“Aww… so cute! You are wearing the same blouse!” One of the teachers squealed when she saw us entering the school. I won’t deny that it was the reaction that I was hoping for after a last-minute outfit change.
These days getting dressed for school without being late has become easier for Kerrigan and I since we signed up for the early class schedule. So, why not make things a little more exciting by pulling off a quick “Dress Like You Mom/ Dad Day” outfit for school, right?
Twinning with your kid has been popular with the millennial parents because it’s a way to share your creativity and style with your kid. But that day our twinning outfits had a different meaning other than looking the same for a day.
The meaning behind the “Dress like your parent day.”
This year the dress-up day had more meaning to me than in the previous year. Finally, I grasped the reason why schools have this program. The truth is what we wear is a reflection of what we do. As a hands-on mom who struggles to keep the home and her life in order, the dress-up day gave me a few minutes of reflection. What do I wear these days and how does it mirror my way of life? It was fun when I saw my daughter’s eyes beam with delight when she saw we look exactly alike. It’s a reminder that I have a little one who sees me as her first-ever role model.
My heart skips a beat whenever she says to me: “Mom, I want to be like you.”. It’s like an affirmation that I’m doing fine.
Comfy and practical everyday wear
I am always running around doing so many things while working on my projects from home. So, it only makes sense why I prefer those comfortable stretchy cotton or linen fabric paired with a denim jacket. But, it also has to be a ready-to-go look if I need to go out, which is very easy to achieve with athleisure footwear and a coat.
Twinning on a budget
My go-to style is those floral dresses and blouse that you could easily find in any store. I used to go to Ginger Snaps for Kerrigan’s dresses and find a match in another store. The best time to look for matching outfits is during store sale to get matching outfits at a discounted price. You could also find similar fabric designs from the fast-fashion stores like H&M, Forever 21, Uniqlo, Mango, and so on. Nowadays, they have huge clothing selections for adults and children, so getting a matching look wouldn’t be too hard to find.
Here are some of the outfits we pulled off over the years
What are other ways to create complementing look without overspending:
- Wear similar colour blouse or t-shirt. Getting the basic white t-shirts and light to medium denim jeans or shorts look so chic in twos.
- Add complementing colours in your outfit. Those vibrant yellow children’s dress or blouse when paired with mom’s blue blazer, will achieve a perfect look for the office.
- Let your twinning buddy wear a neutral shade from your colourful outfit to get that seamless matching look.
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