3 Tips To Up Your Style | Sycamore Senior Photographer

3 Tips For Your Senior Style | Shining Moments Photography

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With Spring just around the corner, I think we are all getting excited about spring styles and fashion! If you missed our last post about the 5 Trends You Need for Spring, you can find it right HERE. Today, I wanted to talk about three simple ways you can bring a more polished, urban aspect to your wardrobe and even your senior photos. I also came across the coolest tool…it’s called the Stylebook App! It curates your existing wardrobe (using photos from your smartphone) to help you build outfits and use the clothes you already have! Most of us barely wear the clothes we already own!

Wear short boots (girls) or dress boots (guys) for a super polished look

Matthew is wearing some really stylish jeans and some dressy boots. They add interest, texture, and “weight” to his senior session. Boots can really anchor a look, and if you’re wanting something a little nicer than sneakers, they are also less stuffy than formal dress shoes (and probably more comfortable, too).

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Madi (below left) opted for cowboy style boots, which looked awesome with her bohemian styled top and cutoff shorts. And Claire is rocking a dress and vest with short leather boots for a really urban look that worked perfectly with that brick alley. Both girls are wearing outfits from one of my favorite places, Shop in Style Boutique!

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Wearing a hat adds dimension and movement

Movement is one of the most important parts of a session! It keeps you from looking stiff and being super worried about posing. A hat is a natural way to add life and movement, because you can incorporate it into your poses and outfits. Below, you can see examples of a western style hat (below left), and a more bohemian, wool hat with a flowy top. Try Forever 21 for more affordable, and really cute hats!

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Bohemian is one of our favorite trends, because it is very flattering on many body types. Flowy tops and open shoulder tees look beautiful, have lots of movement, and look feminine and elegant. If you are new to the bohemian trend, or lean towards more neutral pieces, try it in small doses, like a necklace or a little fringe on a purse. You can utilize a trend subtly without going “all out”.

These tips are pretty easy to implement, and you might already have the pieces in your own wardrobe!  Want more great tips like these? Join the Sparkle Notes for more ideas and inspiration! 

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