Whether you’re waiting to find out the sex of your child or not, buying gender-neutral baby clothes is be a great idea. Often, when parents have their first baby, they get very enthusiastic and purchase every conceivable blue or pink outfit, depending on the sex of the child, but then, when it comes time to have another brother or sister, if the child is the opposite sex, all of the clothes they purchased are useless.
Unisex baby clothes are becoming increasingly common, because not only are they are a great way to save money if you have children of the opposite sex, but parents can become tired of the same pink and blue traditional styles. Unisex clothes are often modern, updated and a little different than traditional baby clothes.
Unisex baby clothes don’t have to be brown, tan or yellow. In fact, there are a number of designers are focusing on creating gender neutral clothes that are extremely stylish, fun and innovative. They’re also a wise investment because typically these clothing items have a higher resale value. This may seem surprising, but resale stores are overloaded with the traditional clothes that are designed to be for a boy or a girl, but because gender neutral clothes are rarer, they’re more willing to buy them, and at higher costs.
Here are a few trendy, gender-neutral items for babies and toddlers:
Leggings don’t just have to be for a little girl. Choose gender-neutral colors, or even jeggings and pair them with other items to make them more gender-specific. Leggings are a must-have for moms with little ones, but they shouldn’t be limited to one sex. Leggings are also inexpensive, and you can often buy several pairs for under $20.
Denim shirts. Denim shirts are very trendy right now, but they’re great because they can be worn by girls or boys. A boy could wear a denim shirt with dark-coloured denim, while a girl could wear a denim shirt with fun, brightly patterned leggings, or even an ultra-feminine skirt or tutu.
Overalls are perfect for either gender and they’re a great wardrobe basic for babies and toddlers. Choose denim overalls and pair them with a ruffled blouse for a girl, or a graphic t-shirt for a boy. Overalls are also great because they’re easy to find, durable and easy to care for.
Cardigans are great for boys and girls. If you’re dressing a baby or toddler boy in a cardigan, pair it with a neutral t-shirt, and a great pair of jeans, whereas a little girl can wear a cardigan with nearly anything, including a dress or skirt. Cardigans are also great because they can be worn year-round in some climates.
5. Colors and patterns
They also have lots of gender-neutral color options, like light blues, yellows and grass. heir designs feature fun and funky patterns and they offer some great color options that go beyond traditional gender-neutral options. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Just because it isn’t a traditional “boy” or “girl” color doesn’t mean it won’t look great on your little one. Think outside of the box, and pair unexpected colors with more traditional clothing items.
Above all, when shopping for gender-neutral clothes, whether it’s for your children, or for a friend or family member, think outside the box. You no longer have to limit yourself to yellow rompers covered in ducks. The options are immense and you can have just as much fun choosing gender-neutral clothing as you would buying the traditional gender-specific items.