One of the most asked questions I get from my seniors is, “What do I wear and where do I shop?!” I know girl, it’s tough! I’m doing a little series on Insta of my favorites places to shop for your senior session and Sweetest Stitch Boutique in RVA is top of the list!
Choosing outfits is a BIG part of your senior portraits. Obviously, you want to look amazing and wear cute clothes, but you also want to wear something that represents YOU and also something that photographs well. Sweetest Stitch has the cuuutest clothes with different vibes and styles, but all things trendy. We partnered up for this session with my RVA Senior Rep Team, and I just adore how they turned out!
Here’s a few key tips to think about when choosing what to wear for your senior session!
Choose a mix of COLORS + NEUTRALS: When choosing outfits for your senior session, try to choose colors that will either stand out or colors that will be softer, allowing you to be more of the focus. Also consider colors that will compliment your skin tone! Try to mix in some neutral pieces as well. We can spice these up with layers or accessories if needed, but sometimes locations can have a lot going on in the background, so having some neutral pieces allows us to focus on your gorgeous self!
Add LAYERS: Adding layers to your outfits always looks really great in portraits while also creating a chance for more variety – aka more photos !! A cute top paired with a shacket in the fall, or a dainty tank top paired with a denim jacket makes for great opportunities for posing and adding in “props”!
Accessories: I always lean to the side of a statement earring and simple necklace! Another super fun look are stacked bracelets or layers of necklaces! Try to incorporate some type of statement accessory into each outfit and mix them up throughout. Accessorizing doesn’t just have to be jewelry either, it can be a pair of sunglasses (which always turn out SO cute) or a floppy hat in the warmer months, or a scarf or cute beanie in the fall.
Most importantly, FEEL COMFORTABLE: My top outfit tip is that if you don’t feel comfortable in the outfit you choose or just feeling really unsure about it while trying it on, odds are you are still going to feel uncomfortable the day of the session! In every outfit you choose, you should feel 110% confident and love the fit you are in! And also comfy in the way that you can move around and be able to do different poses like sitting, walking, movements, etc!
If you are looking for somewhere local to shop (which you ALWAYS should!!!), totally hit up Sweetest Stitch located right near University of Richmond in the Tuckahoe area!!
ON WEDNESDAYS STUDENTS GET 35% OFF soooo, obviously, you should go…
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