Sometimes when we meet new people they will remark excitedly about the fact that my girls’ clothing matches and ask if it’s a special occasion. Everyone who knows us is now laughing because they know that my girls have spent roughly 99% of the 17 months they have known each other wearing matching clothing. At first this was entirely my older daughter’s idea, because at 6 years old she wanted to make sure that everyone knew how excited she was about her baby sister. I initially resisted because I had not anticipated “matching girls” was going to be an everyday thing and had only bought one outfit for the two of them that matched as well as a pair of Toms shoes for the two of them.
Then, I thought the matching thing would be a phase that would be abandoned as soon as the new baby smell wore off, so I agreed to purchase another matching outfit or two in addition to ones we had been given as gifts. But, around month 2, it seemed like the desire to match had only gotten stronger and they now had full closets of matching clothing. So, I quickly got over my sadness that most of my baby’s clothing was going to go unworn and embraced the matchy-matchy-ness. At this point 17 months in, matching has become so much their thing that it’s devastating to both of them on the rare day that they have to wear different outfits. So, as a result, I’m quickly becoming the queen of matching clothing. Friends, neighbors, and even people I don’t even know, reach out to me a few times a week wondering where on Earth I find all these matching clothes for my girls, and until now I've been messaging them all and sharing my favorite stores.
But, because matching clothing is clearly such a sought-after commodity, I thought I would throw together a post sharing my favorite matching brands for the different ages. The following are my favorite stores for finding that rare matching outfit, and tips on how to shop the store for the easiest matching experience.