15 of the Prettiest Flat Lays to Ever Grace Instagram

Not far behind #ootd posts, it's undeniable that the most popular Instagram post amongst bloggers is the classic flat lay. Shot from above, the flat lay is a way for the photographer to share with her followers what she might be doing at the moment: enjoying breakfast, reading a fashion magazine, working on her laptop, etc.

And while it might sound simple enough, capturing a solid flat lay is a delicate art. You need the right objects, the right background, and just the right kind (and amount) of light. It's been quite a while since we paid homage to the ladies who shoot the best flat lays—so there's no time like the present.

Keep scrolling for 15 of the best flat lays we've seen on Instagram lately!

Jane Aldridge

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"Charcuterie of life"

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Gala Gonzolez

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"Cant wait to meet you all today here in #Lisbon to introduce you my jewellery collection #GalaxTous @tousjewelry at 7PM at Rua Garrett 50-52"

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Julie Sariñana

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"Keepin' it chill today in our sleeveless sweatshirt tee @shop_sincerelyjules"

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Lizzy van der Ligt

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"Breakfast for Champs!!! #paris #cafecharlot #lemarais"

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Maja Weyhe

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"@rayban #new"

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Marie Wolthers

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"Two of my favourite things. Tulips and lace #newin #shopping #thisiswhistles"

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Emily Current & Meritt Elliott

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"#regram @hiari_08 #adenimstory @rizzolibooks"

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Sofie Valkiers

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"Getting spring ready with my new @maisonvalentino bag and a fresh mani by @lakstoreantwerp http://www.fashionata.com/beauty-fashion-just-me/summer-vibes #rainbowbag #evileye #manicure"

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Trine Kjaer

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"Brunch in Zürich with @lauralawaetz and @fundachristophersen @omega #baselworld"

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Amy Astley

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"A box to keep, for real! Limited edition by @ladureeus, covered in @emiliopucci silk. Totally yummy Italian/French merger."

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Andy Torres

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Chriselle Lim

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"Having a perfectly smooth canvas to work on is essential. I don't have perfect skin , but I sure know how to fake it with the help of the right foundation. So here's a blatantly honest review of my 5 favourite foundations on #thechrisellefactor today. Direct link in bio http://thechrisellefactor.com/2015/03/5-favourite-foundations/"

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Chiara Ferragni

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"Homemade avocado toasts for lunch #TheBlondeSaladGoesToHollywood"

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Danielle Bernstein

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"smells like spring, looks like spring | thanks to @jomalonelondon and @crownsbychristy we're #backinbloom"

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Annabel Rosendahl

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"Packing for CALIFORNIA #roadtrip #stellamccartney #helmerbags #komono"

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What do you think makes for an awesome flat lay? Tell us in the comments below!