Your photo session is booked and your finally ready to be the face of your business. Now the big question arises...
WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR PHOTO SHOOT?
Clothing is key for any photo shoot. You want to wear something that reflects your personality, your style and your brand. It should fit what you do and how you work. It should relate to your audience yet also be a bit aspirational.
Your outfit should communicate confidence and position you as the leader in your industry. You want to paint the picture of success. It's this vibe that will attract your ideal clients and help build connections.
I photograph a diverse group of women in business from creative entrepreneurs like designers, makers and artists to service based businesses like coaches and personal stylists to corporate-esque types like lawyers and real estate agents. Every career or position has its own flair. An outfit that works for a jewelry maker may not be suitable for a business coach. So how do figure out your winning outfit?
I have collaborated with my friend and NJ personal stylist, Priya Virmani of Privee by Priya to share style inspiration for different kinds of entrepreneurs in different industries. This will be an ongoing series where she provides styling tips and outfit ideas for you to consider for your next photo shoot, as well as for your everyday style.
Today's style report will focus on the corporate professional. This woman is closing deals, speaking on stage and servicing demanding clients. She works in an office and leads a team. If you are a lawyer, realtor, author, speaker or consultant, this style post is for you.
Your style objective::
>Approachable, Polished, Open/Receptive, Professional, Disciplined
What your style says about you?::
>I am confident and efficient in how I conduct my business. I represent the interest of my clients. I stop at nothing/I am a go-getter. I am a deal maker.
Your key styling elements::
>Fit. Clean lines with the perfect silhouette. This could be a fitted dress with a jacket or dress pants with a sweater or blouse. Skirts could be A line in shape but just as easy to wear a casual skirt but with a fitted, cropped jacket/sweater/top.
>Layers. Be it in the form of a jacket or sweater. Play with sharp, statement jackets or a flow-y long jacket (softer trench like), belted sweaters and jackets also add to the look.
>Bag. Large, structured tote or shopper. Preferably no cross bodies. Add a colorful scarf on the handle of your bag to add Parisian flair.
>Shoes. While pumps are always an easy go to, they are not always the most comfortable. Opt for block heels, ballets flats but with attitude (prints, bold colors etc.) .
Hope these looks inspire you when looking at your our own closet or shopping around town. I love the professional vibe with the feminine touches. This corporate chic style will definitely turn some heads and get you noticed.
Coming next week is a style report for coaches. If you want more fashion inspiration, make sure to visit Priya by Privee on Instagram.