what to wear

Choose a Color Scheme that you love… You want to coordinate but don’t match. Start with a basic color palette and piece together items that are complimentary to each other. 3-4 colors is enough variety to avoid being too “matchy.” Design Seeds is amazing and has lots of great ideas for color palettes.

When in doubt, keep it simple. Neutral tones are my favorites… It’s also a good idea to mix and match patterns and textures… add accessories – Small amounts of bright hues are great! Cream-colors photograph better than whites.

Speaking of whites… Avoid wearing all whites… or blacks, or the same of any color for that matter. Honestly, I don’t know anyone who really dresses like that in real life! Another thing to avoid is logos & writing on shirts. But something I love & adore is dresses… girls in dresses are very lovely!!

Accessories & Layers are great! They offer fun dimensions and textures. Cardigan, necklace, headband, scarf, tights, hats and ties are all wonderful. Just make sure your accessories don’t distract from you… a really big bow on a small child quickly becomes the focal point, instead of her sweet face.

Include special things… a simple doll, toy truck, a favorite blankie or stuffed animal… or if your daughter refuses to take off her tye-dye tights and glittery shoes, don’t sweat it! These special things are a part of where you are right now… these are the details you’ll cherish as you look back someday.

Be practical… you want to make sure everyone is free to move. You’ll be walking, sitting, cuddling, and playing so make sure your outfit doesn’t limit your movement. It’s important to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Also, keep your environment in mind. If you have decided on a rustic or farm session, try not to look too fancy. Keep it simple and don’t over think it.

Just Be Yourself… get fancy or stay casual… remember, it’s not about what you wear, but who you are.

When in doubt, consult Pinterest!

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