What do you like when looking at outfit photos? Does the pose make you want to know more about the person? Does the pose put you off from the person? And if you take your own outfit photos do some poses work better than others? Do you have a default pose? Are you afraid of posing so you tend to pose the same way or don’t care?
I spent some time today browsing IG accounts and those focused on outfits ranged from the person standing in the same spot every time (as I tend to do) to making drastic, wide movements. I’ll admit, I’m drawn to the drastic, wide movements but am afraid to do so myself. I’ve tried a few photos like that, but then find I have a harder time cropping my face out when I need to or missing part of the outfit in the crop as a result and then discard the “weirdly” posed photo and go back to my usual.
Last year I made a post eluding to something that would help me, but it never happened. I was about to buy a mask – an anime themed mask from a very specific character that I really liked. Recently browsing one of my wishlists brought me back to the mask and I am still tempted by it. I don’t have huge issues with showing my face on my blog, but I simply prefer not to. It’s more about my own comfort level when I see the photos of myself. I feel like I’m better able to objectively scrutinize the outfit on me, figuring out why it worked – or didn’t – when I’m not seeing my face stare back at me. I’ll also admit I’m in a bit of denial at being an aging woman over 40. I know I look younger than my age, but I like leaving it at that and not reminding myself that I am older than I look and starting to see the signs, even if others don’t. It is absolutely a vain personal issue.
Outfits worn this week. It was a short week in the office because of my business trip, which had me so physically and mentally exhausted I slept for nearly 12 hours when I was finally home and in total slug mode all day Saturday: