I used to think I was a fashion flop, but since being in photography and the retail world, I have realized that
“Yes!” you can pair those stripe leggings with polka dotted tutu!
Each season I hope to post an image of the season’s current fashions and ideas for your family portraits, however, for those who love to raid your closets, here are my tips…
Patterns are fun to play around with. Be careful when coordinating an entire family because too many patterns will be crazy. In an ideal world, I would suggest keeping the kids in the patterned clothing if it fits their personality.
BOLD is beautiful. I love bold colors because they are so rich and vibrant and really do make a portrait look amazing!
Matchy Matchy is not the way to go. Pick a color pallet or simply two colors and vary the shades. Mix solids with a pattern for some flavor and fun.
Yes, I know it’s Florida… but layers are amazing as well as providing multiple looks. Think scarves, vests, jackets, leggings, hats and belts!
Texture…. it’s a must! Don’t bother with simply all cotton or all silk. Mix a knit cable vest with some denim and a long sleeve cotton top. Textures just add depth and interest for the eye to travel.
Lastly… add some personal style. The outfits you pick out may look wonderful on a hanger but remember to add just a bit more personal touch to the outfits. Perhaps your son goes nowhere without his pair of converse sneakers… just because you picked out dressier clothes doesn’t mean those converse don’t look cute! Trust me…. they are adorable!
Have fun with it! If ever you need advice or would even love a wardrobe shopping expedition buddy- if I’m free, I’m up for the adventure!