18 April 2017

Take #OOTD Like A Pro

Styling an Instagram- worthy look is one thing, but capturing it perfectly on photo is another. We all know a selfie just doesn’t cut it unless you reign social media like Chiara Ferragni or Kim Kardashian.


There is no quick fix or an effortless formula, neither would your followers be impressed if your profile lacks variety.


Armed with the below tips and with sufficient practice on being handy with a camera and directing a shot, you’ll soon find your Instagram shots racking some serious likes and envies.


You’ve mastered the art of OOTD when you can pose for a shot without looking too intentional. One of the most widely used method is to look away, look anywhere but at the camera.


(Photos credit: @itsfranxcesca and @sophiachong)


Add a playful touch and a burst of happiness and energy to your OOTD shots by faking a laugh (or have your friend crack a joke to have you laugh out loud for real).


(Photos credit: @bellywellyjelly and @melissackoh)


This is the ultimate paparazzi shot! Look like you’re caught in a moment, brisk strides and wind in your hair.


(Photos credit: @belluspuera and @vaingloriousyou)


OOTD does not necessarily have to be taken from the front, play with angles, go for the side view angle for a change.


(Photos credit: @bellywellyjelly and @jamiejchung)


Flaunt that new pair of rad kicks or accessories by taking a top down shot.



(Photos credit: @yoyokulala)


When the details of your outfit is so cool, your face don’t matter.









(Photos credits: @marxmae and @yoyokulala)


Nailed the poses, now find the perfect backdrops to complete the shot.




(clockwise from top left: @valerie_wang, @szes, @chloeandchoo, @bellywellyjelly, @imjennim, @yoyokulala)


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