If you follow me on Instagram (@emilyaclark), you know that I spent a good part of my Saturday shopping for outfits for our family pictures happening this week. (I’m so excited for our session with Lindsay Hart!) Coordinating outfits for seven people is not at the top of the list of my favorite things to do, but I am, by default, the family stylist. In case you have family photos coming up, here’s a look my process.
I went about it a lot like designing a room. I decided to look for an “inspiration” piece to get the rest of the plan started. First stop—the girls’ section at Target where I found this top with lots of great colors to pull from:
And, they had these matching corduroy bubble skirts in great Fall colors:
Luckily, my six-year-old is still small enough to wear a 5T so I was able to pull another outfit from the same collection for her:
Once these two outfits were settled, I started looking for other shades of the same colors to layer, and I mixed big and small prints (kind of like pillows). I ended up adding some navy to the mix to use as a neutral. This might look all neat and easy now, but I spent a good two hours walking back and forth between the different departments before I finally headed to Old Navy to finish up. Here’s a general idea of what the whole clan will wear:
I’m still a little undecided about what Mom and Dad are wearing but am thinking we’re going more neutral with something along the lines of this:
I still have about 24 hours to shop (and by that, I mean to find something else in my closet) if any of you fashionistas have other suggestions for me.
Don’t you love laying out outfits (and rooms) in Olioboard first to help you visualize?