What to wear, what to wear, what to wear….
The best advice I can tell you is to show up as yourself.
By that I mean, dress as your style. Be you. Do not wear matching white shirts if you don’t walk around town like that.
Basics: don’t dress a whole group in white, don’t wear black. Be comfortable and feel good about what you are wearing. Let your teens wear what they like. That is how you want to remember this time. Put your kids in their favorite clothes or swimsuits. Don’t match. Sure, coordinate the colors if you like. Try not to clash. Look in the mirror as a group before you walk out the door. If we are shooting on the beach, you will probably get wet. I love colors. I love stripes. Don’t be shy.
For women: I always suggest a shirt/dress with sleeves or with a light cardigan. Arms look better with clothes unless you are a kid. Showing alot of flesh can be distracting. (Unless we are doing a boudair shoot and that is another story.)
Places to get cute clothes on Maui:
For everyone: The surf shops — Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, Pacific Sunwear, Local Motion, HIC. Very cute, very beachy, not expensive.
For women + girls: Sand People and Blue Ginger at Whalers Village. Jeans Warehouse in Lahaina Cannery Mall.
Of course lots of clothes can be found at the Kaahumanu Mall in Kahului — Macy’s, American Eagle, Forever 21 and surf shops.
But there is no need to drop a load of cash. You probably have what you need in your suitcase already. Your favorites.