What to Wear for Family Photos This Summer

What to Wear for Family Photos This Summer

What to Wear for Family Photos this Summer

Family photos are a cherished tradition, capturing memories that last a lifetime. With summer's vibrant colors and warm weather, it's the perfect season to gather your loved ones for a beautiful photo session. However, figuring out what to wear can be a daunting task. Fear not! We've got you covered with tips and tricks to ensure your family looks stylish and cohesive, all while staying comfortable in this summer heat. Plus, well highlight some fabulous products from Hope & Stetson to complete your looks.

Choosing the Right Colors

Selecting the right colors is crucial for stunning family phots. Summer is all about light, airy, and vibrant hues that reflect the season's energy. Consider these tips when choosing your color palette:

Popular color palettes for summer

  • Pastels: Soft pinks, baby blues, and mint greens create a serene and dreamy feel.
  • Neutrals: Whites, beiges, and light grays offer a clean and timeless look.
  • Brights: Bold yellows, corals, and turquoise add a fun and energetic vibe.

Coordinating colors among family members ensures a harmonious look without being overly matchy-matchy. Think about shades that complement each other rather than wearing the exact same color.

Dressing for Comfort and Style

Summer temperatures can be high, so choosing the right fabrics and styles is essential to stay comfortable during your photo session. Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, and light blends that allow airflow and keep you cool.

Recommended clothing items for moms, dads, kids

  • Moms: Flowy sundresses, skirts with light blouses, or casual jumpsuits are perfect choices. Consider the Flora Dress from Hope & Stetson, which combines elegance with comfort.
  • Dads: Lightweight chinos or shorts paired with a crips button-down shirt or a polo. A linen shirt offers a relaxed yet polished look.
  • Kids: Cute and comfy outfits like cotton dresses for girls and shorts with light tops for boys. The Elvie Dress is an adorable choice for girls, while boys can sport classic shorts.

Accessorizing Your Outfits

Accessories can elevate your family's outfits and add persaonlity to your photos. However, in summer, it's important to choose pieces that are both stylish and practical.

Hats, jewelry, and shoes to complete your look

  • Hats: Wide-brimmed hats for mom, fedoras for dads, and cute sun hats for kids not only look great, but also provide sun protection.
  • Jewelry: keep it simple and light. Delicate necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can add a touch of elegance without being overwhelming.
  • Shoes: comfortable sandals, espadrilles, or canvas shoe are perfect for summer. Avoid heavy footwear that might make you uncomfortable the heat.

Tips for a Cohesive Family Look

Achieving a cohesive look doesn't mean everyone has to wear the same outfit. Here are some tips to ensure your family's attire looks well-coordinated:

Creating a harmonious look without being too matchy-matchy

  • Mixing patterns and textures: Don’t shy away from patterns; just ensure they are complementary. For instance, if mom is wearing a floral dress, dad can opt for a subtle striped shirt.
  • Layering: Light layers can add depth to your outfits. A denim jacket over a sundress or a light scarf can bring the whole look together.
  • Balancing formal and casual: Ensure there’s a balance in the formality of everyone’s outfits. If one member is dressed formally, the others should match the level of formality.

Incorporating Hope & Stetson Products

To make your family photo outfits even more special, incorporate stylish pieces from Hope & Stetson. Here are some standout items that can enhance your look:

  • "Collins Mini Dress": A perfect choice for moms looking for a blend of comfort and style.
  • "Marlene Dress": Adorable and comfortable for girls, adding a touch of charm to your family photos.


Planning your family’s outfits for summer photos doesn’t have to be stressful. By choosing the right colors, fabrics, and accessories, you can ensure everyone looks their best while staying comfortable. Incorporating products from Hope & Stetson can add a unique and stylish touch to your family’s look. So go ahead, plan your outfits, and create beautiful memories with your loved ones this summer!

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