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what to wear

 

WHAT TO WEAR

The cardinal rule of family dressing for portraits is simple: choose items for the entire family as if you were creating one outfit. If all of your choices were on one person, would the result be pleasing? A handy trick for those who are hesitant to break away from the monochrome madness is to choose one patterned item (for example a print dress for your daughter) and then select the rest of the family’s clothing from colors within that pattern. But if you enjoy patterns and colors, I love seeing an eclectic mix that harmonizes well-as long as it fits your family’s personality!

Please don’t stress about what to wear. the most important thing is that everyone is comfortable and that they dress as they normally would and keep it simple. While pretty much anything is fine as long as it expresses who you truly are, I do have a few recommendations.

—-Solids always work well, but don’t be afraid to include patterns and textures.

—-Layering is great and can allow for outfit changes.

—-Accessories (hats, necklaces, scarves, etc.) are fun and always encouraged.

—-You can never go wrong with simple and natural; for example, bare feet, swim suit, jeans, a plain t-shirt.

—-Colorful is awesome. Think coordinating, not matchy.

—-Stay away from large logos and characters. Unique graphics that define your spouse or your child could be fun.

See some sample portrait wardrobe ideas on my Pinterest boards here:

Families

Couples

I have compiled a list of some various brands and stores for wardrobe ideas and inspiration.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES TO COORDINATE THE ENTIRE FAMILY

ZARA

Joules

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES FOR KIDS

Tea Collection

naartjie

The Measure Designs

courtneycourtney

 

CLASSIC
Banana Republic
Hanna Andersson
Gap
Talbots
Gymboree
J Crew
Janie and Jack
Lily Pulitzer

TRENDY
All the Numbers
Boden
Tea Collection
Garnet Hill
Mac and Madi

ECO/SPORTPatagonia
Petit Eco Kids
nau

EURO

Joules
Tutti Bella
Chasing Fireflies
naartjie
Pumpkin Patch

TRADITIONAL

Aggie Hill
Papo D’anjo
Kayce Hughes
Olive Juice Kids
Dagmar Daley
Rachel Riley

SURF AND BEACH
Quiksilver
Hurley
Volcom

SHOES
Zappos
Piperlime
Stride Rite
Vans

ACCESSORIES & FUN

Spun Candy
tu tu du monde

 

COUPONS

Gymboree
Chasing Fireflies

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