Isabel’s editorial session not only features some incredible locations, it also is one of the best examples of using different textures in a subtle way to make your session feel luxurious and high-end. Did you know a great variety of textures and fabrics in your senior wardrobe can make it feel closer to Anthropologie and Free People rather than Target? Yep, it’s true. Texture moves the eye around the image, and creates a more cohesive look. Ready to begin adding some interest to your everyday wardrobe (or your senior portrait outfits)?
- Shop around: if you are a brand loyalist, you may find it hard to branch out. I’d encourage you to visit lots of different websites and retailers in order to find the right pieces and textures. I love Nordstrom and Free People, but I’ve also found some great pieces at Macy’s or Forever 21. The key is to look for quality fabrics like linen, wool, or gauzy cotton, and the colors that you want. Steer clear of bright neons or thin poly blends if you’re shopping at lower end retailers as they automatically make your items look cheaper.
- Don’t be afraid to wear shimmery metallics: Maybe a shimmery, drapey blouse isn’t part of your everyday attire, but as you can see below, it looks elegant, unique, and beautiful paired with jeans. It also adds a little sparkle to your eyes, and if you keep it in a neutral tone like taupe, silvery grey, or mauve, it doesn’t look gaudy.
- Mix proportions to keep the look very editorial: If you’re wearing a shorter skirt, like below, make sure that your blouse has opposite proportions like longer sleeves or a blousey style. Below, one of the outfits includes a cropped flare pant with a fitted, ruffled blouse for contrasting textures. I love the way it looks!
Mixing up textures (even within color families) can change the look of your session and give you a full and rich end result!