We can think of only one thing kids may not love about Christmas - having to dress up for the occasion. The key to styling your kids this year is making sure you have these things covered.
It should be comfortable
The number one rule of kids style is give them something they’ll be comfortable in. On any day, including Christmas, kids are all about playtime. Whether it’s an afternoon on the playground or a post-lunch play in their brand new sandpit, you want to know your kids are able to be themselves in their special day outfit.
Keep spares on hand
This is especially useful when you’re bringing a new baby along for Christmas lunch. It’s a long day for everyone visiting multiple family members but especially tough on babies. Spit-ups or spoons missing mouths are likely to occur so consider bringing a spare, clean outfit to freshen up your baby’s outfit between visits. We suggest a foldable pram with extra storage so you can pack it all the night before and avoid morning stress.
Don’t splurge on things they’ll grow out of
The trouble with Christmas is it comes round but once a year so more often than not the cute outfit you buy only fits for one holiday. Elise Doohan from Sunday Soldiers has a simple solution to your outfit woes.
“I love being a Mum at Christmas! It's so special watching your little ones full of Christmas spirit and wonder. One thing that can be challenging though is Christmas outfits! You see, generally they only get worn for ONE day a year! And by the time Christmas rolls around next year, they've grown out of it. We all know how fast kids grow! Put your little ones in summer outfits with splashes of red, white & green to look 'festive' but not over the top. A cute beachy tee teamed with a Santa hat still screams 'holiday season', but the tee can actually be worn for the entire season.”
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Let your child decide
Is there anything cuter than a kid in fancy dress at Christmas lunch? Relax the rules a little and see what your child feels like wearing. Jane Wilson from Modern Housewives loves letting her kids embrace their fun side for the holidays.
“Christmas looks more like a Christmas-themed Halloween at our house. My husband is so enthusiastic about holidays ever since we had our daughter, that each time he gets some funny themed costume for her to wear. We already had a baby Santa, then the next year a very cute little elf, and last year we had a very cute young Snow White. This year it’s going to either be a snowman or Elsa from Frozen, depending who wins (hint: It’s going to be Elsa).”
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Patterns are your friend
Not only are patterns an easy fashion statement they also help hide all kinds of mess! We can think of a few Christmas foods that are better left on the plate but somehow they end up on your kids clothes instead.
Follow these steps and impress the whole family with your kids style this year. And if it’s your small business that needs to be Christmas ready we’ve got advice for you too.