Christ the Lord is risen today! HALLELUJAH!
EASTER SUNDAY, it’s a special, beautiful day, worthy to be celebrated! Whether you have a house full of little ones, empty nesters, or anywhere in between, dressing your family for a sacred service is a privilege, even if it doesn’t feel like it sometimes.
Now, you may be ready to stop reading because “My family won’t let me dress them, they’ll kick and scream the whole way!” or perhaps brand new Easter outfits for everyone isn’t financially attainable right now? I have the answer, to both!
#1. Shop your closet! For years growing up, my friends had bigger closets than me. Their clothes were better, and I was jealous. But then one day, a friend came over and looked at my wardrobe and said: “Wow, you have so many nice clothes.” I was immediately taken aback, I mean, didn’t she see that most everything was from Walmart or Goodwill? But then I remembered, her closet wasn’t even half as big as mine was. Ever since I have always been grateful. There will always be someone who has more than you, and someone who has less than you. So go into your closet today and close your eyes. Pretend that you have nothing, then, open your eyes to the magnificent amount of clothes right in front of you. Have a fresh perspective. Then, go crazy!
#2. Let it go! Do your kids resist when you want everyone matchy-matchy? Well here’s my secret: THEY control what they wear, you control the color. That’s it! Say “Okay guys, I want everyone in their Sunday best, but you may only wear navy blue, white, and yellow.” Have everyone pick out their outfits, including shoes and socks, and lay them all out together on your bed and make sure they mesh!
See?! Easy peasy!
Now, which colors should you wear?
If your wardrobes are big enough for you to pick and choose, I would choose a pastel. But if not, go take a peek and see what everyone has more of, and choose a color that is native to your closets.
Pastels – wear with confidence – While in the past pastels have been more soft and girly, this year they are in high demand for everyday wear, and not just for the ladies. White is a great base: girls in white sundresses, guys in khakis, and then just choose a pastel color (minty green and pale blush are very popular this year): tie in a color with sweaters, ties, and scarves.
- Other popular colors:
– Navy and mustard (one of my favorites!)
– Black and white (no colors, no sir! Your family will pop in this formal and classic color combination)
– Peach and cream (For her: Peach tulle skirt and a white tank. For him: Kahkis + White button up plus a peach bow tie? YES!)
– White on white (Kahki, white, ivory, champagne, off-white, I love it all)
Patterns: To mix, or to match?
As long as the color tones are the same, mix up the patterns! You can pull off almost anything as long as you OWN it. 😉
Formal or Casual? – While I love a sundress and shorts kinda day, dressing up is MY FAVORITE. A guy in a suit and his girl in a pretty dress and sparkly shoes?! *Sign me up!*
So now that you have the foundation, what are you going to choose?! I would LOVE to see how you dress your family this Easter!
John 12:23-25: Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.