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WARDROBE

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CASUALLY

carefree

One of the best things you can remember when deciding you portrait wardrobe is to BE YOURSELF! If denim cut-offs, sandals and a slouchy knit top is your way of relaxing, let one of your outfits show that off! Don’t be scared of this style!

 

Whether you like bold colours or muted tones, there is so much you can do with this casual look!

 

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

A casual classic will always be denim.

Whether it’s cut-off shorts, boot cut jeans or denim skinnies, you can always transform this look into whatever you want it to be.

 

 

Keep your colours neutral and bold (instead of soft) to play up your primary colours.

 

 

To keep this look casual, keep your top loose fitting and / or slouchy.

A great way to anchor your whole outfit is to add some casual kicks in the form of Vans, ADIDAS, Converse, etc.

PRETTY

prep

This look is for those who love tailored structure with whimsy accents.

 

meet jewels while blazers are paired with pops of colour all while staying

inside the lines. Soft patterns share pastel colours and light and airy fabrics

are paired with streamlined silhouettes. If you’re a happy, go lucky girl who

likes to look polished and playful, this is the style for you.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

If you love Chambray collars, pair them with a pretty

sweater and heavy jewels to play up your neckline and keep it feminine.

 

For a bold look, play up your patterns in a bold way and

go with large prints. For a softer look, keep your prints small and light.

 

If you do go with floral/pretty prints, remember to anchor them with a heavy solid like a beautifully coloured cardigan.

 

 

Balance the seasonal approach by pairing chunky sweaters

with light skirts or fall skinnies to keep the look girly and fresh.

 

Patterned shorts/skirts/rompers are always adorable - remember to anchor them with a complementary colour on top.

URBAN

street

Whether it’s military/combat boots, leather jackets or bold angular patterns, urban street style is always a great modern look for your portraits.

 

If you’re looking for a hard edge, stick with dark muted tones and tailored outfits that are as straight laced as your boots. If you want to soften it up a bit, add a few brighter tones and flowy fabrics to keep it chic but still street.

 

Feel free to mix and match new threads with thrift shop finds and remember to throw back a bit to the ‘80s and ‘90s.

 

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

 

Want to brighten up a foundation of dark colours?

Try a light pair of ripped jeans or upscale joggers.

 

 

Remember the shoes:

 

To really kick up your outfit and keep it real, throw on a

pair of legit underground kicks. Play with either ankle cut

or high top sneaks for a more hip hop look and play with

military lace ups or combats for that army brat look.

 

 

Jackets:

The only way to go for this look is to keep it structured and

stitched. Black leather or army green jackets will keep your

look muted and edgy. Keep them matte with metal accents for authenticity.

FLIRTY

florals

If you’re feeling fun and flirty and want to show off your girly side, floral prints are a great way to achieve that! There are a ton of options out there in colour, size of print, and even texture so you know you’ll have a ton of variety to choose from when choosing your style.

 

While florals have always been a timeless trend, there are a ton of ways to wear them that will represent you in your pictures.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

If you want to add a simple statement piece to your minimal outfit, throw on a floral kimono or jacket to go a bit more girly.

 

 

Whether your floral prints are tiny or huge, allow your piece to be the main show by pairing it with solids. For example, if you’re going to wear a floral top, pair it with

solid color pants or a skirt.

 

Remember that darker florals can lean toward fall and winter seasons, while lighter and brighter florals can lend themselves to the spring and summer seasons.

 

Not feeling so girly, but still want to flaunt florals? A great way to edge them out is to pair them with a masculine structured piece like a leather jacket or boyfriend jeans.

THROW

back

Retro wear is coming back with a vengeance and wow - it is absolutely amazing!

 

Chokers from the 90's, track shorts from the early 80's and high waisted bell bottoms from the 70's are making their way front and center to the fashion world.

 

If you connect with any of these eras, now is your time to pay homage.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

Do your research. Start a Pinterest board with ideas to keep you on track and find out what was the fashion for the era. Pin to your heart's desire and before you know it,

you'll have the perfect wardrobe for your retro vibe.

 

Staying era specific is EVERYTHING.

 

If you're going with the 70's, commit to only 1970s trends Don't throw in a

different era piece - it may ruin the entire look.

 

Sun glasses can really set off your look. Again, make sure  to stay era specific.

 

When you decide on a retro look, I will find a location to match. Just like trends, if I place you in the wrong location, it can ruin the entire look.

BOHO

beautiful

Whether you’re a wanderlust at heart or a wild spirit, this boho look is for

you! This style is the love child of the gypsies and the 1970s and is such a

great way to bring emotional freedom into your portraits!

 

Most boho looks are light and airy with sheer fabrics and lace while others

are full of bold tribal patterns and hints of Middle Eastern flair. You can

mix and match these two options or keep them separate for two completely different looks.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

If you decide on sheer fabrics, remember to bring NUDE undergarments. 

 

Stackable bangles are HUGE accessories for this look and can add to the

authenticity of the style.

 

Headbands (for across the forehead) also bring a certain genuine look to match this gypsy throwback style.

 

The more rings, the better!

 

The more layers you have on, the better! Add on a sheer kimono, fur vest belted with skinny belt, boot socks, and everything else you can think of!

GORGEOUS

glam

Glam it up with your favorite dress that flatters you to the core!

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

The length of your dress speaks loudly!

 

A short dress means you’re the life of the party and ready

to go! While a long dress exudes elegance and Hollywood glamour!

 

Always remember to bring the appropriate NUDE undergarments for your dress: strapless or convertible bra, SPANX, seamless underwear, shape-wear, etc.

 

Keep in mind that the more sequins and embellishments on

your dress, the less accessories you will need. Vice versa goes for a simple dress.

RESORT

wear

Resort wear is a beautiful option if you love bright colors, large prints and the warm breeze of summer. If you want to look like you travel the globe in your off time,

this is a great wardrobe for you!

 

Large tropical prints, linen fabric, Spanish embroidery, and bright patterns are all factors of this lovely style.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

Simplicity is key when considering this option.

 

Due to the beautifully bright prints, you'll want to keep your accessories to a minimum. A few stacked bracelets, and a pair of sunnies is all you need to set it off.

 

Light linen fabric is a great way to keep this look not too tropical. Pair it with wide trousers or light embroidery to keep the look interesting.

 

The best shoes for this look is either strappy sandals (gladiators are awesome) or open toed espadrilles or sandals.

DARING 

denim

Denim certainly gets its own category because let’s face it... you can dress it up, dress it down, make it sophisticated, pair it with diamonds and a ton of other styles to accentuate your look.

 

Today’s fashion trends lean so heavily on denim

that you can even double it up for a bold fashion statement.

 

Whether you decide to wear your denim vintage, ripped, dark or acid washed, you’ll never fail with this choice for your pictures.

 

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

 

Remember that the shades of denim will either hide or

accentuate your body parts. If you want to accentuate your legs and thighs, wear light denim in jeans. A darker wash will hide your thighs.

 

 

If you want to have fun with denim on denim, always mix your washes, weight, and shades to create a dynamic variety in your outfit.

 

 

To make your denim pop, consider pairing it with luxe accents like heels, diamond jewellery, an embellished top, or a sparkly clutch.

LUCKY IN

lace

Whether it’s a lace top, lace shorts or a lace dress, you can never go wrong

with this fun and flirty classic! Keep it modern by wearing it in bold and rich

colors or keep it timeless with muted tones of cream and blush.

 

Play it up with a strand of pearls or bring it way down by pairing lace with cowboy boots for a down home style. It’s feminine and always soft when you want to keep your portrait style with that “girl next door” look.

 

A FEW TIPS & TRICKS TO KEEP IT POLISHED

 

To keep lace looking high end, be sure to purchase only those pieces that are scalloped or open hemmed. That makes the piece look unique and intricate.

 

Remember that lace is usually see through, so pair your piece with nude undergarments. Refrain from using anything other than nude undergarments because it can come off as less than classy.

 

If you are foregoing pretty pearls for a more modern look, stick with thin chained necklaces when wearing lace as not to compete with the pattern in the lace.

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