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Style Guide: How To [Always] Look Good In Pictures

Whenever a camera comes out, I am always conscious if the person behind the lens is snapping me at a bad angle. And I am not afraid to give anyone a quick lesson on how to hold their camera up and angled down for the most flattering of pics. The lengths I (and I'm sure people everywhere) go to make sure we look good in every picture is absurd, which is why I decided there must be a better way. This week I am dishing 4 style tips I use, so that you no longer have to untag yourself!



The midi skirt is not only one of the most feminine pieces, but it is also magical in that it will fit and flatter just about any body type. It hides those extra summer vacay pounds, and gives an extra dose of femininity to the wearer. I always feel as though my look has been instantly elevated whenever I put on a midi skirt. Caitlin's sweet midi is perfect for hot summer days, and gives your legs added coverage.

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Style Guide: How to Look Good in Pictures | Midi Skirts | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. MARCO DE VINCENZO Pleated Silk Skirt 2. TOPSHOP Double Strap Cami 3. QUAY AUSTRALIA Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. DAVID YURMAN Bracelet 5. DAVID YURMAN Link Bracelet 6. KARINE SULTAN Teardrop Earrings 7. MEL BOTERI Tejus-Effect Leather Fanny Belt Bag 8. DAVID YURMAN Ring 9. STEVE MADDEN Sandals



Given the number of posts I have written on this monochromatic look, all black is clearly everything to me! In pictures, black is known to be slimming, it gives elegance and sophistication, it allows you to build your look on a single block of color and it creates a fabulous lengthening effect. I mean what's not to love about black. One of my favorite ways to wear this shade is through layers. Lisa's jumpsuit is perfect for work or a night out on the town. 

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Style Guide: How to Look Good in Pictures | All-black Outfits | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. FRAME Flare Jeans 2. FLEUR DU MAL Kimono 3. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Cropped Top 4. LARSSON & JENNINGS Gold-plated Watch 5. EDDIE BORGO Octagon Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. LINDA FARROW Aviator Mirrored Sunglasses 8. RIVER ISLAND Lace Up Sandals



I find my office look to be one of the most difficult to style, but a fitted blazer is one piece I always take with me. It offers an attractive, structured presence in photos, and accentuates your figure while highlighting your feminine waist. Wear a structured blazer with long romantic dresses or a pantsuit and you'll be ready for any photo! Courtney's fun look is perfect for a summer afternoon transition from work to play. 

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Style Guide: How to Look Good in Pictures | Flattering Blazers | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. MICHELE Gold Plated Watch 2. THE ROW Jersey Tank 3. CHALAYAN Open Pocket Jacket 4. ACCESSORY CONCIERGE Sunglasses 5. GORJANA Stud Earrings 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 7. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Stone Ring 8. DOMENICA Sandal 9. FRAME Cutoff Denim Shorts



If you find yourself getting frustrated trying to squeeze into your skinny jeans, try swapping them for a pair of flared jeans. I've covered the benefits of flare jeans before, but these really do help you look great in pictures! They elongate your body, emphasize your curves (in a good way) and properly cover your hips. It is (in my opinion) the only silhouette of jeans that really flatters any body. Jane's pants are perfect for a casual look, and I love her trendy, off-the-shoulder top! 

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Style Guide: How to Look Good in Pictures | Flared Pants | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. TOM FORD Flared Jeans 2. MADEWELL Off-the-shoulder Embroidered Top 3. GIVENCHY Necklace 4. DIOR Sunglasses 5. DANNIJO Earrings 6. BLANCA MONROS GOMEZ Band Ring 7. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 8. MAISON MICHEL Straw Sunhat 9. AQUAZZURA Point-toe Flats


No one will look perfect in every picture, but I hope my tips will help ease your photo anxiety from now on! 

Be sure to join me next week for New Ways To Wear Maxi Dresses. And in the meantime, please leave your comments below or email us directly at if you have any specific style questions and/or ideas for topics you would like for us to cover.

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