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Dress to impress… Yourself?

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A bit over a month ago, Alex Boone approached us to collaborate on a fashion photo shoot. We’ve had only positive experiences working with professional photographers since our blog baby was born — and Alex was no exception. While his forte is primarily candid street photography, his fashion photography could’ve fooled us!

We had a few equipment malfunctions at first (picture a giant 10-foot flash umbrella being carried away by the wind), and a couple distractions (two firetrucks responding to an alarm in the building we were shooting in front of), but at the end of the evening we finished with two memory cards full of awesome photos.

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For this shoot, we wanted to achieve a high fashion and sartorial look — so clean lines, structure, and a lot of attention to detail. We often get asked, how do we describe our style? Even when asking each other, we had to sit on this question for a while. We dress in a way that makes us feel great when we wake up that morning, so our looks vary each day and its hard to identify a particular style.

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Although we’re style bloggers, we have a confession. We know almost nothing about fashion (Shh..don’t tell though). Of course, we appreciate runway and the latest in fashion couture, but if you asked us to predict next seasons’ trends or critique the YSL fall 2013 collection, we’d be drawing up a blank. Hence why we prefer to call ourselves style bloggers instead of fashion bloggers. Fashion for us is really about personal style, as everyone can have their own unique style that makes them look good and feel great.

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That being said, we can’t stress the importance of dressing well even for non-occasions. You never know who you’ll run into, and what opportunities may present themselves.

Other than dressing well to make a good impression on those around you, wearing clothes that make you look good make you feel more confident, and can even influence more positive behaviour and thought. This is called enclothed cognition, a phenomenon that explains why you might have a spring in your step when you’re wearing your best suit or favourite dress. Perhaps this gives validity to the saying, “look good, feel good, do great!” If you want to read more about how “clothes make the mind”, check out this article.

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Be sure to check out more of Alex all over the web:
Website: www.aboonephoto.com
Facebook: Alex Boone Photo
Twitter: @AlexBoonePhoto
Instagram: @alexboonephoto

We want to know what you guys think: Do you believe in dressing up only when it’s an occasion or is everyday an occasion? Or is putting on your best threads never really a priority? Whatever it is, we’re interested to hear it!

What she’s wearing Le Chateau white pants | Le Chateau heels | Vintage clutch | Le Chateau necklace | Suzy Shier top
What he’s wearing Indochino collared shirt | Thrifted blazer | Le Chateau knit tie | Zara pants | Thrifted loafers

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