Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and bluebonnet pictures are pretty much mandatory to keep your Texan card. I’ve been so busy the last few years when bluebonnets were blooming, but I’m making it happen this year, come rain or shine. It just occurred to me that bluebonnets probably don’t grow outside of Texas, so if you’re an out-of-state reader, I’m making it your homework to come visit me so we can take bluebonnet pictures together. Kay? Kay.
Anyway, the perfect spring sundress is necessary for great bluebonnet pictures. What is a perfect spring dress, you ask? Oh, I’ve just picked out a few to show you. Aren’t you lucky!
The little white dress is a classic Southern springtime staple staple. To keep things interesting, opt for an interesting texture like eyelet or lace. Don’t forget to grab a statement necklace to keep things from looking too innocent or simple!
A few of my favorites are:
oo1. Backless Ivory Dress | Lulu’s
oo2. I Mid You Not Ivory Lace Dress | Lulu’s
oo3. Pretty as a Picnic Strapless White Dress | Lulu’s
oo4. BB Dakota by Jack Patton White Eyelet Lace Dress | Lulu’s
Since floral is synonymous with spring, you can’t go wrong taking bluebonnet photos in your favorite floral sundress. Throw on a pair of strappy sandals or your worn-in cowboy boots and get thee to the nearest bluebonnet field. And don’t forget your denim jacket!
A few I’m coveting are:
oo1. Skater Dress in Bright Neon Floral | ASOS
oo2. In-House Illustrator Dress | ModCloth
oo3. Sidewalk Gardens Dress | ModCloth
oo4. Moving Up Dress | ModCloth
Like the little white dress, the little blue dress is a summer staple for a Texas girl. For monochromatic (or ombre!) looking photos, sit among the bluebonnets in their favorite color. A brown belt is the best accessory with a little blue dress. Braided belts are my favorite, but thicker belts with interesting buckles and skinny leather belts with embossed designs make your look extra special.
The ones I’m lusting after are:
oo1. A Close Racerback Dress | ModCloth
oo2. BB Dakota by Jack Emiley Strapless Dress | Lulu’s
oo3. BB Dakota by Jack Patton Pale Blue Eyelet Lace Dress | Lulu’s
oo4. Colt Weather Dress | ModCloth
Last, but not least, is the chambray dress. I think there is something to be said for being able to recall the time period of the photo based on the outfit choices of the subjects. Little white dresses will always have a place in bluebonnet photos and floral will always be in for spring, but chambray is a great trend to play up in your annual portraits. Chambray is also a little edgier than the über-girly eyelet and lace dresses. Grab your favorite pair of booties and some arm candy to complete the look.
I wish I were wearing:
oo1. Denim Shirtdress | American Eagle
oo2. Studded Chambray Shirtdress | Forever 21
oo3. Lena Denim Dress | ModCloth
oo4. Kirra Denim Cutout House Dress | PacSun
Have you ever taken bluebonnet photos? Are you going to this year?
Don’t forget–bluebonnets are illegal to pick!