Justin, Mason, and I recently did a photoshoot for our holiday pictures for our holiday cards. We decided to do two different outfits. One that was super casual, a Christmas PJs look (coming to the blog soon), and the other more dressy with our holiday attire.
When deciding what to wear for our holiday pictures I wanted to make sure our outfits coordinated but weren’t matchy, matchy. I found Mason’s outfit first and then planned mine and Justin’s outfit around his. Since I found this adorable plaid button down for Mason I new I wanted to tie it in with my plaid pumps which I’ve had for a couple years. With little hints of the pattern I knew that the pictures wouldn’t look to busy. I had wanted to find a simple plaid tie for Justin that wasn’t too loud or bold in color and was unsuccessful so I opted for a striped tie that pulled in the green color in Mason’s plaid shirt.
I am obsessed with this photoshoot and am having the hardest time deciding which pictures to include in our holiday cards.
Me- Dress: Chelsea28. Heels: Charles David, old (similar option here and here). Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff for Stella & Dot, sold out (love this option or this one).
Justin- Top: Nordstrom Men’s Shop. Tie: J.Crew. Jeans: Dickies. Shoes: Vans.
Mason- Top: Gap. Jeans: Gap. Shoes: Freshly Picked.
Tips for Holiday Picture Family Outfits
Tip one: If you choose to go with a print make sure that it isn’t overpowering. For example, since Mason had a plaid shirt Justin and I should wear plaid sparingly if at all. That’s why I chose to wear my plaid heels. There’s enough separation between his top and my heels that you don’t have to worry about them clashing.
Tip two: Don’t wear more than a few colors between all of you. Since Mason was wearing plaid on his top and had the cute buffalo check print on the cuff of his pants I chose to wear a solid red dress and Justin stuck with a neutral grey button-down to not compete. Using color to subtly pull out colors in Mason’s top like the green in Justin’s tie or the red in my dress.
Tip three: Keep it simple. Don’t overdue it with embellishments or over the top volume. I love this dress and the ruffle sleeve detail. If the ruffles were all over or if there were cutouts it would compete too much with the other outfits making it hard for people to know where to look in the image. You want people to be ab to focus on the image and while being stylish is always important to me the most important part about holiday pictures is capturing our family and the love we have for one another not our outfits.
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Photo Credit: Birch Studio Photography.