Tips and Tricks For Styling Your Kiddo!

As most any photographer will tell you, whether it be for a commercial, editorial or fun family shoot- clothing, accessories or props can make all the difference in the outcome of your images. So, with that said, I wanted to offer some fun and easy styling tips just for you! Not only can you apply my tips to styling for photo’s, they’re simple and easy enough that you can totally apply them to dressing your stylish kiddo everyday!

- Do not be afraid of color.  Color blocking is such a fun way to make those photo’s pop or to brighten up an everyday look.  Try a pair of bright red or green pants paired with a yellow or blue tee.

- Scarves and hats are your best friend.  The things you can do with a scarf are endless- wrap around the neck, use in her hair as a head wrap, or  throw it over the shoulders. Also, what kid doesn’t look absolutely adorable in a hat- girls and boys both look rockin’ in a fedora or slouchy knit hat.

- Layer.  Long sleeve tee with a short sleeve over top, or long sleeve tee with a tunic over top is always a super cute look.  It spices up the boring old plain tee-shirt and gives the top half of the outfit some style.  On top of that don’t be afraid to use that scarf and a cool jacket to finish the look.

- Don’t assume that “your kid would never wear that.”  You’d be surprised by how much fun your little one (boys too) can have when trying new looks. Have fun with them. Try different accessories and mix and match dressy with casual. Remember that like adults, kids want to express themselves via their clothing too.

-Check out your area’s local children’s boutiques.  Most often store owners and managers love to help you come up with styling idea’s.

Image 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 shot by Kiwi Street Studios. Image 6 by Arielle Elise Photography. All images styled by ME.

Clothing provided by The Spotted Goose Company.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LINDSAY

4 comments to Tips and Tricks For Styling Your Kiddo!

  • Thanks Lindsey! Great tips and beautiful pictures! One of my all time favorite is the long sleeve with the short sleeve on top. Always loved it….and it seem to always stay hip don’t you think? Also the dressy with casual is a great look for me. It is so important that kids stay comfortable and confident, and how we dress is a huge part of that. Mix and match, and like you state let the kids be part of that play! It helps nurture and boost the confidence they need to express who they are!

  • [...] and equally excited for lindsay in landing a guest blogging position for babiekins magazine’s blog too! her first post…tips and tricks for styling your kiddo. she should know, i’ve been [...]

  • great post lindsay! you’re a natural! can’t wait to read more from you;)

  • So glad you enjoyed the tips, Nina! You’re so right-allowing your kids to have input in their style definitely helps build confidence! And yes, layering short and long sleeve tee’s has been a trend for a very long time and I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. It’s such a fun, cute and easy way to add some excitement to an ordinary tee. Have a wonderful weekend!

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