Learn how to match your kids’ outfits

Colors and patterns can make the apparel harmonic and fun.


Dressing up our kids is not an easy job. There are many criteria to be considered — comfort, temperature, style, size — and it is fundamental to fit these factors with the social situation. Choosing outfits for more than one kid may be even harder, especially if you intend to match their looks.

The matching outfits trend between siblings or parents and sons became popular in the last few years, and now it is easy to find matching outfits for the family in any clothing store. Many dresses and sets are now developed to create matching looks for mother and daughter or son, for example.

However, if the intention is to create the same or similar looks between siblings, regardless of age or gender, the process is easier, since there is no need to find the same pattern, color or modeling for kids and adults.

To create the outfits, all you need is creativity and observation to find the similarity points in both looks and drive the attention to these parts. Once you identify the intersection points in the outfits, it becomes easier to create clothing combinations for your kids, even if you have a boy and a girl or kids of different ages.

Now that you know the process to make matching outfits for kids, check out some tips and recommendations to combine the clothing parts and make amazing kids’ looks, even in everyday situations.

Same print, different colors

To match the kids’ outfits, the first option is to choose clothes or clothing parts that have the same pattern but different colors. This combination is very popular and, in this case, the attention point — the feature that will create this intersection between the looks — is the pattern.

For example, it is possible to buy similar checkered dresses for sisters: one in red and one in blue. For brothers? Striped t-shirts for both; white and green for one, white and yellow for another. This possibility is pretty democratic, once the most popular patterns are available in several colors and shades.

Same colors, different prints

The option now is the previous’ opposite: using different patterns for the clothing parts, but betting on the same colors to create the intersection feature. This combination is great not only for siblings’ looks but also for parents’ and sons’, especially if you choose neutral colors, like white, black or grey.

The most common color combination, in this case, is black and white, in patterns like a checker, polka dots and stripes. How about dressing up two little girls in red, one in a polka dot set and the other in a striped dress? Also, it is possible to change the colors of famous prints, like a clothing part in a zebra pattern, but in colors like lavender and light pink.


Creating monochromatic looks is easier with neutral colors, such as white, black, grey or navy blue, but it is also possible with basic shades of other colors, like green, yellow, pink, red, brown, purple and others.

To create this kind of outfit, you might choose an item of one-piece clothing, like a dress or overall (both great choices for kids’ looks), or match the top part with the bottom part, such as a t-shirt or blouse with pants, shorts or skirts.

If the intention is to make colorful monochromatic looks, avoiding b&w and other neutral colors, pay attention to the shades: keep all clothing parts in bright shades, or light hues, for example.

Same color palette

With a more flexible proposal, this outfit can combine different patterns, modelings, and even colors. The intersection feature, in this case, are the clothing part shades. You can bet on soft shades, like soft pink, lavender, mint green, and tiffany blue, and make the outfits in different colors of that palette.

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