I have to admit dressing Charlotte and shopping for her clothes has become my favorite hobby (how lame I sound right?). The problem with a growing child is that you have to buy everything from scratch each season. I actually hate shopping for myself and rarely do it (thank you online shopping) so it's a good thing I don't really grow anymore (or since like the 10th grade). Charlotte however grows like a little weed so I have to stay on the front end of her growth (if that's even possible) to make sure she isn't busting out of her outfits. I have had to really rationalize with myself however about the cost and amount of clothes she needs. I mean she doesn't go that many places so she doesn't mean that many outfits. It's easy to go overboard and I have to confess I definitely have (and more than likely will again). Now that it's fall it's time to start buying again (ok, I've been buying most of the summer) and since its after Labor Day we have to say good bye to our fun summer outfits. What are the baby girl after Labor Day clothes rules? Luckily for babies they don't have that many clothes rules but there are a few easy rules of thumb I have learned from my friends to keep Charlotte's wardrobe seasonally appropriate.
1. White after Labor Day
Traditionally white after Labor Day is a big no no. Luckily for babies this rule doesn't apply. White shoes are ok year round, although it's a good idea to start phasing out the white sandals as it gets colder. I've started putting Charlotte in her gold sandals rather than her white ones, but the white closed toe shoes are on the menu with tights and knee socks for the rest of the year. The same holds true for white dresses--go wild--but put away anything eyelet.
Holding on to those white sandals for one more week! See Harper has already switched to gold!
2. Good bye summer
I have to admit I was sad when I put away Charlotte's super summery outfits. It's time to say adios to mermaids, boats, and other super beachy themed outfits. Of course, if you are going to to beach, or live near the beach you can still pull off the beach wear!
Bye bye mermaids! (Although I have seen some cute winterized mermaid outfits out there!)
Traditionally seersucker is a no no after Labor Day, but we bend that rule just a little. It's so hot in the south that you can typically pull off seersucker through September. Charlotte has a few seersucker game day outfits that she will wear for the rest of the month.
It's hot down here ok? That being said, it's totally fine for warm weather babies to rock their bubbles and bloomer sets for as long as they can! We definitely are!
Bubble and gold shoes for singing sprouts this past week!
Ok--those are the rules we will be loosely following to transition us from summer to fall! Do you have any baby wardrobe rules of thumb you follow?!