Sibling outfits are adorable, they make life easier for mom, and they can foster good habits in your children, not to mention that they guarantee your kids stand out in large groups. Those are just some of the reasons we're wild about matching clothes for siblings this summer. Get prepped for warm weather with identical suspender skirts or tunic and legging sets.
Creating a Super Sibling Bond
Although every family is different, it's not at all uncommon for younger siblings to look up to their older siblings, especially in the case of two boys or two girls. Little girls, in particular, want to copy everything their big sisters do. They don't do it to be annoying. They just adore their bigs!
Sibling outfits can help to foster a bond between older and younger siblings, at least in the early years. Even if you only choose to dress your daughters in the same dress for special occasions, such as Christmas or picture day, think about it. Your little girl will love dressing like her big sis, and your older daughter will love knowing that her little sister looks up to her.
Fewer Arguments about What to Wear
Eventually, your kids will assert their independence and ask to pick out their own clothes. Until then, matching clothes for siblings can prevent arguments about what to wear every day. If you're all heading out to the mall or visiting the park, then you can present your daughters (or sons) with two or three matching ensembles—no more than that! Too many choices are overwhelming and can spark disagreements.
Present them with different options that are still appropriate for the activity, the location, and the weather. For casual activities, you can dress them in matching tops and denim shorts, identical rompers, or short sets. Delight them with matching dresses for formal or otherwise special occasions.
Easy Shopping for Mom
Shopping for more than one child can run you ragged! Going with sibling outfits can cut down on the time you spend looking for clothes online or at brick-and-mortar stores. All you have to do is make sure that an outfit is available in the sizes you need.
Get your little ones involved, too! Letting them make decisions about what you buy for them will teach them how to compromise. If one daughter loves jeans and the other one loves dresses and suspender skirts, then shopping together will encourage them to work together and be respectful. You're also equipping them to make fabulous choices when they're old enough to select their own clothes!
No Fighting Over Clothes
Kids don't only fight with their parents about what they're wearing. They snark at each other, too. Once they're old enough to assert themselves and know what they like, you can expect to hear one daughter fighting with the other about borrowing a sweater or a hair accessory.
When they're younger, you have the opportunity to prevent these spats, or at least stall them. Matching clothes for siblings guarantees that no child has something that the other one wants. It gives you the opportunity to teach them about sharing and respecting boundaries for later on in life.
There's Nothing Cuter than Coordinated Kiddos
We have to mention the cuteness factor of sibling outfits. There's nothing more adorable than a set of brothers or sisters dressed in identical outfits. To match up boys and girls, you can opt for complementary or coordinating colors or patterns.
Playing with colors allows you to involve the entire family—including mom and dad! Just look for hues that go together on the color wheel or shades that create a pleasing contrast. For example, try raspberry pink tops for the girls and vivid green shirts for the boys.
Safety + Style
On a practical and serious note, matching clothes for siblings make them safer, as well. In crowds, in particular, you can keep an eye on your children when they're all wearing matching outfits. It helps at busy shopping centers, amusement parks, and any other area where the kids far outnumber the adults and everyone's running around in a flurry of excitement. It happens.
Knowing that all of your kids are easily recognizable and identically dressed will help when you need to keep a closer eye on them. As we mentioned, matching ensembles ensure that they stand out from the rest of the crowd!
That's why we love sibling outfits! Let us know why you love them, too. Now's your chance to stock up on coordinating summer styles for the kiddos. Orders in the US get free shipping, so hop to shopping!