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20 Brilliant Instagram Highlight Icon Sets for Brands & Bloggers

These Instagram highlight icon sets will ensure that your profile looks cohesive and well-designed. Also, go ahead and download our free Instagram grid and moodboarding template to build a cohesive theme.

Lesley Yarbrough May 25, 2021 · 6 min read

Since late 2017, Instagram users have been able to highlight certain Instagram stories they had previously published on their profile — allowing them to create an easily accessible, categorized archive of the short videos and photos they’d once shared as stories.
If you highlight stories in your Instagram profile, the stories remain visible at the top of your page. For that reason, it can help to create and choose an icon to serve as the cover for each set of stories. Doing so makes your highlights look consistent and cohesive with the rest of your brand assets.
To make choosing highlight covers easier, you may want to purchase one of these ready-to-use sets from professional designers. These Instagram Highlight Icon sets from Creative Market shop owners will ensure that your profile looks cohesive and well-designed anytime someone checks it out. Once you’ve decided which highlight icons work best, go ahead and download our free Instagram grid and moodboarding template to build a cohesive theme.

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Rose Gold Instagram Highlight Covers

The Brand Pub created Rose Gold Instagram Highlight Covers, a set of 35 rose gold colored covers for stories. Their color makes them perfect for any girly or feminine brand; consider using them if your Instagram features fashion, style, families, or nature.

Health & Fitness Instagram Stories

Health & Fitness Instagram Stories is a set of stories covers created by Em & Dash. These were created with fitness Instagrammers in mind, so choose this set of covers if you highlight weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and more. The set includes 40 JPG covers that don’t need any editing.

Instapack: All Instagram Templates

Kristina Dubnovitskaya created INSTAPACK: All Instagram Templates. This set of story cover templates has 18 hi-resolution story highlight icons, as well as 9 Instagram content templates and 5 bonus Instagram Avatar templates. If you need help using these, the set comes with a help video.

Black & Floral Insta Stories Pack

Choose Black & Floral Insta Stories Pack by Elise Hunter Design if you need a set of stories icons that are both minimalistic and elegant. These black and white covers feature pink and white floral details, and the set includes 10 highlight covers.

Instagram Stories Highlight Covers

This set of 16 Instagram Stories Highlight Covers was created by The Brand Pub. Each contains a minimalistic illustration that can relate to the content of your stories, including motifs like a coffee cup, cat, cactus, paper plane, and bike.

Grey Instagram Highlight Covers

The Social Esthete created Grey Instagram Highlight Covers, a set of covers that feature simplistic line drawings of icons in grey, black, and white. There are 12 high covers included, and they’re appropriate for a wide range of topics, including food, love, technology, and photography.

Instagram Story Highlights Pack

Elise Hunter Design also created Instagram Story Highlights Pack, which features covers for story highlights in soft colors, like grey, pink, and peach. Each cover features a small icon as well as text, so use it if you want your covers to look both decorative and informative.

14 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons

Check out 14 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons by Kristina Dubnovitskaya if you want high-resolution icons that are easy to personalize. You can make these icons your own in Photoshop, and they feature images like a balloon, a car, a book, and a cake.

Modern and Basic Instagram Highlights

The Social Esthete created Modern and Basic Instagram Highlights, which are minimalistic black and white icons for highlights covers. Use these to create very basic categories of stories, like food and drink, fitness, and travel.

60 Instagram Story Highlight Covers

The Stock Shop created 60 Instagram Story Highlight Covers, which are intended to be used by influencers and bloggers. There is a huge selection in this pack, so choose it if you know you’re going to be posting a lot of stories and organizing them into highlights.

Pretty Instagram Highlight Covers

Is your Instagram elegant or floral? Then these covers in Pretty Instagram Highlight Covers are the icons for you. They feature a floral design by The Social Esthete, and are customizable so you can choose your own categories.

28 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons

The Stock Shop created 28 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons, which feature cute doodle illustrations of icons that relate to popular Instagram story catalogs. In it, you’ll find drawings of things like a table setting, wedding ring, and mug — among many others.

Marble Instagram Tiles for Stories

Choose the Social Esthete’s Marble Instagram Tiles for Stories for Highlights covers that are elegant and refined. With a background that looks like white marble, you can show off the professional side of your brand and business.

Atelier Instagram Highlight Covers

Head of House created Atelier Instagram Highlight Covers, which are stylish highlights covers for anyone that has a trendy brand. The text in the covers is not editable, so this is a ready-to-upload set. The pack is intended for fashion bloggers, stylists, and creative professionals in the beauty or apparel industries.

Zephyr Instagram Highlight Covers

These artistic Instagram highlight covers were created by Head of House. Zephyr Instagram Highlight Covers are also intended for beauty bloggers, fitness gurus, and lifestyle influencers. The text is not editable and contains words like “Wellness,” “Recipes,” and “Food.”

Watercolor Instagram Highlight Cover

Watercolor Instagram Highlight Cover is a set of highlight covers created by the Social Esthete. These icons appear to be reddish pink watercolor, and they’re fitting for a delicate, artistic brand.

Instagram Story HIGHLIGHTS Bundle 2

Frank Wo created Instagram Story HIGHLIGHTS Bundle 2, for people who bright, colorful Instagram highlight covers with illustrations, but no words.

Instagram Story Highlight Icons 1

Marmalade Moon’s Instagram Story Highlight Icons 1 is a set of icons that contains minimalistic drawings and illustrations, and you can find icons in it that contain shoes, diamonds, and hearts.

Modern Instagram Highlight Covers

Modern Instagram Highlight Covers from The Social Esthete contain basic line drawings to highlight the most important parts of your brand (videos, podcast episodes, and other common brand products).

18 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons

Kristina Dubovitskaya created 18 Instagram Stories Highlight Icons, which has high-resolution icons that be personalized to fit your brand. They include images related to beauty, fashion, work, and other popular content categories.

If you want to create a completely branded Instagram profile, check out the goods on Creative Market. Our professional designers have created a wide range of design products–from Instagram themes and templates to headers to icons you can use for your blog, and more. Choosing a product created by a designer can help you create an online presence that’s as professional and outstanding as you are.

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