How To Nail The Mirror SelfieBy Style Counsel / January 22, 2017 / Blog,Style / 0 Comments
The mirror selfie has been a phenomenon for a while now — thank you Kim Kardashian. It has the power to break the internet, stop people in their tracks and ultimately make you a temporary web sensation. With #OOTD being one of the most searched hashtags out there, people are fascinated with what others are wearing.
So why is it so hard to capture the perfect angle, that not only makes you look good but also shows off your clothes?
Have no fear. Style Counsel has come up with a step-by-step guide to the perfect mirror selfie.
Find your pose
Posture is key; the idea of the mirror selfie is to show off what you’re wearing so your stance is essential. We have come up with 3 poses to help you create a killer mirror selfie.
One Leg Out: It may feel strange, but it lengthens out your body! Perfect if you are petite. If you’re feeling adventurous try pointing your toe!
The Crossover: This is a bloggers’ favorite! Standing on one leg and crossing over the other. This pose works really well if you’re wearing a dress, skirt, midi skirt. Make sure to angle your front leg a little towards the mirror making sure you are long and lean.
Legs Apart: With the whole world obsessing over ‘the thigh gap’ this is a perfect option to make sure you are showing off your full look. Spreading out your legs gives a smooth, flattering line to the body.
What’s your face doing?
When people take a mirror selfie they sometimes think that the face is the most important part of the shot. A mirror selfie forces the eye to go straight to the clothing, so make sure you are not awkwardly smiling. Try looking at your phone rather than the mirror to divert attention to your awesome outfit.
Don’t let your phone steal the limelight
Make sure your phone isn’t covering your outfit. Keep the phone fairly close to your face and try taking a step back. Making sure the phone isn’t the focal point and that everything else is in shot.
It’s all about proportion
Women are meant to have curves! Accentuate them. Try accessorizing by adding a belt, jacket or a nice clutch to the shot. It brings the look together.
Hair, Hair, Hair
Like your phone, your hair can become the main attraction. Make sure your hair doesn’t weigh you down. If you’re wearing a statement outfit try pinning your hair back in a sleek ponytail.
Make Sure the Background Is Clear
There is nothing worse in a mirror Selfie than spotting something in the background. If you are in the changing room this is likely to be shopping bags, shoes, a bra, or rubbish! Clean everything out of the way and let there be no distractions or embarrassing items lying around!
Don’t Forget the Mirror
If you want to be a professional mirror selfie taker you need to be kind to it. Make sure there are no smudges, dirty marks or writing on it! Give it a quick wipe down.
See — quick, simple and easy to carry out. Now your turn.
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