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!