Is it just me, or is picture day is one of the MOST stressful days of the year? Okay, maybe a bit of an exaggeration but it’s still scary. This is the picture that is placed in the yearbook, your ID card, and the photo that 20 years from now your high school buds will still remember you by. So you want the photo to look good now and “age” well, if you know what I mean. So here are some don'ts to prepare you for the big day.
If you have blonde hair don't a wear yellow shirt! It’ll make your skin, hair, and shirt all blend together making you look like an Oompa Loompa.
DO NOT wear a tank top to picture day. This one is very important and something I wish I had paid attention to. If you have long hair, the tank top straps tend to get covered by your hair, leaving you looking naked in your photo. Obviously, no one would show up to school naked but it gives off the appearance that you are.
Don't wear too much bronzer. Along with the yellow shirt, too much bronzer can make your skin come off as yellow or orange. It’s just not a good look.
Make sure to leave your glasses in your bag while taking your photo. If you have prescription glasses they can give off a glare in the camera and take away from your beautiful eyes.
Be natural with your photo, don't be too stiff. Act as if you are having a photoshoot by one of your friends. Or pretend the camera person is naked, or think of a funny story, anything that will make you laugh. Everyone wants to see your stunning natural smile so don't be scared to show it.
This is what I wore for this year's picture day and oh boy have I leaned my lesson: