There’s a lot to consider when it comes to taking the ultimate social media shot. From the filter and the framing to whether you opt for candid or “plandid” poses, Instagram can feel like a real art.
One of the most important parts of creating an aesthetically pleasing picture (aside from the lighting, of course) is your outfit. After all, people don’t use the hashtag #OOTD (outfit of the day) for nothing.
So, to help you live and dress for the moment, we’ve highlighted some stylish and affordable outfits that you’ll want to fit into every photo. All you’ll need is some smashed avocado on toast and you’ll be good to go!
How To Pick The
Whether you’re attending a family event, a friend’s birthday or a date night, special occasions call for special outfits. However, the pressure of trying to pick the perfect combination can sometimes feel overwhelming. Luckily, our top tips will help you wear a winning look every time:
1. Comfort Comes First: While particular items come in and out of fashion, the golden rule to remember is to wear something you feel comfortable in. No snap should come above you enjoying yourself, so don’t feel guilty for reaching for your well-worn pair of jeans. Plus, the more relaxed you feel, the more likely you’ll end up with a flattering and fun photo.
2. Plan Ahead: If you’re looking to dress to impress, planning your outfit ahead of time is a must. Not only will you come up with a better get-up when you’re not constantly checking the clock, but you’ll be more likely to select something you feel confident in.
3. Choose A Theme: The very best social media photos tend to follow a theme. From coordinating your dress with the background of your location to making sure the clothing you wear is season-appropriate, think about what kind of vibe you want your image to have. This way, you’ll look on point no matter the event.
What To Wear
For Scenic Walks
The bright blue skies and sunshine of summer might be gone, but in its place are gorgeous autumnal shades of orange, red and gold. Thanks to this inviting colour palette, autumn is a photo-taking paradise.
From family walks at the local park to countryside escapes and scenic adventures, a casual event can easily lead to photoshoot opportunities – even if it’s only to capture the sunset! However, bear in mind that your outfit will need to be functional as well as fashionable to take on muddy leaves and a spot of drizzle.
As with any unpredictable weather, getting your footwear right is a must. While ankle boots have been a fashion favourite for the past few seasons, knee-high boots have been making a return, giving you plenty of footwear options. Luckily, both provide plenty of protection and grip to help you navigate tricky terrains with ease.
Dress The Part
There’s no better opportunity for taking photos than at a wedding. Bringing all your nearest and dearest together in one place, you’ll want to document the happy memories for years to come. For this reason, it’s worth putting your best foot forward in the fashion department.
Whether you opt for a traditional floral dress or try something a little daring like a tailored blazer and trousers, selecting a flattering and stylish wedding outfit will help you look and feel fabulous for all the photos.
The wonderful thing about autumn and winter weddings is that you also get to dive into warming colour schemes and party dresses. Sequins might be a no-go for summer events, but the colder weather means you can have fun experimenting with sparkles.
Eating Out In
Every now and again, we hear about a popular new restaurant or café to try. Since it’s almost impossible to resist getting a snap of your food, you’ll want to think about an outfit that will complement your meal. Foodie photos aren’t complete without an arty shot of you and your friends sipping a cappuccino!
Even so, since the main focus will be your food, make sure you choose clothes that will allow you to eat to your heart’s content. Luckily, our trousers come with an easy to wear elasticated waist, making them a win-win.
A well-decorated room can be just as pleasing as a stylish outfit, so browse our home offerings to keep your space up to date. From our mystical Spirit trend to our Precious Planet trend and our latest cushions, we have plenty of affordable and fashionable options to transform your space.