100 Best Selfie Captions for Gram-Worthy Pictures

A perfect picture needs a perfect caption! Here are the best selfie captions to use on Instagram, from sweet words to sassy phrases.

Selfie captions to use on your best Instagram pictures

Picture this: you finally take the perfect selfie to post on Instagram. You go to post it but draw a blank when it’s time to come up with a caption. Ugh.

It can be easy to come up with dog captions or cat captions for pictures of your pets, and even thinking of beach captions for your beach-themed photos can be a breeze. It can be tough to come up with a good selfie caption, though. Do you want it to be cute? Inspiring? A bit sassy? The possibilities seem endless. Next time you’re stumped on what to caption your Instagram selfie, look at these captions for inspiration.

Birthday selfie captions

“Another year, another selfie”

“Usually I don’t need an excuse to eat cake…but my birthday is a pretty good one”

“Here’s to putting another candle on the birthday cake”

“Legend has it a Queen (or King) was born today”

“Thriving since [insert birth year here]”

“Cheers to another year”

“Keep calm and let the celebration begin”

“Gonna party like it’s [insert your birth year]”

“Like a fine wine, I also get better with age”

“It’s my birthday, and I’ll eat the whole cake if I want to”

Don’t forget to share one of these hilarious birthday memes after posting your birthday selfie.

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Cute selfie captions

“My dog dared me”

“The cat made me do it”

“95% smiles, 5% sarcasm (or is it flipped?)”

“Wouldn’t want to be anyone else”

“Made of sugar, spice, and everything nice (and just a dash of sass)”

“Happiness looks good on you”

“Wouldn’t want to be anybody else (except maybe Beyoncé)

“It’s all about big laughs and big smiles”

“Who created this look? See: Mom and Dad”

“Smiling never goes out of style”

You can also use one of these cute puns for your sweet selfie.

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Food selfie captions

“I’d hate to get to the end of my life and think ‘I could have eaten that!’ #noregrets”

“How do I like my eggs? In cake”

“I have hunger management issues”

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a cupcake”

“WTF (where’s the food)?”

“Living life with a full heart and full stomach”

“Of course I’m getting my vegetables in—I eat carrot cake all the time”

“Get in my belly”

“Spoiler alert: it was delicious”

“Loving this wonderful taste of life (and whatever this is)”

Speaking of food—these punny food pick up lines are guaranteed to get some laughs.

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Funny selfie captions

“My life’s purpose is to be a cautionary tale for others.”

“Send in the rescue dogs (preferably the ones with kegs around their necks)”

“Why did no one warn me [eating ice cream/walking the dog/taking a picture with a baby] was so dangerous?”

“It seemed like a good idea at the time—I have terrible judgment”

“I woke up like this (just kidding, I put my makeup and hair dryer to work today)

“My selfies and mouth have something in common: no filter”

“It’s not easy being the funny one, but someone’s gotta do it (even if it’s done poorly)”

“Printing this out and putting it on top of the Christmas tree—you know, since I’m a star” (We have some more Christmas captions up our sleeve if you’re looking for more ideas.)

“Rated “R” for “rather be at the [beach, mall, etc.]”

“Not pictured: The 50 other selfies I took to get this one”

Feel free to use one of these funny quotes as a caption, too.

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Inspirational selfie captions

“Enjoy the moment”

“Live for today”

Be yourself and the rest will figure itself out”

“Never take a single breath for granted”

“Smile because right now, you’re living in the good ol’ days”

“The world gets a little brighter with each smile”

“Nourish your soul and grow with the wildflowers”

“Sometimes you need to take the path less traveled to find happiness”

“Get lost and find yourself”

“She believed she could, so she did (and she did it well)”

These uplifting quotes make great captions, too.

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Sassy selfie captions

“I got a haircut—it went so well I went ahead and had all my hairs cut!.”

“I call this the ‘Hey, at least I tried'”

“At least it’s not a clip-on man bun”

“Pinterest made me do it”

“Posting this to make everyone else feel better about themselves—you’re welcome”

“Showing myself at my worst so the next selfie I post, you’ll all be astounded by my stunning transformation”

“I’m probably going to regret this (in 3…2…1…)”

“Bet I made you stop and stare”

“Like the view?”

“Eat your heart out”

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Short selfie captions

“Here it is”


“Sweet n’ sassy”

“Hi there”

“Did it for the ‘gram”

“Live well”

“Be you”

“Make a wish”

“Love your life”

“Sweet dreams”

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Travel selfie captions

“Jet lag is for amateurs”

“This is my road to recovery”

“The only trip you will regret is the one you don’t take (OK, and that trip where you ate the sketchy seafood and couldn’t figure out how to flush the toilets in Morocco)”

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine—it’s lethal. —Paulo Coelho”

“See you in the sky”

“Let’s take the scenic route”

“So much to see, so little time”

“How about we take six-month vacations twice a year?”

“There’s so much beauty in this world to explore”

“Leaving footprints, but taking the memories”

Post some vacation memes or use these vacation captions on your Instagram page to get some likes (and laughs!)

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Witty selfie captions

“Woke up like this. (Because I fell asleep in this outfit and makeup)”

“Some people grow up, I glow up”

“Smile like you mean it”

“Time to step the game up”

“Keeping it classy (most of the time)”

“All dressed up and nowhere to go (that you know of)”

“Jack of all trades, master of none”

“Queen [or King] of not caring”

“Sweet dreams are made of this (this being [wine, chocolate, pasta, etc.])”

“You’ll have a long elevator ride trying to get on my level”

Don’t forget to bookmark these clever jokes that make you sound smart and witty.

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Workout selfie captions

“This girl is on fire! (Seriously, my quads are burning)”

“Welcome to the gun show”

“Meet you at the bar(bell)?”

“I go to the gym because my amazing personality deserves a body to go with it”

“I don’t sweat, I sparkle”

“Doing this so I can eat donuts later”

“The gym and I were on a break, but we worked it out”

“My protein shake doesn’t stand a chance”

“Did you really work out if you didn’t take a picture during it?”

“The gym was calling, and you know I had to pick up”

Next, browse through these fall captions that’ll make your autumn pictures unbeleafable.

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Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is a former editor for Reader’s Digest who covered entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not working you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true-crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.