How to Style Christmas Card Photos

A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace.A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace. A guide to styling your own Christmas card photos in partnership with Vineyard Vines by Lauren Cermak of the Southern lifestyle blog, Going For Grace.

The Details:

Vineyard Vines Jolly Plaid Swing Dress, Vineyard Vines Navy Cape, Vineyard Vines ¼ Zip Sweater, Vineyard Vines Slim-Fit Pant, Vineyard Vines Classic Whale Shirt

Since Michael and I started our own family, one of my favorite holiday traditions is sending out Christmas cards to our friends and family. While Michael would rather be behind the camera than in front of it, he is always a good sport when it comes to Christmas card photos. This year was no exception! Did you see? I even got him to hold up mistletoe... That's a win in my book!

While planning what to wear for a Christmas card photo can be oddly satisfying for someone like myself, I also realize that it can be a daunting task. I mean, everyone who matters to you will see this photo. Talk about pressure! That is why today I teamed up with my sweet friends at Vineyard Vines to share three styled looks to help you get started! Here we go!

 

Traditional Red & Green:

Is there anything that says Christmas card more than red and green?! When it comes to the traditional colors of Christmas balance is key. Balance can be created by using a mixture of patterns and solids. The last thing you want is for everyone to be in the same color. I always say - Don't match, COORDINATE!

I loved the plaid of this red dress so much that I chose to pull my favorite coordinating colors from it when choosing Michael's outfit. Now, imagine if Michael had been wearing a patterned shirt as well... See what I mean? Balance!

 

Red & Black:

I don't know about you, but it seems that red and black seems to be the second most popular Christmas color combination. I see it everywhere this time of year, and this girl is not complaining! When choosing red and black it's important to have plenty pops of red so that the photo doesn't drown in black.

The beautiful pattern of this skirt perfectly pops with a red sweater. I chose a black vest to go over your man's red button down in order to create some contrast up top!

 

Comfy Cozy:

Sometimes you just need to keep it casual! In my opinion, if you want good photos you need to choose an outfit that you are completely comfortable and confident in. While nine times out of ten I choose a dress, some of my favorite photos have been in a beautiful sweater and jeans.

You cannot go wrong with a cashmere sweater in a rich camel color. I love how chic this color looks when paired with dark denim! For your man, a cozy flannel of course!

 

 

Tips to Remember:

Don't match... Coordinate!

Balance patterns with solids.

Don't drown in dark colors.

Comfort is key to confidence!

 

What is your favorite Christmas card color combo?!

 

A special thank you to Vineyard Vines for gifting the outfits that made this post possible! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make Going For Grace possible!

 

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Welcome!

I'm Lauren, creator here at by Lauren Cermak! My husband Michael and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, TBR piles, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha. If you get that, consider us quick friends!

Follow on Pinterest

  • ST HELENA — Lindsay Gerber Interiors
  • The Brooklyn Townhouse is the eighth and final stop in Athena Calderone and husband Victor’s journey to their dream home. When they found the 25 foot wide townhouse, it had been broken up into smaller apartments. Restoring it to a single home was a labour of love and, as you can see, the results are gorgeous. Architect: Elizabeth Roberts Architects. Designer: Athena Calderone. Photographer: Sarah Elliott. Location: Brooklyn, United States.
  • The Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer™ Dishwasher, CoolerDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawer and French Door Refrigerator have been integrated with the cabinetry. All of these appliances have been fitted with custom front panels to seamlessly blend in with the gorgeous deep blue-gray shaker cabinetry. Architect: Elizabeth Roberts Architects. Designer: Athena Calderone. Photographer: Sarah Elliott. Location: Brooklyn, United States.
  • When Is Beige Not Boring? 20 Spaces Where This Timeless Neutral Shines! — House & Home
  • Kitchens of Instagram on Instagram: “EVERYTHING about this kitchen is 🔥🔥🔥 from the large pendant lighting to the dark wood island! Love it! 🖤 Via: @audreycrispinteriors…”
  • A beautifully detailed, corrugated cast metal frame surrounds the luxurious alabaster diffuser of this stunning drum-shaped pendant. Light passes through the alabaster giving off a soft glow. Available in three sizes and four finishes, Lynden is perfect in entryways, libraries, over large round tables or anywhere you want to make a statement. Choose from Aged Brass, Antique Nickel, Distressed Bronze and Polished Nickel. Lifestyle Image: Design by Jean Stoffer Design, @jeanstofferdesign; Photo by
  • Anthology Creative Studio - interior design - interior architecture - furniture design - art procurement - Bespoke interiors
  • Windows/ Calcutta gold marble/ black cabinets/ brass hardware/ barrel vaulted tile ceiling! La Cornue range! Benecki Homes
  • La Cornue Cornufe range in a cottage kitchen surrounded by hunter green cabinets and a tiled cooking alcove with glossy white glazed tiles.
  • * FOR MORE ITEMS PLEASE VISIT OUR SHOP * https://www.etsy.com/shop/lightingByBrahim DOME HANGING LAMP IN ANTIQUE Oxide BRASS, * If you are interested WHOLESALE prices, please Contact us we offer very special prices - Handcrafted in brass with - Brass ceiling canopy - Hardwired ready to install - chain included 100 cm (( If you want more, you can contact me )) - care, Wipe with a soft damp cloth; do not use cleaners or abrasives, Handcrafted from brass and of spectacular scale, our pendant is a s
  • traditional kitchen + vintage kitchen + heritage kitchen + dark wood tones in the kitchen + traditional kitchen island + wood kitchen island + dresser like island + brass hardware + heritage inspired island + heritage luxe + long kitchen island + brass pendant lights + round pendant lights + kitchen island decor + kitchen inspiration + heritage kitchen ideas | Scout & Nimble
  • Beautiful kitchen boasts light gray green cabinets paired with black granite countertops and cream glazed tile backsplash.

Recent Posts

Lifestyle

Season

meal