Shakespeare may have suggested "all the world is a stage," but in 2017, it's something more like a photo shoot. We may not be subjected to the constant flashes of paparazzi cameras, but that doesn't stop the fact that we want to be photo-ready whenever possible. Especially in the age of the Instagram story, it's never clear when we'll need to pose and smile (in a candid way, of course) for our next shot.
So who better to turn to than the celebrities who are used to photographers waiting outside their doors. Over time, these trendsetters have perfected the little tricks that make every outfit look flattering and put together. Though the rest of us may lack a glam squad on speed dial, armed with these secrets, we can still make sure we're ready and presentable when photo time comes. Read on for ideas from Olivia Palermo, Selena Gomez, and more, and shop styles inspired by their secrets.
When you're in a rush but still want an outfit to feel unique, throwing on accessories is an easy way. Mixed prints will stand out on camera, so don't be afraid to experiment.
A hot tip we picked up from Cindy Crawford: Don't face the camera head-on. Instead, turn your body at an angle to the camera, and then shift your torso to face forward.
Sunglasses are good for more than protecting your eyes. When you need a bit of extra assistance, they add just the right amount of cool, even if you're straight off a red-eye.
To stand out from the crowd, turn heads by opting for one hue from head to toe. It pops on camera and feels instantly put together.
In a pinch, heels are an easy way to instantly freshen up your look. They elongate your legs and can make even jeans and a tee seem more purposeful.
A tote can leave an outfit feeling unfinished, but a streamlined, structured bag gives a look a sleek feel that's ideal for when you want an ensemble that shines.
If your outfit doesn't highlight your shape in the way you desire, throw on a belt before someone says cheese. It will accentuate your waist and create an instant focal point for your ensemble.
It doesn't matter what you're wearing, but when you throw a blazer on top, you get just the extra polish you need.
Shop Items to Help You Nail the Photos
Make any outfit feel finished with these.
High-waisted pants are ultra flattering.
A statement coat is always a good idea.
You'll be comfortable and chic in these stylish mules.
Bad hair day? Add a hat.
Lipstick adds an eye-catching pop of color.
A structured bag is an easy choice.
Pair this flattering dress with your favorite heels.
Make a statement with standout earrings.
A blazer adds that instant bit of polish.
These heeled boots are so flattering.
A wrap top is always a favorite.
Play it matchy-matchy. It looks good (we swear).