I constantly have my camera out, so I love my kids to wear coordinating outfits most days so they don’t clash with each. For this reason, I’m a huge fan of Gymboree’s mix and match collections that come out each season. I love visiting one of the many Gymboree stores near me and grabbing a few things from the boys’ side, a few things from the girls’ side, and then adding in some basics for a wardrobe that makes it easy to keep them coordinated… but not matchy matchy.
So, of course I said yes when they offered a gift card so I could do a little spring and summer shopping for the kidlets. And, I *might* have gone a little crazy and went way over my gift card just because I love their clothes so much. Oh, and their hats, and their shoes, and their purses…Of course, Gymboree also has some great matching outfits in boys and girls, toddler and baby that I love for professional portraits and holidays. But for everyday outfits, I love to keep the kids in the same general color scheme or color accents for when I’m taking pictures without worrying that everyone matches perfectly.
Because you never know when a moment like this will happen.Or this.Or, even if I just want to blow up a few pictures of the spring and summer and want one coordinating color throughout the pieces, Gymboree mix and match is perfect. By weaving some of the new orange and navy collection into multiple outfits or sporting the pastels all through summer, I’m going to have a file full of pictures to choose from come fall that would look great as a picture wall or picture book. And, I already know a few of the pieces we picked up this spring at Gymboree are bound to be favorites, like the blue striped shorts that just so happen to match a favorite baby doll’s outfit, the white button up shirt just like daddy, the pink flower purse perfect for girl necessities. I especially love the Breezy Blossom dress that gets worn as soon as it comes out of the dryer, the Gem Flower white sandals that go with everything, and the orange headband that gets compliments whenever we leave the house.
It’s this reason that I love how well their clothing holds up to all kids can dish out – through multiple seasons and through multiple kids. Our family passes around Gymboree clothing and they go through all the nieces and nephews, so I love when I see my younger nieces getting compliments on the dress or shirt that my daughter adored. It certainly makes it easy to justify a $100+ purchase knowing that it will clothe over 6 kids, and the bonus is that it also doesn't make it so sad when they grow out of the clothes so quick. Note: Sorry, cousins, we're not going to be passing down this headband, though. I think that's something that's going to grow with us for a while! What's your favorite item in the new spring lines? Do you love them as much as my kiddos do?