CO-ORDINATING FAMILY PHOTO OUTFITS FOR WINTER/CHRISTMAS
Photos by Haley Thuss
Well, I literally JUST got done posting about fall family photo co-ordinating looks, and guess what - we're already moving on to winter!!! Don’t be too worried yet - we’re ahead of the game here, because there are a ton of people who get Christmas minis done in November to beat the big rush!
If you’re looking for outfit inspo for that all important Christmas card photo, look no further! I wanted to keep our winter photos really fun and playful this year, to reflect how truly fun and crazy our real lives are right now! The most important thing you want to remember is that you want your family to be represented in your pictures the way you truly look (well, maybe a little more polished- I washed my hair for these pictures LOL!).
Side note: Speaking of your family looking like you do in real life - I literally can’t believe I didn’t take Bree’s soother out for this picture LOL. Mom fail!! She was hungry, tired, and juuuust about done with taking pictures - so oh well! Soother it was. I do love pictures that perfectly capture how real our life is in any given moment (and damn, she looks cute anyways!).
Like I said before, I really wanted to capture the fun and free spirit of this time of year in these pictures - that included adding some punches of colour (and what better colour than beautiful red!). I loved mixing buffalo plaid with classic stripes to add interest to the picture. Don’t be afraid to mix and match! As long as you’re keeping things fairly neutral, it’s going to compliment well. Especially because plaid and stripes are both classic patterns. If you’re going to mix patterns, I would stick to the classics (stripes, polka dots, plaid) and also stick to the same colour scheme within those patterns (for example, black red & white colour scheme and the patterns in this picture fit into that scheme!). I would also make sure that if one pattern is bold, the other is muted in order to compliment. In this case, Jase’s shirt is the bold pattern and my striped shirt was muted in order to compliment without overdoing it.
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