One of the many perks of having a baby girl is being able to dress her up in fun clothes and accessories.

The older she gets, the more input she has on what her outfit of the day will be. As a single mom, I like to give my daughter all the love and attention that she can take. One thing we love to do together is shop. While she is under two years old, she already knows what she likes and dislikes. At such a young age, she already has her own sense of style.

itzarihandmeWith Christmas right around the corner, I decided to put a spin on our outfits. My daughter and I went shopping for matching outfits. While some believe that is a very cheesy thing to do, it is another way to spend time with and connect with your child.

Don’t worry about getting the exact outfit for the both of you. It is not easy to find matching outfits for two completely different age groups. Try to find outfits with the same design, pattern or even color. In my case I found two dresses that came in black and red. I accessorized both our looks with stockings and black shoes. Ladies, don’t be afraid to throw on those pumps with an outfit, there is nothing wrong with adding some extra glamor to it.

Don’t feel that you have to spend your whole paycheck on two outfits that you will only wear once. Pick items that can be worn in different ways. Adding accessories like a scarf or stockings can give your outfit a completely different look and allow you to wear it in many more occasions.

Remember; try to take your child along with you when shopping. Allow them to have a voice and show them that they can have an input in something like choosing what to wear. A simple gesture can show your child that they are just as important as you tell them they are.

Happy Shopping and Matching!