When it comes to baby fashion, delicate pastel shades and fluffy knitwear seem to be the number one choices among parents, and it’s no wonder why. Most of the time, they are looking for something that looks cute, but, at the same time, that is practical and safe for the baby’s sensitive skin. Even though specialised stores offer their fair share of adorable little outfits, not everyone finds it financially wise to spend a lot of money on clothes that will no longer fit in a couple of months. If you have a limited budget, but you would still like to see your little son or daughter dressed up in an adorable outfit, you can purchase simpler clothes and then accessorise them yourself. For example, baby ribbons are the perfect way of spicing up a little white lacy dress for girls. Also, you can find small bows and incorporate them on blouses or headbands. If you don’t like your baby wear generic clothes, relying on creative accessories is a very good idea.
A few years ago, babies and fashion did not seem to interact. There were many cute clothes available, it’s true, but not in the fashionable way. Fashion seemed to be something reserved only for grown-ups. Today, however, even the biggest fashion houses have started to create special designs for parents who want their children to look trendy from their first years of life. For instance, the clothes for babies between three to seven years old have become almost exact miniatures of adult clothes. Sometimes, designers even keep the same edgy prints and grungy colour schemes. If you are not ok and you don’t want to encourage your little one to become a fashion addict so early in life, then there is always an alternative. With so many cute and quirky stores, both online and offline, you’re bound to discover some designs that are child-appropriate. If not, you can always experiment with the DIY trend. It’s fun, easy, cheap and with a bit of inspiration from the Internet you can create unique outfits that will make your baby stand out from the crowd.
If you have a bit of tailoring experience, you can always make new baby outfits from the clothes that you no longer wear. For example, did you know that you can use the sleeves of a comfy woollen sweater as cute little leg warmers? If you don’t have the time, you can always rely on accessories to transform baby outfits. Baby ribbons are by far the most popular. You can sew them on hats, socks, blouses, literally everywhere! With a single ribbon hank, not only do you get enough material to create your own outfits, but you also have some leftovers that you can use for wrapping gifts or making decorations for your baby’s birthday party. Most people imagine that there’s not much you can expect from ribbons in terms of design, but they can be very creative if you know where to look. For example, some can even be customised with your own message.