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aunties, godmothers, friends who've got the greatest experiences caring for other people's children -- the ones that they didn't bring in this world, don't have to buy diapers for, and can return back to their parents once they do #2 -- and yet have the best time of their lives with these kids.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Great Styling for Nieces and Nephews (and Godsons and Goddaughters)

I started shopping for children this Christmas and could not resist buying clothes.  Here's one cute little number that I put together:
Light pink empire waist sleeveless top from SM, Baby bloomers from Erin et Vivien
Who said that prints shouldn't clash?  The rules changed especially when, as Tim Gunn would say, you "make it work."  Spring 2010 has a lot of clashing prints.  I think this one works especially with hot pink stockings and mint green Mary Janes.  

There are two things I consider when I buy clothes for my nieces and nephew (and also all inaanaks):
  1. They are cute and fashionable, and
  2. They still look like little kids
It seems that lately, a lot of clothes have been invented for kids so that they look like miniature versions of their parents or miniature versions of some adult celebrity or model.  While some of them really are fashionable, I just don't get the need for tube tops, halter tops, and high heels (especially for little girls.)  In my opinion, childhood is only there for awhile so there's really no sense hurrying growing up.

Here's another number for my niece:
Purple polka dot top from SM, Baby bloomers from Erin et Vivien, Knee high purple socks from SM
In this section, I chose baby bloomers with purple frills at the back to complement the purple top more. Although everything should work because pink and purple always go together.

Why have different flower printed socks with the polka dots?  In fashion, it seems, that as you grow older, you tend to be more minimalist with the prints.  My nieces just turned one.  They should get away with it better when for their age, fashion is supposed to be more fun!  (Plus, I take a cue from Strawberry Shortcake...cuteness!)

The boys shouldn't be left out too.  I've bought some gifts for my nephew and godson:
Toku T-Shirt from SM
Beverly Hills polo at SM

Same thing for the boys.  I thought that while they are kids, I should veer away from everything that makes them look all adult.  The Toku shirt is even very cheap (at around P200++) and features a lot of anime characters such as the Panda-Z.  Panda-Z is a very masculine character but not all too grown-up.  Little boys don't have to be that serious in their couture.

The orange polo shirt is just hot.  Here's where I get out of my 'kids fashion' philosophy.  This shirt is too classic and would add pogi points to an adult if a size were available for them.  I just had to get it!


skysenshi said...

Kakagigil thinking about how to dress kids up talaga. I never really cared about kids until Mia's babies were born. Now, everywhere I look I keep thinking, "This looks good on Ice. Oh, these would look good on the twins!"

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