A lot of things change when you become a mom, but your sense of style doesn’t have to. Everyone loves to joke that moms are always in yoga pants and a T-shirt. But like Elle Woods said, when you look good, you feel good. Maybe exhaustion can’t be cured with a perfect pair of mustard yellow skinny jeans, but coffee just seems to taste better when you’re not covered in spit-up stains. And styling your little one? That’s even more fun thanks to a huge trend in curating a matching kid and mom style.
Matching with your little one doesn’t have to mean you wear a onesie covered in bunnies or anything that says “Princess.” Mixing patterns, matching accessories, and finding your favorite fashion staples (like a pair of Converse) in mini size can make collaborating with your kiddo fresh and modern. And don’t think you have to spend a fortune either. (After all, there’s going to be a lot of peanut butter on these clothes at some point.) By finding pieces you love that are also practical, you can make both of your closets grow without breaking the bank. Kids can be style icons with their “try anything” mantra, but if you’re not ready to don an Elsa dress over a pair of Hello Kitty leggings, take some matching fashion advice from these 12 incredible fashion-forward mothers and their babes.