What should I wear for my headshots? Professional styling tips.

You can wear anything that makes you look professional, that is the go-to thought when you are about to go and take your headshots. Having a proficient headshot can increase your chances of getting that job. Employers often look for someone that is stylish but professional-looking at the same time. There are a few things you can do to make your headshots excellent. In case you want to know what you should wear for your headshots, then here are a few tips you should look at before choosing anything.

  • See what your personality is and showcase it through your wardrobe.

They say that first impressions last, and they are not wrong. They also say that what you see is what you get, and this is exactly what you showcase to an employer when you are wearing something that is unprofessional. Even if you are taking a headshot that is not for professional reasons, then you still have to look at who you are as a person depending on where this picture is to be put. The headshots should complement your personality. 

Look at people on TV, look at people in the ads, look at models, look at influencers, see what is befitting to your personality, what goes well with who your personal, professional, and casual selves are and wear things accordingly.

  • Do not cosplay.

This is very important; do not dress for the job you are going for. For example, if you are an aspiring police officer, you shouldn’t send your resume with your headshots while in a police uniform, that is for the police to decide after they have recruited you. A nice jacket, and a tie with a shirt will surely do the trick. You do not have to wear a white coat to show you are a doctor on your job application, you can simply wear a white shirt and that will do the trick. The goal is to be neat, tidy, and smart looking with your clothes, you do not have to wear some special doctor appliance to showcase your doctor expertise, your resume will do that for you.

  • Bring other clothes while taking headshots.

Keep your options wide, do not take a picture in just one outfit, wear numerous things and take headshots to see how it looks. Experiment again and again, and finally pick the one that makes you look exactly how you want to look in your headshots. Ask your photographer to give you honest opinion on each picture during the photography of your headshots, and then see which one complements you when you are about to market yourself to employers. 

  • Wear clothing that fits.

Fitting clothing makes you look smart, it makes you look like a professional. Therefore, make sure the clothes you put on for your headshots are well-fitted, your neck and your shoulders are not puffy, this isn’t a fashion show, it is a headshot—keep it that way.

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