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7 Easy Yet Creative IG Reels Ideas That Will Level Up Your OOTDs

Taking just photos of your outfits is so 2021.
7 Easy Yet Creative IG Reels Ideas That Will Level Up Your OOTDs
IMAGE (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/itscamilleco, Instagram/laureen, Instagram/kylieverzosa
Taking just photos of your outfits is so 2021.

There’s no denying that Instagram is still THE social platform for anyone into fashion. That said, it’s no surprise that when the app launched Reels (their hub for short-form video), it geared towards more polished and aesthetic content compared to TikTok and YouTube Shorts. And though you might have mastered posing for outfit pics, flaunting your ‘fit in motion is a whole different format.

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We know what you’re thinking though, “How do I create cool OOTD Reels without having to dive deep into editing and learning clever transitions or effects?” Much like taking an IG-worthy OOTD, the overall composition, camera angles, and outfit matter—but this time you should also be thinking about video transitions and music. Since Reels is the key to growth and engagement this 2022 according to Instagram itself, you shouldn’t miss out on creating content that could benefit your stats. 

Don’t overthink it though, because we’re talking about bitsy videos that are all about quick cuts, trending music tracks, and an overall “aesthetic” look and feel. To be honest, you might just need seven seconds to create a really engaging Reel. To jumpstart your creative foray into video OOTDs (in case you haven’t explored it), here are some easy-to-do and low-prod formats that are just as high-impact as any crazy cool transition video!

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1. Dress up and edit down later!

Follow Heart Evangelista’s lead and simply keep the camera rolling as you dress up! You can then edit down the entire clip and time it to the audio of your choice. Pro tip is to pick a trending music track within the app for optimum reach! This is a must since you’re not relying on any cool or eye-catching clips or transitions. The shorter the better, too!

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2. Just walk and let the camera follow you.

Though this requires someone else to take your video, this might be the easiest to produce since you’ll just literally walk towards your car or cross the street. In Kylie Verzosa’s case, she captured the moment she stepped out of her condo. To make this work though, you better have an eye-catching ‘fit for some wow factor.

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3. Combine videos and photos and time them to music.

Didn’t capture enough footage for your ‘fit? Then make use of those pics, too! Just pick one of those sounds with a distinct beat or a “reveal” type beat drop to make this format effective. Here, Ida Anduyan she went with Yo Gotti’s Pose which has lyrics that help tell you when to insert all the photos in the edit! 

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4. Use that camera zoom!

Here’s a really easy and clever camera trick to turn a static pose into a moving video: Use your zoom! Aimee Song’s massive tulle gown is perfect for this format since it allows the viewer to see the extravagance in full. You can also do this and start with a really tight zoom in that will eventually zoom out to reveal entire look. 

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5. Make use of slow-mo.

Most smartphones these days have a slow-mo function—and nothing is quite as a cool as a satisfying slow-mo vid. You can literally do anything and slow down the video to highlight certain frames. For Max Collins, she chose to walk down a beautifully lit hallway and simply slowed down the clip at the moment her eyes met the camera.

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6. More walking! But also more outfits.

A clever way to transition from one video to another is to keep the framing consistent for all clips. In this Reel by Camille Co, she makes use of this technique to showcase her travel OOTDs in a matter of seconds. All you need to do is to remember to walk in the same direction and that your video is framed and cropped the same way.

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7. Master one cool transition.

If your head tends to spin when you try to recreate those vids with multiple eye-popping transitions, then simply focus on one. The “reveal” video format works even when you surprise your audience just once. Try something as simple yet seamless like Laureen Uy’s outfit change!

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