Mini Me and Me collections seem to be arising all over the market, such as Next, River Island and Matalan bringing out ranges. But also with social influencers like Louise Pentland who loves to match with Darcy and Pearl. Its adorable, back when I was a child more so with my sisters being close in age. My mum use to match them the same. Which you still see now and its cute. It’s more so the mums and daughters match and the sons and dads. But when you have a boy and a girl that want to match with you it can be harder. I don’t have my own children but my niece is the mini identical version of me. I quite often get mistaken for her mum. But she also loves crafts, drawing and we now do jewellery making together. The thing is when you have a 6 year old niece its brilliant and super easy to match. But when you also have a 4 year old nephew who doesn’t want to miss out on things and everything Abigail does Alfie wants to do too. Girly or not.
Abigail (6) seems very much into her Auntie Bruce (me) recently and wants to match me, do what I am doing etc. In fact last year she asked me for her birthday to match. So for people who know me or who have followed me for a while will know my go to is dungarees and a stripe tee. So I got her, her own pair and stripe tee. Super cute and how adorable for a 5 year old at the time to love me that much to ask me for her to match me. Back to the present day I made myself some cat knee jeans back in May and ever since, she has been asking for a pair of her own. Alfie also wanted a pair. A cat on boys jeans doesn’t seem right really but my mum made his into more of a lion. His kind of look like Simba. These are so easy to make.
I think this is easy for the same sex to match but if you need to match with a boy and girl then look more at the colours and styles you are creating. There are so many lovely prints and colours to match. You could also match a print for instant the cats on the knees. Or Alfie had a cute pink dinosaur tie on. Which if you can find dinosaur girls and ladies clothing brilliant. We just went for the pink theme, with Alfie’s suit tying in with the pink in Abigail’s and my own dress. Which would be cute at a wedding. I think even better if the pinks match spot on.
River Island have lots of tops that match ladies to girls and we found this ‘feeling good’ tee, cropped in Abigail’s size and normal in mine. The tops matched our jeans and we are both wearing converse to tie it in. The only difference in these outfits are size and the colour of our converse. To tie Alfie in to matching I picked colours out really. The rustic orange of his jumper and brown of this boots really match the colouring to his lion jeans but also paired Abigail and myself into t-shirts that had similar colouring.
In next I found a navy and white long sleeve polo neck t-shirt that was very similar to my Topshop long sleeve stripe tee. These look good to match again with our jeans and our converse. I was unlucky and couldn’t find a stripe tee for Alfie though so he felt left out on this one.
Looking around I can see lots of boutiques and high street brands especially bringing out more and more of this trend. From swimwear to jumpers and it’s so cute. Some are really grown up but with that childish edge to it. Summer just gone, lots of brands had the mini me and me swimwear collections which were fun and totally worked for a family. Super cute. These are some of the ranges I like and look to purchase from. Some I would even wear on my own and still look grown up and trendy. I also hope there are more ranges like this in the future.
Would you like to match your child? Do you think that colour matching is acceptable in this trend or do you think there should be more son and mother, daughter and father looks?
If you make my jeans or similar please show me. I love seeing them.