Can you believe fall is just around the corner? School is starting and there are crayons and ten cent notebooks everywhere you look! It is hard to think about layering up cute clothing here is Arizona because it is still 111 degrees outside, but it does’t take my brain long to run for cardigans and tights!
I am a huge fan of separates for kids, but matching sets can sometimes save you a ton of money. Here is the trick, don’t get stuck always pairing matching sets together. Of course they are going to look adorable matched up, but some of my favorite, most versatile pieces in my kids closets stayed hidden in a set for too long!
I received Taylor Joelle clothing items in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
My little lady loves new clothes. She is almost two and will literally chose a new shirt instead of a toy at the store. She died when her new pieces from Taylor Joelle’s Wild Garden line showed up at our door. Now, these pieces are technically separates, but they pair up like a matching set. Seriously, though!? How cute is this outfit?
One of the first things I look for in kids clothes is quality. Lace items for girls are all the rage right now, however often I find they are poorly made and after one trip to the park are filled with holes and snags. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this navy blue top with ruffle sleeves. It is fully lined with a sturdy cotton and is just begging to peak out of a 3/4 sleeve cardigan! Paired up with these “Think, Wonder, Dream” ruffle leggings that have the cutest fit, and you are all set for your next playdate or even the first day of school.
So, remember all that talk about mixing up matchy items? This outfit is super cute on its own, but you can really stretch your child’s wardrobe by mixing it up. Shop their closet first and try things together that you might not usually match up, those always end up being my favorite combinations. I set off to my little girls closet and without buying anything new and I came up with these two outfits.
Outfit 1: In this look I paired the Taylor Joelle top with a corduroy mini skirt, footless tights, sandals and a girly bow. Further into fall and I would switch the sandals out for boots!
Outfit 2: Leggings are one of my favorite items. They can be worn alone or thrown under pretty much anything, here they dress down a dress for more a more everyday look, but I love to throw them under some shorts to transition to the next season. This outfit could easily be dressed back up with a sweet white collared shirt, a cardigan, and some pearls.
As you start looking for fall and back to school items, make sure you know what your kids already have and look for items you can mix and match, even if you buy them in a matching set. You will get so much more wear out of them! If you are looking for extra cute items, check out the launch of Taylor Joelle’s new Wild Garden line today, July 30th, there will be a discount available for those of you who shop today!!