{Family Color Coordinating Series: Peru}

· Peru ·

May 12, 2017 10 Comments

In our new Coordinated Travel Around the World series we will be focusing on the fashion part of our travels rather than the locations and activities.  As part of this series, I will also be offering tips that might be useful for planning outfits in travel or even just family portraits.  It is no secret that I am a huge color coordinating fan and as many of you have already noticed, it is something I really like to do when we travel.  I feel it helps compliment the photo and the cohesive look of our family as well.  It wasn’t always accepted (mainly by my husband), but after about 10 years of doing it, I finally have him succumbing to my color coordinating obsession!

Fashion Travel Tip: While planning our outfits I like to consider the places were we will be wearing them. In certain occasions I pick colors that compliment the landscape and will allow us to blend into the background harmoniously. At other times we prefer colors that are completely opposite to the locations, allowing us to  stand out and be more widely noticed. So what general rule of thumb allows me to pick one over the other? When the landmark is subtle in color but captivating in sight, we tend to wear neautral colors that will allow your eye to focus on the backdrop first and then us (an example would be our day in Machu Picchu).  Vibrant and busy settings require more intense and loud colors that will make it easier to see us clearly over a hectic scene behind us; such as when we visited the colorful and vibrant Plaza Mayor in Lima.

Pink and purples at the lively Plaza Mayor.

Contrasting neon corals for our excursion to the Parque del Amor in Lima.

A buffalo print for a chilly day exploring Cusco.

Bright and comfortable clothes for a driving tour around Sacred Valley.

Black and white for the colorful and quaint little town of Aguas Calientes.

Neutrals with subtle pops of colors for the amazing Machu Picchu.

Navy and red for a slight contrast against the ancient Saqsaywaman Ruins.

Soft colors for Miraflores Larcomar Mall and breathtaking views of the coast.


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  1. Amanda Keeley-Thurman

    May 12, 2017

    Love that you take the time to color-coordinate. I do the same thing and just finished packing for our cross-country road trip. It makes the photos looks so nice.

    • Bel

      May 12, 2017

      I couldn’t agree more!! It takes a little bit of effort but so worth it in the end. I love all your family photos as well. Can’t wait and totally looking forward to your cross-country trip 👏🏻 – xoxo!

  2. Joanna

    May 12, 2017

    Oh my gosh this morning I was just thinking about doing one color coordinated picture for next trip and had no idea where to even start this post was perfect! I can definitely see how much effort you put into these pictures it is definitely more work but man your pictures are always amazing!

    • Bel

      May 12, 2017

      It makes me so happy you found the post helpful!! I truly appreciate your kind words 💗 I am excited to see where your travels take you and your cute family – super fun! Xoxo

  3. Evelyn Strelen

    May 13, 2017

    I really love your taste and style Bel. I would love to do that with my family, but I think at the moment I’m to exhausted to coordinate our whole clothes 🙂 that must be a lot of work and good planing. Love it.

    • Bel

      May 13, 2017

      I appreciate your kind words 💕 I admit it takes a good amount of planning and work but my obsession carries me through I suppose, ha! Thank you and happy weekend dear ☺️

  4. Karen Coady

    May 14, 2017

    Hi Bel,

    Love this article! You remind me of my mother. She always did this with us when we were little. I used to do it too when my kids were younger but now that they are teenagers it’s no longer cool to wear matching colours. You’ll need to come up with some tips on getting teenagers to do this 😂
    It definitely makes a big difference in photos and I love the effort you put into everything. Your photos always look amazing! I don’t know how you find the time or energy. Can’t wait to see more of your colour (we spell color differently here 😄) coordinated travels xoxo

    • Bel

      May 15, 2017

      I agree I will have to find a new plan once these kiddos of mine get older. It will definitely make it trickier ☺️ Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging words, I always appreciate them 💗

  5. Priya

    May 31, 2017

    Beautiful pictures, love how everybody matches and compliments the location perfectly. I used to color coordinate our outfits (not to this scale though) when the kids were little but it gets harder as they get older.

    • Bel

      May 31, 2017

      Hello Priya! I am definitely not looking forward to the struggle it might become to color coordinate our family as they get older. Our oldest daughter is already entering her preteen years so I am trying to savor the moment for as long as I can, hehe! Thank you for your kind words my dear – xoxo!

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