THE OUTFIT-OF-THE-DAY SHOT HAS BEEN AROUND LONG BEFORE IT WAS A HASHTAG, AND IT’S HERE TO STAY! IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO UP YOUR INSTAGRAM GAME, THIS IS THE ONE HOW-TO YOU’LL NEED FOR PULLING OFF OOTDS LIKE A FASHION BLOGGER.
1. SHOWCASE THE OUTFIT DETAILS
Decide what it is about your OOTD that makes it worth posting, and take snapshots that highlight that. If the back has a nice cutout detail for example, do a pose that shows it off.
2. MAXIMIZE YOUR LOCATION
If you’re dressed up, there’s probably somewhere you legitimately need to go that isn’t your neighborhood sari-sari.Use it as your backdrop for an editorial-worthy OOTD shot!
3. SHOOT SEVERAL FRAMES
Get test shots, the actual poses, and some “safeties” for back-up. Especially if you’re in a beautiful location, it’s best to try out different poses and angles for variation and options.
4. CHOOSE YOUR VANTAGE POINT
The camera’s height affects your outfit shot. Slightly above eye level puts the focus on your face. From the upper torso keeps it at an even angle. From the lower torso makes you taller.
5. SEE IF YOU CAN BLEND IN
Be on the lookout for opportunities to get creative. Maybe your OOTD complements a particular pattern or color in the room you’re in. This can make for a cute and cheeky OOTD shot.
6. BALANCE OUT THE PIECES
Make a focal statement. If you already have something strong going on—say, eye-popping florals or flaming red hair, it’s best to shoot your OOTD against a subdued, minimalist backdrop.
7. TRY IN-MOTION OOTD SHOTS
Equal parts paparazzi shot and dynamic fashion editorial, the in-motion OOTD has a vibe that’s both candid and posed. Pull it off with a step, hair flick, or jump right as the shutter clicks.
8. GO AHEAD AND SIT PRETTY
If you’ve tried just about every pose on your feet, try standing out by sitting down! No chairs? Look for floors, ledges, and stairs at your disposal and plop down for a relaxed cool-girl vibe.
9. KEEP YOUR LOOK GROUNDED
It’s always fun to experiment with different trends, mix and match quirky pieces, but be sure to ground your ensemble in something classic and neutral. It can even be your signature look!
10. WEAR YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Trends aren’t laws, fashion influencers aren’t dictators. When most everyone around you dresses the same, it can be tempting to follow suit—forget that, and stay true to your style preferences.
11. FLASH THOSE PEARLY WHITES
What do passports, driver’s licenses, and OOTDs have in common? A lack of smiles, apparently! If you have all three, you’re probably having the time of your life—ditch the smize and grin away!
12. GO #TWINNING WITH A BFF
Who says you always have to go solo? Play dress up with your best friend, sibling, parent, S.O. or even your favorite little kid—for a coosome twosome OOTD. Twice the fashion = twice the fun!
WHAT’S YOUR OWN #OOTD STYLE? DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE LOOK OR A FAVORITE POSE? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS!
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