All too often I get asked, “What should we wear for our portraits?” Well, I’ve put together this handy little What to Wear Guide based off of Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid. There’s an outfit and color to fit any time of the year. And my favorite part about these is that they show head to toe how to design an overall look. Think of these as jumping off points, you could design outfits for the whole family; or pair two colors together and add some variety to the mix. If you still need help choosing what to wear give me a shout, we can set up an outfit consultation and I can help you shop for the perfect look.
Blushing shades of dusty pink and mauve are uppity and oh-so-cute against the moody grey skies of the cooler season. Leather footwear and chocolate accents ground the brighter pinks while adding natural textures to the overall look. A lovely set of outfits perfect either in our out from under the umbrella!
Margarita is a soft sage green that reminds us Spring is somewhere around the corner, but not quite here yet! This hue is innocent and graceful, and can be worn as an accent color or as the main piece. Leather shoes and accessories look fantastic alongside this tone.
What to Wear – Summer
Brighter than the other blues in this collection, Cascade is optimistic and playful. Soft sand tones as accents allow this special blue to shine. Cascade is another wonderful choice for those who aren’t quite sure what color would look best; it won’t let you down! A perfect color to wear for the camera.
This special gray-blue is introverted and complementary to just about anyone lucky enough to be wearing it! Whites and grays are ideal companions to create a complete look. Lovely to look at on camera and versatile for indoors, outdoors, urban, or out in nature, Provincial Blue is a great, low-choice for anyone putting together their outfit.
What to Wear – Fall
Warm, comfortable, subtle sheepskin evokes the best part of cooler weather. Incorporating sand tones into your wardrobe adds a calming, natural touch. Sheepskin accents like boots and slippers provide wonderful texture to your images and keep your toes toasty!
What a deliciously exciting color to spice up your photographs! Done properly, this oh-so-Autumn tone could turn your photographs into something your friends will envy for years to come. Try using this spicy hue as an accent color, or if it’s a main piece like a top or jacket, make sure the rest of what you’re wearing is dark and subtle. The yellow-orange will pop on camera and look amazing.
What to Wear – Winter
Rich rhubarb red is ready for Fall or Winter with its deep, complex tone that commands attention. This festive color is so powerful even a small accent of it, like a pair of shoes or wool scarf, is enough to add a touch of vibrant color to the dullest of outfits and backgrounds. Don’t overdo it, though too much can also overpower your skin tones!
Ah, teal both bright and melancholy, energetic yet relaxed. This popular color looks fabulous in front of the lens, especially set against cloudy skies and yellow-orange
leaves. It also looks fabulous on just about everybody, making it a wonderful choice as the star of your outfit.