Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

  1. Show off your personality: You want to be seen as genuine and authentic in your photos, so make sure your outfit reflects your personality. Don’t try to fit a mold or wear something that doesn’t feel like you. If you’re casual, go for professional casuals like a solid button-down shirt or blouse with three-quarter or long sleeves. If you want to convey a fun and bright image, try wearing colorful accessories like a bow tie, jewelry, scarves, or bright shoes.
  2. Match your brand: Your outfit should complement your brand’s message and style. Think about your brand colors and pick something that matches or complements them. If your brand is modern, go for a modern outfit. If it’s classic or eccentric, match that style.
  3. Avoid patterns and thin pinstripes: Patterns can be distracting and make you look wider, while thin pinstripes can contribute to pixel distortion and make photo editing harder. Stick to solid colors, which are easier on the eyes and make photo manipulations easier.
  4. Make it fit: Loose clothing can make you look wider in photos, so opt for fitted clothes to look leaner and taller. A nice slim fit that allows you to breathe is perfect.
  5. Wear what you love: If you feel comfortable and confident in your outfit, it will translate on camera. Genuine expressions beat a well-put-together outfit any day.
  6. Bright colors are fun: Bright colors are bold and different and can add some personality to your photos. White can also work well if you’re properly lit.
  7. Rich, dark colors smooth out your figure: Dark colors can help hide little rolls and add depth to your outfit. Go for rich dark tones instead of flat tones without texture.
  8. Choose the right necklines: If you have a short neck, go for deeper necklines to make it appear longer. V-shaped necklines and scoop necks look good on everyone. If you have a long neck, a high neckline like a turtleneck, crew neck, or boat-neck is best. A v-neck can make you appear less boxy and add height, complementing rounder or wider faces.
  9. Use accessories: Accessories can make a statement and help you stand out. Try adding a bright pair of heels to a neutral outfit, or wearing hats, scarves, belts, bow ties, suspenders, or dainty jewelry pieces to showcase your personality and enhance your look.
  10. Bring variety: Bring a variety of outfits to your photo session to ensure you have options to choose from. This will help keep your content fresh and allow you to use different images for different purposes.
By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to put together outfits that showcase your personality and help you look your best in headshots and branding images.