How To Mix & Match Children's Outfits

Posted on September 04 2020

You’ve uttered it a million times: "I have nothing to wear!" as you look into a closet full of outfits. Of course you have something to wear! Probably many things. You just don't have anything you feel like wearing at the moment.

But when it comes to children's outfits, how are you set? If you have the right kinds of clothing pieces in the right combination, the number of outfits available to you and your child are very nearly limitless. But when we say, "the right kinds of clothing", what do we mean?

Cheerful kids in stylish clothes sitting on chairs

We took some tips from a few fashion-conscious moms and put them together in a little collection. Hopefully, these will offer some usable pointers as to what kinds of clothes to have handy and how to combine them for your child.

Separates and Solids

If you shop for separate tops and pants/skirts, make sure to buy a good number of them in solid colors. Shopping for separates is a great way to begin mixing and matching.

As long as you've got enough solids, you should be able to match at least one color in a print. Easily matched solids can include black, khaki, grey, navy, and white.

Color Schemes

Of course, neutrals can't be the only thing in your child's repertoire. For a bolder statement, they can be paired with brighter colors. For each outfit, try to limit your colors to three or less. More than three can be too busy and distracting.

Accessorize – It's Fun!

Never underestimate the power of accessorizing. It can be fun for both you and your child to accessorize items that are capable of making or breaking an outfit. Suggestions for accessories are as follows:


  • Bowtie or necktie
  • Suspenders or belts
  • Socks
  • Hat or cap
  • Shoes


  • Hair bow, head band, barrettes, or tiara
  • Hat or cap
  • Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces
  • Leggings or tights
  • Fun socks
  • Sparkly shoes (sparkles optional)
  • Scarves
  • Gloves (for fancy)
  • Purse or handbag

Stock Up on the Basics

There are staples when it comes to children's clothing and mixing and matching. The basic essentials should always be kept in stock. For example, leggings work with almost everything and are purposeful. They can dress an outfit down or up just as easily and add a good layer for cold days.

Should You Worry about Fashion?

Faster than your child grows, fashions change. Whereas, you may have the option of taking old outfits and making them new with a little bit of alteration – if you're handy with a needle and thread – concentrating too heavily on what's in style can be disastrous. For this very reason, lots of people opt for hand-me-downs, thrift stores, and rummage sales for children's clothing.

For that special occasion, there's nothing wrong with buying an outfit that's currently stylish and in fashion. However, the more wear you can get out of a children's outfit, the better.

For a Hat to Go With Your Children's Outfits

With the wide array of kid’s hats available at Hat Heaven, you're bound to find a hat that will go along with most of your kid’s outfits. We have hats bearing some of the most popular sports teams, caps with cartoon characters, and hats with movie titles on the front. Our children's hats come in snapback style and fitted.

Don't look anywhere else until you see what we have to offer at Hat Heaven for kid’s caps.


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