I’m often asked for clothing ideas, so I thought I’d include a bit of information on the topic. The main guideline that you want to keep in mind as you plan your outfits is this:
Coordinate but not Match
Find a color palette that you love and choose outfits that complement each other without looking too matchy-matchy. Everyone will have a unique look without clashing in the photo. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of color or a softer palette that has different ranges in a tone of the same shades.
Keep our backdrop in mind when choosing your clothing. If we are on a beach, aim to dress in clothes that are light and flowing. If we are surrounded by fall leaves, layering in great textures is a great option.
I always suggest that you choose one outfit and then plan the color palette and everyone else’s outfits from there.
If you have a fun patterned outfit you would like to use, limit it to one person. That way they will pop and still coordinate with everyone else. Multiple patterns can look busy, and this way they won’t be competing with one another.
Add dimension and interest by mixing up the texture of the clothing material and accents. Feel free to bring cute little accessories such as scarves, hats, belts, and basically anything with a fabulous texture. Accessories can pull together an outfit and make it look complete. Plus by switching up accessories and layers, you can get multiple looks without having to do complete outfit changes.
Things to Avoid
- Smart Watches
- Hair ties on wrists
- Large Text
- Neon Colors as they create a cast on skin.
- Be aware of any tan lines and how those will look in your chosen outfit
- Ball Caps create odd shadow on faces, consider a different type of hat.
I’m here to Help
If you feel like you are in need of assistance, I am happy to help you! Arrange your outfits on a large bed or on the floor, and then send me photos of your favorite combinations. We can work together to ensure we find the perfect outfits! What is most important, be sure to wear clothes you feel comfortable in. Your confidence will really shine through in your photos!