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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coordinating Outfits for Photos Part 2 - Boys | Tracy CA Children's Photographer

What to Wear - Boys


In this installment of What to Wear for a photo shoot, we are going to focus on boys. A good friend once how told me that she loved having grandsons, but couldn’t wait for a granddaughter because boys clothing was so boring. Given that I have a daughter, I could not really relate to what she was saying. Well, no offense to my friend, but I absolutely disagree with her. Outfits for boys can be every bit as stylish as a girl’s outfit. 

A reminder on what not to steer clear of for photos. Stay away from all white items, thin stripes, tiny checks or plaid prints, and logos. Stripes and small prints cause what is called a moirĂ© effect which is a visual distortion and is not pleasing in photographs. Also, logos very quickly go out of style and tend to date photos and can be distracting in photos. Competing patterns can also cause a distraction to the eye when people look at the photo. 

The GAP, Old Navy and even Target continue to be my go to stores for finding clothing if you feel the urge to purchase a new outfit. I like these stores because they tend to have “collections” which makes finding coordinating clothing easy. But first, start with your child’s closet, I bet you will find just what you want. 

Just like selecting outfits for girls, go for layers that can be changed up when creating a stylish look and to provide a couple of quick change looks during the photo shoot. Since we are heading into spring, I thought I would use warmer weather clothes for my examples. As you can see below, pairing a “button up” shirt over a complimentary solid colored t-shirt or polo looks much more appealing than just a buttoned up shirt or a plain t-shirt. Leave the buttons undone and untucked for a more casual look. Pairing two solid colored t-shirts (round-neck under a v-neck) together is also a stylish possibility. For pants, blue jeans or solid colored jeans and shorts like khaki look nice in photos. And rather than the typical athletic running shoe, go with cool slip-on loafers or colorful flip flops to complete the ensemble. Accessorize with hats, belts, and a cool watch or wrist sweatband. If a logo t-shirt is preferred, pair it with a solid colored jacket or button-down shirt.

If you have more than one child, try not to go with the “matchy matchy” look (raising my hand about being guilty for this!). Yes, by all means coordinate the colors, but let each child’s personality show through. And again, keep patterns to a minimum, a little pattern goes a long way.  And if you are unsure about colors, check out my “What To Wear” post about coordinating colors HERE!

What to Wear for boys in photos
Images from Old Navy 2012

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