Headshot Style Guide By Cre8 Studios llc

When it comes to professional headshot sessions, your appearance plays a crucial role in making a lasting impression. Choosing the right clothing can help convey your professionalism, competence, and personal style. Here, we will provide you with a list of clothing options to consider for your next headshot session.

1. Stick to Classic Colors: (unless that fits your vibe)

  • Opt for neutral colors like black, white, gray, or navy blue for a classic (and most importantly, TIMELESS) look. Colors are Ok if that fits the vibe you're going for, but make sure they are solid and not patterns.
  • These colors are timeless and convey a sense of professionalism.

2. Dress Professionally:

  • Wear business or business-casual attire, depending on your industry.
  • For a formal look, consider a well-fitted suit, dress shirt, and tie for men.
  • Women can choose a tailored blazer, blouse, or a professional dress.
  • Make sure your clothing is clean, pressed, and free from wrinkles (and pet hair!).

3. Mind the Neckline:

  • Choose a neckline that flatters your face shape and body type.
  • For men, a collared shirt or a crew neck t-shirt works well.
  • Women can opt for a modest v-neck, scoop neck, or boat neck.
  • Avoid low-cut or overly revealing tops that can distract from your face.

4. Pay Attention to Fit:

  • Ensure that your clothing fits well and accentuates your best features.
  • Baggy or ill-fitting clothes can make you appear sloppy or unprofessional.
  • Consider visiting a tailor to make minor adjustments if needed.

5. Avoid Busy Patterns:

  • Steer clear of large, bold patterns or prints that can be distracting.
  • Subtle patterns like pinstripes or small checks can work if not overwhelming.
  • Solid colors are generally the safest and most professional choice.

6. Consider Your Brand or Industry:

  • Take into account the image you want to project and the industry you're in.
  • If you work in a creative field, you might have more flexibility with colors and patterns.
  • For conservative industries, stick to a more traditional and polished look.

7. Bring Layering Options:

  • Layering can add depth and variety to your headshots.
  • Consider bringing a blazer, cardigan, or a tailored jacket to switch up your look.
  • Experiment with different layering options to find the right balance.

8. Pay Attention to Accessories:

  • Keep accessories minimal and tasteful to avoid distracting from your face.
  • For men, a simple tie or a watch can add a touch of sophistication.
  • Women can consider wearing minimal jewelry, such as stud earrings or a delicate necklace.

9. Grooming:

  • Are you planning to get a haircut? Make sure you do this a couple of days (or even a week) before the session and not immediately the day before.
  • With studio lighting and high resolution cameras, you can see all blemishes. Don't worry! We do full skin retouching by hand so you look your best, but still look like you. However, if you are doing your own makeup, it is a good idea to wear just a little more makeup than you would normally. If you would like the information for our professional makeup artist, please just ask!
Your professional headshot is an essential tool for networking, job applications, and personal branding. By following these clothing guidelines, you can ensure that your attire enhances your appearance and presents you as a confident, capable professional. Remember to choose classic, well-fitting garments that reflect your industry and personal style while keeping distractions at bay. With the right outfit, you'll be ready to make a lasting impression through your headshot.
Our goal is to make this the most pleasant headshot experience you've had, with the best outcome that you will want to share on all your platforms.

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