A week ago the September 2018 issue of Vogue arrived in my mailbox. The issue is so huge I could use it for weight-lifting! I wanted to point out some of the fall trends I saw in this issue and how you can incorporate them into your fall senior portrait session.
First of all, there are tons of bold colors! Bold, bright colors can be fun to wear but aren't always the most photogenic choice. How a boldly colored item translates in pictures depends a lot on the material and texture of clothing. One particularly hard color to photograph is red but if you put a little extra thought into which tone of red you're wearing and the type of material it's made of that can make a world of difference! Below I've shown a couple of tunic dresses that can be worn alone or paired with leggings or jeans on a cooler day. Both are in a deeper rust or burgundy red rather than a bright fire engine red. This red is almost universally flattering to all skin tones and really looks like fall! You can pair either of these with boots, sandals or even your favorite pair of Birkenstocks or classic Toms for a more casual look.
Along with bold colors you can find busy prints, embroidery and globally inspired pieces. Bold prints are being found on dresses, skirts, tops, pants and rompers. The key to wearing a bold print for your session without having it dominate the image is to pair it with solids or tone it down underneath a comfy cardigan or another fall trend, a black or charcoal colored denim jacket. That way you still see yourself in the photograph and not just what clothes you're wearing! Skirt and top featured are from Anthropologie .
Speaking of jackets, statement coats are going to be very popular this year. There are so many different trends for coats right now and you can even combine some of the season's other trends into this one item. Besides bold colors and busy prints, animal prints, sherpa and color-blocking are some Fall 2018 trends. Below are six examples of combining this season's trends - the top three can all be found for a great price at Forever 21 and the bottom three are if you want to splurge on a statement coat from Free People.
Would you like a little guidance about what to wear for your senior session? When you book your senior session with me I am happy to help you decide what to wear!
Are you ready to schedule your fall or winter session? Call me and we'll start planning!