I'm going to share the brands we love, some tips on making toddler fashion a little more affordable and how to avoid knock-offs over my next few posts. Yes, I said knock-offs, there are some amazing brands with original content that are majorly being ripped off due to their designs being copied and mass-produced. I look forward to being able to write about that in order to help you get a quality product and for the small shops to be able to sell their original content. Supporting small shops is important to our family, and I'm excited to share our favorites with you.
First up is Saturday Morning Pancakes. Kid-friendly gangster rap - yes please! These shirts just put a smile on any grown-up's face and they cause older children to stop and start dancing the steps to 'Watch me (Whip/Nae Nae)'!
This next shop is another one where we have multiples from it. Passive Juice Motel is one we wear a lot! Music and pop culture are important to me, and the creative minds behind PJM are amazing. They bring so much awesomeness to the table with their shirts; from music to 90's pop culture they are always a hit with our family!
Little Dude N Dudette has been a closet staple since Sawyer was born. I proudly own that it sometimes seems like every other word out of my mouth is 'Dude'! So to have a company that makes a shirt that says 'Dude' while looking classic makes it a huge hit in our home.
Little Adi + Co is our summer must have - they have the best bummies and swim trunks. From fun colors to monochrome awesomeness Little Adi + Co seriously has it all!
WILD + BEAR is the one shop where I am like I want all the things! Seriously, their stuff is so creative but clean and simple at the same time. This shop is also a great place to find cute, not obnoxious Mini & Me outfits.
Jollygood Apparel is basically hipster perfection (I hope they don't mind that description)! They make my favorite Christmas shirt, and they have a bunch of super creative, corky shirts. I'm obsessed with their Jolly Mariner shirt and can't wait to snag it.
Two brands make my favorite age shirts and they are: Hatcher Press and Vicarious Clothing. Yes, they're great for birthdays, but we love rocking them any time because it's for only so many years that you can get away with proudly wearing your age on your shirt! 😉
Vicarious Clothing also makes some other great announcement shirts, like Big Bro/Sis ones, and some with a great message or verse on them.
Next week, I will be knocking out posts featuring clothes with a strong and positive message, and then one with our local Lawrence/Kansas City favorite small shops who make awesome apparel. You can also check out my Polyvore profile for all the clothes featured in the flat lays featured in this post. As mentioned at the beginning, I'll finish up this series with a post regarding ways to make supporting small shops more affordable and avoiding knock-offs. Give us a follow to stay up to date! ✌