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The Five Trends You Need for Spring! | Sycamore Illinois Senior Photography

Today, I want to show you a few fun trends we have seen popping up in senior sessions recently! I always want my seniors to have a variety of trendy + classic outfits that express their personalities, and so I enjoy staying on top of the newest styles (or I try to, at least!). As a mom and small business owner, I try to incorporate trends in an age-appropriate way, and I find it a fun challenge! Here’s a few of our favorites:

Graphic Tees: These have been on our fashion radar for 2016, and they’re back for spring. I like the quirky prints and fun sayings, like THIS one from Old Navy (it’s listed under loungewear, but we have found that Old Navy tees are pretty versatile across the board). Try pairing a graphic tee with distressed jeans and a colorful sneaker for a casual, fun everyday look. We also showcased some inspirationally designed tees in our recent indoor shoot, “Inspiration is T” . Thanks to Strawberry Revolution for the adorable KIND is the new Pretty tee, which supports the KIND Campaign!

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Neon Sporty: Athleisure is one of the comfiest trends this year, and who doesn’t love a great legging and oversized tee?? But just because it’s sporty doesn’t mean it has to be sloppy. Victoria’s Secret has more than just bras these days, it also has some fun pieces in their PINK line. We like THIS bright neon open back tee, paired with some side-lace leggings like THESE. Add some vintage inspired sneakers or black Nikes for a bright and sporty ensemble!

Floral Embroidery: It’s EVERYWHERE! It feels a bit ‘nineties’, but we like the floral bomber jackets to add a girly touch to a tee and jeans. Forever 21 always has great trendy options for the girls on a budget. Try THIS cute jacket, paired with high waist jeans and fun lace up shoe. Think pastels mixed with edgier pieces like moto leggings or studded bracelets for an outfit that isn’t too bland.

Bell Sleeves: Floral and bohemian pairings are always a win in our book! If you want to splurge on a gorgeous tunic, we like THIS Starlight Mini Dress from Free People (it runs short, so it looks great as a longer top or short dress). The romantic, flowy sleeve looks perfect on taller gals, while petite ones may need to hire a tailor so the length doesn’t overwhelm them. Pair with an over the knee boot for spring, or a sandal for summer for an on-trend look.

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Makeup Trends: MAC predicts bright and bold colors for spring, and if you’re brave enough to incorporate them, we love the bright pink eyeliner and navy blue accents. If you’re not quite ready to get a bold palette, you can add touches of colors like navy eyeliner or coral blush for a more subtle spring look. Find more from MAC’s spring forecast right HERE.

Overwhelmed by the onslaught of new trends? We know it can be hard to pick a senior wardrobe, but we would love to help you! Please contact us to book your senior session, and get our assistance from booking until your products are in your hands….that means we can help you with wardrobe consultation, too! Until then, Shine On & #BeYOU!

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Andrea, Shining Moments Photography, is located in Sycamore, Illinois and specializes in modern high school senior portraits sessions that highlights your individual sparkle! SMP offers other fun sessions as well. So click around for a few minutes + take a peek at just a few past sessions.