Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, How do other girls look that effortlessly cool in photos? You're not alone. Striking the right pose (or action shot) in street style photography is something of an art. Models off duty have the look down pat, and our favorite fashion bloggers are pros at nailing the shot as well. So, for all of us still working on mastering that carefree, couldn't-care-less quality of cool, we decided to do some research on how to pose like a model for photos. The next time you're caught on camera, you can follow these tricks to ensure you and your outfit are presented in the best light. For study material, we turned to the street style snaps of models off duty, and we've we've rounded up some of our favorites below. Read on to learn how to strike some of the best poses for fashion street style.
This pose highlights the vertical lines of your legs and elongates your entire frame.
It's a great opportunity to showcase the pretty back of a garment.
This changes up the perspective of your look and puts the focus on the outfit itself.
Doing so is a cute and cheeky way to try something new.
This move is subtle, but it's a classic pose that works every time.
If you want to show off some killer shoes, this is the way to do it.
It’s the ultimate way to look casual and relaxed, giving you a sense of confidence that pulls the whole photo together.
How to Look Candid 101: Capture movement. It makes the snap look impromptu and also gives the photo an extra dimension of professionalism.
Not only does this pose exude cool-girl vibes, but it also breaks up the lines in your legs to add interest.
This gives you a chance to show off your shoes from more than one angle. Bonus points for leaning against a wall.
Shop eye-catching pieces to enhance your Instagram feed:
Cat-eye sunglasses look chic in photos.
Fuchsia pink will make your Instagram pop.
The coolest clips for that side angle shot.
Show off your sculptural shoes while doing the cross-leg pose.
Fabrics like silk and satin photograph beautifully.
A purse that will pack a punch on your feed.
A great-fitting leather jacket exudes cool-girl vibes (and never goes out of style).
A little bling goes a long way in pictures.
Tie it around your neck or wear it as a hair accessory for the perfect finishing touch.
Ideal for that look-back-over-your-shoulder pose.
This story was originally published on June 16, 2016, and has since been updated. Next, find out which poses to avoid in photos.