‘Scuse me, why do people keep taking mirrors into their garden to take selfies?
It’s all over Instagram
What is the outside mirror selfie?
On Instagram this trend is being called the #outsidemirrorselfie or the #gardenmirrorselfie. Other than having a mirror propped up in a garden, the common theme in all of the posts is a swanky mirror, a perfect blue sky and a banging outfit.
To be honest, it works. The bright sun makes your eyes pop and gives you a natural highlight, the colours are incredible, and you still have all the control of a mirror selfie to make sure you get the perfect shot. Well done selfie-obsessed Instagrammers, you’ve smashed this one.
How did it start?
It’s hard to tell exactly where it started, it almost feels like everyone just had the same bizarre idea all at once. However, designer Jacquemus, has posted a couple pictures playing around with mirrors outside on a sunny day. The pics aren’t mirror selfies at all but they’re a similar sort of vibe so could’ve inspired the idea.
How do I do the outside mirror selfie?
There’s no doubt posting an outside mirror selfie tells all your followers: “Yes, I’ve just spent about an hour setting this picture up and yes my mum is currently searching the house, wondering where her bedroom mirror has gone” but if you’re okay with that, get ready to take a great pic.
After looking through many posts, there seem to be two variations. The first is propping your mirror up against a wall or a tree or maybe getting someone to hold it for you and taking the pic like this. If you’ve got a fit garden then this works a treat – blue sky, green grass, maybe some rhododendrons in the back – stunning.
The other version, if you can’t balance your fancy mirror, is to lay it on the floor and stand over it. This also creates a very cool pic with a fun background.
Within this trend, another trend has started where people put flowers on top of the mirror to add some extra colour.
Featured image credit: Instagram @weworewhat