It’s official: selfies have taken over the Internet. With the popularity of social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, are you really that surprised? These are the perfect platforms for showing off pictures that we take of ourselves… and it doesn’t seem like the selfie is going anywhere anytime soon, no matter how much it might annoy you.
So, what does your selfie picture say about you? While I don’t think you can ever judge someone entirely on pictures they take of themselves, I do think you can tell kind of a lot about a person based on their selfie style. And to show you guys that, I used real selfie pictures as examples of what your pictures say about you. I took selfies from our very own Gurl staffers (myself, Caitlin and Ashley), along with some celebs who are known for loving a good selfie.
Also, we want to see your selfie style! Follow us on Instagram (gurldotcom!) and tag us in your selfie using the hashtag #gurlselfie. We’ll repost our favorites!
#OOTD SelfieYou're into fashion and style and all that good stuff. You put thought into how you look... and also you want an excuse to show off your cute outfit and new shoes. Taken from my Instagram. Yes, I love a good OOTD. Follow me @jboothyy!
Artsy SelfieYou know what I'm talking about. These selfies are meant to show how deep and creative you are. You're not about to just take a plain old selfie of you smiling - how boring. No, you're much more interesting than that. Taken from Rihanna's Instagram.
Beach SelfieBy "beach selfie," I mean selfie of your legs hanging at the beach. You like the beach, but you're too modest to post a full-on bikini selfie. Basically this selfie means that you like doing fun things and making others jealous while they're sitting at work wishing they were in your position. Taken from Gurl writer Caitlin's Instagram. Follow her @caitlincorsetti!
Boyfriend/Girlfriend SelfieYou love your boyfriend or girlfriend and you want everyone to know that you're in a relationship and that you guys can take really cute pictures together. Basically, this selfie means you're in love or lust. Taken from my Instagram. I like BF selfies.
No Makeup SelfieYou're totally chill and natural. You don't really care about makeup and you know that you look cute without it, so why not show that off? Also, you might just be having a bum day. Taken from Demi Lovato's Twitter.
Sad SelfieYou're bummed out and you want the world to know it. Maybe you're angry, maybe you're lonely, maybe you just want some nice comments from friends to cheer you up. Maybe you're a little emo. We don't really know, but it's pretty clear that you want us to ask. This is taken from our intern Ashley's Instagram. She's usually not so sad. Follow her @acciosalmon!
Pet SelfieYou're warm and cuddly and you love animals. Plus, you know that a selfie doesn't always have to be all about you. And you know that adding a pet will instantly make your picture that much cuter. Taken from Caitlin's Instagram.
Duck Face SelfieYou're not very... original. That sounds mean. But listen, everyone knows that the duck face is the worst kind of selfie. It screams look at me and also, not super flattering. Plus, Kim Kardashian does them all the time. What other evidence do you need? Taken from Kim Kardashian's Instagram.
Looking Down SelfieThis can easily be confused as a sad selfie or maybe even an artsy one... but it's not. This type of selfie means you're mysterious and complex and you want to keep everyone guessing. Also, you want your selfie to be more interesting than just your face. Taken from Ashley Benson's Instagram.
Beauty/Hair SelfieYou're really into anything beauty (makeup, hair, etc) and you want to show off your talents to the world. You're creative. This can easily fall into the artsy category. Taken from Caitlin's Instagram. She's kind of Gurl's beauty guru.
Silly SelfieA silly selfie is any picture where you're making a weird face, doing something funny or being a total goofball. Basically it means that you don't take yourself too seriously and you like to have a good time and make others laugh. Also, you want to show the world how fun you are. Taken from my Instagram.
Naked SelfieThis means that you're Rihanna. Or that you just like attention. sorrynotsorry. Taken from Rihanna's Instagram.
What’s your favorite selfie style? Do you think these are accurate? Do you love or hate selfies? Tell me in the comments!