category of cute. Whether you’re posting your adorable pet, your significant other, or a picnic by the park, we’ve got all the cute Instagram captions that you need to complement them.

  1. Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.
  2. My fave sound is you snoring next to me.
  3. Here’s to a hundred more years with you.
  4. Happiness is watching you do what you love 💗 Hopefully that’s me.
  5. I like you more than [food]. And I looove [food].
  6. Wearing a onesie to bed just in case my SO steals the covers again.
  7. Cuddle time with the pup 💞
  8. Just showing off my [item] a little. Be jealous.
  9. Always wear cute pajamas to bed; you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.
  10. You got me like 🥴️
  11. I’d move to [state] for you. And I hate [state].
  12. 🥺️👉👈
  13. I have no idea what I was doing before you came around. Sleeping, probably.
  14. No one can touch my books or my tacos 😤
  15. Not me standing there like🧍‍
  16. Don’t mind me while I drink my tea 🍵
  17. Did someone say [something you like]? 🏃💨
  18. They say elephants have a perfect memory. So do I when it comes to you.
  19. My pup is the salsa to my whole enchilada.
  20. I hate it when I’m singing a song and the artist gets the words wrong.
  21. Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how.
  22. Here’s a🥇for being the cutest human to walk this earth.
  23. Me before you:🌱 Me after you: 🌻
  24. 🤟
  25. Just got that Friday feeling.
  26. Are you a timekeeper? ‘Cause time slows down when I’m with you.
  27. I can’t see heaven being much better than this.
  28. I’m not lazy, I’m on energy-saving mode.
  29. My pillow is my best friend (sorry, [best friend’s name])
  30. A day doing [activity] is a day well-spent.
  31. I don’t know who’s cuter, me or my reflection?
  32. Being a full-time angel is so exhausting.
  33. With you, everything is twice the fun and half the trouble.
  34. Sweeter than a cupcake.
  35. Put me on your wishlist.

Sassy Instagram Captions

Your Instagram posts are your way to express yourself, so if you’re bold, sassy, and not afraid to show it — let your caption do the talking.

For those that want to give their Instagram posts some more pizzazz, try throwing in one of these sassy captions.

  1. What’s a queen without her king? Historically speaking, more powerful.
  2. Be a little more you, and a lot less them.
  3. We’re an acquired taste. If you don’t like us, acquire some taste.
  4. Well-behaved people don’t make it into history books.
  5. Be sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.
  6. We got 99 problems, but an awesome marketing team ain’t one.
  7. Sometimes you just need to do a thing called “what you want.”
  8. You can’t do epic stuff with bad people. And we got the best in the biz.
  9. It’s not called being bossy, it’s called having leadership skills.
  10. You did not wake up today to be mediocre.
  11. A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.
  12. We’re entrepreneurs. They call us dreamers, but we’re the ones who never sleep.
  13. All of us have the capacity to light up a room. Some when they enter, others when they leave it.
  14. Brains are awesome. I wish everybody would have one.
  15. Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.
  16. You see that? That’s my patience leaving.
  17. I’ll have you know, I’ve completed plenty of marathons. [Show 1], [Show 2], and [Show 3], to name a few.
  18. Everyone has that one annoying friend. If you don’t have one, then it’s probably you.
  19. Above: A photo of me pretending to be listening.
  20. Oh, you sent me an email? Expect a response in approximately never.
  21. Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
  22. If you like me, raise your hand. If not, then raise your standard.
  23. If you don’t succeed the first time, then burn all the evidence you tried.
  24. Underestimate me. That’ll be fun.
  25. I like my coffee how I like myself: Dark, bitter and too hot for you.
  26. People say I act like I don’t care. It’s not an act.
  27. They say good things take time … that’s why I’m always late.
  28. Focused. Intelligent. Motivated. Oh, and cute.
  29. “The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand
  30. It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.
  31. I’m a work of art, showing you the art of working.
  32. I only show up wearing my best and you shouldn’t expect less.
  33. You couldn’t even outshine my shadow.
  34. Please don’t call me, I’m out of your range.
  35. If you’re sleeping on me I hope you’re tossing and turning.

Song Lyrics for Instagram Captions

People of all different backgrounds can relate to music. Beyond the different chords and melodies are lyrics that tell a story, echo a feeling, or inspire others.

To convey the message or emotion you want in your Instagram caption, use one of these iconic song lyrics.

  1. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist.” — Sia, “Chandelier”
  2. “I live for the nights that I can’t remember, with the people that I won’t forget.” — Drake, “Show Me a Good Time”
  3. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” — Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance”
  4. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” — John Lennon, “Imagine”
  5. “If you give, you begin to live.” — Dave Matthews Band, “You Might Die Trying”
  6. “Outlining my findings, using life as a stencil.” — Kero One, “In All the Wrong Places”
  7. “Feeling good living better.” — Drake, “Over My Dead Body”
  8. “Say oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight, like this city is on fire tonight.” — OneRepublic, “Good Life”
  9. “Time makes you bolder.” — Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”
  10. “If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe.” — Whitney Houston, “The Greatest Love of All”
  11. “The rest of the world was in black and white, but we were in screaming color.” — Taylor Swift, “Out of the Woods”
  12. “Lightning strikes every time she moves.” — Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For”
  13. “We aren’t ever getting older.” — Chainsmokers, “Closer”
  14. “Sing with me, sing for the years, sing for the laughter, sing for the tears.” — Aerosmith, “Dream On”
  15. “Life is good.” — Future & Drake, “Life is Good”
  16. “Life without dreaming is a life without meaning.” – Wale, “Aston Martin Music”
  17. “But like the sun, know you know I find my way back ’round.” — J. Cole, “Crooked Smile”
  18. “I will overcome any hurdle or obstacle that’s in my path.” — OutKast, “Knowing”
  19. “I’m way up, I feel blessed.” — Drake, “Blessings”
  20. “Eat, sleep, and breathe it. Rehearse and repeat it.” — Dua Lipa, “New Rules”
  21. “I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive. Rain on me.” — Lady Gaga, “Rain On Me”
  22. “And I know that I gotta be above it now. And I know that I can’t let them bring me down.” — Tame Impala, “Be Above It”
  23. “I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold, hey, I’ll be fine once I get it, yeah, I’ll be good.” — Kid Cudi, “Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)”
  24. “There’s much more to life than dyin’ over your past mistakes and people who threw dirt on your name.” — Lil Nas X, “Sun Goes Down”
  25. “They say the loudest in the room is weak, that’s what they assume, but I disagree.” — Tyler the Creator, “911/Mr. Lonely”
  26. “You don’t have to be like everybody else, you don’t have to fit into the norm, you are not here to confirm.” — Marina, “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land”
  27. “Throw me in the fire, baby, I’ll survive.” — BROCKHAMPTON, “RENTAL”
  28. “When you being real, you ain’t worried ’bout who fake.” —Megan Thee Stallion, “Money Good”
  29. “We’re so young, boy, we ain’t got nothin’ to lose.” -Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More”
  30. “If someone talked to you the way you do to you, I’d put their teeth through. Love Yourself!” -IDLES, “Television”

Holiday Instagram Captions

Around the holidays, you want to post and share the memories you’ve made throughout the years. For whichever one you’re celebrating, take some inspiration from our favorite Instagram captions and spread some holiday cheer.

New Year’s Instagram Captions

  1. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” — Abraham Lincoln
  2. Didn’t make it to midnight.
  3. Resolutions are made to be broken.
  4. Ringing in the new year — like a bell.
  5. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” — Brad Paisley
  6. New year, same me.
  7. Time to show off my bubbly personality.
  8. Any excuse to wear glitter.
  9. Starting off the year on the right foot.
  10. There are 12 months ahead of us to make a difference.
  11. Day 1 of 365
  12. Sip, sip, hooray!
  13. All you need is a fresh start.
  14. Save water, drink champagne.
  15. The best has yet to come.

Valentine’s Day Instagram Captions

  1. Roses are red. Violets are blue. Consider this post my Valentine to you.
  2. Don’t tell me you love me. Tell me you’re outside with pizza.
  3. All I need is you. (And maybe wine + chocolate too.)
  4. Cupid called, he wants his arrow back.
  5. 99% of my socks are single, and you don’t see them crying about it.
  6. I will do anything for love. Except that. And that. Or that. Or…
  7. I followed my heart and it led me to the fridge.
  8. Look at us. Hey. Look at us. Who woulda thought? Not me!
  9. In love with my best friend.
  10. I’m better when I’m with you.

Halloween Instagram Captions

  1. Creepin’ it real.
  2. I brake for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  3. Oh my gourd, Becky, look at her bat.
  4. You’re just my (blood) type.
  5. How to eat candy corn: don’t.
  6. #squadghouls
  7. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
  8. Driving me batty.
  9. “Scary Hours.” — Drake
  10. Resting Witch Face

Thanksgiving

  1. I’m wearing my elastic pants.
  2. “For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag.” — Andy Borowitz
  3. On a veggie diet this Thanksgiving: Carrot cake and pumpkin pie.
  4. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
  5. I think, therefore I can.
  6. Bad day to be a turkey.
  7. Need fuel for Black Friday.
  8. “Okay, guys. I have exactly 28 minutes before I have to baste again.” — Monica
  9. Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.
  10. Who made the potato salad?
  11. There’s always something to be thankful for.
  12. To-do list: eat, drink, nap.
  13. I only have pies for you.
  14. Gobble ’til you wobble.
  15. Love at first bite.

Christmas & Hannukah Instagram Captions

  1. You sleigh me.
  2. Fa la la la llama.
  3. “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, your ornaments are history.” — The Cat
  4. “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters. It’s who’s around it.” — Charles M. Schulz
  5. Dear Santa, let’s not talk about this.
  6. Rebel Without a Claus
  7. Doesn’t Santa have anything better to do than watch us while we’re sleeping?
  8. All I want for Christmas is you (and wine would be nice).
  9. Say it ain’t snow.
  10. Drop it like a top.
  11. Wishing you a latke love this Hanukkah.
  12. I want to eat 8 latkes for the calories of one.
  13. One little candle can light up an entire room.
  14. Keep calm and spin that dreidel.
  15. Deck the halls with matzo balls!
  16. It’s Christmas time and I’m the gift.
  17. The best gift is to be present with the ones you love.
  18. Baby, it’s cold outside.
  19. Merry everything and happy always.
  20. Treat yo self.

Seasonal Instagram Captions

As the seasons come and go, why not share your joy for the next one on your Instagram? Whether you love the sunshine in the Summer, or snowfall in the winter, you can share that excitement with others.

Ring in the new season with some of these witty, seasonal captions.

Spring Instagram Captions

  1. Hello, spring!
  2. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” — Louis Armstrong
  3. April showers bring May flowers.
  4. I think I just experienced all the seasons in a single day.
  5. I love allergy season, said no one ever.
  6. Currently soaking up the sun and smelling the roses. Please leave a message after the beep.
  7. I owe a lot to the inventor of flip-flops.
  8. “Here comes the sun, and I say… It’s all right.” — The Beatles
  9. “Warm winds in the springtime.” — SZA, “Warm Winds”
  10. Springing into the new season.

Summer Instagram Captions

  1. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Life’s a beach.
  3. School’s out, sun’s out, guns out.
  4. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer
  5. 90% happy, 10% burnt.
  6. Girls just want to have fun.
  7. “Summer lovin’ had me a blast, summer lovin’ happened so fast.” — Grease
  8. Happiness is a cold popsicle.
  9. Life is better by the pool.
  10. “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” — Ella Fitzgerald, “Summertime”
  11. “Here comes the sun, and I say… It’s all right.” — The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”
  12. Tans, tans, tans across the board.

Fall Instagram Captions

  1. My favorite color is October.
  2. “Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.” — William Wordsworth
  3. My favorite kind of weather.
  4. It’s never too early for pumpkin spice.
  5. Meet me in the corn maze.
  6. Crisp air. Apple cider. Flaming foliage.
  7. Pumpkin spice and everything nice.
  8. “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” — Shira Tamir
  9. Leaves are falling, and autumn is calling.
  10. “Days in the sun and nights in the rain. Summer is over, simple and plain.” — Drake & Majid Jordan, “Summer’s Over”
  11. Falling never felt so good.
  12. Painted in the colors of fall.
  13. Sweater weather.
  14. Even the leaves fall for you.
  15. Channel the flannel.

Winter Instagram Captions

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  1. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus
  2. If it’s snowing, I’m not going.
  3. Cozy nights. Good books. Hot chocolate.
  4. Do you want to build a snowman?
  5. Running on caffeine and holiday cheer.
  6. “Winter is not a season; it’s a celebration.” — Anamika Mishra
  7. Merry and brrrrrrright.
  8. Having snow much fun.
  9. ‘Tis the season to be freezin’.
  10. “Timb’ laces get tighter and parka hoods flip up.” — Drake, “Come Winter”

Selfie Instagram Captions

Selfies are a celebration of something unique, beautiful, and full of life — you! So when you share your next selfie, complement it with one of our favorite selfie Instagram captions.

  1. Me, myself, and I.
  2. Be yourself, there’s no one better.
  3. It’s the happiness for me.
  4. Smile! The happiness is right under your nose.
  5. My favorite filter is reality.
  6. Self-care selfie!
  7. Conquer the world one smile at a time.
  8. It’s a great day to have a great day.
  9. The greatest gift you can give someone is a smile.
  10. Self-love is the best love.
  11. “But she looked powerful. She wore the sun like a shiny pin on the side of her hair.” –Lilian Li
  12. I don’t need a hairstylist. My pillow gives me a new hairstyle every morning.
  13. All-natural.
  14. No filter.
  15. Morning hair, don’t care.
  16. Quick #OOTD
  17. Anything but basic.
  18. Hard to be down to earth when you look out of this world.
  19. Looking like I don’t know how to lose.
  20. Beautiful from halo to toe.
  21. I’m ready for my close-up.

Vacation Instagram Captions

When you want to treat yourself, a vacation is always a great reward.

It’s a chance to experience different cultures, food, music and scenery. When you’re out exploring the world, share some of your favorite travel moments with these awesome Instagram captions.

  1. A chance to get away from the everyday.
  2. Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.
  3. Staycation loading…
  4. Collect the moments, not the materials.
  5. Another destination off the bucket list.
  6. An adventure to fill the soul.
  7. The scenic route is always better.
  8. I need a six-month vacation, twice a year.
  9. Be back never.
  10. Catch flights, not feelings.
  11. Always take the scenic route.
  12. I’ve never met a vacation I didn’t like.
  13. An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.
  14. Travel is an investment in yourself.
  15. Some call it vacation, I call it heaven.
  16. “I hate traveling.” said no traveler ever.
  17. If you need me, call me on my shell phone.
  18. I can see clearly now.
  19. Happiness comes in waves.
  20. A change in latitude helps my attitude.

Short Instagram Captions For Selfies

Sometimes short and concise tells a better story. If that’s the case for you, we’ve made a list of caption ideas that you’re sure to love. Pick your favorite below or use the following to inspire a great Instagram caption all your own. Then take these stunning pics and perfectly-matched captions to make a custom tote bag, magnet, or paperweight. These make incredible gifts for any occasion—whether birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Make one today for a loved one and sock it away until his or her next birthday or until Christmas rolls around. They’ll be wowed by these thoughtful, unique gifts that only you could’ve made.

  • “Oh hey there.”
  • “Sunday Funday.”
  • “Let it be.”
  • “You do you.”
  • “I can show you the world.”
  • “I’ll do me.”
  • “Morning gram.”
  • “Mentally at the beach.”
  • “All about the vibe.”
  • “I woke up like this.”
  • “Escape the ordinary.”
  • “Let it hurt and then let it go.”
  • “Less perfection, more authenticity.”
  • “Life happens, coffee helps.”
  • “Smile big, laugh often.”
  • “Crazy hair, don’t care.”
  • “Coffee and confidence.”
  • “But first, let me take a selfie.”
  • “Don’t dream of it. Train for it.”
  • “Live more, worry less.”
  • “All I really need is a passport.”
  • “Start somewhere.”
  • “Be happy, it drives people crazy.”
  • “Create your own sunshine.”
  • “Life is too short for bad vibes.”
  • “Maybe she’s born with it.”
  • “Better an Oops, than a what if.”

Funny Instagram Captions For Selfies

A little humor goes a long way when it comes to captions. Keep things light and full of laughter with the following funny Instagram captions for selfies. Take your Insta game to a new level by using these captions, along with your photos, on a custom mug or iPhone case. Have a series of photos from a special day or week, or maybe pics linked thematically or by a friend or family member? Make an Instant Photo Book to present those great pics as a package.

  • “You never know what you have until you have cleaned your house.”
  • “Another fine day ruined by responsibilities.”
  • “I put the ‘Pro’ in procrastinate.”
  • “Today is one of those days that even my coffee needs a coffee.”
  • “Be a cupcake in a world of muffins.”
  • “Going to bed early. Not going to a party. Not leaving my house. My childhood punishments have become my adult goals.”
  • “There’s no ‘we’ in fries.”
  • “Morning coffee, because anything else is worthless.”
  • “May your coffee be hot and your eyeliner even.”
  • “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s an Instagram filter.”
  • “At least my pizza still loves me.”
  • “If I was funny, I would have a good Instagram caption.”
  • “I need a six month holiday, twice a year.”
  • “It’s not a phase mom, it’s who I am.”
  • “Vodka may not be the answer but it’s worth a shot.”
  • “My bed is a magical place I suddenly remember everything I had to do.”
  • “If there would be an award for being lazy, I would send someone to pick it up for me.”
  • “When nothing goes right, go left.”
  • “Sure, I do marathons. On Netflix.”

Capture the Feeling with an Instagram Caption

Even though an image is worth 1,000 words, a well-written caption couldn’t hurt. These days, the caption can make just as much of a statement as the image! For all of the occasions that are worthy of a post to your feed, use one of the quotes from this list and customize it to make it your own.

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