How to Get Stopped By a Street Style Photographer

How to Get Stopped By a Street Style Photographer(Source:Caroline McCredie/Getty Images AsiaPac,Timur Emek/Getty Images Europe, PacificCoastNews.com)True story: we were once, to our utter shock, stopped by a street-style photographer while running errands in an old purple sundress and a messy topknot. Instead of responding with a devil-may-care pose, we were stricken with visible, paralyzing fear: Why us? Why today? Is this a prank? Needless to say, the resulting awkward shots never materialized online.

What we should have known was that there are certain things that routinely catch photographers’s eyes–and a vibrant hue, such as the one we were wearing that fateful day, is one of them. What else will get you spotted? We checked in with shutterbug Dyanna Dawson, the woman behind the blog Street Fashion Style and author of recently published book Street Fashion Photography, for her expert tips.

Follow them faithfully, and who knows? You might be the next Olivia Palermo.

1. Think Bright and Bold
"A bold use of color always catches my eye," says Dawson. "In spring, that usually means brights and neons, and in autumn I gravitate towards jewel tones and rich earthy hues."
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2. Pick a Power Print
According to Dawson, "a great print or a bold pattern"–such as this fabulous floral, below–is another key to capturing the photog's attention. 
How to Get Stopped By a Street Style Photographer(Source: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images Europe)3. Amp up Your Accessories
"Shoes and bags are always important," notes Dawson. "Beyond that, I look for anything unexpected, like an interesting hat or clever brooch." 
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4. Boost Your Beauty Routine
"It's always appreciated when someone puts a little extra effort into doing their hair and make up," explains Dawson. "A messy ponytail versus a chic braid or updo could mean the difference between getting photographed or not. If you don't have time for full hair and make-up, consider a quick turban and bold lip color." For further proof, consult the perfect orangey-red hue featured below. 
How to Get Stopped By a Street Style Photographer(Source: Jemal Countess/Getty Images North America)5. Dare to be Different
"A unique personal style is the key to winning my heart," says Dawson. "I'm always delighted when someone can take an old trend and spin it in a refreshing way." Exhibit A: a sporty blouse paired with over-the-top evening shoes, below. 
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