SELFIES GET SERIOUS

The selfie has reached maximum impact, everyone’s doing it from Cara Delevingne to Miley Cyrus, Alexa Chung, to – our personal favourite – Hillary Clinton. Getting your own image to turn out as perfect as the A-list attempts however takes a little more work than just posing and pressing. Thankfully the PhotoToaster app – the name alone gets our backing – has come along to take the effort out of the art. Equipped with everything you need to make a picture perfect, from the lighting, to texture, to a whole host of vignettes, this is the little friend that’s been spreading though Topshop HQ like wildfire ensuring we look our selfie-best. And the greatest thing – buy anything from Topshop online and you’ll get this photographic genius for free.

Alexa Chung, Twitter ; Kate Bosworth, Twitter; Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, Twitter

Here are our other top tips for the ultimate posing pic – not that we’ve been practicing or anything…

Raise it Up
If there’s one thing the Kardashian’s have taught us it’s that raising a camera above your head, automatically makes you appear leaner. Chiselled cheekbones anyone?

The Power of Two
Make like Gerard Butler at this year’s Wimbledon and grab a friend – granted we can’t promise that friend will rival Bradley Cooper but a girl can dream.

Bigger is Better
When it comes to your hair, a bit of volume does wonders, slimming the face and creating that windswept natural look we crave. Apparently photos tend to shrink hair (we’re not making this up), so grab the dry shampoo and get backcombing.

Miley Cyrus, Instagram; Miranda Kerr, Instagram; Rita Ora, Instagram

Let There be Light
Lighting is a big plus, so if it’s sunny outside, use it, or make sure you have the lights turned on if you’re inside.

Mirror Mirror
At the risk of sounding vain, a bit of primping in the mirror really does make a difference. We all have our preferred ‘side’, so channel your inner Tyra and take a few moments to work your angles and find your most flattering look.

So next time you decide it’s time to strike a pose, make sure you give PhotoToaster a go! It’s free with all Topshop.com orders right now so the first time you wear your favourite piece, pose for a selfie and share it with us by tagging #topshop.