What’s Your Signature Style?
Your senior portrait does more than just capture the memory of your achievements in high school—it also captures your unique sense of style. As you plan your outfits for your session, start by thinking about how you’d describe your style to someone else. Do you like to dress urban, or are you more casual? Rugged and outdoorsy? What about preppy? Not sure? Maybe you like looking a certain way, but don’t really think about it.
Pick Your Favorite Trend and Plan for Themed Looks
Take a look at these guys’ style trends and find the one that fits your wardrobe the best. Read the description to get ideas of specific pieces to put together your portrait session outfits for sharp, camera-ready looks. And get suggestions for how to dress for sports-themed portraits and formal wear looks. Overall, plan for bringing along at least three complete outfits, or more if you like a wider range to choose from to look your best.
Dress casual while looking very put together. Combine jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, casual blazers or leather jackets, sneakers and maybe a favorite hat.
Take your style outside. Think flannel shirts, roughed-up jeans, shearling jackets, beanie hats, work boots or casual kicks.
Play up your urban cool with hoodies or sport coats, dress shirts, snap-back cap, distressed jeans and sleek leather shoes or hiking boots.
Go Ivy League in polos, crisp-collared shirts, sport coats, dark wash jeans or chinos and loafers. For the very brave, try out a snappy bow tie.
Reach for the beach in skinny jeans, statement tees, sleeveless tanks, lightweight jackets and favorite sneakers. Keep your colors and fabrics light and easy for a laid back look.
Get formal with suits in classic black or neutrals, or even vibrant colors. Coordinate your shirt to your suit—white always works, but the right color makes a statement. Don't forget good ties, watches, leather belts and dress shoes.
Show off your sporting side by wearing your jersey or letter jacket. Bring along a game ball, baseball glove, hockey or lacrosse stick to commemorate your experience in high school sports.