Summer is here! It’s time to hit the beach, get some sunshine, and snap a selfie to commemorate your tan! If you want to take the perfect beach selfie, Emily Ratajkowski has some specific instructions on how to take the best shot. Who better?
Emily Ratajkowski is the queen of the derriere on Instagram, known for her swimsuit modeling and artful poses. Ratajkowski’s Instagram, @emrata, celebrates beauty, female empowerment, and sexual liberation. No wonder she has 18 million followers. Now, she also designs her own swimwear brand, Inamorata—that’s Italian for “female lover.” Swimwear is a big part of her Instagram and her lifestyle—she’s been a beach bum since her childhood in San Diego and her suits are named for beaches and streets in her hometown.
If you want to feature your own beach bum like @emrata, Ratajkowksi offered some instruction to InStyle. She recommends a high cut that flatters the legs. Naturally, Inamorata offers high-cut bikini bottoms inspired by beach bombshells from the ‘60s and ‘90s. Next, you need natural light—be it the beach, balcony, or near a window. Artificial light—like your bathroom—is a bad idea. Finally, Ratajkowksi recommends that you take a thousand pictures. The perfect selfies—including her own—are one in a million!