Thinking about what you’re going to wear for your senior portrait can be quite a time-consuming task. After all, this is going to be the picture that epitomizes your senior year experience, as well as your time as a child in general. It’s one of the last few memorable occasions before you’re officially an adult, so all that pressure is understandable. Plenty of high school seniors choose to take their portraits in spring, as it’s one of the most picturesque seasons, but to create the most picturesque picture you should have the best picture. So to help inspire you and even find pieces in your wardrobe you can use to create the perfect spring senior portrait here are my top picks.
Pastel Crew Neck and White Bottoms
For those chilly spring days, this outfit is effortless but has personality. While you don’t need these exact pieces the concept is great for creating a similar outfit.
Monochrome and Denim
When it comes to adding black to your outfit in a charming way there’s no better way to do it than with a monochromatic outfit. Adding classic denim to the equation also create a great look.
Matching Set in Pastel Stripes
This effortless option is probably best if you’re running low on choices. Wearing a top and bottom set is always a winner, especially if you’re choosing a classic color like blue. It’s also effortlessly spring themed.
Simple Shirt + Flamboyant Bottoms
If you want something a bit more lively why not wear a simple solid color top and add personality to your outfit with a bright and flamboyant shorts or bottoms? If you also have a set that you don’t want to wear together you can easily swap the top for a simple solid-color top.
Tips To Choose a Great Spring Senior Portrait Outfit
1. Choose Bright (but NOT neon) Colors
As it’s spring you’ll want to choose bright colors. These usually appear better on camera and make your pictures more appealing. Dark colors should be avoided as much as possible, instead opt for pastels and bright colors. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule, for example, you can wear a darker color if the rest of your outfit is brighter.
2. Choose A Length You’re Comfortable With
When choosing an outfit, whether it’s a dress or a bottom and top, always think about the length of the item. If you were to pose in a certain way (for example seated) would you feel comfortable when the item heightens in that position or will you feel self-conscious? So, before choosing an outfit determine how comfortable you are wearing it and think about whether you’d still be comfortable when posing and having a photographer take pictures at different angles.
3. Keep Things Extremely Simple
There’s always that temptation to layer an outfit so that it looks chic. However, for photography, it’s better to choose a few pieces that represent your personality. Keep your accessories simple, and spend the extra time doing your hair and makeup.
4. Don’t Wear A New Piece
While you can accessorize with a new piece it’s inadvisable to wear an entirely new outfit. New shoes are especially are a no-no as they can often lead to a very uncomfortable experience. Another reason to avoid new pieces is that while you may like them now in a few years or even a few months that piece may not be the best.