Selecting an outfit for any given weekday can be a struggle, but choosing a look to be immortalized in photos can prove downright stressful. A headshot is often your first impression on future employers or coworkers, so you’ll want the photos to look natural yet polished. We’ve got you covered with outfits that eschew the typical blazer-and-blouse combo for fun colors and details that show off your personality.
Read on for tips on getting the picture-perfect ensemble for professional headshots!
Don a Bold Hue
Determine if you’re warm, cool or neutral-toned to find the hues that are made for you! When in doubt, red is a universal (and eye-catching) favorite, so select a blouse in a shade that flatters your skin. Complete the look with drop earrings to draw even more attention to your confident smile.
Stylist Tip: Consider selecting an accessory or top in your organization’s colors— it will make your business cards look extra professional.
Avoid Loud Prints
Most photographers recommend keeping prints to a minimum, and we agree. Your face—not the pattern!—should be the main attraction. A solid sheath is always a great option; as it’s timeless, you won’t have to worry about your photo feeling dated. Accessorize with a sleek, modern statement necklace for a polished finish. Want to infuse more personality? Seek out dresses or tops with unique details, like lace, ruffle sleeves or an embellished neckline.
Choose Classics with a Twist
Try timeless staples with a twist, like a textured blouse, an LBD with fun detailing or a silk tie-neck top in a cheerful shade. It’s likely that only your top half will show in these pictures, so opt for a flattering neckline. Swap your traditional jacket for a collarless blazer or suede moto jacket to add instant polish over any top, dress or jumpsuit.
Wear Tailored Tops
Loose or boxy tops can look messy in photos, so keep your on-camera ensemble sleek for maximum professionalism. A sharp, collared button-down blouse is a classic choice. Maintain a streamlined appearance (and help define your waist) by tucking your top into a pencil skirt or slim trousers.
Last but not least, keep your look true to you by selecting an outfit that you’d actually wear to your nine-to-five. Equipped with these tips and your smile, you’re sure to look amazing in your new headshots!
Need a camera-friendly look for your headshots? Let your stylist know when you schedule a Fix!