Professional Portraits Outfit Guide

A quick guide to some awesome headshot portraits.


A well-tailored pantsuit or skirt suit projects a polished and professional image. Opt for solid colors or subtle patterns. For blouses or shirts, choose styles that flatter your figure and neckline. Avoid anything too distracting.


Opt for a well-fitting suit in a muted color like navy, charcoal, or grey. Pair it with a crisp, pressed dress shirt in a light color like white or blue. A conservative tie in a complementary color adds a touch of personality. Ensure everything is ironed and wrinkle-free.

Skilled Trades Portraits

  • Color Palette: Opt for solid colors - grey, tan, charcoal, black, denim is an exception to the rule.

  • Uniformity is Key: Ensure everyone wears the same style shirt or top.

Professional Touches:

  • Neat and Pressed: Clothes should be close to wrinkle-free and well-maintained.

  • Company Gear: Consider branded hats or vests for a touch of personality while maintaining uniformity.

  • Accessories: Keep it minimal. Opt for simple watches and wedding bands only.

  • Clean and Polished: Well-groomed hair (long or short), clean-shaven faces (or neatly trimmed beards).

Calm and Sophistication: Muted tones are less intense than their saturated counterparts, creating a sense of calmness and serenity in the portrait. This can be particularly flattering and timeless, especially for professional headshots.

  • Focus on the Subject: By reducing color intensity, muted tones draw the viewer's attention to the subject's face and expression rather than being distracted by bright colors in the background or clothing.

  • Mood and Emotion: Muted colors can effectively convey a range of emotions. Soft, desaturated tones can suggest a sense of nostalgia, thoughtfulness, or even melancholy.

  • Complements Skin Tones: Muted colors tend to be more forgiving on a wider range of skin tones than very saturated colors, which can sometimes clash with certain complexions.

What's the deal with outfit colors?

Keep it muted.