Stylish to Swank: 4 Wardrobe Tips

Clients know how important a first impression with a headshot is. Often they have a professional groom their hair and apply their makeup, but too often they are left to figure out what to wear on their own. From style to swank, here are 4 easy wardrobe tips to help them choose their outfits like a professional!

TIP 1: COLOURS YOU LOVE

For style to swank, technically, any wardrobe colours will work. If you have a favourite colour, bring variations to your session – IE: light blue, dark blue, navy blue and really dark blue. If you have a couple of favourite colours, please all colour options. Weather this is a full body portrait or a headshot, please dress from head to foot. If you wear wardrobe colours you love, you will be most comfortable, and that will pick up in the camera.

TIP 2: COLOURS THAT POP

Deep colours are richer in camera. Wear colours that contrast your skin colour. If you wear layers, wear complimentary colours (below). Use this fun tool to visualize colour combinations: Coolers. Just hit the spacebar in the tool to see all sorts of combinations of colour. Style to swank is just that easy!

TIP 3 – COLOURS THAT ARE COMPLIMENTARY

This is section is meant for layering, not for patterns. These examples are only meant as a suggestion.

  • Red Pairs well with light green, pink, dark brown, and purple
  • Yellow Pairs well with dark blue, red, light blue, and black
  • Green Pairs well with dark blue, dark purple, dark green, and black
  • Teal Pairs well with dark green, dark red, peach, and dark blue
  • Blue Pairs well with dark green, pale green, white, and dark red
  • Purple Pairs well with dark blue, red, pale purple, and pale green
  • Pink Pairs well with grey, blue, red, and black.

TIP 4 – AVOID CERTAIN PATTERNS AND OTHER PITFALLS

Let’s face it, patterns in our wardrobes can be very eye catching!

Off camera big plaids and checks, or even high contrast mixed patterns can make a statement without having to say a word. On camera these patterns can easily steal focus from your face – even in small doses – and portraits are all about your face. If you are having difficulty with pattern, you can wear solid colours or you can book a pre consultation phone call for advice @ Contact Me.