My mother is forever retelling a story of her endless sartorial regret one Sunday morning as my pastor lifted my 2-year-old self up for a hug to find that I was wearing approximately zero garments under my vacuous tulle skirt. (It would be a few years before she would buckle again under my insistence that I was, indeed, old enough to clothe myself.)
Still, I’m an unabashed believer in letting the littles dress to their liking, and I save my Veto Card for special occasions only (certainly the above would qualify). But as a stylist by trade, I do love having a say in what my kid’s wear, and I do love supporting smaller, independent brands. The best tip I’ve found in allowing your kids to dress creatively and sustainably without breaking the bank?
Often times, sleepwear sets can double as a t-shirt and leggings for a fraction of the price (pro tip: they’re often the first to hit the online sale rack, too). When I purchase within a similar color scheme, Bee can choose to mix and match the patterns to her heart’s delight, or pair them together for a tot-friendly play suit – with far less fuss (Exhibit A).
Behold, a few favorite options – all unisex, for easy hand-me-downs:
Bucket Hat ($11)
Indikidual Silly Face Pajama Set ($22)
Freshly Picked Sandals ($40)
Parkour Nightwear Set ($45)
Banana Print Pajamas ($51)
Urban Camo Pajamas ($39) – on sale
Dragonfly Pajamas ($39) – on sale
Sunglasses ($25) – on sale
Under the Sea tee ($36)
Tell me, are you of the caution-to-the-wind variety when it comes to dressing your kids? I’d love to hear your own standbys!
p.s. Flashback to dressing myself on my birthday.