What to Wear for Senior Pictures | Dubuque Iowa | Senior Portrait Photographer

September 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Psst...are you getting your pictures taken in the fall? You HAVE to see this post and this post on fall fashion so your outfits can be on point!

One of the most exciting but also very difficult things to do: figuring out what to wear for senior pictures. You feel like it's crucial! Trust me, I've been there. I googled for hours upon hours and looked at outfits upon outfits. Tried stuff on over and over again (Hey Mom, does this outfit say "going places?"). I wanted to wear the perfect thing. Something classic but fashion forward; unique but not weird. After all- these senior pictures are sent out to everyone! They're on your cards...at your graduation party...simply put, they are remembered for many years to come. Compiled here for you is an easy but also very helpful article to make this super exciting but super difficult thing just a little bit easier. 

1. Something that is Classic & Timeless
Though it may seem boring, you do need that one classic outfit. Fashion and style changes so rapidly and while you may looooveee that special trend now, how is it going to look in 5 years? 10 years? This could be the picture that is in your yearbook, on your grandparent's fridge, or on all your graduation cards. Good ideas include: black&white color combo, solid top and jeans, or a simple dress. Avoid: looking too casual (sweatpants for example), lots of prints, and graphic logo tees. 

A fashion look from September 2014 featuring MANGO tops, Calypso St. Barth t-shirts and Reiss blouses. Browse and shop related looks.

2. Something With Style
Now that you got the "everyday" photo out of the way switch it up! If you really liked that outfit, consider bringing in accessories. If you want to change-do! Wear something a little dressier but totally you. Some girls even wear their prom dress for this one- very glamorous! Whatever style you have: bohemian, 1940's, trendy, hipster, or girly- don't be afraid to let it show. 

A fashion look from September 2014 featuring Topshop dresses, Alice + Olivia dresses and Vero Moda dresses. Browse and shop related looks.

 

3. Something that Represents You
Now that you have the classic picture that will stand the test of time and the stylish picture that shows of your inner model... now it's time for the picture that is all personal to you! Whatever future plans or goals you have, with your outfit and props, let's have it shine through here. Going to law school? Consider wearing a suit. Do you run track? Let's see those sneakers. A cheerleader? Bring those pom poms! Is volleyball your thing? We'll show off those skills. Excited about your new school's colors? Wear them! Senior pictures are really special because they're capturing that moment in your life where you're about to launch, discover, and grow. Why not remember that moment as the person you really are? 

 

Girls, head on over to this fashion blog to get more in depth ideas on how to wear your clothes! Tons more ideas and must-have tips on how to look your best!

 

 

 

 

Guys:

*Sigh*

You have it way easier than girls. But nonetheless, here are some tips to help you with your senior pics!

1. Classic & Timeless
Same rule applies here as it does with the girls. But since you guys are so easy going, it doesn't make much of a difference! Good ideas include: button up and jeans, v neck and shorts, casual tee and jeans and/or shorts, and solid colors Avoid: t shirts with graphics and logos 

A fashion look from September 2014 featuring Osiris sneakers and Scotch & Soda t-shirts. Browse and shop related looks.

2. Something With Style
Now is the time to add on to the outfit you wore before or totally change it. Many parents like to see their son dressed "sharp". Now I'm not saying rent a 5 piece tuxedo set, but do consider bringing it up a notch!

A fashion look from September 2014 featuring Tommy Hilfiger watches. Browse and shop related looks.

3. Something That Represents You
Now is the time to wear whatever you want that represents you! Whether it's your favorite letterman's jacket, your football, your senior ring, your sports uniform, or your instrument- bring it along!

 

Guys&Girls:

These are merely suggestions not rules. At the end of the day the more comfortable you feel the better. And remember, seniors...

 

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
                                          ~Ayn Rand

Now that you know what to wear, click HERE to know how to prepare for your session! Need more help or interested in booking a unique, customized EXPERIENCE? Click HERE to contact me!

 

 


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