SENIOR STYLE GUIDE
1. COMFORTABLE IS KEY
Choose clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident. You will feel more like yourself, and it will show in every portrait!
2. STAY TRUE TO YOUR STYLE
A great way to express yourself is through clothing. BE YOU and don’t get sucked into every trend. Choose outfits that are timeless and classic.
3. PLAY WITH COLOR
Choose colors that compliment your hair and skin tone. Adding a pop of color may bring out the color in your eyes and make you sparkle. As a general rule of thumb, stay away from bright neon, they tend to reflect on your skin and distract from your face! Solids are always in style!
4. ADD LAYERS
Layering can bring your outfit to the next level and make your portraits look stunning. When you layer with coats, flannel, vests or cardigans, it allows you to have more than just one outfit. Plus it adds so much dimension to your images and makes for super fun posing options!
5. TEXTURES ARE FUN
Don’t be afraid to pair different textures together. Think of lace, knits, leather, sequins and faux fur, they can add more depth to your portraits. Avoid high contrast patterns, prints, and logos, because they can be distracting and take away attention from you.
6. BRING SEVERAL OUTFITS AND MIX IT UP
I always recommend bringing 3-4 outfits and make sure that you have a variety of looks! Choose from different styles that best define you, like something casual, cozy, dressy, sporty, preppy or edgy, and plan your outfits accordingly. This way you’ll have different looks during your senior portrait session.
7. ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES
When planning your outfits, don’t forget to include accessories! Hats, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, shoes can make an outfit and bring your own personal touch to your portraits.
8. DRESS FOR THE SEASON
If you’re getting senior photos done in the fall, think of cozy sweaters and jackets. You want to be comfortable and not freezing because you are wearing a summer dress, so just plan accordingly. On that same token, it’ll look silly if you show up wearing snow boots in the middle of a flower field and green grass all around.
9. THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS
Consider the underwear you’ll need for each outfit. Certain looks call for a strapless bra, like that spaghetti strap spring dress, or nude panties for light color clothing
10. SHOWCASE YOUR PERSONALITY AND HOBBIES
Letterman jackets, sports uniforms, dance attire, musical instruments, books are all part of your senior year and are a trademark of who you are. Incorporating these items will help create unique portraits that bring out the real you.
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