A few more days and we can officially call it Fall! If you’re like me, you’re already reaching for those fall-inspired lattes and plaid-print accessories. This cold-weather-loving gal is ready for Mother Nature to do her thing. Plus, autumn is great for photoshoots because the chill makes couples want to get cozy. So, bring out the boots and sweaters, and let’s create some photographic magic together! Looking for the perfect outfits for fall? I’ve got you covered.
You’re gonna love Celeste and Ben’s engagement session. They were full of photogenic energy that made their session a blast. (Peep those acrobatics!) I hope you find plenty of inspiration in their photoshoot as well. If you’re envisioning engagement sessions that encapsulate your personality and chemistry, I’m your girl. You can preview my style and find more engagement and wedding ideas on the blog. Get in touch here for questions and inquiries.
First things first: Generally, say no to matching or clashing and yes to coordinating. (There are a few exceptions, like wearing matching PJs for an at-home session or matching outfits for a particular occasion or announcement.)
If picking outfits is not your cup of tea, I usually say simpler is better. The goal is to complement each other in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the image—the focus should be on you and your lovely faces!
Two-piece sets have replaced maxi dresses, and I’m not sad about it! High-waisted midi skirts show off a little skin while still looking chic and elegant. That being said, you can’t ever go wrong with a classic maxi dress that comes in at the waist. Flowy dresses always photograph well and look extra flattering.
Patch pockets, cargo pockets, zippers, and buttons all give a fun nod to the 90s with a low-key punk vibe. These can be really cute in photos to add a little something something to your look, especially if you’re going with neutral shades. If it works with your personality, pair your outfit with chunky boots like Doc Martens.
Bomber jackets and blazers work equally well for men and women. You can throw it over your shoulder or slip it on if the weather is chilly. Jackets are versatile and functional, and they’re an easy way to elevate your look.
If you like the thought of a bodycon dress but want something a little more comfortable and casual, try a mini dress with zippers or buttons. I love Celeste’s zippered cream dress with balloon sleeves (see more below)!
Speaking of sleeves…try wearing a neutral color with a unique sleeve style. Bell sleeves and balloon sleeves are so pretty. Some other elegant sleeve styles include: sheer, fringe, lace, trumpet, dropped shoulder, etc. However, I would try to avoid styles that hide your shape or appear extra “billowy” or boxy.
Black and white styles and patterns are oh-so-trendy right now, but I especially liked how Celeste and Ben incorporated these opposite shades in their outfits—he wore one shade, and she wore the other. The contrast helps set them apart and accentuate their figures more so they don’t blend together in photos where they’re hugging or touching (which is often during a couple’s session). For that reason, I recommend going with two contrasting colors in your outfits for fall.
Flared trousers will flatter your figure and add a bit of movement to photos. You can go with denim or a more sophisticated fabric. If you’re a fan of flare, this is your year!
Finally, stay warm and polish your look with a bit of faux leather! Faux leather leggings, dresses, jackets, and shoes are all in style this season! Leather can add a bit of shine and texture to your ultra-chic style.
Hi, I’m Rachel!
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