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Hello hello! I hope we're all doing well and embracing the cosy autumn evenings that have suddenly arrived with us (and I really mean, suddenly - where did the sun go?!) Lately I've been loving the darker evenings, searching for the perfect 'night-in' candle and delving back into the autumnal colour palette that I've had locked away since February. It's so nice to bring my favourite coats out of hibernation!

In today's post I wanted to share with you some pieces that I've spotted, inspired by my own Autumn wardrobe and also just pieces that may or may not be on my wish-list, and, of course, there all centered around that lovely brown, tan, neutral colour palette.  

Hopefully this gives you a bit of A/W inspiration and maybe something will catch your eye! Happy Shopping!



So first up, we have coats! In the colder months I always seem to gravitate towards the more tan/camel colours when it comes to outerwear. It just gives this really autumnal vibe, which I love. In the images above, I'm wearing one of my all-time favourite pieces, this thrifted M&S coat. I've had this for years and love wearing it every A/W!


Coats:


Next up is knitwear. I mean, this one is pretty self explanatory - you can't survive the colder months without the perfect cosy knit! Here are some that I spotted, that I think are both perfect for A/W 2021 but also great timeless pieces too...


Knitwear:


Now, dresses aren't only for Spring and Summer, there's so many ways to style dresses through from September - February too! I love layering longer dresses with knits and blazers, but it's also great to have a dress that fits that A/W colour palette perfectly for special occasions, or days out where you just want to get dressed up.


Dresses:


Tops & Trousers are the basics of literally 99.9% of my looks. I spotted some really great classic styles that I love, but also some fun marble designs, which seem to be very 'in' this year, so definitely worth grabbing if you're into adding patterns to your A/W wardrobe!


Tops:


Trousers:


Last but not least, no look is complete without a good shoe and some accessories! I love gold jewellery all year round, but I think it looks especially gorgeous with the brown tones that come into our wardrobes at the end of each year. A good hat, beret and a pair of gloves are a lovely way to finish off a look, and, let's not forget about grabbing the perfect pair of autumnal boots for stomping on crunchy leaves, am I right?


Shoes & Accessories:


Let's Shop The Autumnal Palette

 


Hello hello! I hope we're all doing well and embracing the cosy autumn evenings that have suddenly arrived with us (and I really mean, suddenly - where did the sun go?!) Lately I've been loving the darker evenings, searching for the perfect 'night-in' candle and delving back into the autumnal colour palette that I've had locked away since February. It's so nice to bring my favourite coats out of hibernation!

In today's post I wanted to share with you some pieces that I've spotted, inspired by my own Autumn wardrobe and also just pieces that may or may not be on my wish-list, and, of course, there all centered around that lovely brown, tan, neutral colour palette.  

Hopefully this gives you a bit of A/W inspiration and maybe something will catch your eye! Happy Shopping!



So first up, we have coats! In the colder months I always seem to gravitate towards the more tan/camel colours when it comes to outerwear. It just gives this really autumnal vibe, which I love. In the images above, I'm wearing one of my all-time favourite pieces, this thrifted M&S coat. I've had this for years and love wearing it every A/W!


Coats:


Next up is knitwear. I mean, this one is pretty self explanatory - you can't survive the colder months without the perfect cosy knit! Here are some that I spotted, that I think are both perfect for A/W 2021 but also great timeless pieces too...


Knitwear:


Now, dresses aren't only for Spring and Summer, there's so many ways to style dresses through from September - February too! I love layering longer dresses with knits and blazers, but it's also great to have a dress that fits that A/W colour palette perfectly for special occasions, or days out where you just want to get dressed up.


Dresses:


Tops & Trousers are the basics of literally 99.9% of my looks. I spotted some really great classic styles that I love, but also some fun marble designs, which seem to be very 'in' this year, so definitely worth grabbing if you're into adding patterns to your A/W wardrobe!


Tops:


Trousers:


Last but not least, no look is complete without a good shoe and some accessories! I love gold jewellery all year round, but I think it looks especially gorgeous with the brown tones that come into our wardrobes at the end of each year. A good hat, beret and a pair of gloves are a lovely way to finish off a look, and, let's not forget about grabbing the perfect pair of autumnal boots for stomping on crunchy leaves, am I right?


Shoes & Accessories:


 

Hello hello hello, I hope we're all doing well! I'm so excited for Autumn and Autumn fashion right now and today I thought I'd go into a bit more detail about each outfit I've snapped lately, just before I go full knitwear and big, warm coats on you all, and let you in on the pieces that I put together to create them!


Now, this outfit is a go-to at the moment. I was recently sent this super cute knit from Sezane that I've just fallen absolutely fallen in love with. I've spotted this on so many people on Instagram over the last year or so, and have always wanted to get my hands on it because it's just so perfect - especially in this colour palette for A/W. They also do it a navy stripe too! I keep pairing it with my H&M jeans as they just make the most casual and comfy look, that also still feels put-together because the knit is so lovely.



A classic look for phone snap number 2! This blazer was a recent purchase from a charity shop - it's an old M&S Blazer and was only around £2-£4, which is just amazing. It's the perfect shade of beige for me and I'm just so obsessed with it! I've paired it here with my lovely Karen Millen knitted dress from last summer.



Okay, I'm noticing as I write this that a lot of knitwear has actually slipped into this blog post but, we move! Here I am, all cosy, in this old BHS (yes, BHS... the one with Tammy Girl #throwback) knit that I've had for around 3 years now. This is another charity shop find and I absolutely love love love it. It never gets old (apart from in age, clearly) and I get so excited to wear it each and every year! 



Oh, I really love this knit. I picked this up from the Arket site, but actually from the Menswear section. I do really love a mensy, over-sized piece. The thing that definitely makes this knit for me though is the colour - I just think the colour is absolutely lovely and a great addition to my A/W palette this year!



The blazer is back again - I clearly have a big love for this bargain piece! Here I'm wearing it with a lovely Mango blouse and H&M shorts, as well as some lovely jewellery pieces from Estella Bartlett who I recently worked on a campaign with!

Outfits From My Phone

 

Hello hello hello, I hope we're all doing well! I'm so excited for Autumn and Autumn fashion right now and today I thought I'd go into a bit more detail about each outfit I've snapped lately, just before I go full knitwear and big, warm coats on you all, and let you in on the pieces that I put together to create them!


Now, this outfit is a go-to at the moment. I was recently sent this super cute knit from Sezane that I've just fallen absolutely fallen in love with. I've spotted this on so many people on Instagram over the last year or so, and have always wanted to get my hands on it because it's just so perfect - especially in this colour palette for A/W. They also do it a navy stripe too! I keep pairing it with my H&M jeans as they just make the most casual and comfy look, that also still feels put-together because the knit is so lovely.



A classic look for phone snap number 2! This blazer was a recent purchase from a charity shop - it's an old M&S Blazer and was only around £2-£4, which is just amazing. It's the perfect shade of beige for me and I'm just so obsessed with it! I've paired it here with my lovely Karen Millen knitted dress from last summer.



Okay, I'm noticing as I write this that a lot of knitwear has actually slipped into this blog post but, we move! Here I am, all cosy, in this old BHS (yes, BHS... the one with Tammy Girl #throwback) knit that I've had for around 3 years now. This is another charity shop find and I absolutely love love love it. It never gets old (apart from in age, clearly) and I get so excited to wear it each and every year! 



Oh, I really love this knit. I picked this up from the Arket site, but actually from the Menswear section. I do really love a mensy, over-sized piece. The thing that definitely makes this knit for me though is the colour - I just think the colour is absolutely lovely and a great addition to my A/W palette this year!



The blazer is back again - I clearly have a big love for this bargain piece! Here I'm wearing it with a lovely Mango blouse and H&M shorts, as well as some lovely jewellery pieces from Estella Bartlett who I recently worked on a campaign with!

 


Autumn is here (yay!) and I couldn't be more excited! I love this time of year, especially for fashion. I'm all about layering, winter coats and cosy autumn looks. I think my colour palette is quite autumnal all year round, given that I'm a lover of neutral tones, but I really do love the reappearance of darker browns, warmer tones and burnt oranges as the year rolls to the end.

Today, as much as I could talk about Autumn fashion in general for at least a week, I want to focus on the classic A/W staple, the boot. Whether we're talking chunky boots, a classic heeled boot or even an ugg, nothing completes an autumn look like this absolute staple.

Below I wanted to share with you some of my favourites that I've spotted, included some that are already in my own wardrobe, in case you're on the lookout for a new something-something to add to your wardrobe.



Boots For Autumn/Winter

 


Autumn is here (yay!) and I couldn't be more excited! I love this time of year, especially for fashion. I'm all about layering, winter coats and cosy autumn looks. I think my colour palette is quite autumnal all year round, given that I'm a lover of neutral tones, but I really do love the reappearance of darker browns, warmer tones and burnt oranges as the year rolls to the end.

Today, as much as I could talk about Autumn fashion in general for at least a week, I want to focus on the classic A/W staple, the boot. Whether we're talking chunky boots, a classic heeled boot or even an ugg, nothing completes an autumn look like this absolute staple.

Below I wanted to share with you some of my favourites that I've spotted, included some that are already in my own wardrobe, in case you're on the lookout for a new something-something to add to your wardrobe.




I really love capturing a look like this, just straight from my phone, an instant way to share my outfit with you guys.

Today I thought I'd go into a bit more detail about each outfit I've snapped lately, and let you in on the pieces that I put together to create them, starting with this look above:

Now, this outfit isn't anything special but it's pretty representative of how I've been dressing lately. I've been craving autumn and cosy evenings, so a good sweatshirt and joggers has been an absolute WFH go-to. I recently got this sweatshirt off the H&M website and I love love love it - despite having never been to university or Yale, I think it's the really cool! Then my joggers are my favourite pair from Paisie - they're just so comfortable and my favourite pair to wear around the house.





The next look is this gorgeous co-ord from Rouje. I was kindly sent this by them and it's just most flattering set, which is also perfect for being dressed up and down, depending on the occasion. I don't usually opt for fitted skirts like this, but the way this fits is so comfortable and looks so good, that it's got me wanting more pieces like this in my collection! I also love the tie detail on the top, I think it's super cute!




There's a running theme of navy blue going on here, and I'll be honest, I'm really gravitating towards navy right now - I find it such a nice colour with my hair and complexion! 

Anyway, onto this outfit. This whole look is from Warehouse (gifted) and is the perfect kind of look to be heading into the autumn months with. I love a classic stripe and this sweatshirt is just made to feel that little bit.. cooler, shall we say, with the zip detail around the neck. I've been looking for a good pair of darker denim jeans too and when I saw these I knew I had to give them a whirl - they've been a great addition to my wardrobe for sure! 



Outfits From My Phone


I really love capturing a look like this, just straight from my phone, an instant way to share my outfit with you guys.

Today I thought I'd go into a bit more detail about each outfit I've snapped lately, and let you in on the pieces that I put together to create them, starting with this look above:

Now, this outfit isn't anything special but it's pretty representative of how I've been dressing lately. I've been craving autumn and cosy evenings, so a good sweatshirt and joggers has been an absolute WFH go-to. I recently got this sweatshirt off the H&M website and I love love love it - despite having never been to university or Yale, I think it's the really cool! Then my joggers are my favourite pair from Paisie - they're just so comfortable and my favourite pair to wear around the house.





The next look is this gorgeous co-ord from Rouje. I was kindly sent this by them and it's just most flattering set, which is also perfect for being dressed up and down, depending on the occasion. I don't usually opt for fitted skirts like this, but the way this fits is so comfortable and looks so good, that it's got me wanting more pieces like this in my collection! I also love the tie detail on the top, I think it's super cute!




There's a running theme of navy blue going on here, and I'll be honest, I'm really gravitating towards navy right now - I find it such a nice colour with my hair and complexion! 

Anyway, onto this outfit. This whole look is from Warehouse (gifted) and is the perfect kind of look to be heading into the autumn months with. I love a classic stripe and this sweatshirt is just made to feel that little bit.. cooler, shall we say, with the zip detail around the neck. I've been looking for a good pair of darker denim jeans too and when I saw these I knew I had to give them a whirl - they've been a great addition to my wardrobe for sure! 




With the up and down weather lately, I've found myself in a rut with how to dress each day. I mean, do I grab for a slinky summer dress? a long sleeve tee? a classic jeans and nice top combo? a rain mac just incase the heavens open? I've been left staring blankly at my wardrobe, then glancing at the BBC Weather app, only to then stare straight back, blankly at my wardrobe once again. 

It's been a struggle to even figure out what my Summer style is this year because I seem to end up in the same denim shorts and t-shirt look every. damn. day... but, that really does get boring after a while. So, I've been trying to spice things up (maybe to around a Nandos 'Medium', at least). I've been trying to find a way to combine both a summer look and my undeniable love for that autumn layering that I wish I could wear all year round, and I think I've found the key. I've wanted the perfect way to work around the rocketing temperatures but also the reality that I live in the North West of the UK and the chances of an unexpected downpour or temperature drop happening at any moment, and that for me has got to be grabbing for a good ol' cropped jacket. 

Now, I'm not talking big chunky cropped puffer jackets, of course, because that would be sweat city in 25°C + heat, but just a simple, lightweight jacket can really bring back that sense of 'putting an outfit together' that I can really lose sight of throughout Summer. 

I've got an amazing lightweight linen jacket that I picked up from ASOS last year, which I love and wear religiously, but I also recently nabbed this amazing dogtooth H&M one (pictured above) in the sale the other week and I'm obsessed! They're just the perfect thing to throw over a mini skirt and top, or whatever your go-to Summer look is, to really pull a outfit together, without adding too much unnecessary bulky layering. 

So, today I thought I'd share a few with you that have caught my eye and that might be great addition to your Summer/Autumn wardrobe this year! Check them out below!



Shop Cropped Jackets:





The Cropped Jacket Edit


With the up and down weather lately, I've found myself in a rut with how to dress each day. I mean, do I grab for a slinky summer dress? a long sleeve tee? a classic jeans and nice top combo? a rain mac just incase the heavens open? I've been left staring blankly at my wardrobe, then glancing at the BBC Weather app, only to then stare straight back, blankly at my wardrobe once again. 

It's been a struggle to even figure out what my Summer style is this year because I seem to end up in the same denim shorts and t-shirt look every. damn. day... but, that really does get boring after a while. So, I've been trying to spice things up (maybe to around a Nandos 'Medium', at least). I've been trying to find a way to combine both a summer look and my undeniable love for that autumn layering that I wish I could wear all year round, and I think I've found the key. I've wanted the perfect way to work around the rocketing temperatures but also the reality that I live in the North West of the UK and the chances of an unexpected downpour or temperature drop happening at any moment, and that for me has got to be grabbing for a good ol' cropped jacket. 

Now, I'm not talking big chunky cropped puffer jackets, of course, because that would be sweat city in 25°C + heat, but just a simple, lightweight jacket can really bring back that sense of 'putting an outfit together' that I can really lose sight of throughout Summer. 

I've got an amazing lightweight linen jacket that I picked up from ASOS last year, which I love and wear religiously, but I also recently nabbed this amazing dogtooth H&M one (pictured above) in the sale the other week and I'm obsessed! They're just the perfect thing to throw over a mini skirt and top, or whatever your go-to Summer look is, to really pull a outfit together, without adding too much unnecessary bulky layering. 

So, today I thought I'd share a few with you that have caught my eye and that might be great addition to your Summer/Autumn wardrobe this year! Check them out below!



Shop Cropped Jackets:





 









Life On Film

 









 

I’m often asked about my editing process when it comes to my images, and in a recent Instagram poll, lots of you said this is something you'd like to see from me, so today I thought I'd share with you just that! Now, just a word of warning, I'm not a photographer or professional editor, these are simply my go-to tricks for editing my images for Instagram and here on my blog. It's simple, quick and works for me!

I love a very minimal edit, but I also love having my staple app presets and ideas to use when it comes to editing. I'm a phone editor, you see, (photoshop experts look away now haha), and pretty much always have been. Since my images are mostly seen via phone, I like to use apps to create my desired effect, so that I know exactly how it will perceived when it comes to sharing them online. 

The process of editing for me is super fun. I love watching an image transform, and playing around with different tones and exposures. It's like seeing my work come to life in the matter of minutes and that's really exciting for me. 

To start with I'll take you through the image capturing process

Most of the time these days I shoot the majority of my content on my camera, the Canon 6D Mark ii. It's the best investment I've made since doing this job and I couldn't be happier with the kind of content it's able to produce in comparison to previous cameras I've used. Saying that though, you don't need an amazing camera to create an amazing image. Sometimes I shoot simply from my phone, the Google Pixel 4XL, and can still capture an equally wonderful image. 

Lighting is a key factor in the process however. For me, I love natural light. I have a big bedroom window and love to shoot a lot of my content inside, so this has been the situation I've worked with from day one. I love the way natural light works with my editing process, especially when it comes to self-portraits. I don't like my images to look too harsh and much prefer a softer, natural vibe. 

Framing is super important to me when capturing an image. Depending on the focal point of the image I like to shoot from different angles and different depths. A wider angle is great for outfit photos and flatlays. I like to be able to crop into an image and allow room for different details. I like a wider frame too when it comes to posting on Instagram, to ensure things aren't cut out from the 4:5 image crop. I prefer a more close-up shot when I'm shooting jewellery details and beauty-portraits. I like to be able to capture finer details like eyelashes, freckles and make up or intricate designs when it comes to jewellery.

I self-shoot the majority of my work, meaning a tripod and remote can come in super handy when shooting my self-portraits and outfit images. Most of the time I'll use a timer on my Canon and focus the camera on my hand or have my mum stand in before shooting to ensure the focus is correct, whilst, when it comes to shooting on my phone, using a blue-tooth remote makes photographing alone much easier. 



Onto the good stuff now, the editing process.

I have several go-to apps for editing, a few of which make my images what they are with their amazing filters and presets, but it all comes down to doing those little tweaks and perfecting what works well for you and your images too.

VSCO

VSCO is a long time favourite app of mine. Does anyone remember the days where we actually used to plan our Instagram feeds on there? Wild! Previously, I would solely edit via this app and often still do for quick story snaps and things. 

The beauty of this app is that it is so easy to use. There's so many filter options to choose from and it's great for adjusting things like the exposure of an image or the clarity. It's amazing for editing more than one image in one go too, as you're able to copy and paste edits really easily. My go-to on here is the A6 preset. It's adds a really nice soft, warm tone to an image whilst also adding in a really nice contrast, perfect for self portraits.

I also love this app for adjusting the crop or frame of an image. I love using the 'skew' option to adjust any off-centre images and ensure they're straight and there's the option to crop to 4:5 on here too, which is great for Instagram images.

I usually begin by adding this filter (A6 +6.0) before moving onto the next app, Tezza!

Tezza

I absolutely adore Tezza. I love the presets it offers and again, it's so easy to use. I'll often head straight to Tezza for editing as adding one of the presets on this app really transforms an image and I think that's amazing if you're looking for a quick edit! It's great for copying and pasting edits too!
 
INSPR is my go-to preset on Tezza. It's great for creating a soft and creamy look, whilst also keeping with the neutral tones that I love to have in my images. I'll usually adjust the exposure and tweak the HSL in here too, to get the correct tones.

I will normally add Tezza filter INSPR (+20) on top of VSCO filter (A6 +6.0) to create my desired preset.

Lightroom

If you're not one for presets but simply want something to tweak things like temperature and clarity in an image, Lightroom is amazing. I love using Lightroom to create more clarity in my images by increasing the noise reduction and adding sharpness, as well as adjusting the tones and temperature. 

It has the option to correct the optics of an image, which is perfect if you're image hasn't come out quite right. You can enter which camera you use and it'll adjust the image accordingly - the lens corrections can be a life saver!

Snapseed

Whether it's a spot that my concealer wouldn't cover or an annoying thing in the background that I'm just not vibing with, Snapseed is here to save the day!

I love Snapseed's healing tool to erase any unwanted details. It can sometimes take a few tries to get it right if it's really obstructing the image, but is totally worth it for the outcome (I'm sure photoshop users have a much easier way though haha).

I also really love the selective feature, which allows you focus in on certain areas of the image and adjust things like the saturation and structure. I always tend to reduce the structure in the background of my images for a softer look and de-saturate any unwanted bold colours!


With the photo above, I actually really liked the original un-edited image, but the tones didn't quite work with the rest of my images and, especially when posting to Instagram, I like my images to feel and look cohesive. I really love the softer look the 'After' image has and the way the backdrop looks a little less harsh in comparison to the original.

Edits: VSCO Filter A6 +6.0, Tezza Filter INSPR +20, Exposure +5, Contrast -10, Orange HSL Hue +0.2, Cropped to 4:5


I think image editing is such a personal process. It's about figuring out what catches your eye, what makes the image special to you or unique to you and your 'brand'. For me, I know I love neutral tones and a minimal style, but you could love bold colours and exaggerated contrast! It's all personal and I love seeing different people's editing styles.

I really hope you've enjoyed this little insight into how I edit my images anyway, and I hope you have fun experimenting and editing your own images too!

How I Edit My Images

 

I’m often asked about my editing process when it comes to my images, and in a recent Instagram poll, lots of you said this is something you'd like to see from me, so today I thought I'd share with you just that! Now, just a word of warning, I'm not a photographer or professional editor, these are simply my go-to tricks for editing my images for Instagram and here on my blog. It's simple, quick and works for me!

I love a very minimal edit, but I also love having my staple app presets and ideas to use when it comes to editing. I'm a phone editor, you see, (photoshop experts look away now haha), and pretty much always have been. Since my images are mostly seen via phone, I like to use apps to create my desired effect, so that I know exactly how it will perceived when it comes to sharing them online. 

The process of editing for me is super fun. I love watching an image transform, and playing around with different tones and exposures. It's like seeing my work come to life in the matter of minutes and that's really exciting for me. 

To start with I'll take you through the image capturing process

Most of the time these days I shoot the majority of my content on my camera, the Canon 6D Mark ii. It's the best investment I've made since doing this job and I couldn't be happier with the kind of content it's able to produce in comparison to previous cameras I've used. Saying that though, you don't need an amazing camera to create an amazing image. Sometimes I shoot simply from my phone, the Google Pixel 4XL, and can still capture an equally wonderful image. 

Lighting is a key factor in the process however. For me, I love natural light. I have a big bedroom window and love to shoot a lot of my content inside, so this has been the situation I've worked with from day one. I love the way natural light works with my editing process, especially when it comes to self-portraits. I don't like my images to look too harsh and much prefer a softer, natural vibe. 

Framing is super important to me when capturing an image. Depending on the focal point of the image I like to shoot from different angles and different depths. A wider angle is great for outfit photos and flatlays. I like to be able to crop into an image and allow room for different details. I like a wider frame too when it comes to posting on Instagram, to ensure things aren't cut out from the 4:5 image crop. I prefer a more close-up shot when I'm shooting jewellery details and beauty-portraits. I like to be able to capture finer details like eyelashes, freckles and make up or intricate designs when it comes to jewellery.

I self-shoot the majority of my work, meaning a tripod and remote can come in super handy when shooting my self-portraits and outfit images. Most of the time I'll use a timer on my Canon and focus the camera on my hand or have my mum stand in before shooting to ensure the focus is correct, whilst, when it comes to shooting on my phone, using a blue-tooth remote makes photographing alone much easier. 



Onto the good stuff now, the editing process.

I have several go-to apps for editing, a few of which make my images what they are with their amazing filters and presets, but it all comes down to doing those little tweaks and perfecting what works well for you and your images too.

VSCO

VSCO is a long time favourite app of mine. Does anyone remember the days where we actually used to plan our Instagram feeds on there? Wild! Previously, I would solely edit via this app and often still do for quick story snaps and things. 

The beauty of this app is that it is so easy to use. There's so many filter options to choose from and it's great for adjusting things like the exposure of an image or the clarity. It's amazing for editing more than one image in one go too, as you're able to copy and paste edits really easily. My go-to on here is the A6 preset. It's adds a really nice soft, warm tone to an image whilst also adding in a really nice contrast, perfect for self portraits.

I also love this app for adjusting the crop or frame of an image. I love using the 'skew' option to adjust any off-centre images and ensure they're straight and there's the option to crop to 4:5 on here too, which is great for Instagram images.

I usually begin by adding this filter (A6 +6.0) before moving onto the next app, Tezza!

Tezza

I absolutely adore Tezza. I love the presets it offers and again, it's so easy to use. I'll often head straight to Tezza for editing as adding one of the presets on this app really transforms an image and I think that's amazing if you're looking for a quick edit! It's great for copying and pasting edits too!
 
INSPR is my go-to preset on Tezza. It's great for creating a soft and creamy look, whilst also keeping with the neutral tones that I love to have in my images. I'll usually adjust the exposure and tweak the HSL in here too, to get the correct tones.

I will normally add Tezza filter INSPR (+20) on top of VSCO filter (A6 +6.0) to create my desired preset.

Lightroom

If you're not one for presets but simply want something to tweak things like temperature and clarity in an image, Lightroom is amazing. I love using Lightroom to create more clarity in my images by increasing the noise reduction and adding sharpness, as well as adjusting the tones and temperature. 

It has the option to correct the optics of an image, which is perfect if you're image hasn't come out quite right. You can enter which camera you use and it'll adjust the image accordingly - the lens corrections can be a life saver!

Snapseed

Whether it's a spot that my concealer wouldn't cover or an annoying thing in the background that I'm just not vibing with, Snapseed is here to save the day!

I love Snapseed's healing tool to erase any unwanted details. It can sometimes take a few tries to get it right if it's really obstructing the image, but is totally worth it for the outcome (I'm sure photoshop users have a much easier way though haha).

I also really love the selective feature, which allows you focus in on certain areas of the image and adjust things like the saturation and structure. I always tend to reduce the structure in the background of my images for a softer look and de-saturate any unwanted bold colours!


With the photo above, I actually really liked the original un-edited image, but the tones didn't quite work with the rest of my images and, especially when posting to Instagram, I like my images to feel and look cohesive. I really love the softer look the 'After' image has and the way the backdrop looks a little less harsh in comparison to the original.

Edits: VSCO Filter A6 +6.0, Tezza Filter INSPR +20, Exposure +5, Contrast -10, Orange HSL Hue +0.2, Cropped to 4:5


I think image editing is such a personal process. It's about figuring out what catches your eye, what makes the image special to you or unique to you and your 'brand'. For me, I know I love neutral tones and a minimal style, but you could love bold colours and exaggerated contrast! It's all personal and I love seeing different people's editing styles.

I really hope you've enjoyed this little insight into how I edit my images anyway, and I hope you have fun experimenting and editing your own images too!

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