After wanting to do a mother/son outfit post for 2 years – it finally happened! We took a trip to my most favorite place at the Jersey Shore last weekend – Asbury Park – to bring the boys to the Asbury Splash Park and have lunch on Cookman Avenue. And of course, the murals are just amazing (see more murals featured in this Asbury Park post).
When I found out I was having 2 boys, I was a little worried about how I’d dress them. I don’t have any siblings myself, and I only shop for my husband occasionally… so I was kind of list when it came to styling little dudes. It could be done – but I just had to get the hang of it.
I fill Landon and Nathan’s wardrobe with a lot of diversity – I don’t EVER dress them in matching outfits. It’s something early on I knew I wouldn’t do (and it’s okay if you do it with your children – I think it’s quite cute, actually) as I like the idea of pair clothes with each of their personalities – which couldn’t be more different.
Nathan is a free-spirit. He’s always laughing and being silly – and making me laugh – and is a master at mimicking words and gestures (which sometimes gets us into trouble). Since he has such an animated personality that is curious and loud, I like to dress him in slogan tees with funny phrases, stripes and more athletic-gear to match his tenacity for always wanting to run and be active – just like his Daddy. And being blonde, I love how the colors look on him.
Landon on the other hand is more quiet and reserved. He has his moments of silliness, but I find that he likes to take it all in, and explore at his own pace. Even though he is a ninja when it comes to jumping and rolling off of the couch (he does is own stunts), his personality is calm, sweet and very mushy. For his looks, he wears slogan tees and stripes, but I like putting louder colors. My little brunette boy is a little hipster in the making. I like to think he takes after to me in the fashion department, where Nathan has my husband Mike’s style. But, then again, they wear each other’s clothes… or whatever is clean that day.
As for me, my penchant for colors and crazy prints has found it’s way into the boys’ wardrobe. I’ve always loved stripes in any color so it’s easy to match with them. I know there’s a lot of businesses that cater to mother/daughter looks – and for us boy moms, we don’t get many options besides t-shirts. When coordinating my look to theirs, I’ll either pull from the prints they have on, and match the colors, or wear a similar print in contrasting colors. These outfits happened to work out great because I knew this mural was the one I wanted to take photos with them in front of. As we enter fall, I’m looking forward to dressing them up – and maybe coordinate my look to theirs even more!
Blue Striped Pocket Tank – Children’s Place
Shark Print Trunks – Carter’s
Sandals – Babies “R” Us
“Best Kid Ever” Tank – Old Navy
Lightning Bolt Print Trunks – Target
Sandals – Babies “R” Us
Green and White Striped Crop Top – Forever 21
Denim Skirt – Boohoo.com
Faux Suede Block Heels – Forever 21