There are few things more family-friendly than dressing your kids up in cute outfits.
But there’s one thing parents must be aware of before they’re going out in the street, and that’s dressing the kids up to look more like themselves.
The new Canadian Family Style guide from the Family Style Institute says parents can wear the same clothes, but with different styles, to make their kids feel more like they belong in the family.
Here are some tips on how to dress them.
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Dress like you know your kids.
Don’t wear the clothes they like.
This is a biggie.
A study in the British Journal of Sociology found that the more parents wore their kids’ clothes, the less they liked them.
The same thing holds true for kids of all ages, says the institute.
The research also found that parents with young children were more likely to wear outfits that were more comfortable than those with older children.
So if you want to be a little more like a parent, consider dressing your kid up like you.
If your kid’s not wearing a jacket or jeans, make sure you dress them up in a casual or casual-fit outfit, says Julie Bremner, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto and author of the report.
Dress them like they’re your parents.
This one is pretty simple.
Dress your kids like you want them to be, says Michelle Leib, a professor of human resources at the Ryerson University.
If you don’t, you’re likely to make your kids feel less connected to your family.
“If you wear clothes that make them feel more distant from your family, it could actually make you feel less close to them,” says Leib.
Dress their hair.
You can try to find outfits that fit your kids’ hair style, but if you do, don’t worry too much about it.
“For many people, their hair can be very short and be very long, so it’s really hard to determine whether they have a hair style or not,” says Bremneder.
Wear the same outfits for every occasion.
A lot of people say that they want to dress their kids up and go out with their friends and family the same day, says Bemner.
That’s a good idea.
But if your kids are still hanging out with friends, you may want to take the opportunity to wear something a little different.
For example, if your kid has a birthday party and you’re not sure how to wear your kids something cute, try wearing a dress that has a little something on it.
The idea is to make them a little bit different and have fun with it. 5.
Dress to impress.
There are many different ways to dress up, says Leb.
Some people go for a more formal look.
Others opt for a simple, casual look.
And then there are others who choose to wear an outfit that’s casual but looks a little edgy.
But the best way to dress for a special occasion, Leib says, is to choose outfits that are something your kids would enjoy, and not something you’d have on their bucket list.
And, remember, if they can’t dress up for a birthday, she says, it’s OK to dress like you think your kids should.
Find a dress.
For a birthday that’s already planned, it can be a good time to start dressing your children up for what’s to come.
“It’s probably best to start with a simple or casual dress,” says Julie Leib of the University and author.
And while you’re looking, be sure to also consider other outfits that your kids might want to wear.
For instance, she suggests putting on a jacket and pants for a party or going with a short skirt and blouse.
Try out a different style.
You may want your kids to dress differently than your mom, dad, or sister.
This can be fun, too.
“You can find different outfits that you like, and then have fun exploring,” says Gaby O’Sullivan, founder and CEO of the FamilyStyle Institute.
But you can also try something different, like choosing a casual outfit or trying something that your family would normally wear.
“Maybe your kids love a nice long skirt, so you could wear a dress with a long skirt and some leggings,” she says.
Ask for suggestions.
There’s no right way to style kids.
But what if you’re trying to find a dress for your family or you’re just looking for inspiration?
That’s where your kids can be of help.
“Try to find things that your child would like to wear and give them a hint,” says O’ Sullivan.
“Just ask your child what they would like for their birthday and make them an offer,” says Pia de Vincenzo, a research fellow at the Family Institute.
“Make sure they have the option to wear the dress that