One of the things I get emailed about the MOST? Mommy and me outfits with Lydia. Sort of ironic since I swore I would never be one of those moms that dressed like their toddler. Fast forward three years, and Lydia is obsessed with matching. Her favorite thing to do is dress like her mommy.
So my solution? A handful of pieces that are the same…..so that we match without looking like twins.Must Have Mommy and Me Accessories for Winter:
A few tips……think basics. Matching dresses are adorable, but you’re not going to get much use out of them. Basic pieces that you can wear with your mini me or on your own? The best type of investment.
Basic Skinny Jeans: Everyone needs a great fitting pair of jeans (even toddlers). This winter I invested in a couple pairs of dark denim skinny jeans for each of us. And they’ve been worn more than ANYTHING else in our closets.
Faux Fur Jackets: I have to admit, I avoided faux fur jackets like the plague for awhile. They seemed to be a bit too much. Well, after Lydia picked out one of her own….I had to have one too. We’ve worn them with everything from jeans to dresses.
Graphic Tees: Graphic Tees are a year round staple that can be dressed up our dressed down. Our favs to wear together? Rock tees. Real or imaginary.
Neutral Boots: Both of us have been wearing nude colored boots since the cold weather (finally) hit here in LA. They can be worn with dresses and tights or our favorite leggings.
And our favorite mommy and me accessory for cold weather (and all year long)? Our mommy and me sunglasses! This year I invested in Ray-Ban glasses for each of us. Did you know that Ray-Ban carries sunglasses for your mini-me? They’re a totally reasonable price too! I love that these classics will never go out of style (I’ll be wearing mine even when Lydia is grown and wants nothing to do with matching outfits). In fact (at the risk of being THAT family), my husband owns a pair as well. Don’t judge us if you see all three of us sporting our aviators during a family date!
Fun Gift Idea: Ray-Ban offers the option to customize their glasses (junior shades included)……how cute would it be to engrave mommy and me glasses?!?