When you look totally gorgeous, don’t you just want to share it with the world? Here are easy ways to help you in perfecting those selfie poses!
13 Easy Ways to Perfect Your #OOTD Selfie Poses
Every day, you take the time to carefully choose your outfit, get dressed, and show the world (or at least your friends and family) your well-styled outfit. If not, then you would just resort to wearing the same old jeans and tee or wear your pajamas for all who cares. And if you happen to achieve that fashionable look that makes you feel confident, chances are you would like to share your selfie poses with your Instagram network. We make a good point, right?
Wearing the right outfit is one thing. Taking a photo of yourself actually wearing it is another. Unless you have an actual photographer taking your #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day, just in case you are wondering) snap, the picture you will take can look a bit subpar as you awkwardly try to fit yourself in your cellphone’s frame.
Let me share with you that it can actually be easier to take the perfect outfit selfie pose all by yourself.
Scroll down to make your Instagram selfie poses better this week.
1. Use the Right Gadget/s
To take beautiful photos, you would need the correct gadget for that! If taking selfies were considered an art, you can consider your gadget as your paintbrush. A selfie stick is a must-have for taking wide-angled pictures and getting that beautiful background in the shot. Of course, your camera must also be perfect for taking selfies!
2. Proper Lighting
Lighting is important for so many reasons! It brightens and brings attention to the highlights of your face. It should not be too bright and not too harsh. A perfect balance will give your selfie pose shot a whole different ambiance. Want to get that magical photo? Try taking it during sunrise and sunset hours–these are called golden hours by the pros for a good reason.
3. Find Your Best and Worst Angle
Every person has their best and worst angle. It is all about experimenting with those angles. The shape of your face is also a variable to this. Some angles work best with a heart-shaped face but oftentimes not on square-shaped faces. So it is better to get to know your face and find your most flattering angle.
4. Work your Best Side
Once you have found your angle, it’s time to study the proportion of your face and see which side has the most favorable features. Vanessa Hudgens has beautiful proportion and we can see it on her selfies, but she seems to slightly incline her head to the right giving more emphasis to her left side. So experiment with the angles and study your face in order to know which is your best side.
5. Landscape/Portrait Selfies
You can work your angles in any way you want but some people look better in landscape pictures than on portrait ones. Experiment which one will work for you.
6. Body Posture
Even in selfies, a beautiful posture can guarantee you an elegant-looking selfie. Hold your neck like a swan, with your chin slightly up and your shoulders rolled back. Elegance is key to getting a classy and timeless selfie.
7. Strike a Pose
When you are going for a mirror selfie, it is best to strike a pose that elongates your figure and shows off your best asset. The objective of mirror selfies is to show off your cute outfit to Instagrammers, so try out different selfie poses and see which one works best for you and your #OOTD!!
8. Avoid Shadows and Reflections
No one would want to take a picture in front of the glaring sun. The lighting is too harsh and it casts the shadow on you. In the selfie world, that’s a big no-no! Adjust the angle and don’t face the sun. It’s amazing what a little movement to the side can do to your selfie game.
9. Crop the photo to fill the space
Crop the photo so you fill most of the space and to make yourself look taller. Make sure there is no extra room between your feet or the top of your head at the edges of the photo.
10. Add a touch of movement
Don’t stick to just a standing pose. It will turn out boring if you keep on doing it. To make your selfie pose photo more interesting, add movement to your photo. This is the time to take a snap of your #BOTD (Bag Of The Day) or #Shoefie (Shoe Selfie) or even your #LOTD (Lipstick Of The Day).
11. Choose a breathtaking background
When taking selfie poses, it is not all about your #OOTD or showing off your fresh makeup. You must also consider your background. A crisp and clean background makes your photo stand out from the rest. Photos taken in a scenic place or matchy background always turn out perfect.
12. Mind your #OOTD
Since it will be a #OOTD selfie pose, you also have to bear in mind your outfit. Colors, shapes, and proportions shape a great outfit.
13. Choose the Not-So-Obvious Reflection
When we take mirror shots, we tend to opt for the obvious: a straight-on whole body picture. Try capturing your style in a reflective surface other than your bedroom full-length. Play with dressing-room mirrors that bend or curve, multiple surfaces that make you into multiples, or even on a car’s side mirror. Be creative.
Have fun! Your Instagram or other social media account is being viewed because of a unique profile owner, so don’t forget to go out and play up your own personality.
What do you think of these Easy Ways to take #OOTD selfie poses? Will you consider any when you’re taking your next pic? Share your #OOTD selfie pose in the Comment box below and be sure to follow us on Facebook. We want to see how our cute outfitters take their #OOTD selfie poses.
Here at Cute Outfits, we want to be able to help you in your journey to becoming chic. We want to inspire women to bring out the fashion icon in them so check these posts and be inspired! Be sure to check out our website for our latest trends in style. If you are looking for more cute outfits for your #OOTD, click here.
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Originally posted on July 14, 2016 @ 10:55 AM