How to thrift clothes for family photos

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Tis the season for family photos, Christmas cards, you name it… we’re taking a lot of pictures!  Here are 3 things to look for while thrift shopping to score clothing that photographs well: 

1)  Bold colors  

  • Jewel tones are always a safe bet 
  • Think about what complements your skin tone 
    • Warm skin tones (greenish/yellowish undertone) – oranges, reds, yellows, deeper greens and blues 
    • Cool skin tones (blueish or pinkish undertone) – soft blues, lavenders, and rosy colors… can get away with pastels 

2)  Interesting Textures

  • A good way to add dimension to a photo if you choose a neutral color 
  • Especially nice if the focus is meant to showcase something other than you 
  • My favorites:  Lace, corduroy, crushed velvet, even jean material 

3)  Movement 

  • Comfort is key!
  • Best photos are often candid moments
  • Movement, wind blowing, etc. makes the picture come to life

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