What to wear in photos

What to wear in photos

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by Lindsay Hart

WCNC.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 1 at 9:15 AM

www.harttohartdigital.com
 

What to Wear | How to Style Your Next Photo Session

Tips, Styling Tricks & Where to Shop

Start with the 2 questions:
HOW WILL THESE IMAGES BE USED? WHERE WILL THESE IMAGES BE DISPLAYED?

1 – Coordinate & Compliment, NOT Matchy-Matchy: Start with a basic color palette and go from there. 

    Find a “center stage” piece, then build and pull colors to complete the look
This can be done many ways… keeping it soft, neutral and classic with accents colors or fun, bold and bright i.e., floral with stripes.  Patterns are okay in moderation.  Avoid BUSY and overly trendy, but do infuse personality

2 – Accessorize: Think jewelry, scarves, hats, flowers, sweaters, vests jackets, bowties etc…

This is a great way to add interest, personality and color to your outfit and can often take a ho-hum image and make it feel complete!  Accessories should also compliment instead of overwhelm.  Avoid over-accessorizing, i.e. statement necklace, big big earrings, stacks of bracelets and a scarf.  Remember as you choose your accent colors you can fill in outfits with those punches of color in accessories

3 – Layers & Texture: Add detail and depth

Adding multiple layers (think a fun pair of tights or an interesting little jacket or cardigan) can be beautiful and create interest in photos.  This can also be achieved with different clothing materials and accents – tweed, crochet and embroidery details, lace, hand knit items, smocking, ribbons, ruffles, etc.  Best to use when working with a more neutral color palette or black and white images.

4 – Shoes Do Matter {so please don’t wear sneakers!!}

The choice of shoes can make or break an outfit. A pair of hip distressed boots or even colorful ballet flats can tie in everything together and complete the feel of the session.  And sometimes times even NO shoes look best, especially on little ones during a carefree spring/summer session.
   
WHAT NO TO DO

Avoid anything with logos, graphics, characters, labels, etc…
Avoid everyone in the same color-khakis/denim with all white shirts is a no!
Avoid bright white socks n’ sneakers (unless we’re talking fun converse/vans)
Avoid trends that will be dated soon… you can still do fashion forward while remaining timeless

WHERE TO SHOP

Zara
Crew Cuts
Mini Boden
Zulily (visit the kid’s sections often to catch the good boutiques when they pop up)
Rue La La (visit the kid’s sections often to catch the good boutiques when they pop up)
Hautelook (visit the kid’s sections often to catch the good boutiques when they pop up)
Kate Quinn Organics
Gap Kids Koko Blush and Company
Tea Collection
Janie and Jack
Thumbeline
H & M (only in stores if you have one nearby, unfortunately there is no online store)
Kawaii Kids
Tiny Wardrobe
Target stores also have great options for the littlest kids


*With help from the Paint The Moon online resource guide

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