It’s tricky to decide what to wear for fall portrait sessions in the mountains.When the cold comes in early September, sometimes it’s just too cold for a dress and sandals by themselves. I have some suggestions for new fall styles that will help you be fashionable, help you POP in front of those yellow aspen trees, and keep your color tones camera friendly.
First, let’s discuss color palettes. Just like in the summer, I recommend mute colors over bold primary ones. During fall, warm neutrals such as camel, taupe, cream, champagne, and great always look great. If you’d like to incorporate color into your session wardrobe, choose sophisticated jewel-toned versions of bright primary colors such as: mustard over yellow, burgundy over wed, camel over orange, sage or emerald over green, and navy over blue. These jewel tones will photograph beautifully in the Colorado fall season.
Now let’s talk about coordinating your outfit with your significant other or even your whole family. Keep in mind outfits will look most cohesive on camera when the color palette and wardrobe pieces coordinate, but don’t actually match. Meaning don’t everyone wear white and khaki (This isn’t your family photos circa 2010 on the beach, people!)
Wear a different dominant color, but stay within that color palette family. If you’re wearing a blush dress, then the guy can wear a navy coat with gray pants, paired with brown leather shoes. Little tip, it’s easier to pick your outfit first and then put together the guy or kiddos outfits based on that! That’s why I have these selections for you!
Shop this Colorado Fall style:
1 Fedora on Amazon
2 Warm Shaw on Amazon
3 Levi’s Jeans on Amazon
4 Naturalizer Boots on Amazon
5 Kendra Scott earrings on Nordstrom
Shop this Casual Chic Fall style:
1 Basic Dress on Amazon
2 Levi’s Jean Jacket on Amazon
3 Wrap Dress on Amazon
4 Booties on Amazon
5 Kids Cape on Janie and Jack
6 Kids Denim Leggings on Janie and Jack
7 Kids Booties on Janie and Jack
Shop these Flatter Figuring Wrap Dresses for Women and Girls:
1 Shirt Dress on Lulus
2 Girls Shirt Dress on HM
3 Linen Wrap Dress on Madewell
4 Floral Print Wrap Dress on Lulus
5 Navy Floral Wrap Dress on Lulus
6 Long Sleeve Shirt Dress on Amazon
Shop these Mens/Boys Plaid Styles:
1 Men’s Indigo Plaid on JCrew
2 Boy’s Linen Plaid on Zara
3 Plaid Jacket on Amazon
4 Men’s Cotton Plaid on Toad&Co.
5 Men’s Columbia Shirt on Amazon
6 Men’s Plaid on Gap/Old Navy
I’ve purchased a few of these pieces for my own wardrobe and can’t wait to wear them this fall! I love a good wrap dress so I got the blue striped shirt dress and the navy floral wrap dress from Lulus. I plan to wear them with my new Kendra Scott earrings that I got in my September Trunk Club from Nordstroms. Use my referral link to get a discount on your first trunk!
Already in Breckenridge and want something quick for your session? Here are my favorite boutiques on Main Street:
For the Guys, I recommend going to Mountain Goat on Breckenridge’s Main Street. For Ladies, my favorite boutiques in town are Ruby Jane, Beloved, Vintage Sweet and Chick, and Valley Girl. If you have little ones and need some last minute accessories or outfits, check out Ruby Jane and Breckenridge Kids.
I’d suggest clicking the Store links and see if your size is still available. Most of these pieces are handpicked by myself and my sister-in-law, Meaghen, who works for Amazon Fashion. If you choose to shop the Amazon links, I will receive a small commision with no extra cost to you!
Can’t wait for our portrait session!