Mummy & Mini matching wardrobes
Tara Dixon shares her tips and tricks to getting that Mummy & Mini look.
You either love it, or you hate it. Matching your wardrobe with your little one before they become too grown up, too cool, or just don’t want to be seen in public with you really has a short window. The early years of dressing your babies/kids with them wanting to wear your clothes is so precious. I mean who doesn’t have a photo of themselves from all those years ago dressed up in their parents clothes?!
Twinning with your mini doesn’t mean you have to be head to toe in the exact same ensemble. For me and many other mums who are all for twinning, it can mean something as simple as tonal matching.
Here are a few tips, and tricks to getting that Mummy & Mini look.
Tonal pairing is the key to twinning. If you’re unsure what this means, it’s really simple and generally something lots of people do without actively planning it. Tonal twinning is when although the outfits are not the same, the items of clothing may differ, the colour’s are all a cohesive story.
Jeans are always a super easy way to make this look work, you can find basics to go under a statement jacket, cardi or sweater in a similar palette. I like to add accessories to finish the look. Think Bags or beanies that tie the colours together.
The same same rule is having every item as similar or identical as possible. I actually found it a little harder this season to pull looks of this style as there were quite a lot of tonal pairings, but not as many identical looks. Perhaps an insight into the future of twinning fashion?
If you did want to get the same same look, again I think basics are always the best place to start. Denim whether it be jeans or a jacket, or even a denim skirt. Pair them with a basic- like a striped top, and white sneakers. When Same-Same dressing, personally I think its best to keep it low key.
Get the look: Womens: Kmart Long Sleeve Ribbed Boat Neck Top & Kmart Denim A-Line Skirt. Girls: Target Denim Skirt & Bonds Kids long sleeve aussie cotton crew tee.
His and Hers
Having a boy doesn’t mean you can’t twin. It’s actually really easy, again using the tonal twinning rule you can create your mother son looks really simply. I find stores such as Cotton On, Seed and Country Road are all great for this. They quite often repeat the same colours through both the adults and children’s ranges. Country Road are perfect for matching sweaters, and casual wear.
Get the look: Womens: Kmart Active Twisted Knit Hoodie & Long Sleeve High-Low Hem Top. Target Lonsdale London Brae Full Length Leggings - Olive Animal. Boys: Bonds Kids Tech seats pullover, Big W B Collection Boys Short Sleeve Tee - Grey Marle, Best & Less boys poplin pant & Shoes & Sox DC Shoes Anvil TX Se.
My final tip to twinning fashion is accessories. You can turn the most basic of outfits into the most adorable, Pinterest worthy looks. Caps and beanies are PERFECT for mummy/son dressing. Little girls generally love what their mummy has, so cute little bags, or matching sneakers are so great for finishing off the look. With all the major shoe labels making matching children’s and adults sneakers you wont have any trouble finding the perfect.
Get the look: Womens - Seed heritage Womens Jacket, Seed Heritage Womens jeans, Seed Heritage Womens Basic Top
Girls - Seed Heritage Girls Pinafore, Seed heritage Girls Ribbed Tee, Seed Heritage Girls Beanie