The 50 Best Selfie Captions of 2022

When it comes to posting selfies, good captions go a long way

Taking a great selfie isn't easy but deciding on the perfect caption for it can be even harder. Not all selfies speak for themselves when viewed from someone else's perspective so, when you write a caption, think first about how you can help your friends and followers understand the image the way you envisioned it.

We've got you covered: The next time you're gearing up to post a mirror selfie (or any other kind!) on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or any of your favorite social networks, look through our favorite selfie captions to help effectively communicate the message you're trying to convey.

The Funniest Selfie Captions

Two people taking a selfie making funny faces.

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Humor is a great way to show you don't take yourself too seriously and drive up engagement on your selfies. Try cracking a joke in your selfie caption to see how much your friends and followers love it.

  • "Today, I will be as useless as the 'g' in lasagna."
  • "Stress doesn't really go with my outfit."
  • "Reality called, so I hung up."
  • "Dare to be a donut in a world of plain bagels."
  • "I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off."

Sassy Selfie Captions

Woman doing the peace sign taking a selfie.

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Let's be honest—sometimes when you're really feeling your look, you just want everybody to know! There's no shame in genuinely admiring your own appearance, and a little sass can actually be rather endearing. 

  • "Don't be ashamed of who you are. That's your parents' job."
  • "Confidence Level: Selfie with no filter."
  • "I know looks aren't everything, but I have them just in case."
  • "Too glam to give a damn."
  • "Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane."

The Best Mirror Selfie Captions

Woman in a red dress taking a selfie in a mirror.

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Without good captions, mirror selfies can seem a little egocentric and awkward. Balance out your vanity and bring a smile to your friends' faces with some of the following mirror-themed captions.

  • "I don't dress up to impress others. I dress up to stare at my reflection as I walk by mirrors and windows!"
  • "Dress like you're already famous!"
  • "If you're searching for the one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror."
  • "Mirror mirror on the wall, I'll always get up after I fall, and whether I run, walk or crawl, I'll set my goals and achieve them all."
  • "We are all mirrors, and what we see in others reflects what we see inside ourselves."

The Most Creative Selfie Captions

Selfie of a man at sunset above a city.

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Everyone loves a selfie caption that really stands out among the others. These show that you've put some creative thought into it.

  • "In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic."
  • "This reality is a beautiful illusion."
  • "What you seek is seeking you."
  • "Eyes are never quiet."
  • "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." — W.B. Yeats

The Humblest Selfie Captions

Man in a hat and glasses taking a selfie in front of flower bush.

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Speaking of not taking yourself too seriously, more and more people are starting to appreciate selfies that convey more realistic messages. In a digital world where everyone has the power to control and manipulate their self-image, selfie-takers who willingly embrace reality and their vulnerabilities are like a breath of fresh air. 

  • "Less perfection, more authenticity."
  • "To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid."
  • "Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly."
  • "We are all a mess, but it's how we keep it together that makes us beautiful." —J. Iron Word
  • "I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." — Augusten Burroughs 

The Most Clever Selfie Captions

Woman in a cap and gown taking a selfie.

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A selfie caption that makes you think is sometimes better than a selfie caption about your looks. Best of all, these clever captions can go with almost any selfie.

  • "Beauty attracts the eye, but personality captures the heart."
  • "Be a stiletto in a room full of flats."
  • "Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer."
  • "What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you."
  • "Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." — Audrey Hepburn

The Cutest Selfie Captions

Man, woman, and child taking a selfie together in nature.

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Cute selfie captions give off a warm and fuzzy feeling and are ideal for showing off your sweet and innocent side. You can definitely expect to get at least a couple "aww" comments from these.

  • "Smiles are free, but they're worth a lot."
  • "Cheers, my dears!"
  • "Believe in your #selfie."
  • "Fall in love with moments."
  • "There's sunshine in my soul today."

The Best Birthday Selfie Captions

Woman holding a glass of champagne taking a selfie.

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Whether you want to remind friends and followers that it's your birthday or your simply want to express how great the past year of your life has been, expressing it through a selfie is a common trend on social media. These captions say "It's my birthday!" in the most fun and creative ways.

  • "New year, same me—because I'm already fabulous!"
  • "I'm another year older, wiser, and happier."
  • "We age not by years, but by stories."
  • "Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how."
  • "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." — Walt Disney

The Shortest and Sweetest Selfie Captions

Woman taking a selfie with the sea and islands behind her.

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Not everyone is going to read through a lengthy caption, so keeping it extra short is often a good route to take. It's quick to type, gets straight to the point, and makes it easy for friends and followers to skim when they come across your selfie while browsing their feeds.

  • "Happy mind, happy life."
  • "Every moment matters."
  • "Life is lit."
  • "Focus on the good."
  • "Normal is boring."

The Best Song Lyric-Inspired Selfie Captions

Man, biting his lip, taking a selfie with headphones wrapped around his neck.

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Song lyrics make perfect selfie captions and take the pressure off of you to try to come up with something witty and creative all on your own. Next time you're listening to an old favorite or a new hit, pay attention to the lyrics to see if any of their messages resonate with you.

  • "We ain't picture perfect, but we worth the picture still." — J. Cole (Song: Crooked Smile)
  • "Everything I'm not made me everything I am." — Kanye West (Song: Everything I Am)
  • "Take me or leave me. I'll never be perfect." — Nicki Minaj (Song: Marilyn Monroe)
  • "How rare and beautiful it is to even exist." — Sleeping At Last (Song: Saturn)
  • "Know yourself; know your worth." — Drake (Song: 0 to 100)
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