Spring holidays, parties, and concerts are just around the corner. And with them, a question looms:
For many parents, that question is quickly followed by yet another question:
“What will she wear – that she can actually wear again?”
Whether it has to do with budget, their child’s preference for more casual clothing, or simply a desire to avoid the wastefulness of wear-it-once fashions, dressing kids for special occasions can be a challenge.
Our tip? Take a slightly more relaxed approach. It’s possible to do this without sacrificing any of the panache that makes them look and feel extra-special on the big day.
Less formal, more comfortable clothing lets kids play, run, jump, and generally have fun — and when the festivities are said and done it becomes another outfit in their weekly wardrobe rotation.
Here are a few things to look for:
1. Simple silhouettes in standout colors
2. Delightful details like intricate embroidery or metallic trim
3. Vintage-inspired designs that give a nod to tradition
4. Dance-ready pieces like a voluminous, layered-tulle skirt
5. Leather-trimmed sneakers, metallic slip-ons, and sandals with unexpected embellishments
Once you’ve created the foundation for your child’s outfit, accessorize away with fun details like jewelry, a headband, or a hat to give the look a little extra festive flair.
To see more versatile styles like these, check out the Dressing Up collection.