6 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Outfit For A Photoshoot

December 14, 2021

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6 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Outfit For A Photoshoot

It’s easy to get overwhelmed while choosing the perfect outfit for a photoshoot since there are many factors that you have to keep in mind, like the theme, the weather, place of the shoot, etc. Even though picking an outfit is extremely personal to an individual, you can follow a guide that will help you feel comfortable and confident in your attire during a photoshoot no matter what kind of shoot you’re having!

Here are 6 tips on how to choose the perfect outfit for a photoshoot

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Pick the Right Outfit

Choosing the right entails being right for you and compliments your style. If bold colors are outside your comfort zone, it’s probably a good idea to avoid them and go for lighter shades. Similarly, it’s better to avoid wearing loud patterns and very busy prints as they might clash with objects or the background of the photoshoot. Sticking with solid colors can be a good option because it will look classy and avert any unwanted distraction in the photos.

Bonus tip: Moms, pick YOUR outfits first and then dress everyone else around you!

Match With the Photoshoot

Another thing you must keep in mind is to wear attire appropriate with respect to the photoshoot theme. Whether the shoot is outdoor or indoor, on the city street or at a park, your dress should always blend well with the surroundings to give a cohesive look. Dress weather appropriate too – remember: being cold does NOT make for cute photos, no matter if you’re 5 years old or 55 years old. Dress warm if you need to, and accessorize!


An immensely important part of your outfit is the accessories that add dimension to your photos and complete the entire look. So, whether you add a scarf, a chunky bracelet, or a pendant, appropriate accessories that match your look will add a fashionable element to the attire. Of course, it’s seasonal dependent on accessories, but – there are always options! Fun hats, beanies or headbands add stylish flair with any season!

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Add Textures to Break Monotony

Another important thing to keep in mind is that sometimes solid colors can appear to be too bland or lack any visual interest. However, this can be changed by using different textures  and layers that add depth to the outfit. You can layer with denim, chunky knits, or buttoned shirts to prevent your outfit from looking flat. Experimenting with textures like yarn, tulle, or lace can also be used to juxtapose.

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Keep a Backup Outfit

One very important tip is always to be prepared with a backup outfit. Keeping a backup outfit with an extra pair of shoes is necessary as your planned outfit might not work well with the theme or location of the photoshoot. If you want to get something new, you can always check out shoes and bags at Macy’s.

Especially with the Christmas discounts going on, you can get coupons now by going online and saving money using promos. Even in case of an emergency, having one or two options will always do you good, especially if any accident spoils your planned outfit. This way, you won’t have to run back to your house to change outfits.

Go for Natural Makeup and Hairdos

Similar to keeping the clothing minimal and classy, it is also important that you choose the makeup and hairdo according to the outfit and theme of the photoshoot. Natural makeup and hair tend to look the most subtle yet beautiful in most photos; however, I definitely recommend getting professional hair and makeup. Pro stylists know how to do makeup in a way that is super flattering for photoshoots, and I’m happy to pass along some recommendations on great people to help you polish your look.

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Following these 6 easy tips can help guide you and make the process of getting ready for a photoshoot less intimidating than before. Simply follow these tips to choose an outfit and dress up according to your taste and the theme of the shoot. Always remember, less is more when it comes to pictures, except if the theme demands. Wear comfortable, timeless clothes and add a trendy spark by accessorizing, and you are good to go with the perfect outfit for a photoshoot!



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