Fashion Bloggers 12 Essential OOTD Tricks

THE OUTFIT-OF-THE-DAY SHOT HAS BEEN AROUND LONG BEFORE IT WAS A HASHTAG, AND IT’S HERE…

THE OUTFIT-OF-THE-DAY SHOT HAS BEEN AROUND LONG BEFORE IT WAS A HASHTAG, AND IT’S HERE TO STAY! IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO UP YOUR INSTAGRAM GAME, THIS IS THE ONE HOW-TO YOU’LL NEED FOR PULLING OFF OOTDS LIKE A FASHION BLOGGER.

1. SHOWCASE THE OUTFIT DETAILS

Decide what it is about your OOTD that makes it worth posting, and take snapshots that highlight that. If the back has a nice cutout detail for example, do a pose that shows it off.

OOTDs by Raiza Poquiz (IG: @misspopquiz)

2. MAXIMIZE YOUR LOCATION

If you’re dressed up, there’s probably somewhere you legitimately need to go that isn’t your neighborhood sari-sari.Use it as your backdrop for an editorial-worthy OOTD shot!

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Melissa Gatchalian @sartorialpanda

OOTDs by Melissa Gatchalian of Sartorial Panda (IG: @sartorialpanda)

3. SHOOT SEVERAL FRAMES

Get test shots, the actual poses, and some “safeties” for back-up. Especially if you’re in a beautiful location, it’s best to try out different poses and angles for variation and options.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Sophie Ramos @sophiemos

OOTDs by Sophie Ramos (IG: @sophiemos)

4. CHOOSE YOUR VANTAGE POINT

The camera’s height affects your outfit shot. Slightly above eye level puts the focus on your face. From the upper torso keeps it at an even angle. From the lower torso makes you taller.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Charlene Ajose @charleneajose

OOTDs by Charlene Ajose (IG: @charleneajose)

5. SEE IF YOU CAN BLEND IN

Be on the lookout for opportunities to get creative. Maybe your OOTD complements a particular pattern or color in the room you’re in. This can make for a cute and cheeky OOTD shot.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Kat Valdez @kattvaldez

OOTDs by Kat Valdez (IG: @kattvaldez)

6. BALANCE OUT THE PIECES

Make a focal statement. If you already have something strong going on—say, eye-popping florals or flaming red hair, it’s best to shoot your OOTD against a subdued, minimalist backdrop.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Vina Guerrero @vinaguerrero

OOTDs by Vina Guerrero (IG: @vinaguerrero)

7. TRY IN-MOTION OOTD SHOTS

Equal parts paparazzi shot and dynamic fashion editorial, the in-motion OOTD has a vibe that’s both candid and posed. Pull it off with a step, hair flick, or jump right as the shutter clicks.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos on @lovechicph Instagram

OOTDs by Shai Lagarde of Love Chic (IG: @lovechicph)

8. GO AHEAD AND SIT PRETTY

If you’ve tried just about every pose on your feet, try standing out by sitting down! No chairs? Look for floors, ledges, and stairs at your disposal and plop down for a relaxed cool-girl vibe.

OOTDs by Kas Perez (IG: @kasperloooove)

9. KEEP YOUR LOOK GROUNDED

It’s always fun to experiment with different trends, mix and match quirky pieces, but be sure to ground your ensemble in something classic and neutral. It can even be your signature look!

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Alithea Castillo @alitheacastillo

OOTDs by Alithea Castillo (IG: @alitheacastillo)

10. WEAR YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Trends aren’t laws, fashion influencers aren’t dictators. When most everyone around you dresses the same, it can be tempting to follow suit—forget that, and stay true to your style preferences.

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Bestie Konisis @capriciousclub

OOTDs by Bestie Konisis of Capricious Club (IG: @capriciousclub)

11. FLASH THOSE PEARLY WHITES

What do passports, driver’s licenses, and OOTDs have in common? A lack of smiles, apparently! If you have all three, you’re probably having the time of your life—ditch the smize and grin away!

Shai Lagarde BDJ article - OOTD photos by Rhea Chong @rheacamillechong

OOTDs by Rhea Camille Chong (IG: @rheacamillechong)

12. GO #TWINNING WITH A BFF

Who says you always have to go solo? Play dress up with your best friend, sibling, parent, S.O. or even your favorite little kid—for a coosome twosome OOTD. Twice the fashion = twice the fun!

OOTDs by Cassie Masangkay and Ricci Pamintuan (IG: @wearetothe9s)

WHAT’S YOUR OWN #OOTD STYLE? DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE LOOK OR A FAVORITE POSE? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS!

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