30 Instagram Post Ideas (Especially for Bloggers!)

Today, I’m venturing into the world of social media.  I began making this list of Instagram post ideas so that I could help my own Instagram page.  But then I thought I would share my list with all of you!  I feel like everyone gets in a rut at one time or another, not knowing what to post.  Also, if you’re a blogger, you may feel that all you do is post Instagram content to promote your blog, which can totally take the fun out of Instagram!  The Gram is one of my favorite forms of social media because I love peeking into moments of people’s lives!  If you want to keep your page fun and intriguing (as do I), check out my list of post ideas, which I divided into fashion, beauty, and lifestyle categories.  Let me know if you have additional Instagram post ideas!  I would love to add them to my list!

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  1. Favorite accessories flatlay
  2. Accessories of the day
  3. Outfit you normally wouldn’t wear (Ask people’s thoughts in the caption!)
  4. Outfit details (a closeup shot of detailing on your top, shoes, dress, etc.)
  5. Your current favorite pair of shoes
  6. A neat pile of clothing you’re currently into (plaid tops, graphic tees, LuLaRoe leggings, etc.)
  7. Occasion outfit (wedding, party, resort wear, snow day, etc.)
  8. Clothing store scape (beautiful racks of the newest threads or a wall display- Tag the shop in your photo!)
  9. Your current handbag or purse
  10. Graphic tee flatlay (This doubles as a favorite quote or saying post.)Follow me on Instagram here!
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  1. Essential items for a certain occasion (beach day, ski trip, hike, etc.)
  2. Quotes (These could be on a plaque or décor that you own or a graphic that you create.  I love PicCollage!)
  3. Coffee in a cute mug, surrounded by pretty items
  4. Tech accessories such as headphones, cases, etc.
  5. Your desk or workspace
  6. Your vanity
  7. Flowers
  8. Stationary
  9. Donuts and pretty pastries
  10. Any seasonal décor or candles

Instagram Post Ideas

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  1. Makeup of the day or everyday makeup (your finished face or the products you used)
  2. A cute makeup bag with makeup peeking out
  3. Your makeup storage or clear decorative jars with makeup in them
  4.  Makeup flatlay
  5. Themed lipsticks (pink, nude, holiday, brand, etc.)
  6. Skincare products
  7. Pretty bottle of perfume
  8. Your manicure or pedicure
  9. Nail polish collection on display
  10. Palettes are always a good idea!

Do you ever get stuck in a rut posting on Instagram?  Do you have any other Instagram post ideas?  I want to grow my list, so please comment below!

Here are my most recent shoppable pics:

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A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable.

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  1. 3.10.17

    No problem! I had to create the list for myself so that I didn’t have to think so hard all the time. I hope it helps you! xo

  2. 3.10.17
    Katie said:

    This is a great post – I have been feeling very uninspired when it comes to my Instagram lately! I’m going to use some of these lifestyle post ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. 3.11.17

    Thank you! That’s what they’re there for!

  4. 3.13.17

    Love these ideas! I’ve been having a little content block so these ideas are definitely needed! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    Jasmine 🙂

  5. 3.14.17

    This a great list of ideas girl! Sometimes I spend way too much time thinking about what to post and I forget about the simple ideas haha. Thanks for putting this together!

  6. 3.15.17

    I’m glad I could help! Thanks for reading!

  7. 3.16.17
    xoJenny said:

    These are the cutest ideas! I personally love the coffee/mug photo idea. I’m feeling inspired to post my Starbucks geolocation mugs- you’ll have to be on the lookout for those 😉

    xo, JJ

    • 3.17.17

      Ohhh what’s a geolocation mug??? One day, after I poured my cream into my coffee, it accidentally formed a heart full of bubbles. I tried to move to good lighting for a photo, and of course I ruined it! Haha. I will be on the look out for your posts! I don’t get to Starbucks nearly enough. xo

      • 3.17.17
        xoJenny said:

        Okay, I totally made up “geolocation” hahah I know on snapchat you can have ‘geo-filters” for wherever your location is so I just made up my own word for the mugs thinking it’d be right LOL but depending on where you are most Starbucks have mugs designated to that state/place. I know Boston has one… almost all states do and some specific places will have them too like Miami or I know Magic Kingdom in Disney World does…etc! I’m obsessed with collecting them!

  8. 3.16.17
    Daphne said:

    Oh I love these ideas! It definitely helps to have a list of ideas!!

    • 3.17.17

      Thank you! Yes, even if they are simple, I write them down. Those tend to be the most relatable, but I easily forget to post simple photos because I get stuck trying too hard! xo

  9. 3.17.17

    Haha yesss you like that LuLa reference? I would try to keep your favorite things posts super simple. Like really water it down and stick to one really specific theme. However, I am by no means an IG expert!!

  10. 3.17.17

    Thank you! Some may be simple, but those can end up being the best posts!

  11. 3.17.17

    Thanks, girl! Hope you found them helpful!

  12. 3.28.17
    Elyse said:

    I think Instagram can be the easiest and the hardest social media. If you aren’t constantly keeping up with it, your followers may unfollower you (other bloggers cleaning their list). But how many times can you take pictures of the same things! Great list!

    • 3.28.17

      Thank you! I keep thinking of more! But if I don’t write them down instantly, I forget. I agree that Instagram is hard. I get stressed about being able to visit everyone’s posts and show some love. It can be difficult when you have a billion other things to do! I wish people were more understanding of that.

  13. 3.28.17

    I really like how you broke it up into selections! 🙂 What would you recommend for Graphic Designers?

    • 3.29.17

      Thanks! I would say anything that gives your inspiration. It could even be a box of pretty crayons! You could also include lots of shots with your computer, coffee, books, etc.

  14. 4.10.17
    Blonded Lights said:

    I loved this! Thank you sometimes I get stuck even though I have a million ideas.

    • 4.11.17

      Haha great! Yes! I get stuck too, but when I am not ready to post, I also have a million ideas! It’s nice to at least have a few all in a list so that I don’t forget ALL of them. Hope it helps!

  15. 4.24.17
    redlipstickblondie said:

    Love these! I’ll have to write a few down! I’ve been feeling uninspired with Instagram lately.

  16. 5.28.17

    Thanks! I hope they help!

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