All the rage lately are parent-child matching outfits, but just how do you do it right without looking too cheesy?
In this day and age, coordinated outfits are no longer taboo. Social media has transformed this fashion faux pas into something fun again. The more thematic the looks are, the more Instagrammable they are. Take a look at your timelines and you’ll know exactly what we are talking about.
If you are looking for matching outfits for your next family adventure or vacation, look no further. Here are four looks we highly recommend:
1. Magic and Fantasy
No childhood is complete without playing your favourite cartoon character, superhero or fairy tale princess. If you look through old photographs – be it yours or your parents – we are certain you’ll find those joyful role play moments that you’ll remember forever.
Our go-to place for all things enchanting is Cotton On. This famous Australian lifestyle brand has a special range for the young – Cotton On Kids.
The young at heart have got some surprises in store too, literally. They carry trendy pieces at unbelievably affordable prices.
We chose subtly matching Mickey Mouse t-shirts for mom and dad. This iconic cartoon character effortlessly transports us to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland! We paired it with denim in two shades, classic blue for him and white overalls for her.
For the little boy, we love the mighty Captain America t-shirt. To up the adorable factor, we added a cap and shoes in bold colours. For your little princess, a wonderful fairy tulle dress, complete with matching wings and oh-so-cute ballerina flats.
Dad – Mickey T-Shirt, $19.95 | Skinny Straight Leg Jeans, $79.95, Cotton On
Mom – Cap, $12.95 | Mickey T-Shirt, $19.95 | White Overalls, $39.95, Cotton On
Boy – T-Shirt, $19.95, Cap, $16.95 | Pants, $39.95 | Trainers, 39.95, Cotton On
Girl – Tulle Dress, $36.95 | Wings, $24.95 | Ballerina Shoes, $18.95, Cotton On
You can always trust this world-famous Japanese brand for anything durable and comfortable. That’s why if you’re looking for matchy-matchy athleisure looks, you should check out Uniqlo.
What’s athleisure? It’s a key trend in fashion where workout clothes are made chic. Clothing that’s originally designed for athletic activities are now okay to be worn at work and other social occasions – sans the sweat and odour, of course.
Uniqlo uses special, patented fabrics that not only feel good but also look good. The brand previously only known for its affordable basics is now a go-to fashion house for fresh travel basics and leisurewear.
The good thing about the t-shirts that we chose is that:
1. They are highly versatile, you can simply layer a blazer over them and complete the look with trainers, a la creative startup expert.
2. They are made in breathable fabrics. You’ll never have to worry about sweat stains.
3. They are easy to wash and dry.
Dad – Dry Stretch Long Sleeve Sweat Hoodie, $49.90 | T-Shirt, $24.90, Uniqlo
Mom – Ribbed Tank Top, $14.90 | Women’s Light Pocketable Parka, $49.90, Uniqlo
Boy – Kids’ Light Pocketable Parka, $39.90 | Red T-Shirt, $14.90, Uniqlo
Girl – Kids’ Light Pocketable Parka, $39.90 | Grey T-Shirt, $14.90, Uniqlo
3. Nauti and Nice
Sail away in style with Yishion’s nautical collection. Their latest collection is our favourite thus far. From powder blues and striking stripes to light denims and on-trend cuts, your kids will have so much fun dressing up.
Yishion is all about energetic street fashion, and you’ll be surprised to see high-quality collections from this label. We are obsessed with the tailoring and fabric choices at Yishion. Not only do the clothes look nautical, they also give off modern preppy vibes.
The key pieces are definitely the blue sweater for dad. The fabric is soft yet durable, the kind of material that doesn’t shrink in a single wash. And for mom, we love how we can easily put together the shirt dress and t-shirt – it’s such a fresh, cool look. The boy’s cardigan and shirt comes as one piece while the flare dress for your girl is fun and really easy to put on.
Dad – Blue Sweater, $39.90 | Jeans, $54.90, Yishion
Mom – Boat T-Shirt, $19.90 | Blue Striped Shirt Dress, $39.90 | White Jeans, $24.90, Yishion
Boy – Cardigan, $39.90 | Shorts, $29.90, Yishion
Girl – Blue Striped Dress, $24.90, Yishion
Get this look at Yishion – available at Waterway Point.
4. Beach Vibes
There is nothing quite like a trip to the beach. Palm trees. Ocean breeze. Sun kissed hair. Picture the kids swimming and building sandcastles, while you read a novel and sip cocktails under a coconut tree.
Before heading to a beautiful island for a memorable staycation these holidays, make sure you grab a few pieces from Esprit and Cotton On’s ‘forever summer’ collections. From the happiest colours to striking prints, there is something for every family member.
The floral maroon dress aptly named Missy Dress from Cotton On is charming. Picture yourself strolling on the beach, with a floppy straw hat and embellished sandals. And oh, how about a handwoven bag on the left hand and a fresh coconut on the right. Picture perfect!
For your little surfer boy, we think the mint tank top and watermelon-coloured shorts make a charming outfit. Add a fedora hat and don’t forget the sunscreen. For your little miss sunshine, we recommend this bright summer dress. Doesn’t this instantly brighten up your day? Add a floral crown and some seashell bracelets and you’ve got yourself an Instagram-worthy look.
Dad – Palm T-Shirt, $29.95, Esprit | Camo Shorts, $59.95, Esprit
Mom – Missy Dress, $29.95, Cotton On
Boy – Louie Tank Top, $12.95, Cotton On Kids | Herbie Shorts, $24.95, Cotton On Kids
Girl – Inea Dress, $24.95, Cotton On Kids
Get this look at Esprit – available at Causeway Point, Changi City Point & Waterway Point, Cotton On – available at Anchorpoint, Causeway Point, Changi City Point, Northpoint & Waterway Point and Cotton On kids – available at Northpoint & Waterway Point.
Matching outfits with your loved ones can be a really fun adventure in itself!
Plus, nothing says love like matching outfits, right?