Family portraits: do you coordinate?
You’ve gathered your nearest and dearest together for that extra special family portrait – and the last thing you want is to find that you’re all wearing outfits that clash with each other. Think paisley on tartan, and houndstooth on check – a little forward planning can help avoid fashion disasters such as these and make sure that your family portrait is the beautiful, harmonious picture you want it to be.
Pops of color
Coordinating your look doesn’t mean you all have to be wearing identical outfits. Consider putting everyone in a base, such as grey or white, and then mix this up with some bright colors that go well together. Alternatively, have the girls wear the colors to compliment the men in more neutral outfits, or vice versa.
Keep it simple
Coordinating your portrait doesn’t have to be a complex process. Consider opting for the jeans and white t-shirt look – this is a classic option that keeps the photo timeless and casual. Buying items from the same brand can also help simplify the process – check out the range of Bench jeans at Littlewoods which has options for men, women and children, providing a great starting point for the whole family. To liven it up, consider picking out a few statement accessories to individualize the look.
Avoid logos and bold designs
Coordinating can be as simple as avoiding logos and designs. A big logo or some writing on a t-shirt can distract from the rest of the group and unbalance the picture. Patterns are fine as long as they’re not obtrusive and compliment the rest of the group.
Wear what you love
Whether you choose to coordinate or not, be sure to wear something you like and feel good in. This is especially important for children, as any discomfort they feel is sure to come across in the pictures. You’re aiming for the natural, comfortable look, and this is best achieved by wearing outfits you love.
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Kira.