How to style Mommy and Me outfits that’ll have you sharing your love of style with your minis.
Matching our outfits to our babies is one of those fun things you really get to do for only a short while, before our kids get older and develop their own personal style. Once in a while, we get to put together matching – or coordinating – outfits for things like our holiday pictures or family photos.
But as they grow up, as kids do, they’ll wear what they want to wear, whether we like it or not. Right now, the mommy and me trend is having a moment, and there are more variations in matching outfits for all types of occasions.
This Spring, as the flowers start to bloom and the world turns a little greener, take the opportunity to try on some light, vibrant clothes – and match or coordinate your look with your little mini me’s. Matching outfits aren’t just for greeting card pictures anymore. They can be worn as an everyday look, business-related look, or when you’re headed to special events and parties.
Here are some of the tips I use when I put together a mommy and me look with my kids.
Set the Same Tone
One way to coordinate matching yet unique outfits with your kid is by wearing the same color. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same color or pattern, but to set the same tone.
For example, Mom can wear a blue dress-shirt with white dress jeans and Daughter can wear a white and blue striped dress. This type of style is more business casual and appropriate for brunching or a slightly elevated outing.
And vice versa, if you have a boy. You can dress in a pink floral dress, and put your boy in a pink dress shirt or polo shirt and jeans – more of a casual party look for your both.
Matching Bottoms, Tops, or Shoes
Mommy and me dressing doesn’t mean you have to put together perfectly matchy-matchy look. Instead, just match one piece of apparel like bottoms, tops, or shoes. It could be wearing the same white sneakers, khaki jeans, blue t-shirts, or something else. You and your child can also wear the same belts or watches.
One of my favorite mommy and me outfits is to wear a dark green long pleated skirt, while my son wears the same color in jeans. I pair them with a white shirt, beige cardigan with low heels, and put a navy hoodie on my son. It gives each a nice classic, chic look.
Mommy and Me Pajamas
Matching soft pajamas are the best. It’s comfortable, and it’s fun to match your jammies with your family. My favorite family pajama is the lemon printed, white pajamas. The one I bought is made with 100% organic cotton that is super soft and easy to wash. One of the good things about the family pajama set is that it is unisex and the whole family can wear them. You can find many family pajama sets online, so order one and try them out.
Mommy and me outfits are a nice way to make good memories. Kids grow fast and one day, you’ll miss the time they were little mini me’s walking around the house.