Wedding season is fast approaching and with all of the upcoming nuptials filling up your work calendar, we thought we’d help you out by curating staple pieces to fill up your closet (and some tips for dressing the part) that are (like our straps) both fashionable and functional for the work you have ahead of you.
We chose pieces that can achieve a totally chic look without sacrificing too many of your day-to-day fashion go-to’s. These pieces aren’t ones you have to set aside in your closet as “work outfits” either. Yes, they are some unassuming pieces when coupled with practical shoes and understated accessories, but pair the sheath dress with a leather jacket and your favorite wedges or the Madewell jumpsuit with some leopard print heels and you’ve got some night-on-the-town looks that WILL turn heads.
WHAT TO WEAR:
1. Fotostrap | starting at $85
A 100% leather and fabric canvas camera strap that ups your photog game with it’s customizable monogrammed shoulder pad. Not only is it made in the USA, but for every strap purchased, Fotostrap gives 10% of the proceeds to the non-profit, Fotolanthropy.
Simple Boho maxi composed of lightweight woven navy blue floral fabric. The relaxed-fit bodice falls from adjustable spaghetti straps + V neck and has hidden front pockets!
Easy relaxed fit viscose jumpsuit. Easily dressed up or dressed down with accessories.
Thin navy-and-white stripes lend a preppy, nautical vibe that is comfortable and season-transitional.
Gladiator sandal gone glam with embossed leather and ultra-thin laces. Perfect for all warm-weather outings.
A timeless pair of slip-on style, pointy-toe flats.
Leather booties that are sure to add chic to any outfit.
BE COURTEOUS: The only thing flashy about you should be your camera. This should go without saying, but it is crucial to present yourself in a manner that is both professional and understated as a photographer. Your job is to observe and capture your clients’ and their guests’ moments, not create attention for yourself.
BE COMFORTABLE: The day will require all sorts of weird angles and positions from you so don’t let your wardrobe keep you from getting that mantel-worthy shot. If you wear a dress, wear one that’s long and flowy or knee length and stretchy. Wear a bandeau or camisole under your dress or shirt so you don’t make the groomsmen blush when you bend over to get something out of your camera bag. And last, but not least: wear comfortable and practical shoes. Flats are a long-day-at-work’s best friend. But seriously, dress smart for the day ahead of you. Don’t let “sexy” or “cute” get in the way of you doing your job.
BE YOU: Being not-flashy, professional, and comfortable doesn’t mean you have to wear something you hate. As an extension of your brand, every way that you present yourself (fashion included) says a lot about the business you run. By being professional without being traditional, the outfits you choose to work in are actually great ways to showcase your creativity. Choose pieces that say what you want them to say about your business, your professionalism, and your art.
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