I wanted to share some tips on what to wear for these senior photos so that you don't look back in 10 years and think "what was I thinking?"
1. Highlight your hobbies/sports/involvement. Typical senior photos usually showcase what you did in high school. If you were on the dance team, maybe you want to incorporate your warmup jacket in some way. If it's something important to you, this is the time to use a photo to capture that memory.
2. Think about your setting. If you are taking photos with a mostly green setting such as a forest, avoid wearing green. Instead wear a color that will pop such as yellow, orange, or blue.
3. Time of year is critical. You want to make sure your outfits are weather appropriate. If you want to wear a dress outside, shooting in December probably won't be ideal.
4. Variety is encouraged. Let's say you describe your everyday style as athleisure. Well, you can incorporate that here, but also consider adding something more dressy. Variety is good when it comes to photos.
5. Color is important. When trying to decide what to wear for senior photos, don't pick a color that you've never worn or that washes you out. You want to select colors that will brighten your skin tone or bring out the color of your eyes (as cheesy as that sounds).
6. Think about what the outfit says about your personality. These photos are meant to capture a special year in your life. Make sure that the outfits you select align with who you are. For example, I have a more trendy style. Therefore, I wouldn't select to wear a sweatshirt for my senior photos because that just isn't who I am.
7. Avoid graphic tees. Unless the shirt has your future college name or you're wearing your letter jacket, don't wear anything with wording. It can be distracting and will likely not be in style in the next 10 years.
The bottom line is you want to be proud of these photos and feel like your best self. The outfits you select play a huge part in that feeling. If you need further inspiration, check out Pinterest for more great style guides.
[ Check out the photos below to see some ideas! Click each photo to enlarge]