The first thing to keep in mind is that you do NOT all have to wear the SAME THING. Just say no to all in blue jeans and matching black or white shirts. After all, you wouldn’t usually walk out of the house that way, would you? Rather than trying to ‘match’, my advice is that you aim to ‘coordinate’ instead. Take a look around your living room – you probably have a palette of a few colors that repeat throughout the room, but in different patterns and combinations. It’s the same idea when dressing a family. You want to coordinate. Here are some steps to follow when trying to plan your outfits:
- Select your palette. Choose maybe 3-4 colors that you feel go together and look good on your family. You can use similar colors (blues & green) or colors that are opposite each other (blues, yellows) for a more dynamic effect.
- Not everyone needs to be in a solid color. If DAD is in a solid color shirt, maybe you have on a patterned top or skirt with that color IN it
- Dress the hardest-to-dress person first. Most often that’s YOU. So start there. Pick something you feel fantastic in!
- Next pull colors from that first outfit to determine what everyone else is wearing.
- Don’t forget to accessorize and layer! A great scarf or cuff bracelet can add just the right pop of color!