200+ Short Instagram Captions For Every Post

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Posting on Instagram might not seem all the difficult. However, if you’re a regular Instagram-poster you probably know how hard it can be to regularly come up with a catchy, witty caption.


Today I’m sharing over 200 short Instagram captions to solve this problem while also ramping up your engagement.


It’s always best practice to create a call to action in your Instagram caption, but sometimes a picture doesn’t need a long engaging caption. Sometimes a picture is worth 1,00o words all on its own.


For those times you can’t seem to find the right words to say, here are some short Instagram captions for over 15 topics.


Short Instagram Captions


Short Instagram Captions For Confidence

Kanye Level: Kanye West

Don’t act like you’re not impressed

I don’t throw shade, I shed light

Stay humble, stay original, and stay real

Be humble, but let them b*tches know

Let your humble be louder than your mouth

Dream big, work hard, and stay humble

Love yourself enough to never lower your standards for anyone

A woman who knows her worth is dangerous AF

Be yourself, there’s no one better

They laugh because I’m different, I laugh because they’re all the same

Life is tough, but so am I

I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you

I didn’t change, I just found myself

You couldn’t handle me even if I came with instructions

I don’t sweat, I sparkle

It’s okay if you don’t like me, not everyone has good taste

No ones perfect, but I’m close

Dance like no one’s watching

Too blessed to be stressed


Short Instagram Captions For Girls

If you want something said, ask a man, if you want something done, ask a woman – Margaret Thatcher

Keep your head, your heels, and your standards high

Happy girls are the prettiest

Badass and Fabulous

She get it from her mama

I dress to impress…..myself

Sassy, classy, and a bit smart assy

Adjust your crown and carry on

Always rock that crown baby girl

Pick up your head and fix that crown

Always wear that invisible crown

Think like a Queen

Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with

Never let anyone dull your sparkle

Short girl problems

I’m not short I’m fun-sized

Don’t be like the rest of them darling

A girl should be 2 things – classy and fabulous – Coco Chanel

Little girls with dreams become women with vision

Long hair don’t care

Life is too short for boring hair

I woke up like this


Short Instagram Captions For Friends

Who run the world? GIRLS

Real queens fix each other’s crowns

Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but you know they’re there.

best friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

friends buy you lunch. best friends eat your lunch.

find your tribe. love them hard.

squad goals

your vibe attracts your tribe


Short Instagram Captions For Selfies

You use to be my cup of tea but now I drink Rose

She promised herself better and never looked back

Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be

Brunettes do it better

Blondes do it better

I run on sarcasm, coffee, and lipstick

Spread love everywhere you go

I could stop buying makeup, but I’m not a quitter

But first, let me take a selfie

Life is short, eat the cupcake


Short Instagram Captions That Are Funny

Current relationship status: Made dinner for two. Ate both. 

I’m single but I ignore people like I’m taken

I don’t chase men, I chase money

My vibe’s too lit to give a shit

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

I’m not lazy, I’m on energy-saving mode.

Hot Mess Express

Just being my SELFIE

Keep calm and selfie on

I have no selfie control

sun’s out, buns out

suns out, guns out

Is it wine-o-clock yet?


Short Instagram Captions For Outfits

Bad vibes don’t go with my outfit

Stress doesn’t go with my outfit

I’m nicer when I like my outfit

Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day

Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be

Life is short. Make every outfit count.

Self-confidence is the best outfit you can wear

Life is a party. Dress for it. – Audrey Hepburn

I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet.

Mixing highs and lows like a pro

If the shoe fits wear it!


Short Instagram Captions – Happy Quotes

If you see someone without a smile, give them yours – Dolly Parton

Just being the best version of myself

Just be happy, it drives people crazy

Nothing can rain on this parade

Life is better when you’re smiling

Ice cream is cheaper than therapy

Do more of what makes you happy

smiles are always in style

Keep calm and take a selfie 


Short Instagram Captions – Inspirational

Be the best version of you

life is better when you’re smiling

self-love is your superpower

You get what you give

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door

Don’t wait for opportunity, create it

Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations

Mindset is what separates the best from the rest

Not looking back cuz I’m not going that way

Success is falling 9 times and getting up 10

A mistake is success in progress

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs

If you want it, work for it

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Stress less and enjoy the best

You are the CEO of your life


Short Instagram Captions For Fitness

The body achieves what the mind believes

Life is too short not to make gains

The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen

Stop wishing, start doing


I’m only doing this so I can eat more later

No curls, no girls

Eat, sleep, gym, repeat

Curls for the girls

Who needs a ticket to the gun show?

I got 99 problems but big guns ain’t one

Life is too short to be small

Train like a beast, look like a beauty

Abs in progress…

Be your own damn competition

Keep your standards high and your squats low

A 1-hour workout is 4% of your day. Make it happen.

Be a badass with a nice ass

Push yourself. No one else is going to do it for you.

You can sparkle, I’m gonna sweat.

Look like a beauty. Train like a beast.



Short Instagram Captions – Song Lyrics

sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no makeup – Drake

If I was you, I’d wanna be me too – Meghan Trainor

I’m a savage – Megan Thee Stallion

Find me where the wild things are – Alessia Cara

Cheers to the freakin weekend – Rihanna

I’m bringing sexy back – Justin Timberlake

You could be the king but watch the queen conquer – Nicky Minaj

She acts like summer and walks like rain – Train

Nothin can stop me I’m all the way up – Fat Joe

I’m a savage, classy, bougieratchet, sassy, moody, nasty – Megan Thee Stallion 


Short Instagram Captions For Couples

Together with you is my favorite place to be

I didn’t choose you, my heart did

I love you, even when I’m hungry

I donut know what I would do without you

Love is sharing your pizza

Love is sharing your french fries

We go together like peanut butter and jelly

We go together like lamb and tuna fish

(S)he’s the cheese to my macaroni

Besides chocolate, you’re my favorite

Besides pizza, you’re my favorite


Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite

Every beauty needs a beast


Short Instagram captions for guys

It’s a bromance

Bros for life

Sundays are for the boys

Eat, sleep, lift, repeat

Swole life

I like to lift heavy shit

Be yourself, there’s no one better


Short Instagram captions for the beach

Vitamin C is good for the soul

An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease

Girls just wanna have sun

Don’t worry, beach happy

Beach hair, don’t care

How to have a beach body: 1.) Have a body 2.) Go to the beach.

Life is better at the beach

Life’s a beach

Life is better in flip-flops

Keep calm and beach on

Sand in my toes and salt in my hair 


Short Instagram Caption For Travel

Catch flights, not feelings

Vacation calories don’t count

Selfies or vacation didn’t happen

In a relationship with: My passport

That vacay slay

Pool hair, don’t care

All I wanna do is have some sun

An adventure a day keeps the Doctor away

I need a 6-month vacation, twice a year 


Short Instagram Caption That Are Cute

Make them stop and stare

Be your own kind of beautiful

Never regret anything that made you smile

Be happy and make others happy too

To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other

Don’t grow up, its a trap


Short Instagram Captions For Quarantine

Time for a quarantini!

How about we unplug 2020 and restart?

2020: 31 days in January, 29 days in April, 600 days in March, and every month after


Short Instagram Captions For Moms

This is a circus and these are my monkeys

I do not have ducks. I do not have a row. I have squirrels, and they’re everywhere

Home is where your mom is

Being a mom has made me so tired. and so happy

TGIF! Oh wait, I’m a mom

Nothing is lost until your mom can’t find it.

My nickname is mom but my full name is mom, mom, mom, mom

Messy hair, don’t care. Actually, I do care, it’s just that motherhood has lowered my standards, like a lot. 

I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom

I’m just winging it, life, eyeliner, everything. 

I’m a drop the F-bomb kind of mom

Mom turned upside down spells wow. 

They whine, I wine

Today’s goal: Keep the tiny humans alive

I made dis’


That’s it for this list of short Instagram captions! Hopefully, you found something for your next post or something that got your wheels spinning!


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