Instagram just keeps getting better … and a little weirder. Every few months, a new photo trend takes over and works its way into the app's hashtag lexicon. Some trends are longer lasting than others – like these, which are cliché but classic all the same. I bet there's more than a few of these hiding in your feed, right?
1 Food Porn
I think food porn is more ubiquitous than any selfie. Seriously, half my Instagram is food. It's everywhere, to the point that I'm totally dividing it into different categories. Like …
This infuriates me because I invariably want all the brunches I see. Label a food “brunch” and I want it even if I don't like it. I might have a problem
Ah, the outfit of the day. We can't stop taking them and we shouldn't stop. Express yourself, always. Show off your fabulousness!
The same goes for your makeup of the day selfies because we all benefit from those tips.
5 Artistic Coffee Shots
Whatever, they're awesome – foam art, especially, takes skill. Besides, these shots go perfectly with ...
6 Pretty Pastry Snaps
What is it about pastry that begs to be photographed and highlighted with the perfect filter?
7 Sand-covered Toes by the Sea
It's natural to want everyone else to know that you're lounging on the beach … but you're a butt if you do this when it's deep dead winter and all your friends are at home freezing.
8 Hot Dog Legs
My hope is that this will disappear this coming summer, but it probably won't … and I always wonder whether I'm looking at hot dogs or legs, so I'm probably part of the problem.
Throwback Thursday produces a whole lot of gems, both on a global social media scale and within our own little circle of friends.
10 Cute Shoes, Yo
We cannot stop taking photos of our shoes. I have no problem with this. I even confess to adoring the pigeon-toed pose.
11 Out the Airplane Window
All right, all right. I can see how these are overdone. However, I've only been on a plane eight times before so I understand the lingering thrill.
12 #nomakeup Selfies
These are always so lovely.
13 Funny Texts
Sometimes these aren't actually funny … but sometimes they really, really are.
14 #byeFelipe Messages
Anyone who deals with dating apps should do this.
15 Nail Art
Of course, you want to show off your manicure. Why shouldn't you? It's going to chip in five minutes and you'll forget how pretty it was.