The mirror selfie has come a long way since one of its first known appearances in 1913. It's one of the best-loved IG post formats for a reason: It's a super straightforward and easy way to showcase a whole lot. A mirror selfie can flex an outfit, a makeup look, a location, and anything else you can fit into the pic.
That said, we have to talk about the underrated contributor to a fabulous mirror selfie: the mirror itself. For an assortment of mirror selfie inspiration, scroll on!
"Remind me to invest in a chic mirror selfie after quarantine." Same here, Tamu.
Get a broad mirror that places your room decor front and center.
If you're exceptionally proud of the way you've fixed up your room, a wide mirror is your best bet. With it, all your mirror selfies will be loaded with personality. For variety, you may opt to rearrange your decor every now and then, just to keep your surroundings exciting and ever-fresh. Say goodbye to a bland feed forever!
Pick one that matches the other furniture in the room.
Mikka Padua's mirror frame both complements and highlights her camel-colored woven furniture. The result is a calming, Philippine-but-make-it-bohemian interior, and her featured OOTD is no less than an ethereal ensemble reminiscent of Filipiniana garb. What's not to love?
Go for a big, window-shaped mirror for a minimalist selfie.
This mirror, shaped like a church window, is foolproof for OOTDs of all kinds. When hung on a white wall, you'll get a classic, minimalist set up—with no competing details, your outfit is sure to shine in your selfie. No frills, just pure chic.
Embellish a dresser with dainty details to achieve a soft, nostalgic effect.
This one is perfect for artistic shots. You can decorate your dresser/work table with your current DIY projects or art works, and take an understated yet creative mirror selfie that can easily double as a super unique self-portrait.
Upgrade your trusty bathroom mirror with enhanced lighting.
While you're installing that new ring light, consider painting your mirror frame a nude color, akin to the one Ylona has in this photo. The skin-tone motif makes for a cozy aesthetic, best for simple selfies that showcase natural yet chic makeup looks.
Get an elongated mirror with a distressed metal frame for added spice.
Props must be given to the fact that the mirror's frame matches Kaila's jewelry, making it pop. The result is spunky and seamlessly stylish. This is a reminder of how coordination brings details to the forefront, and we're here for it.
But first, a monochromatic mood: Pick the same shade for both your wall and matte mirror frame.
This warm tan moment makes this selfie look so expensive. With this set up, you can wear anything and always manage to look stylish. For this wall and mirror co-ord, select a color that will best complement the dominant colors in your wardrobe.
Add mystique with fragmented reflective surfaces.
Here's one way to make an instant collage of textures—look at Julia's red satin robe, the bamboo in the background, the wooden ceiling, and the patterned black chairs. Is this a selfie or an optical illusion?
Well, whatever it is, it's making me want a mirror set too.
Decorate your mirror with stickers, photos, and prints to make a statement.
Spice up your mirror selfies with an actual collage of the things you love. Chic vibes only.
Bag a swivel vanity mirror for dramatic closeups.
Have you been wanting to take a dreamy three-quarter view self-portrait? Pose in front of a swivel vanity-mirror in full glam for a vintage, Hollywood-starlet mood.