I heard a saying that you should enjoy the time you can dress up your kids, especially in mommy and me matching outfit. Because it won’t be long before they develop a strong opinion of their own and think it’s uncool to dress up like mom. I hope Maxine never gets tired of matching me. But just in case, I’m going to get all the matchy-matchy that I can get now.
Whether you’re looking to get your matching outfit on for holiday photos or to just look cute, I’ve got some styling tips to help you pull it off successfully.
Pick a theme
Maybe the theme is around your pattern. Ours was leopard print. Picking a theme allows you to narrow the focus of the search, so you can find the right outfits to buy.
Buy from a store that sells both adult and kids clothes
This is another tactic that can help you narrow your search. If they make clothing for both kids and adults, it’s likely they will have clothing options for the theme you selected for both kids and adult. A search for ‘leopard print’ on H&M and Old Navy will quickly show you what items are available in that theme.
Use the theme to narrow your search, but be flexible
There happen to be a leopard print dress in both kids and adult when I was looking on H&M. But alas Maxine’s dress is sold out already. This is what’s great about having a theme to help ground your search. You can move on with other options in leopard print, like doing a shirt and pants combo.
Dress for the weather
This sounds like a silly advice but it’s so important, especially if you’re planning your matching look for photos with kiddos. It’s hard enough to get photos with kids. Can you imagine doing it when they’re too cold or too hot? I had a leather jacket ready for Maxine, but it ended up being a warmer than usual day when we took photos. So we were able to get our photos sans jacket.
My outfit combo: H&M chiffon dress // Ettika simple treasures earring
Maxine outfit combo: H&M dress is sold out ☹ (find similar dresses here and here) // Old Navy boots // Jeffrey’s Socks tights
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