Don't have a stylist? Not to worry, we've got you covered with the 5 items you must have!
Updated: May 15, 2019
# Felt Hats
Felts hats are my absolute favorite accessory. This timeless classic can enhance any look giving it that extra oomph factor it needs. They can make a dressed up outfit look even more polished and sophisticated, or a toned down look seem more like fashionable streetwear. Felt hats go with almost everything, denim, dresses and the rest, and will surely leave you with stunning fashion photographs. Check out this season's latest colors; Burnt Orange, Nut, Putty, and Racing Green.
My favorite brand: Bailey of Hollywood.
# The Blazer/Suit
Smart, sophisticated and straightforward! This timeless classic can be so much more versatile depending on how it's been styled! The most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing a suit is that fit is everything! Try it on and get it altered so it fits just right, a significant trend for the fall this year (at least, according to the runways) are the vintage egg-yolk yellow oversized blazers. I personally love the oversized look, and always advise people to get a size larger than they would usually pick, the extra fabric can always be pinned or clamped in the back if need be.
My favorite brand: PORTS 1961.
# The Classic Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is always a good idea and looks great during fashion photoshoot's, my personal favorite and a staple in my wardrobe. It has been on trend since the beginning of time and is a must-have item that will never go out of style! Just like the Felt hat, a leather jacket adds a certain rock 'n' roll feel, while at the same time keeping it plain and simple!
My favorite brand: SKINGRAFT.
Sunglasses are a vital accesssory to complete any look! Not to mention, they're also a great option for covering up the make-up less eye look. From square to circular, modern to vintage, brightly colored to neutral, the spring/summer collections have them all! If your a traditionalist, don't worry.. am sure you'll still find your classics. Judging by the latest catalogs, be prepared for bright colored sunglasses inspired from the late 90s.
My favorite brand: Channel
# The un-ending boots
Yes "the boots that never end" are a must have, I got them a few years ago and have never looked back since! They're great for upscale editorial fashion photography shoot as they look sophisticated, but also add a hint of edginess to the overall look. This summer you'll see a rise in cream (off-white) colored ankle boots, I guarantee you'll find they go with everything! Just don't be afraid of keeping them to clean.
My favorite brand: Gucci
Thanks so much for reading this, I hope I was able to help you with the tips we mentioned above. Do let me what you thought? Did it help you? Have you got some better ideas which I may have missed out? I'd love to hear back from you!
Rachel Moretti is an award-winning Fashion Photographer in Dubai. Originally from Italy, she’s traveled the world to work alongside famous fashion photographers and brands in Paris, Milan, and London. Rachel enjoys writing blogs to share her knowledge of the Fashion and Beauty industry.