I get a lot of questions about where I shop for Fern. I think a lot of people think I spend a small fortune on her clothes, but really I mainly shop at Target and Old Navy – nothing super fancy. But, my secret for putting together unique outfits while shopping at big name stores? Shop in the opposite section!
A lot of people shop for their kid’s clothes at big name stores like this since the price is right when you’re buying clothes for a baby who will quickly outgrow them, which creates the problem of dressing your baby like a little outfit clone. BUT, if you have a little girl and shop in the boy’s section or have a boy and do some of your shopping in the girl’s section you’ll be less likely to encounter a “who wore it best?” baby edition moment since not everyone thinks to do this.
I always check out the boy’s section when I’m shopping for Fern – often it’s smaller, but I’m far less likely to encounter an onslaught of pink sparkles which aren’t exactly my speed. I just pair all the boy pieces with “girlier” items to create balance and if all else fails I just stick a bow in her hair. The other bonus is that if I have a baby boy the next time around he’ll have a lot more promising hand-me-down options.
Check out a few of my favorite items that I look for in the boy’s section and make sure to check back tomorrow for the boy’s version of this post!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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