I love that every week more and more people are jumping in and sharing their everyday style with SY readers.
The photo doesn’t have to be fancy and even snippets of what you’re wearing give us a bit of a hint. I love hearing how this challenge helps you to get creative with what’s in your wardrobe. It’s certainly still having the same effect on me.
Everyone has a different technique when it comes to sharing their #everydaystyle.
Mirror selfies are popular and I know that a lot of people rope in anyone they can to quickly snap their outfit.
Me? If you didn’t already know, I get my eight-year-old to take my photo – usually each morning just before we jump in the car for the school run.
Here’s proof (when BabyMac visited last week, she snapped this behind-the-scenes photo):
Now that he’s been outed, he’s trying to negotiate a fee. He does a good job and his height in comparison to mine makes for a flattering angle when it comes to capturing what I’m wearing (if you don’t have a small person to take your photo, get the big person to sit down or lower themselves to a child’s height and test it for yourself).
He holds the phone with steady hands and taps the centre of the phone to focus and get the best light. We’re done in about 10 seconds.
Oh, and he chooses the #cushionoftheday to work back with my outfit. And yes, I have a lot of cushions. No, I have not counted them. To do so would mean admitting to my obsession. They are throughout the house and I rotate them to suit my mood.
I then usually edit the image in Snapseed. I find this a good app for cropping and brightening. My verandah location is a great backdrop but at some times of the day it’s not the best for light.
My friend Jo at iCurvy (featured in the outfits of the week below) uses a free app called Tadaa to achieve the effect she often uses with her Instagram outfit photos. She’s just gone on holidays but is going to share a post on her blog with tips on how to do this. I’ll link the post in here when it publishes.
This is the outfit that you most liked this week. I’ve featured it a few times in #everydaystyle as well as here on the blog. The colour and pattern make me happy and the shape is loose without being tent like. Winning.
I love seeing how everyone shows their personality and dresses for the occasion – even if that occasion is the every day. These are just a few of my fave styles from this week.
Chasing Cait: I’ve known Caitlin since back in the day. She was PR for Sacha Drake and I was a journo discovering Sacha for the very first time. She’s a Brisbane girl but now lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand, as a stylist and a blogger. Her advice is on the money and she knows her way around a woman’s body shape. Love her outfits because no matter how cold it gets in her adopted city, there is generally a splash of colour to be found.
Geelong Fashionista: Kirsty is a blogger I’ve only come to know via #everydaystyle (I love that!). As her blog title suggests, she’s based in Geelong, Victoria. She was inspired to start her own blog after reading others and has been blogging since 2012. She loves shoes so much she took a year off work and travelled overseas just so she could fulfil her dream of owning a pair of Manolo Blahniks – bought in New York.
Want to join in? Simply upload a photo of yourself showing your everyday style to Instagram or Facebook, use the #everydaystyle and tag @stylingyou so I can find you. Don’t feel you have to post every day. Post when you can.
So tell me? How do you take your #everydaystyle photos? Employ child labour like me? Or prefer a selfie?