This was officially the year of the selfie — in fact, it was so official that the Oxford English Dictionary made it the word of the year for 2013.
And because no one really takes a better selfie than the models, designers, and stylists we follow obsessively on all our social media platforms, we've rounded up our 10 favorite fashion selfies of the year, along with some important lessons to ensure we all take even better ones in the year to come.
We all tend to look our best when we're relaxed, so make like Diane von Furstenberg and get cozy while you're at it.
More selfie tips here.
Find Your Light
Lighting really is everything — and British model Jourdan Dunn can attest to that. She takes some pretty spectacular selfies, all of which look stunning because she's usually very well lit.
Adjust Your Framing
If you've got a phone with a front-facing camera, use it. Otherwise, you might end up cutting yourself out of your own selfie, like Giancarlo Giammetti did with Diane Kruger earlier this year.
Find Your Best Angle
What's the point of having high cheekbones if you can't show them off? Take a page from the book of Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and make sure your camera captures your best features.
Get Your Friends Involved
Let the wilder side of your personality show on occasion, like Cara Delevingne did with her model friends Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year.
Watch Out For Photobombers
Unless, like Coco Rocha, your prospective photobombers include legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath. We're cool with Pat. Pat can stay.
Capture the Glamorous
Don't be afraid to share your reality with the world — especially if your reality involves private planes and amazing aviator sunglasses like Heidi Klum's does.
Pick the Filter That's Best For You
Star stylist June Ambrose knows a thing or two about making people look their best — which is why she's meticulous about her own Instagrams and the filters she uses. This one, for those curious, is X-Pro II.