Spring Wardrobe Going to Waste? Take Insta-Worthy Shots at Home
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Spring fashion came out months ago, before you realized how long quarantine might be. Summer fashion is already trickling out, and with massive sales at many retailers and optimistic hopes for the coming season, it’s tough to resist. But with little sign of actually getting to wear these new duds out and about anytime soon, your spring and summer wardrobe is likely languishing in the bottom of your closet, never to see the light of day.
Put it to use—and give yourself an afternoon’s activity—with an at home photo shoot. There are plenty of places all around your house that will make a perfect backdrop for your looks. Your style is meant to be seen. Show it off on social media, even while social distancing.
A dress with a long or poofy skirt is what the Instagram boomerang function was made for. A shot of you sashaying down the stairs as the skirt billows out on repeat is sure to show off your dress to its maximum potential.
Alternatively, snap a shot of yourself wearing the dress in bed. Lay back against your pillows. Fluff the skirt out. Arch one arm over your head, a la Rose in Titanic. Stare wistfully toward the window, thinking about all the places you could have worn this beautiful dress to give your face the right level of melancholy.
Forever 21 Floral Plunging Maxi Dress
ASOS Never Fully Dressed long sleeve fluted sleeve maxi dress in pink floral print
LOFT Beach Shimmer Stripe Maxi Dress
ASOS Ever New Petite lace hi-low maxi dress with bow back in pastel blue
Shoe modeling is a tough gig. You must set the scene to highlight the shoe. Hop up on your kitchen counter. Let one foot dangle down. Point your toes. Make sure your camera focuses on it. Don’t forget a quick, bright pedicure to go with the new sandals. Consider holding a piece of fruit for purely artistic purposes, as one does on Instagram.
Forever 21 Espadrille Flatform Wedges
TOPSHOP DOVE Gold Espadrille Wedges
LOFT Ankle Strap Sandals
ASOS Public Desire Saffy raffia flatform espadrille sandal in clear
TOPSHOP LUNA Ecru Leather Ankle Tie Point Shoes
Show off how hard you’ve been working on leg day with a shorts shoot. Stand on a chair, reaching upwards. Take the shot from your waist down. Photograph from behind as you stretch up on your tiptoes. Don’t forget to empty your back pockets.
Also try a yoga shoulder stand. Put the camera behind your head. Cross your ankles in the air for a twisted look.
LOFT Denim Roll Shorts in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash
Forever 21 Cargo Bermuda Shorts
ASOS Missguided high waisted shorts in floral print
TOPSHOP Ivory Utility Shorts
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space like a yard, patio, balcony, roof, or fire escape, the obvious bathing suit pose is sunbathing. Pair with bright towel, floppy straw hat, and SPF 50.
If your apartment has no outdoor location, set up a bathtub snorkel scene. Great for showcasing your suit and getting laughs at your underwater snorkel mask, this will be a Snapchat-pleaser.