Inspired by Flo-Jo who was always glamorous on the track.
Getting the girls dressed every morning is an interesting process. Here are a couple of clever solutions to some wardrobe problems:
1. Dress As Shirt
Since kids grow out of their clothes so quickly, this tip allows the girls to keep clothing for more than one season. Some dresses are made so long that by the next season, they still fit (just a little shorter). A year later, they are now able to wear the dresses as a long shirt. Since dresses last so many seasons and they only require one piece of clothing, it makes them preferable over shirts.
2. Shorts/Pants Under Dress
The girls love wearing dresses and watching the fabric spin as they twirl. My girls also love climbing, biking, slides and hanging upside (amongst other adrenal pumping activities). I want the girls to be able to have fun without having to worry about closing and crossing their legs. Thus we wear pants or shorts (depending on the weather) and the girls feel beautiful, confident and stay active at the same time.
3. Fold clothes straight out dryer
Now this does not happen too often because laundry is a never ending task (for me). When I fold immediately out of the dryer, the clothes have less wrinkles. I also prefer fabrics (like spandex) for the kids that don’t look terrible when not ironed.
4. Spare Clothes
Accidents are bound to happen, so we always travel with a change of clothes.
5. Mix-Match Socks
It is a cute trend and I do not mind if their socks do not match.
6. Reachable Drawers and Closet
Our two year old was able to access her clothes the moment she could walk. I kept her clothes in low drawers that she could easily open. Our five year old loves going into her closet (without my help) and surprising us with a different outfit multiple times a day.
7. Glowing Skin
Beautiful skin compliments every outfit. I like the girls’ skin to shine bright, so oil and shea butter (which the girls hate) are a must.
8. Confidence In Their Choices
Whether it's our 2 year old who wants to dress herself or our 5 year old whose fashion involves putting items together I would never imagine - I love their independence and creativity. Both builds their confidence.