The best colors to wear for a school photo are those that complement the student's choice of background. Students should wear solid colors or simple patterns for the best outcome. Small, simple accessories also help to make a school photograph stand out.
Medium to dark colors help to create a timeless look in a school picture, and softer colors help to enhance backgrounds that are lighter. Students should avoid shirts that have writing on them, as the writing may be cropped awkwardly. In addition, it is best to wear long sleeves in a school photo, as short sleeves may be distracting, and shirts that are sleeveless may look too casual.