Wanna know the best thing about having kids? Dressing them up. I know I’m supposed to say rocking them to sleep, or slobbery open mouth kisses or tiny little voices that say “I wuv yous.” But, c’mon. Can you even handle this?!!
Since Mia was born I’ve been obsessed with dressing her in stylish baby clothes – pretty much all the clothes I wish I could pull off myself but look way cuter on her. I know there’s going to come a day when she will demand a Frozen t-shirt or worse (gasp) a Dora the Explorer backpack…but until then I’m going to cherish every adorable outfit and Instagram the shit out of them.
So if you have a little fashionista on your Christmas list this year, put down the Frozen gear, just say no to Dora, and instead pick up one of these trendy Christmas clothing gifts curated by the most discerning baby clothes buyers since Rachel Zoe and Kanye West. (If you don’t know who those people or their kids are, good for you.)
So without further ado, a gift guide for the ladies curated by yours truly, and one for the gents as well, curated by my friend, coworker and stylish baby-boy mama Traci.
To find any item online, click on the name of the item in the caption.
#BabyStyle for Girls
#BabyStyle for Boys
And since things sell out and turn over SO quickly in today’s retail market, you’re probably going to have to stray from these gift guides. So I’ve added a couple of my favorite “Rules to Shop By” below as you venture out on your own into the world of baby clothes shopping. Just make sure you hold onto your wallet – because once you start…well, you know.
Hannah’s Baby Clothing “Rules to Shop By”
1. If it has a Disney character, a logo or pretty much anything screen printed, put it back.
2. If it would look stupid on an otherwise fashionable adult, then don’t buy it for a fashionable kid.
3. If it costs more than $100, or is dry clean only, just say no. As cute as little munchkins look in cashmere sweaters, it’s just not worth the pain of throwing it away one snack-time later, coated in yogurt.
So what do you think? What are your favorite kids clothing items this season?