Few things get me amped up like a good matching moment. Yes, I’m talking about full-fledged coordinating family ensembles. I shamelessly admit to being “that” Instagram-happy mom who painstakingly plans her three kids’ looks for weekend events, school pictures and every day at-home iPhone shoots (#sorrynotsorry). But on extra special occasions (like, you know, Tuesdays), I try to get involved in the twinning action, too. With spring’s imminent arrival, we’re getting ready to emerge from those outfit-covering coats. Now is the time to embrace the mommy-and-me trend. And whether you prefer a subtler approach or want to go majorly matchy-matchy, shopping with Rakuten can help you earn Cash Back on all your grown-up and pint-size fashion purchases.
Mommy-and-Me Floral Ensembles
Florals will always have a place in our warm-weather closet, and with oversize blooms and darker hues, this punchy patterned tie-front linen jumpsuit from Old Navy is equal parts elegant and edgy, beautiful and bold. And while the look is certainly unique, it’s not one of a kind; you can get a coordinating dress for your baby girl or a romper for your big girl. Nothing says flower power like botanical mommy and me outfits.
When spring comes calling, answer with nautical-and-nice new looks from Vineyard Vines. Paired with traditional denim or white pants, this pink-and-white striped boatneck tee is cute, comfy and practical for breezy spring evenings. Make the muted pastel motif a family affair, and dress for your favorite mini man in this boys’ poplin button-down shirt. You’ll have a whale of a time in your preppy pink mom and son matching outfits.
Few things scream spring like a gingham frock — well, except maybe a whole family dressed in gingham gear. With a dainty ruffle-flounce hem and charming slanted pockets, this Gap gingham wrap midi dress will have you picnic-ready in a pinch. Better still, you can coordinate your crew to look like a living-breathing chess board. This flutter two-piece outfit for baby girls will make your twinsie-loving heart go pitter patter, while the shorty one-piece for baby boys will have you saying “checkmate.”
When life gives you lemons, go ahead and wear your adorable mom and daughter matching outfits by Boden. This women’s fit-and-flare shirt dress features an eye-catching lemon print that’s worthy of office outings and weekend sojourns alike, while this sunny bright coordinating girls’ tulle frock is as cheeky and charming as it gets with a big lemon applique and sparkling sequins.
Replace heavier jeans with a few softer denim items this spring, like chambray. It gives you the same everyday look, but it’s lighter for warmer months. This bohemian inspired tunic dress is easy and breezy for moms. Little and big girls can coordinate in comfy chambray paper-bag shorts, while infants and toddlers will look adorable in this chambray flutter sleeve dress.
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.