Budget Fashion Tips for Your Baby

When Suri Cruise was born some years ago, a thousand angels in heaven sang praise and nearly twisted their halos in sheer delight.  Harps were singing merrily as this little bundle of cuteness and joy made her entrance into this world.  But it wasn’t just winged cherubs who were happy then.  Fashion designers from all over the world were equally ecstatic at the prospect of a newborn slave to fashion.  One look at Suri, and they knew she was going to be the epitome of baby fashion.  She was style personified- in diapers!

But for those of us who aren’t as filthy rich as Suri’s parents, we can still make our little girl look paparazzi-worthy without breaking the bank.  Here are a few tips on how to prettify your little girl when you’re on a budget.

Say no to one-piece.  You know those one piece footed outfits with zippers?  Steer clear of them.  Babies grow at an alarming rate, so you won’t be able to wear these for long.  You’re better off getting a two piece ensemble and then pairing it off with socks.

Accessorize accordingly.  Never underestimate the power of cute accessories.  Girly hats, or one of those adorable boutique baby headbands will step up your baby’s style a notch.  You’d be surprised at how a tiny bow here or there can instantly spruce up your little girl’s look.

Go classic.  Choose pieces with colors which aren’t difficult to mix and match.  Orange seems to work like a charm.  Patterned styles may give you a harder time when it comes to pairing them off with your existing stuff.

Second hand is handy.  For jackets or other pieces which your baby may not get to wear that frequently, you can always opt to find pre-loved items.  You’ll find these at consignment stores or even from other mom-friends.

No matter what age or income bracket, we all deserve to look our fashionable best.  It’s a birthright.  All it takes is a little creativity in turning your baby into a diapered diva.

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  1. Wow! Perfect timing! With a second baby about to come into our family this is really useful!

  2. Hi again,
    Even though I have a lot of kids and don’t have a wallet like Suri and her parents, I like keeping my kids looking cute, too! It’s fun and of course the kids always look adorable! (Well, maybe not when I let them run around in the mud with the dog–oh well, can’t win’m all!)

  3. If you want to find designer clothes for your child, begin searching places such as consignment shops, second hand clothing stores, and garage sales. Most babies go through clothes rapidly so most of the time they are still in great shape and a fraction of the cost.

  4. Mich of Mich Eats and Shops says

    I gotta say that I’m a fan of Suri Cruise! ;))) Or, maybe I’m just a fan of Suri’s Burnbook coz it’s hilarious! :)) Anyway, definitely agree with your tips but I still adore babies wearing onesies though :P But you’re right, they are not practical, budget-wise :P

  5. Don’t you just love consignment/thrift stores? I’ve found some wonderful pieces for my little one – and a lot of the stuff still had the original tags on them!

  6. I’ve been a fan of oranges and yellows, even greens, with all six of ours :)

  7. I’m all for the designer diva stuff…of course, and I hope these over the top celebrities come my way too;) This was a really cute and well done post:) Miss you…just have been busy to get to my usual blog visits lately, but will get back into my routine soon!

  8. Having very wealthy parents can be an advantage in many ways, but as you so rightly point out, those of us who have tight budgets to mange can still make out baby girls look like princesses and our baby boys look like super cool dudes. My partner kept most of our eldest daughters clothes which are constantly being handed down to our youngest one. This obviously costs us nothing and most of the clothes kept to be passed down is the “nicer” and “prettier” stuff. The other point l’d like to make is that it is actually quite cheap to buy some really nice clothing for your children in many of the big retail chains. Here in Australia we have Big W, Target, Best and Less and several others who provide very reasonably priced clothes and accessories. I would say most parents can dress their child like a celebrity child…….. but without the designer brand name.

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