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10 Fashion Trends to Incorporate in Your Next Photoshoot

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10 Fashion Trends to Incorporate in Your Next Photoshoot

Are you preparing for your upcoming lifestyle, family or senior session? Then you may be trying to figure out what to wear. Read on for tips on what to wear to your next portrait session.

1. Flowy… Everything

This trend is meant especially for the mom and older sisters of the family. Flowy skirts and dresses are my favorite because they are perfect for twirling. They are oh-so flattering, and add texture to family photos. Anyone can find their personal style represented in this clothing article. It could be a strapless boho white dress, or a long pink pleated skirt. Additionally, a floral print kimono is another one of my favorite flowy outfits. Whichever style you lean towards, Consider including some sort of flowy article in your photo shoot. 

2. Big Hats

A recent trend in photography, especially all over Instagram, is large hats. I think they make the perfect prop in family photos, senior portraits, and even engagement photos.  They add some flair and dimension, a way to make your photos stand out, something different in your portfolio. There are many styles and colors to choose from, so check out multiple stores before buying one. Some of my favorite places to find hats are Marshalls, TJMax, and Altar’d State. 

3. Denim

Three words. Denim. Denim. Denim. Denim jackets, denim pants, denim shirts. They are a nice staple article of clothing, and they never go out of style. They also blend well with everything and are a nice way to accompany bold styles and patterns. There is no way that in a few years you would look back and think, what was I wearing? So, if you are someone who is sticks with the tried and true classics, I’d recommend picking out a staple piece of denim to base your outfit off of. 

4. Flowers

A bouquet is the perfect accessory or prop if you are feeling like your outfit needs a pop. I always recommend freshly cut flowers for a senior session, or lifestyle sessions as well. My favorite flowers include lavender, peonies, and sunflowers. The simplistic beauty of flowers never ceases to amaze me. Especially its ability to tie together a look. I also love a good flower crown! 

5. Embroidery

Embroidery is another hot trend. Embroidery is great to stylize a pair of jeans, a jacket, or a simple T-shirt. You can do it yourself, or buy it pre-made! 😉 It adds a simple touch to make your outfit more personal and gives your portraits an extra uumph of originality. 

6. Nude Colors

Lately, many families have been sticking to light blues, pinks, oranges, grays, and yellows. This color palette blends in nicely with one bold patterned article of clothing, along with a vivid and interesting location. Nude tones also almost always blend in with your home decor, so you can put your canvases and prints anywhere. 

7. Thrifted and Retro Styles

Try hitting a thrift store before you go to a major clothing store. They have a ton of deals and some great items that can really add personality to your look. Especially if you are looking for a retro styled piece, thrift stores are usually the only place to find what you are looking for. For example, a pearl necklace, sea glass ring, or bold cardigan can go a long way in the name of fashion. 

8. Linen 

Linen skirts, linen jumpsuits, and linen dresses are on trend. Airing on the side of simplicity,  they go well with pretty much everything, and you can dress them up or down. Solid-colored linen outfits blend nicely with a bright silk scarf and some bold pumps. I personally love this linen trend because they are a nice staple piece you can use over and over even after the photo shoot is over! 

9. Belts

Metal stretch belts, leather belts, and suede belts are all cute ways to quite literally tie an outfit together. They are great for both guys and gals. They are also the perfect accessory for your little ones in a family session. Some of my favorite belts are from ModCloth and Old Navy. 

10. Beach Wave Hair

Ever since I had my hair professionally done, I have simply loved the way it looked and felt. I recommend getting your hair professionally done the day of the shoot. 

Laura

Hi, I'm Laura Mares! I'm thankful to be a wife, mother and Pittsburgh lifestyle photographer. I photograph because I believe that life is simply beautiful and every person has a story worth telling. I'd love to tell yours.