Favorite Spring Styles

{Before you indulge in these adorable images of some of our Nicola Herring Photography minis along with our favorite spring styles, I’d like to informally introduce you to our newest member of my NHP team, Katelin Breitmeyer! I (Nicola) will be introducing you more to Katelin in an upcoming Q&A post so you can get to know her a bit better. She comes to us with some killer content and editing skills and I’m excited to have her join the team in bringing a new and fresh writing presence to the blog. Today we are super excited to share her first official post that we collaborated on. Stay tuned for lots more yummy posts in the future and don’t miss out on getting to know Katelin soon! -Nicola}FAVORITE SPRING STYLES

Our Favorite Spring Styles

I submit that there are few things cuter than warm weather children’s clothes. The rompers, the tiny baby sandals, the eyelet dresses…I can’t get enough!  The recent summer temperatures inspired me to check out the latest fashion trends to prepare for the upcoming season.  During my research (a.k.a. shopping) I found lots of nautical themes, horizontal stripes, and florals. I loved the soothing blues paired with cheerful and rosy pinks.  We did a mini photoshoot with some of our favorite spring styles. Simon couldn’t contain his excitement, and lil’ Miss Isla worked for the camera just as much!

Here are five fashion tips to help you make the most out of your spring/summer photo sessions:

  1. Coordinate Colors
    Let’s take a moment of silence for the the days of matching white t-shirts and jeans.  Instead, pick a few colors that pop and use them sparingly throughout. I’ve found that picking different outfits from the same store can help, as they tend to have seasonal color collections.
  2.  Don’t be Afraid of Texture 
    In my opinion, layering different textures and materials adds so much dimension to your photos. In our sample photo shoot, we used denim, linen, cotton, and suede (with a fun fringe!).
  3. Pair Patterns
    Mixing patterns can be a bit of a balancing act.  I like to break up multiple prints with a solid or accessorize with a patterned shoe or scarf.  The name of the game is to let your family’s style shine!
  4. Consider Your Home Decor
    If you plan on hanging a canvas in a calm and neutral room, you might want to steer away from fluorescents and character tees.  However, using the same accent color in your living room in a cardigan or sandal would be a great way to incorporate elements of your decor.
  5. Showcase your child’s personality
    I like to think that the choices we make in what we wear speak volumes about our own essence. If your child is spunky and loves to entertain, you might try bright, bold colors. Conversely, soothing tones might be a better choice for a quiet observer.  A kiddo that is comfortable and happy with how he/she looks will have more fun in front of the camera. :)

Spring Linen Dress Outfit

Isla’s first spring outfit layered a timeless denim jacket over a linen striped cut-out dress. I couldn’t pass up the neutral fringe sandals, I mean…c’mon now. To top it off,  we added a Baby Bling Bow headband – a favorite of mine because they are  one size fits all and they grow along with your little lady.


Baby Bling Bows Headband: Available online and at Nordstrom

Denim Jacket: Available online and in stores at Baby Gap

Linen Dress: Available in stores at Old Navy

Frill Sandals: Available in stores and online at Old Navy

Enjoy The Journey Outfit

Smiley Simon wore a coordinating graphic muscle tank, with a textured zip-up hoodie that is perfect for cooler temperatures.  And who can resist a little boy with cuffed jeans? Nicola’s little man loves his model poses!

Enjoy The Journey Muscle Tank: Available online and in stores (on sale for $8!)

Skinny Jeans (rolled up): Available online and in stores (on sale for $14!)

Black Flip Flops: Available online and in stores (on sale for $3.50!)

Slub Tee Outfit

Next, we styled Simon in a simple slub tee and denim shorts. The focal point for this outfit was the awesome fedora that totally fit his fun and breezy personality. The hat along with the patterned sandals are a great example of how you can dress up a solid or classic outfit.

Slub-knit Pocket Tee: Available online and in stores (on sale for $6!)

Pull-on Denim Shorts: Available online and in stores (on sale for $18!)

Patterned Flip Flops: Available online and in stores (on sale for $3.50!)

Straw Fedora: In stores at Old Navy in winter clearance

White Stitch Top with Bloomers Outfit

Isla’s second ensemble featured an adorable stitched and chambray one-piece. The vintage-looking details made this outfit a fast favorite.  To add a bit of color, we picked out some pale pink leather sandals, and a sweet, petite felt bow.

White Stitched Top & Bloomers: Available in stores at Old Navy

Knotted Strap Sandals: Available online and in stores at Old Navy

FAVORITE SPRING STYLESWe had so much fun snapping some springtime fashion favorites.  Soon it was time to pack up and call it a day, although Isla was much too distracted by Simon’s wiggly toes to think about lunch! :)

Happy Spring!

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