Hey friends. Welcome to my brain. This is how it works. All things must look interesting and be aesthetically pleasing at all times. This makes for a successful designer and stylist, but a difficult person to live with (probably). I’m forever curating everything in our lives, and I think my family is just now getting used. The plight of the graphic designer. I thrive on this stuff though. You don’t know how fun and life-giving it is to me.
I’m fortunate that my daughter, for the most part, still likes the clothing I pick out for her. We both try to have fun with it while still pleasing mommy’s brain. Our favorite things are bold, graphic prints and lots of pattern mixing. Sienna is even more of a pro at the pattern mixing than I am these days. The main thing I’m totally against when getting dressed is matching. Haha. I know. It seems counterintuitive, but run with me here. If your outfit matches, it’s more expected. If that’s your style, that’s totally fine. When your style is to be interesting, different and unexpected (Hi, my name is Laura and I’m an Aquarius) matching is not what you strive for. And let me tell you, kiddo clothes are the most fun when it’s comes to this style. They can go bold and fun without looking costume-y, and it’s a blast to put outfits together.
Girls’ Capsule Wardrobe – Graphic Prints & Bright Pops
Things we look for when shopping: stripes, stars, polka dots, some leopard print, graphic tees for sure (especially with animals), plenty of black mixed in with the bright colors, NO traditional pink colors (I go with blush or peach or dusty pink instead), hearts, rainbow for days, some metallic, pastels mixed with brights, olive green goes with everything, mini versions of shoes/tops/jackets I have and love (denim/leather jackets, Chuck Taylors, adidas sneakers, etc.,). Some of our favorite places to find great prints: H&M, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Target Cat & Jack, Mini Boden, Hannah Andersson.
Shop More Little Girls’ Graphic Prints Pieces
This girlie and I have fun, you guys. People who try to buy clothes for us? Well, at this point I think they’ve stopped. Haha. They learned that at my baby shower when I said I didn’t want anything pink. But S and I have so much fun mixing and matching pieces like these. Getting dressed is an expression of our creativity, and that’s the most important thing I want to pass along to Sienna, regarding looks and clothing. Have fun and confidence in what you wear, and you’ll take a little joy from that throughout your day.
Hop on over to follow me on Instagram @laurajansenstyle to see more of what Sienna and I are up to in Portland, Oregon. And don’t forget about LikeToKnow.It for easy peasy shopping of the looks I’m loving!
Pictures by the lovely Posy Quarterman.