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Welcome to a better, easier way of styling your family for pictures!

Style and Select

You're here because you understand that one of the biggest aspects to a gorgeous photoshoot is the wardrobe that you wear. 

Since you've already read my "What to Wear" style guide now it's time for you to put what you've learned to use with my interactive styling resource, Style & Select.

 

Style & Select is an interactive & shoppable styling resource that shows you hundreds of photo worthy tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories pulled in from well known retailers to give clients, like you, an easier way to figure out what the wear. You just pick your favorites and shop from the Style Board email!

 

 If you have something you have found online or that you love in your own closet, feel free to upload an image into the custom upload button so you can see how it coordinates with the rest of the families' selections.

 

Once you have selected your favorites, you can then email yourself the styling board and you will have links directly to the retailer for purchasing.  I will receive a copy of your results so I can assist with any changes or offer advice. Check out instructions on how to further utilize Style & Select and some of my tips on styling below!

How to use Style & Select

Step One

  • Watch the helpful video tutorial above about how to use Style & Select then proceed to the embedded webpage below to get started!

  • Grab the Code from your Style Guide to proceed to the Style & Select questionnaire where you'll fill out your info for each person in the session, and choose two color combinations.

Step Two

  • The results page is where the fun begins! You'll see options for each person in the session and can toggle between each person to select outfits.

  • If you need extra guidance you can click the '?' icon at the bottom of the page

  • The shopping cart icon takes you to the retailers site to make sure the size you need is still available

  • The heart icon under each item is used to select your favorites. Once favorited, the item will display on the Style Board. You can remove and replace items as you go through the styling process.

  • You can view other options with the 'edit questionnaire'  button, changing the color combination, or style vibe. Any items you've favorited will remain on your Style Board will remain with your selections despite any changes.

Step Three

  • Once you've finished selecting your favorites and are happy with all of the outfits, you can click "send selected items" and email yourself the completed style board. I will receive a copy as well.

  • Style & Select is updated daily, and sold out items are deleted weekly, so there is no guarantee that your favorited items will be available in days to come. It is best to style and purchase any items you love on the same day.

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Let's get started!

Helpful Styling Tips to Remember

Things to include:
(These tips can amp up your look and make your outfits cohesive, stylish, and flattering)

  • Accessories: Jewelry, hats, suspenders, knee high socks, cardigans, vests,  and hair bows  can add layers and help coordinate across multiple people.

  • Multiple colors: Choose  a 2-3 colors color palette in the same tone and sprinkle in some neutrals to avoid matching .

  • Patterns and textures: Don't be afraid to mix patterns such as florals and stripes, or plaids and polka dots. Adding in textures such as velvet, lace, crochet, corduroy can also add visual interest.

  • Colored pants: If you are going for an all neutral look, or lots of earth tones, blue denim jeans can throw off the overall look. Instead, use complimetary colored chinos such as olive, burgundy, khaki, grey, etc.

  • Outfits with movement: Picking outfits that can be flowy and show a lot of movement for the girls can create magical images. Stay away from stiff and tight fabrics. Flowy maxi dresses and skirts are a great options.  If you are wanting a more casual look, wide leg pants, colored trouser pants, or shorter dresses are also a great option.

  • Flattering fits:  Accentuate what you love and don't hide your entire body.  Shift dress can create unflattering illusions, instead, select a flowy wrap maxi that accentuates your curves without being too form fitting.

Things to avoid:
(You & your family are the main focus in the images, so avoid the following things that can be distracting & unflattering in images)

  • Bright neon colors: Neon colors can be distracting and cause color casts on your skin.

  • Athletic tennis shoes: Dress the part from head to toe. If you have amazing outfits, but your child is wearing athletic tennis shoes with bright neon colors, it can throw off the entire look. Instead, choose casual tennis shoes such as sperrys, boots, booties, or neutral colored sandal.

  • Large logos: logos can be distracting.

  • Babydoll dresses: Dresses that are very loose and no form to them can make you look larger than you are. Especially if bending over to pick up your kiddo.

  • Everyone in jeans: Change it up with different colors or styles of pants

  • Loud patterns: They are often too distracting. Do not take away from the main focus: YOU!

  • Don't overly match: Coordinate instead. Choosing several colors instead of only two will allow you to tie in more variety.

  • Avoid too much black: The photo looses depth if everyone is in all black. Instead, choose other colors such as whites, tans, greys, or ivories to break up the black.

  • Same patterns: Don't mix the same patterns twice. i.e. all boys in plaids. All girls in Floral.  Instead, mix a pattern with a different pattern (stripes and florals).

Questions?

I am SO excited of you to this incredible resource to update your wardrobe selection for your photoshoot. If you have any questions about using the style and select webpage let me know! You can use the chat button in the bottom right corner, or send me a text/email.
And remember! T
o save your selections you must email it to yourself when you're done!

Love, Sarah

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