Fall family photo outfit ideas do not have to be a source of stress! Coordinating your family’s outfits can be relatively simple and if you just take a little time to plan. It’s really not that bad if you follow a little formula.
Years ago there was a television show on called “What Not to Wear”. I was a total fan of the makeover show that taught consumers a trick for creating an outfit formula…color, pattern, texture, and shine. Once I began helping moms plan for their family’s outfits for their newborn and family photograph sessions, those four words kept coming back to mind.
Are there things to stay away from when planning outfits? Yes, large logos, neon colors, and limit the use of black. I know lots of people prefer black, but it can drain the color from faces and highlight the darker areas under your eyes.
Of course the TV show used all of the characteristics of color pattern, texture, and shine to create a single outfit. I like to use them to create an outfit for your whole family. Fall family photo outfits are a great time to try this technique. While planning, look at everyones clothes as a whole…is there a combination of color, pattern, texture, and shine?
Break down the outfit formula…
Here is how this works. Look at the collage below. The mom’s outfit has the pattern. The young daughter’s outfit has the texture and shine, and we bring in color with dad and the young son. Easy, peasy!
Take a look at the next collage. It is much more subtle but you still have elements of pattern, texture, color, and shine could be a great pair of gold hoops, a glitter like headband, or a stack of bracelets.
You can use this simple rule of thumb for newborn pictures or family pictures. As long as you are wearing what makes YOU happy and your family comfortable, it will be ok. If you ever need a little more encouragement or would feel better asking me about your choices, just let me know. I’d be so happy to help!
Stores to Check out….
To help you add to your wardrobe or find more ideas, below is a list of stores I have used to find great pieces or clients have referred me to.
If you have more suggestions on places to get fall family outfit ideas, please let me know! I love finding new places to shop. With this line of work, it’s a fun resource to resereach!
–Free People (hint…buy through Belk there’s usually coupon at checkout)
–Poshmark (I recently purchased Mi Golondrina, Christy Dawn, & Doen with great results & prices)