I'm so excited to work with Banana Republic again for their Fall collection. They graciously gifted me the vest and fedora in which I'm in love with and I seriously can't hold back my excitement to work with such an amazing company. Both items add elegance and a sense of being polished without much effort. I can wear either piece with a plain white tee and jeans yet I would still look refined. I wore this vest out to dinner like that and my husband asked me why I was so dressed up. Ha. It's also perfect for this LA weather that can't seem to make up it's mind.
I recently finished reading Aimee Song's "Capture Your Style" and was so inspired by her take on upping your Instagram game. Each page was filled with her beautiful captures. Here are a few things that I learned:
1. Backdrop is key - You probably hear this all the time, but it actually is essential in making your outfit stand out. That's why there's actually a job position for location scouters. Not to mention, with a background in interior design, it's no wonder she always chooses the perfect scenery. If you're wearing a simple outfit, choose a more visually interesting background. If you're wearing a red dress, choose something simple and muted. You're either making your outfit standout or the backdrop, only one or the other. Sometimes it's better not to post a cute outfit if you can't find the right background.
2. Always think in 3, 6, 9, 12 - This is only crucial if you want to have an Instagram theme. I kind of knew this before, but quite honestly, I don't always keep up with it. This was a good reminder.
3. Just wear clothes you love - This one is tricky because I don't have a closet overflowing of beautiful clothes. Instagram is a portfolio of my wardrobe, but quite frankly, on most days, I go with t-shirt and jeans. My husband can vouch. It's hard wearing dresses and skirts all the time, but I guess that's also how she turns every simple moment (like getting yogurt) into a perfect photo opportunity.
What did you guys think of her book?