Top six tips for picking and choosing clothes for your little girl
Pretty sure all parents would agree on one thing: picking up clothes for their little girls is anything but easy. First off, your little diva is already a fashionista. She has her likes and dislikes and won’t readily agree to wear anything you get for her.
Secondly, you want something that not only looks good on her but also keeps her comfortable. Finding clothes that tick all such boxes seems like a difficult feat, isn’t it? You might pick your clothes in a minute, but it ends up taking an hour or even more for the girls.
Keeping your predicament in mind, here’s outlining a few tips that will make it easier to pick clothes for your little girls.
1. Choose a general colour theme and stick to it
The girls all look fairly different, even if they are sisters. So, they have different skin tones, and different shades flatter those specific skin tones. The things that look great on your best friend’s girl child might not look that good on your kid. However, as you start picking clothes for them, you will gradually get an idea of what they look the best in.
It helps to pick a couple of clothes in neutral shades like blues, pinks, and whites. These are the types of colors that they can wear all year-round and even for the holidays. These colors work well together on multiple occasions. Also, you can easily add a couple of other bright colors like red or yellow to make them pop against the neutral shades. These colors are useful as hand-me-downs, as well.
Furthermore, you would find it pretty easy to coordinate their outfits when you follow a general color theme for their wardrobe.
2. Go for fabrics that can withstand wearing and washing
Though you are buying clothes for children and they outgrow their clothes quickly, you would still want something that lasts long. So, longevity is one of the first factors to consider while visiting a children’s boutique. For instance, when the girls outgrow their favorite tutu dresses, you can give those up for charity. And you wouldn’t want to give old and tattered dresses to charity, right?
Therefore, you need something that stays as good as new through all the runs through the washing machine and the bleach pens. Now, in terms of fabrics, you need to be really careful with t-shirts. Only good-quality t-shirts will hold up and look good after a couple of washes. It is not uncommon to see t-shirts losing their texture and color after the first wash.
It is better to go for those non-stretchy cotton options. You can look for chambrays, soft denim, twills, and sweater fabrics that last long and look great.
3. Select classic patterns and shapes with cutesy details
It is best not to choose something that is overly trendy because they will date quicker than you think. However, you should always look for clothes that have something fun about them to catch the eye.
For instance, instead of pinking a basic pink onesie for your girl, go for something that has a bit of glitter on the bodice. Maybe you can choose something with frills for the shoulder straps. Besides, accessories play a big role in making an outfit really stand out. You can pick out a bejeweled headband or a nice flower clip to do with that pretty dress or skirt you bought for them.
The key to dressing up the kids is to stick to the comfortable and classy basics but jazzing it up with fun details.
4. Take what the girls like to wear into consideration
It will be so much easier to dress up your girls when you know about the kind of clothes that they love to wear. Imagine getting a girl who loves to wear skirts and dresses be only given leggings and jeggings. They will keep making a fuss every time you pick out clothes for them. And you’ll stand there wondering what’s wrong with that nice leggings.
Of course, it is not like you should stop looking into what your girls are wearing; just don’t turn it into some kind of battle. Ensure that they have enough clothes that they love to wear and that still fit the categories you like.
5. Consider the weather and occasion you are shopping for
You can buy fur-lined shoes and chunky sweaters for the girls to wear. But, if you do that in the warm summers, you’re setting them up for a lot of discomforts. It helps to choose clothes that look good in multiple combinations.
For example, you can buy a nice little skirt that looks good when layered with boots and tights during winter. On the other hand, the same skirt would look good with ballet flats and bare legs in warm weather.
If you buy a sweater that is lightweight and thin, you can layer it with a jacket. The girls can take off the jacket if it’s not too cold inside an overheated house during winter snowfall. You can pick a lightweight blouse that your girls can wear for the entire winter and fall season.
6. Get a combination of basic and festive pieces for them
Because you are opting for comfortable clothing, you don’t have to turn the entire wardrobe into t-shirts and denim. Festive pieces can be comfortable, too, if you choose right. In fact, their wardrobe needs to have a nice combination of basic and festive options that they can wear accordingly.
Make two separate areas in the wardrobe for basic and festive clothes and accessories. This way, you will not have to dress them up each time you go out. They can pick and choose from the respective sections and dress themselves up.
And there you have it! Follow these six tips when you shop for the girls, and you will find it a lot easier to pick their clothes. Girls irrespective of their age always like to dress up properly. So, it’s time to put these ideas to good use and go shopping!