How to coordinate a look

October 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As soon as the Wilson family stepped out of their car, I thought to myself: "Self, you found a family that knows how to coordinate!".  Outfit planning is one of the hardest parts of a shoot and I generally send between 4-5 emails with my clients trying to help them plan out their look.  Back in 1996, matching was all the rage- not so much now.  Coordinate- definitely. Match-please, God, no....

My biggest point I try to make is don't be afraid of color.  Now, this doesn't give you free reign to dress like a bag of skittles.  What it does mean is find that pop of color that works for you and run with it!  Nora's yellow pants are eye catching, but not overpowering.  The bits of yellow on her shirt and bow plus the layering of a yellow tank under Allison's dark shirt tie everything together without looking like a bottle of mustard exploded on the ride over.  I found it absolutely perfect for fall! I asked Allison if she could provide me with the stores their outfits were purchased, because while Pinterest and blogs are great resources, there's nothing quite as frustrating as spending hours on Google trying to track down the maker of a certain outfit- so here's a breakdown of it all:  

Trevor was outfitted almost exclusively at Old Navy.

Allison's outfit came mainly from Maurices, with a pop of Old Navy here and there (totally love the texture of her jacket!)

Nora's pants came from Old Navy as well, her shirt came from Target and her sweater and boots are courtesy of Carters.  

 

Moral of the story:  Don't be afraid of color or texture, even something as simple as a chunky necklace and bracelet can tie a look together!


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