Fall Instagram Picture Ideas + Tips

Guys, I’m freaking out.


Since I live in Houston and we don’t get fall weather until maybe October, fall starts here and now. September 1st means pumpkin spice lattes, vanilla pumpkin candles, and dark nail polish. Yep, I’m one of those people, and I don’t care who knows it!

It seems like it was just a couple weeks ago that I posted my summer Instagram picture ideas, but hey…while we’re on the subject of fall, let’s just jump right in to fall Instagram picture ideas!

It’s a new season which means new tactics to boost engagement on social media. 

fall instagram picture ideas

Go #basicwhitegirl this fall

If sweatpants, fuzzy socks, and a PSL in one hand make me a #basicwhitegirl this fall then so be it! I’ll be sure to take a few snaps of that look while I’m at it.

The thing with Instagram is that people like photos that are either relatable or desirable. 

Graphic tee with a cute saying, Starbucks cup, and a messy bun? Relatable. 

Beautiful aeriel view picture in a field of pumpkins and hay bales? Desirable.

Both of these Instagram photo ideas will be liked, commented on, and will circulate throughout the explore page. When it comes to fall on Instagram, people want to see what fall candles you’re burning or how cute your new blanket scarf is! Don’t be afraid to be “basic”.

fall instagram feed ideas

Show your favorite fall recipes

The way to an Instagram user’s heart is through their stomach! (Err… did I just mix metaphors?) Nothing entices me more as a scroll through my feed than seeing a beautifully posed picture of some yummy pumpkin pie, warm soup, or even a fun candy apple.

fall instagram picture ideas

Strut in a great fall outfit

Leggings, t-shirt dresses, booties galore. Stand in front of your trusty brick wall (or the most attractive building on your college campus) and get that #ootd shot! Be sure to tag the brands you’re wearing and in return, ask your followers what they like to wear for fall! Engaging your Instagram audience is key all year ’round, but there are some great opportunities in the fall to get creative with hearing what they have to say.

fall instagram ideas

Fall scenery makes a great photo

I can’t wait for the leaves to change, so I can get some gorgeous shots of those red and yellow leaves. Keep your eyes peeled on your way to class and you may just get a great photo to improve your Instagram theme!

boost engagement on instagram  Study Sesh Photo Shoot

I know that fall for me means lots of long hours spent studying. Instead of pouting over the lack of social media activity on my end, I simply snap a picture while I’m studying to post to my Instagram feed! Going back to the concept of being relatable, a photo of some textbook notes and a latte can really peak user’s interests considering most people are spending a lot of fall studying just like you.

What are your tips for the perfect fall-inspired Instagram feed?



  • Love these ideas! I’m definitely going to use them during the fall!

  • I love all of this Cristina! I’m totally in to sharing my fall recipes and decor! Only holding off another week or two before I overload my IG feed with everything fall!
    I definitely think sharing softer, warmer hues is the key to a fab IG feed this fall!

    X, Tiffani

  • Fall is the time to be a #basicwhitegirl like you said, and I totally love that about fall!

    Love all these tips!

    xx, Jamie

  • Fall is the time to be a #basicwhitegirl like you said, and I totally love that about fall!

    Love all these tips!

    xx, Jamie

  • I love this post! How cute!
    its always good to keep inspiration for your instagram! Those bowls look delicious!

  • These are all great ideas, Cristina! I love a good photo with fall scenery!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • I’ve been watching enough of your vlogs and snapchat stories that I can totally hear your voice reading this, haha. Its not even close to fall in Southern California either, so I’ve definitely been struggling on how to infuse my feed with fall feels. Thank you for the inspiration!



  • I’m still not ready to break away from the pretty summer colors in my feed haha!! But these are great tips 🙂

    xoxo A

  • We have the same weather situation here in VA Beach…I like to talk about layering for September!

  • So cute! Great ideas. (And thanks for giving me permission to “be basic” lol!)

  • Awesome ideas! I am so excited to head to the pumpkin patch with my photographer in October for photos! I love fall photos!

    Sydney… http://styledbys.ca

  • Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing lovely!

    Xo, Maryam

  • Such great tips! I cant wait to go to the apple farm an the pumpkin! Two of my favourite places to be.


  • I am all about the #basiclife! HAHA bring on the top knots, leggings, PSL, and sweater!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  • Great ideas! I am super basic in that sense too so no shame here.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Love these ideas. I love seeing people’s cute fall outfits!

  • Great tips! I’m so excited for some PSL and you know I’ll be taking pictures of tasty treats 😉

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

  • How cute is this! P.S. Fuzzy socks are my instgram staple through february lol!

  • I love more subtle colors for fall, especially on Instagram feeds!


  • These are great tips! I’m such a basic white girl, and am so excited to take pictures of blanket scarves and PSLs.

    XO, Brooke

  • Cat

    This is all so cute! Such helpful hints for helping create a beautiful fall Instagram feed 🙂

  • Great tips! I agree. Fall time is the most photogenic.

  • Alison

    Loved all of these ideas! I usually having a hard time coming up with ideas for Instagram, so this will be super helpful! Also, your feed has been FIRE lately – I’m in love!!

    xo, Alison

  • Hahahahaha such awesome pictures and great tips! I loe the basic white girl tip… that is me for sure! I really need to step up my Insta game for fall!

  • The photo with the winding staircase is just dreamy. I’ve never thought to vary what I post on social media based on the current season; I guess it just happens naturally as your life shifts in slightly different directions due to the weather.