Oh, the #ootd. You think you can only do it if you look amazing. Or if you’re doing some sort of 30-day challenge. Or if you look particularly horrible and you’re into irony. I feel you.
But if you’re the fashion maven I think you are, you may just look amazing A LOT of the time. And then it is necessary, obligatory, mandatory.. for Pete’s sake woman, just show us your awesome fashion concoctions on Instagram and hasthag it. Gracias.
But now, how to do this without being totes boring…?
Let me give you the proper ingredients to rocking your #ootd for us Instastalkers to adore.
Prerequisites: You have a full length mirror, an iPhone, a non ugly cover (I literally took mine off sometimes), and an Instagram. Obvi.
1. Find your pose.
You’re going to see a variation of this in most of my #ootd posts- Legs crossed (hello hour glass), elbow into the side (oh, hi tiny waist), playing or not playing with my hair. One of my friends commented “Maybe you need a new pose” and I was like.. why? I look amazing in all these pictures. Let’s face it.
2. Then.. don’t do it.
So maybe my friend had a point. Find your pose, then change it up when you feel you can. Is your dress doing the hour glass thing for you? Awesome. Lean against the wall and show it off. Sit down. Show off the shoes. Do it all.
3. Show off the accessories
“It’s in the little things.”.. Don’t they always say that? Yes, yes they do. So show those little things off. This is what PicStitch was invented for, #ootd cute details. Obvi. So show us the goods! Also, feel free to throw in a random accessory that you’re actually not wearing (see maracas below), just because it’s relevant and matches and looks cool. It’s your #ootd, girl, maybe you ARE wearing the maracas. Nobody on Instagram can tell you you’re not!
4. Show it off
Have a favorite part of the outfit that you want to especially point out? Mine’s usually my hair. Note #Tip 1 photo 1- pulling the hair. I straightened my hair that day (I NEVER do anything with my hair.. as you may have noticed in these pics..) and really wanted to show off its length. In the pics below, I have a wig on anddd wanna make it clear to anyone new showing up that I indeed do not have a ginger fro.. and I also have THE CUTEST flowers in my hair for a photoshoot in the next pic. Point them out. Don’t let them go unnoticed! What if someone was attracted by my awesome skirt? No! The flowers! Look at the flowers!
5. Do a sequence
Sometimes your #ootd is #2ootds or #ijcd (I just cant decide). Or #iamshoppingrightnowformyootd. That’s great. Two of your amazing fashion recipes in one day?! Amazing.
Pic stitch is your friend. And your Insta followers are your friends, too. I could not decide what look to go for for my Valentines Day date with my honey this year- cute ballerina or sexy maven? So I asked my Instafriends to give me some input! Can you guess which one won? 😉
(The second pic is of me shopping with wedges and advising friends to NEVER shop with wedges. Everything looks good with wedges! Had to buy it all!)
6. Just do it
Remember, #ootd is not just for tight dress, high heel kind of days. Like remember when it’s FINALLY FALL and this has been the longest summer EVER?! Yayyy getting to wear boots and a comfy sweater finally!! What does that mean? Oh, #ootd. Yeah. Orrr.. getting dressed in the dark and still being kind of matching? #ootd worthy. These aren’t just pictures and records of your fashion triumphs.. these #ootds are SO MUCH MORE. They are stories of your LIVES. What you wear is a reflection of what you’re doing, where you are on your path, WHO YOU ARE. Who knew hashtags and selfies were so powerful?
Leave a comment below with your instagram handle (Mine is @asiacroson!) so we can follow you and be inspired by your #ootd! And if you haven’t done one, get.to.it. Or I will keep going with my “Clothes are an important extension of your life” thing, and then if you REALLY don’t, I will get going on my “Photographs are THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF REMEMBERING YOUR LIFE” thing.. and that’s a whole other story!
Happy #ootd day people! ❤