Tips & Tricks: the Winter Instagram Lull


I’ll be the first to admit that I take a little hit in the Insta-inspiration (Insta-spiration??) department when the winter months roll around. No more are those awesome summer sunsets, cute beach outfits, sun-soaked selfies, or constant scenic documentation of (the much more frequent) outdoor adventures. Nope. Now it’s cold and dreary. You’re holed up inside, or worse, you’re outside with all that used-to-be summer cuteness smothered in layers. So what’s there to ‘gram?!


Thankfully, there are options to keep those creative juices flowing on Instagram through these trying times. Take note below!!

Take advantage of your snowy locations!

Scenic shots aren’t just for beach days. Out for a day on the slopes? Taking a stroll through a winter wonderland? Get ‘gramming!!

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Get creative in the kitchen!

I’ve been really into cooking and baking lately, and of course, I’ve been even more into eating lately. Take advantage of all those goodies, homemade or at your favorite restaurant, with a winning pic.

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Get indoorsy!

There’s plenty of indoor scenery to be taken advantage of. Keep your eyes open for the beauty in everything (whether or not there’s actually a fire in the fireplace).

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Well there you have it- there’s no need to limit your photo-ops through the winter hiatus.

Good luck; I can’t wait to see those posts!!

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Claire Cavanaugh

Claire Cavanaugh

Claire is a rising junior at St. Michael's College, a small liberal arts school in Colchester, Vermont, where she studies Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts. You can find her frequenting Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort and blogging for the St. Michael's College Founders Society. Back home in Newbury, Massachusetts, Claire is a lifegaurd at a local YWCA. She loves writing, photography, skiing, and exploring new places. Check out her St. Michael's blog ( as well as her Instagram (@claire_cavanaugh) to keep up on her college experience in Vermont!