"CLOTHES AREN'T GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD, THE WOMEN WHO WEAR THEM ARE."
- Anne Kline
It's really important to spend a bit of time prior to your photo shoot putting together your outfits and accessories - (a.ka. a friendly reminder not to do this the night before).
Pick your favorite 5 - 6 outfits with accessories and determine if the outfits you have selected are right for the photo shoot you've scheduled. Especially if you are scheduling a personal branding photo shoot - you want to make sure that you are communicating who you are and what you do through the clothing and accessories that you pick.
Flowy oversized tops rarely look good in a photo and can add extra unwanted volume. Stick to pieces that are a bit more form fitting. Tailored and freshly pressed clothing rarely goes out of style!
Simple pieces like scarves, blazers, vests, and jackets can quickly transform an outfit.
Don't forget that the locations you select will impact the wardrobe that you should select. Example: avoid leather pants and a sassy top with heels if the location you are selecting is an open field. The leather pants, top, and heels would be better suited for an urban or studio setting.
One last thing, you'll receive a copy of my fashion inspiration guide to help you plan for your photo shoot and should you need to schedule a wardrobe styling session with me, I'd be happy to do so.
Oh, and it's completely okay to break the fashion rules - you can pair a cocktail dress with booties or pair ripped skinny jeans with a band t-shirt and heels. Remember, some rules are made to be broken.