I haven’t been on Instagram in nearly three months, but one of my favorite past-times as a twenty-something is the art of coming up with a Good Caption.
In my spare time, I run an account dedicated to my personal style (I’ve said it before, but I am a lifestyle blogger™, thanks) and it is home to my some of my best, punniest captions. The truth is, however, most captions tend to rest on the laurels of cliched phraseology. Because I’ve had a self-induced drought on the posting front, the people have been deprived of these gems.
Since I’ve had time to reflect on life without overly positive one-liners, I wanted to use this opportunity to share some honest captions with you for some outfits, or rather #ootd’s (outfit of the day), that I’ve sported in the last few months.
What TO Wear [Honest Captions Edition]
1. When It’s Friday and You Haven’t Made Effort All Week
IG-Approved Caption: “Who doesn’t love a good red lip?”
Honest Caption: “Does this lipstick/sparkles/animal print boot combo count as an act of contrition for all the sweats I wore earlier this week?”
2. When It’s Freezing Out But You Want to Feel Cute
IG-Approved Caption: “Pink + Marigold = Yes, Please.”
Honest Caption: “I will be wearing ALL of these layers for the entire day. Not pictured: My Space Heater on Full Blast. #ThankUNext”
3. When You’ve Completely Given Up
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Honest Caption: “I’m not going to see anyone I know today, so I think this is an acceptable outfit to wear.”
Alternative Caption: “I’ve completely given up. Please accept me for the trash I am.”
4. When It’s the First Day Back from a 4-Day Weekend
IG-Approved Caption: “It’s so weird how my calendar thinks it’s a Tuesday.”
Honest Caption: “This graphic tee really understands me in a way that the rest of my wardrobe just doesn’t.”
5. When You’re Lowkey Inspired by K-drama Fashion
IG-Approved Caption: “Working hard or hardly working?”
Honest Caption: “Listen, I don’t know how Son Ye-jin makes basic blazers look so stylish, but I’m on a mission to find out. Next investigation: Why I pose the same way every time I wear a blazer.”
6. When it’s Finally the Weekend and You Can Look Kinda Cute
IG-Approved Caption: “Dressed like a daydream.”
Honest Caption: “Guess who has two hands and just remembered they own yellow eyeshadow?”
7. When You Realize You Own a Shirt that Matches Your Favorite Socks Perfectly
IG-Approved Caption: “I love it when a plan comes together.”
Honest Caption: “I almost got caught trying to document this matching shirt/socks combo and I’m not entirely convinced the results were worth it. Please clap.”
8. When It Won’t Stop Raining
IG-Approved Caption: “I’m comfy, I’m cute, I’m wearing ankle boots.”
Honest Caption: “I haven’t washed my hair in three days.”
Share your favorite caption and “What TO Wear…” look in the comments!