A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of helping Lauren Harris, from Lauren Blair Photography put together a "Senior Style" blog post to help her clients make their outfit choices a little easier.  This can be a stressful process for some, so I think its great that Lauren wanted to take the extra step to help her clients.  
Lauren is a SUPER sweet and talented photographer located in NWA who specializes in new born and senior portraits. Lauren and her senior rep, Jordan, were so great to work with.  We had so much fun picking out these senior looks... it's stuff like this that makes my current job so fun.

When deciding what to wear for such a monumental portrait, there are some simple tricks that will guarantee you love your photos now AND ten years down the road;)

Top Style Tips for Seniors Ladies:

1.  When choosing prints, make sure they are small scale.  Large prints can distract and take away.  YOU should be the center of attention in the portrait.

2.  Maximize looks with shoes and accessories.  You may have to do outfit changes, but it is a lot easier to bring only a couple pairs of shoes {ex. one heel and one flat}.    Nude is a great shoe option because it is elongating to the leg and goes with everything!  Also, bringing simple jewelry you wear on a daily basis and/or bringing one statement piece per outfit is a helpful too.

3. Be versatile.  Bring one pant/short option, one "casual" dress option, and one options that is your "Sunday's best".  This will help with having a variety of pictures to choose from and also helps if you are shooting in several different locations. {ex. certain outfits may be better for an urban setting than a rural}

4. Balance your outfit.  If wearing a pair of shorts, balance the look out with a long sleeve top. This will keep you from looking "too exposed".

5.  Don't be too trendy.  It's usually better to stick to just one trendy piece per outfit. Your in high school so you want the looks to be youthful and fun, but this tip will help avoid the "What was I thinking?!" question later on in life.

6.  Be yourself.  Most importantly, these portraits are suppose to capture you and your personality.  Choose outfits that directly reflect your personal style.

So that's that, and here are some of the Senior looks I styled... 
{to read about the thought process behind them head on over to Lauren's post about the styling session} 

Look #1

{Dress} Charlie Jade Dress, {VEST}  Ladakh Leather Vest

Look #2

{SHOE} The Elena Matiko Wedge, {DRESS} Shayla Gold Tipped Collar, Lucca Couture

Look #3

{TOP} Charlie Jade, {SHORTS} Love Richie, {SHOES} BC Footwear, Fun and Games

Look # 4

Thanks again Lauren Blair Photography for letting Maude and I be apart of this! xx

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