OF COSMIC AMERICAN
As my daughter Prairie grows up, my Instagram feed and photography style has transitioned from cute baby pictures of just her to including myself in more pictures. My favourite pictures to take and to have are pictures of the two of us together. This Spring I took some pictures of Prairie in her Bobo Choses dress from Alex and Alexa, and me in a coordinated outfit. (It was an unseasonably chilly day, so we had to do some serious layering!) Alex and Alexa loved the series and asked if I may be interested in writing a little post about my take on ‘mummy and me’ style. I realized that I had never really thought about it before, but that I do actually really enjoy putting together outfits for us! So I am excited to share a few tips with you today!
My personal favourite attempt at mummy and me style is when our outfits are coordinated rather than matching. (I do have a few matching outfits that I love too though!) The easiest way to do this is to look for things within a similar colour palette. I did this at first unintentionally by primarily curating both our wardrobe in hues of desert neutrals (ie tan, I really like tan).
I always add some pops of colour in whatever colours I am feeling at the moment for fun though! This Spring I was super into Millenial Pink, and this summer I am seriously feeling Mustard Yellow, and I pretty much always love a good Terracotta. One of the reasons that I enjoy dressing Prairie in Bobo Choses so much, is that they always had the best colour selections. No primary or pastels tones here, they are not afraid of a more unusual palette.
I really like to play around
with textures and materials…
Even though we wear a lot of neutrals around here, I really like to play around with textures and materials. I am partial to natural fibres and for the summer love a nice loose weave. Both Prairie’s Bobo Choses suit and my matching one have a fine ribbed texture- which just elevates them and makes them a little more special looking to me.
The next thing I look for when planning our outfits is the mood of the pieces. Matching the mood of our outfits is tough right now because Prairie is in a super girly phase where she only wants to wear fancy dresses, and I prefer casual clothes. I have found a nice compromise for her is laid back dresses with a print she enjoys- like sunshine. Luckily, this is another thing Bobo does really well, makes clothes that kids enjoy because they are whimsical, but not cloying and hard on the grown-up eye.
And that’s about it! It is really all about thoughtfully curating both you and your child’s wardrobe. Always choose quality over quantity. Cutting down on clutter will make outfit planning even easier! Once you have developed a wardrobe with a consistent colour palette, beautiful textures & fibres, and pieces for a few different moods, choosing outfits to coordinate with your little person will be easy peasy!
It is really all about thoughtfully curating both you and your child’s wardrobe.
With thanks to Geneva X