If Katt Valdez's IG feed came with an assembly manual, these would be the components: Bronzy morena skin, ocean scenery, well-chosen swimsuits, the high noon sun, and effortless, relaxed poses.
Sometimes, the best way to pose is to try and look like you're not posing at all. Keep it candid and carefree, suggests Katt! If sticking to a low-key, mainly unfiltered feed is your thing, check out her sunkissed beach photos below and prepare to take notes. Here, 11 ways to pose by the sea, as seen on the influencer!
1. Slowly walk out of the water + push your hair back
In other words, the classic slow-mo shot. Make sure to have the photo taken once your waist is above the water for a slimming effect!
2. Cover your face + show off your beach OOTD
We all know that posing with your hands is a surefire way to get to show off your rings! Keeping it low-key and covering your face will also allow your colorful button-down to take center stage.
3. Take a power stance against a cloudy sky + look away
Talk about high contrast! Katt's white two-piece was the perfect thing to wear– it looks so stunning against the somber backdrop! As for the pose, she kept it natural by rolling her shoulders back and resting her weight on one leg. This is solid proof that you can still take great pics on dimmer days.
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4. Cinch your waist + pop your hip + close your eyes
Show you're enjoying the sunshine! You can never go wrong with this classic, feel-good pose.
5. Stretch + smile
Getting ready for a swim? Make sure to stretch first–and take a cute pic to prove it!
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6. Keep your back turned + tilt your head towards the camera + angle your arms + pop your hip
Another classic, and for good reason. This angle will flatter your arms and hips. Not to mention it'll make your shoulders look pointy and sultry! We recommend this pose if you'll be wearing a high-cut bikini!
7. Lounge on a beach chair + prop one leg up + raise your arms
This has to be one of the comfiest ways to pose in a swimsuit, ever. It's not even a pose per se–you could just do your thing and ask someone to snap a quick pic!
8. Lie down on the sand + take a closeup selfie of your bikini
Here's a snap for the aesthetic feed of your dreams. Lay flat on your beach towel of choice, and take a closeup of your super-cute bikini. Make sure your chunky rings are visible, too!
9. Keep your back turned + glance sideways at the camera + have the photo taken from a low angle
If you've never tried having a bikini pic taken from a low angle before, we recommend giving it a shot! It's the easiest way to elongate your body and highlight your best assets.
10. Sit on your heels + lift your bikini + tilt your head to the side
Do you feel awkward when you have to pose while standing? No worries–opt for a seated pose like this one. Hold on to the strings of your bikini, smile to the side, and let the sea breeze rush through your hair!
11. Lie down on the bare sand + arch one leg + block out the sun
This pose accomplishes many things: 1) it allows you to play with shadows, 2) it'll show off your swimsuit, 3) it's a great way to make your new tattoo IG-official!
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