I decided this year that I was no longer going to buy so many clothes for my kids (well, GIRLS...because let's face it, once I had a girl I no longer bought many clothes for my son), but I wanted to only buy a minimum amount of outfits but the clothes that I REALLY loved! Quality, not Quantity, right??
I do realize that even when my kids were wearing shabby sweats, I still loved them just as much, I still thought they were just as cute and life was still just as good. So I don't put much value in what my kids wear. But just like I love to dress my home in beautiful things, I love to dress my children in beautiful things as well.
I won't spend a ridiculous amount on children's clothes...I mean that's relative, but not more than what I'd spend on my own clothes. But I search for the one thing I really want, instead of several things that I just "like".
I buy a lot of vintage clothes for the girls. I find vintage shoes on etsy.com and found Eloise's adorable cape from a vintage shop on Instagram.
Esme's Outfit: Hat - Gap; Sweater and shirt - Old Navy; Dungarees - Vintage; Tights - Zara;
Shoes - Vintage from Etsy
I stay within the same color tones for each child. Eloise has warmer skin tones and I've always dressed her in warm colors. And I have always thought Esme' looked better in the cooler color tones. What makes things so much easier is when you buy within one color tone, almost everything in the wardrobe will go together. It makes picking out outfits much simpler!
Eloise's outfit: Cape - Meek Vintage; Skirt, leggings and boots - Zara
Eli's outfit: Plaid shirt - Target; Jeans - Old Navy; Boots - Timberland (bought used from an Instagram shop)