5 Tips for Creating Adorable Mommy and Son Outfits

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When you start looking for ‘mommy and me’ outfits, it’s easy to become disheartened if you’re a mom of boys. Most of the market curates toward mothers and daughters.

While these might be easier to create, ‘mommy and son’ outfits can be just as cute. Whether it’s a birthday, special occasion, or a casual weekend, matching with your son is something every mother wants to do at least once.

Madonna and her son, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, dressed up as twins for the 56th GRAMMY AwardsMadonna and her son, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, dressed up as twins for the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Kyle Rover / Startraksphoto)

We’re sharing five tips on how to create the ‘mommy and son’ outfits. These tips will help you create easy outfits that you probably already have in your closet.

Brands like Rylee and Cru make it easy to match with all your kids – boys or girls. You can read our guide on ‘mommy and me’ brands to find out more about where to shop for ‘mommy and son’ outfits.

1. Keep it simple

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to create a ‘mommy and son’ outfit. The best thing to do is to keep your look simple.

A quick search for outfits will show you that moms choose to keep it casual with matching jeans and a t-shirt or jumper.

Invest in matching basics, including a white shirt and a pair of jeansInvest in matching basics, including a white shirt and a pair of jeans (Credit: tativophotos / Shutterstock)

If you’re buying a new outfit from scratch, invest in matching basics. It might be white shirts or matching ‘mama’ and ‘mini’ jumpers.

2. Match with colors

When in doubt, match with colors. If you have a unique style, focusing on colors is a way for you to feel comfortable when creating matching outfits.

It’s a lot easier to find clothes in the same shade than the exact same style.

Finding clothes in the same shade than the same style is easierFinding clothes in the same shade than the same style is easier (Credit: Evgeny Atamanenko / Shutterstock)

You could match a little black dress with a black suit or skinny jeans. Don’t overcomplicate it and choose a color that both you and your son love.

3. Experiment with accessories

If you’re experimenting with ‘mommy and son’ outfits for the first time, keep it simple with matching accessories. If you’re going to a football game together, show your support for your favorite team with matching baseball hats.

You can simply match accessories with your son to keep things simpleYou can simply match accessories with your son to keep things simple (Credit: LightField Studios / Shutterstock)

Other accessories you can try are scarves, beanies, and even coordinating sneakers. The sky’s the limit with matching ‘mommy and son’ accessories.

4. Style his outfit first

One of the biggest mistakes mommies make when creating ‘mommy and son’ outfits is by starting with your outfit first. Before you head to your closet, start with your son’s.

Choose an outfit that he’ll be comfortable in. An oversized sweater and bicycle shorts are a comfortable and on-trend look that your son can wear all day long.

Once you’ve put together his outfit, head over to your closet to start creating your own.

5. Graphic t-shirts are your BFF

Not sure where to start with ‘mommy and son’ outfits? Shop around for matching graphic t-shirts. They’re amongst the most popular ‘mommy and me’ outfit staples and work at any age.

Graphic tees that show something both you and your son love is another way to create a 'mommy and me' lookGraphic tees that show something both you and your son love is another way to create a ‘mommy and me’ look (Credit: Alexander Pekour / Shutterstock)

Whether it’s a slogan, graphic design, or pop culture reference, choose a graphic t-shirt that represents something both you and your son love. It’s the perfect matching weekend look.

What is your favorite ‘mommy and son’ outfit?

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