I am loving everything about the colors that Pantone is recommending for Spring 2017. Neutrals with a pop of color like orange (or coral), yellow, or blue are perfection. And can we please talk about this "pale dogwood" pink! Personally I don't think I can pull of that delicious color (pale on pale is not a good look for me) but I am secretly hoping every single client will show up to their photo session wearing it. Ready to start planning your session? Here are some customized sets that I have put together to help you get your style juices flowin'. Want to learn more about these styles? Visit me on POLYVORE.
So let's talk about some of my favorites.
If you have read my style guide you know I do love a good maxi dress (we'll get to those in a bit). But there are a couple other trends I am excited about right now.
Maxi Skirts: So many different looks with one piece. Try different tops for a variety of looks. Plus you can dress it up or down with accessories. Same look and comfort of a maxi dress with a lot more options.
Rompers: I know rompers aren't everyone's thing but I can't help my self. I LOVE them. Try some floral for that soft, feminine feel.
Lace: I have always been a sucker for lace but seriously the texture just photographs so beautifully. I love capturing up close detail shots of lace.
Maxi dresses are still a fan favorite. I mean, how can you go wrong?? They are comfortable, flatter almost everyone, and flow beautifully in photos. Plus these soft tones just scream SPRING to me. Whether you like floral, off the shoulder, or with sleeves you really can't go wrong. Just find one that speaks to your personality.
Want something a little less dressy? Who says you can't wear jeans for family photos?? Choosing fun colors and flattering cuts is a great way to bring a little personality to your session style.
A FEW TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED
Find one piece you LOVE and work around that. Like the sheer kimono . Its such a fun piece and these are just a few of the ways you can style it. Once you find your favorite piece the rest will just starts to come together.
Spring is all about soft neutrals but if you really want your photos to stand out make sure you add a little pop of color like the Pantone ones listed above.
I love mixing colors and patterns. You should have fun with this part, as long as you love it you really can't go wrong. The only thing to steer clear of is being too matchy- matchy (think plaid on plaid on plaid OR everyone in the same color shirt)
Don't forget accessories. They really can make the outfit. Right now I am loving boho style hats like the one below, necklaces (choker style and long), bracelets, and even flower crowns (just leave the sunglasses at home) All of these things can elevate your images in that subtle but stylish way.
H&M - One of my favorite stores for clothes for the whole family, stylish and affordable. I always find something I love here. $$
Lenny Lemons - Premium baby clothes for boys and girls. I love so much from here. If you see some of the kid's outfits I share on my FB page its usually something from this little shop. I wish they made most of their girl stuff in sizes that would fit me. $$-$$$
Britt & Bo - Adorable baby and toddler clothes for both boys and girls. They ship super quickly and the prices are just right. $-$$
Lulus - I found soooo many dresses here that I loved. Seriously the options are endless plus it has a ton of great reviews from happy customers. $$$
RVCA - I found a bunch of pieces for boys and men that I liked from here. It has that skater/surfer vibe that reminds me of where I grew up in LA. I even found a piece or two for women like that orange tank top in one of the collections above $$-$$$