These are the 11 Instagram poses you need to perfect your hot girl summer
I’ve got the camera grab absolutely nailed
Ladies unite. Hot girl summer is here, and it’s time to nail the Instagram poses so that the feed truly represents the absolute life we are living right now. Because let’s be honest, what is the point in being out here having the wildest hot girl summer of your entire existence unless the rest of the world can you see you doing it? I’ll answer that one for you. Zero point. Nothing.
There are poses right now that everyone is doing. Taking a mirror out to your garden to get the best mirror selfie with a summer background? Genius. Knowing exactly what to do with your legs so you look fresh out of London Fashion Week? Inspired. And try to tell me you haven’t seen a load of influencers posting photos where they’re grabbing at the camera, because I don’t believe you.
Here is a guide to all the best hot girl summer Instagram poses you need to nail your vibe this year.
The camera grab
This one is very “no paps” and you’ve definitely seen it everywhere. You literally just get someone to take a photo of you whilst you hold your hand out to the camera as though you’re cutely laughing off the photo like “omg don’t take a pic of me!!!!” but in your mind you’re actually thinking “take 15 pictures of me looking really cute or our friendship is over”.
The outdoor mirror
The outdoor mirror selfie has been around since the start of the pandemic when last summer all we could do was sit in our gardens. You literally just take a mirror outside and take a normal mirror selfie – it just makes the background a bit more summery and pretty.
*Pregnant tummy not required.
The sun bask
This is one of the best Instagram poses for showing you really are just embracing every single part of hot girl summer. Get some sun, put your face in it and close your eyes. Hundreds of likes.
The runway walk
TikToker Anna Sitar has put together a guide of four hot girl summer Instagram poses which are ideal for making your legs look great. She starts with the runway walk, where you walk towards the camera, crossing your legs in front of each other, just like you are making your debut at Fashion Week.
If you’ve ever wondered how influencers showing off their outfits get that perfect mid movement or walking kinda shot, it’s actually really easy. All you need to do it get someone to take a few pictures of you on burst mode (or just really quickly) as you rock back and forth on your front leg. This will give the illusion that you’ve been caught off-guard mid moving.
The balancing babe
Up next from Anna Sitar’s leg guide is the balancing babe. It’s one that might take a few goes, but you basically just put one of your legs up and balance. It’s kinda self explanatory and very versatile, think of all the different balances you could do!!!!
The bad gal
Just stick your fingers up at the camera, like a girl who really doesn’t give a fuck. Cute x
Anna also coined the up-down, which again is quite simple and just includes sitting down with one leg out straight and the other knee up. Perfect for a bikini pic on the beach and ideal if you never know what to do with your hands in pictures either. I feel that.
The halo is an Instagram pose which makes you look cool and carefree. It’s meant to look like a candid, natural pose, where you may not even realise you’re being papped. My hands? Up here? Yeah, just mid fixing my hair.
Look back at it
Anna’s last go-to hot girl summer Instagram pose is “look back at it”. You just walk away from the camera, and look back over your shoulder. It makes your legs and bum look incredible. Important point though: standing on your tip toes is VITAL.
‘Rock your body’
A weird one, but according to the Sun celebs are going “crazy” for a pose called “rock your body”. Disclaimer: I did not come up with that lame name. Apparently it’s the “latest Instagram trend” where you put on a bikini and pose against some rocks. Sure. It’s probably just because the little cove created by the rocks makes for really good lighting. Maybe.