Spring + Summer Senior Outfit Ideas

So your senior session is booked and coming up this spring or summer. Super exciting! Spring and summer are beautiful seasons to have your senior pictures done. Now it’s time to plan the details. One of the biggest questions you’re probably asking is, what should I wear to my spring or summer photo session? This can be really fun to plan but also a little overwhelming. Don’t worry! I’ve got you. Here are some tips on choosing outfits for your spring and summer senior photo session.

CHERYL JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY | OKLAHOMA CITY SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Colors to wear

Since there are so many flowers in bloom at this time of year, you may be thinking you should stay away from colors in your outfits because they might clash. Actually if you are thoughtful with color choice you can create some gorgeous combos! If you already know the locations of your session, think about the surrounding colors and try wearing clothing that coordinates. Often pastel colors look good in the spring and even brighter colors stand out in the summer. White jeans and neutral colors can also look great against the blooms. There’s no one “rule” for all of it. The most important thing is to wear colors that flatter your skin tones and make you feel pretty.


Skirts + dresses

Spring and summer are the best times of the year to wear long flowy skirts and dresses. Bonus: they look AMAZING in pictures!  

They are flattering, feminine and really add a wow factor to your photos. Take advantage of the warmer weather you will have at your session and wear some of these beauties. 

Pro tip: avoid super short dresses, skirts or shorts. They can be difficult to move around in for poses and won’t be as flattering.


Accessories + Layers

Well planned accessories and outfits with layers really are the cherry on top for your senior photos. It’s true that in the summer you can’t pile on layers because of the heat, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have some options when it comes to accessorizing your outfits! Think about adding a lightweight kimono, hats, sunglasses, a belt or a cute purse. And in the spring when the temps aren’t so hot, a denim jacket would look so cute over a sundress! 


More Tips

Don’t feel like you have to buy new things for your photo session. If you have a favorite dress or bottoms that you love and are comfortable, wear them! Also try on all of your outfit choices, including shoes and accessories, before your session and wear them around for a half hour. This will help you catch anything that needs attention like additional undergarments you might need, straps that keep slipping or if an outfit just won’t work. 

Most importantly: No matter what you end up choosing for your spring or summer senior photo outfits, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in them. Your confidence will come through in your photos and you will enjoy the experience so much more!

Choosing outfits for your spring and summer senior photos can be super fun and not stressful when you plan ahead and make thoughtful choices. 

Scroll through the slideshow below to find style inspiration from some of my senior sessions!

blond high school senior girl wearing a bright pink ruffle top and blue jeans sits and smiles in a field with golden light behind her
high school senior girl wearing a yellow flowy top and blue jeans with Vans stands on a path with green leaves around her at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a floral short romper sits and smiles in a field with green grass and the sunset behind her in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a light blue shorts romper stands crossed at the ankles in the middle of a field in rural Oklahoma
senior girl with long wavy blond hair wearing a graphic tee, blue jeans and turquoise belt buckle stands and smiles in front of a colorful wall mural in OKC
senior girl wearing black pants and a cropped white top sits on a black bench with hands on knees and smiles in Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City
senior girl wearing a light blue sundress with white tee underneath and sneakers walks on a downtown sidewalk and smiles in a small town in Oklahoma
senior girl wearing a short black dress and bright pink heels looks over her shoulder holding her trumpet on a sidewalk in front of Factory Obscura in OKC
blond high school senior girl wearing a bright pink ruffle top and blue jeans sits and smiles in a field with golden light behind her
high school senior girl wearing a yellow flowy top and blue jeans with Vans stands on a path with green leaves around her at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a floral short romper sits and smiles in a field with green grass and the sunset behind her in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a light blue shorts romper stands crossed at the ankles in the middle of a field in rural Oklahoma
senior girl with long wavy blond hair wearing a graphic tee, blue jeans and turquoise belt buckle stands and smiles in front of a colorful wall mural in OKC
senior girl wearing black pants and a cropped white top sits on a black bench with hands on knees and smiles in Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City
senior girl wearing a light blue sundress with white tee underneath and sneakers walks on a downtown sidewalk and smiles in a small town in Oklahoma
senior girl wearing a short black dress and bright pink heels looks over her shoulder holding her trumpet on a sidewalk in front of Factory Obscura in OKC
blond high school senior girl wearing a bright pink ruffle top and blue jeans sits and smiles in a field with golden light behind her
high school senior girl wearing a yellow flowy top and blue jeans with Vans stands on a path with green leaves around her at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a floral short romper sits and smiles in a field with green grass and the sunset behind her in Oklahoma City
high school senior girl wearing a light blue shorts romper stands crossed at the ankles in the middle of a field in rural Oklahoma
senior girl with long wavy blond hair wearing a graphic tee, blue jeans and turquoise belt buckle stands and smiles in front of a colorful wall mural in OKC
senior girl wearing black pants and a cropped white top sits on a black bench with hands on knees and smiles in Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City
senior girl wearing a light blue sundress with white tee underneath and sneakers walks on a downtown sidewalk and smiles in a small town in Oklahoma
senior girl wearing a short black dress and bright pink heels looks over her shoulder holding her trumpet on a sidewalk in front of Factory Obscura in OKC

 

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