Borrowed from the Boys: Baby Edition
Flashback FRIDAY! For those of you with a million tabs across your screen, who are stalking Black Friday cyber deals right now, this one is for you! Especially geared towards those of you shopping for babies! Ahhh sweet babies... Taking you guys back to baby Remy days! Look at her!!! I shared a post on shopping across the aisle in the boys departments for baby girls a LONG time ago. It has been a popular post, so I thought I'd freshen it up, share some tips at the end on key pieces to get to mix in, and linked to current pieces you can find today to get similar looks!
What I said back on December 3, 2013! Dang- three years ago, almost to the day!
I admit it is very fun to have a daughter to dress up! I knew before I was even pregnant that faux floral headbands and lots of pink and glitter were not going to be things I wanted to dress a baby girl in. A lot of people think it's super cute to go all out and over the top with super "girly" items, but I personally think it looks a little ridiculous. I always admired how Victoria Beckham dressed her daughter Harper. She was quoted in a magazine once saying that little girls should be dressed as little girls. She always had Harper in beautiful cotton Bonpoint floral dresses, tights, Maryjane shoes and simple grosgrain bows. Classic. I absolutely love dressing baby up in vintage, and soft cotton prints and bows too, but I have the most fun when I mix and match from items found in the "Boys" department.
With my daughter, I found myself collecting wardrobe pieces from across the aisle in the "boys" section even after I knew I was expecting a girl. Nautical stripes, cobalt blue pants, bootleg jeans, button down shirts, sneakers and khaki coats. Buying for baby in the opposite gender section has created a more creative and fashion forward closet for her and I'll have pieces to keep for the next baby. Mixing what some might consider more boyish items with accessories and a dash of pink or floral here and there has been a fun fashion challenge to give Remy her own little style cred.
KEY pieces, left to right, top to bottom:
A striped tee! Remy is wearing a Janie & Jack Striped Long Sleeve Tee, but this one is VERY close! Green anorak, Baby Gap White Floral Print Skinny Jeans, and a thrifted braided belt I cut to fit.
Cords! I LOVED these little bitty brown cords by Zara! They were lined with a soft sweatshirt material too, so they were warm. Look at HOW cute these are with plaid cuffs!
Brown sweater, no frills! A brown sweater from the girls department is going to have an entirely different cut- a v-neck, a heart, some trim, for a more elevated look go across the aisle and the sweaters are more classic. THIS one from H&M currently is VERY similar and would totally come home with me if I had another baby!
Tailored sweater shorts! Hers were from Gap, but THESE with the suspenders are totally gender neutral in my opinion!
Green Army jacket! Remy's is from Gap, but if I had a new baby today, I'd go for THIS new quilted option, and it's like $30!!!
Funky Printed Body Suits! Sure, sure, get the floral multi packs, but for a more luxe baby look, add in a bold black and white modern print! This lightning bolt one below is from Target a few years ago, but THIS one with bunny heads is darling today and perfect for boys or girls!
Red and Black Buffalo Check! Outerwear in the classic red and black buffalo check is ADORABLE on baby girls too! Remy's fleece below was thrifted, an Osh Kosh piece, but THIS awesome lined bomber style is SO COOL and $30! I want one for me!
Silly Screen Printed Shirts! This "Muffin is for Free," long sleeve blue tee below is DARLING, from Zara a few years ago, but THIS, "You Wanna Pizza Me?!" is SO FUN, from Target and like $6! Seems like the boys get all the food humor...
Button Down Shirts! Think patterns. Florals, checks, gingham and plaids, something to add interest as an under layer. Remy's below was just a thrifted Carter's piece. This Carter's option in pink and blue plaid is great too. Top with a sweater, tights and a skirt and voila!
Striped Sweater Rompers for the win! We LIVED in these by Egg by Susan Lazar, found on Gilt group before I had Remy. She passed them on and Arlo wore them too. GREAT! I LOVE this paint splatter one by Egg too! She make such great quality things.
Last, FUNKY sneaks! I have wanted Akid brand sneakers for a LOOONNNG time! Maybe I will get my hands on a pair like THESE marbled version... AMAZE.
What about you?! Have a girl and love to gender bend the rules with her style? Share your tips in the comments too!
Thanks for reading! Baby fashion is one of my favorite topics!