Summer Sleeveless

Fashion rules dictate that…

The custom for the season is…

Wearing white after Labor Day should never…

If you’re a rule-follower, getting dressed in the morning must be hard. That’s not part of my experience since I wear nearly the same thing every day.

Dressing for the season and doing so with purpose makes sense. Yet so many people are stuck in a rules-based system.

When I was setting up this portrait, my subject inquired about what to wear. I said to dress as if going for a walk with friends.

At our meeting point just above Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, I could see that her summer sleeveless choice was just right.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.