Twinning is winning… sometimes!

Bryony & Co fashion via Toby & Roo

Bryony & Co

With Edie being so small I’ve had to wait a while for us to properly start our twinning… It’s a must don’t you think? Everyone loves a good bit of twinning with their kids. In case you have been under a rock and have no clue what I’m talking about, twinning is the art (ahem) of wearing matching outfits with your child. It is something that has been going on for years but usually with a bit of a “dance mom” vibe where either the tinker looks like they are dressed as an adult or the mum is rocking a mutton dressed as lamb look that just doesn’t work… Rompers are not cool past toddler years, ya feel me? Neither is saying “ya feel me” in your late twenties but we’ll glance past that shit.

Lately there has been a real rise in beautiful boutique brands honing in on the twinning get ups – the right way. Stylish clothes for mum that suit and flatter an adult with outfits that are just spot on for a baby, toddler or child and don’t make either party look like they are rocking an outfit inappropriate for their age. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites So you can get your twin on in style.

Bryony & Co

Bryony & Co fashion via Toby & Roo

Formerly known as Poppy England, me and E were gifted an outfit each by this gorgeous brand. It’s very much a brand where you can indulge your vintage side – not my usual style, but I love to change it up from time to time. The adult dresses as the perfect summer tea dress, whilst the little girls outfits are fabulous, ranging from identical tea dresses (which suit because everyone looks cute in a tea dress) to adorable little rompers like the one you can see Edie wearing.

Just in case you are a mama of boys and wondering why you can’t twin too – you can! Bryony uses their glorious fabric to make adorable shirts for boys (which matching ones for dads – hello twitchy ovaries!)

Lucy Peach Slice

Lucy Peach Slice via Toby & Roo Lucy Peach Slice via Toby & Roo

This is a brand that I remember from years ago that has been given a total overhaul and re-made to provide some perfect summer delights for you and your little lady. What I love the most about this is that the fabric is the same but the styles are totally different. The mother’s dress is a very different cut and style but so pretty and elegant – perfect for slapping on pre-school run in mid-summer (those two weeks we get before the holidays start and rain commences). The daughter dresses start from age 2 and are super cute, ideal for a holiday piece to stay cool and collected.

Selfish Mother

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Lucy Peach Slice via Toby & Roo

Totally different angle on twinning over here, but I love it all the same. I have one of the beautiful “MOTHER” sweaters and have been toying with the idea of buying the boys a “BOY” sweater too, you can get so many different ones now but because they are gender neutral (for the most part) twinning is winning with all your kids, girls or boys.

Tobias and the Bear

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Talk to me about leggings! I love leggings, they are insanely comfy and should be the universal code to say “I’ve had three hours sleep and no coffee yet” they are seriously like pjs for out of the house. Tobias and the bear have some seriously rocking leggings, they are super cute ANNNDDD now available for adults. #win

H x

64 Comments

  1. April 29, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I love twinning! It’s so cute and really resonates the whole ‘like mother like daughter’ saying which is great! πŸ˜€

  2. April 29, 2016 / 12:45 am

    Oh Harriet, I love this post. I had never heard of twinning before. But I love the idea of it. I do like to dress Little Miss H and I in similar patterns or styles. And these options are perfect if I want to get my “twin” on ever more. I adore those outfits from Bryony & Co. You look gorgeous in that dress. The style suits you so much. And Edie is very cute in her romper. I also LOVE all the Selfish Mother stock. I haven’t got one of their gorgeous t-shirts or sweatshirts yet. But I am thinking of buying one as a treat once I’ve had the baby. I might now have to kit my whole family out in Selfish Mother attire. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Harriet April 29, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Haha thanks Lucy! I think you should – they have enough t-shirts and sweaters for it now! Doooo it! H x

  3. April 27, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    I’ve never heard about twinning before, but it is such as great idea. I shall look out for some outfits to wear with little man!
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    • Harriet April 28, 2016 / 8:07 am

      Do it, it’s so much fun!

  4. April 26, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I love the idea of twinning, and now I’m expecting a girl I can totally do this – exciting! Hopefully she won’t be embarrassed when she’s older haha! X

  5. April 26, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Those leggings are the cutest things, when I have children I am definitely going to try and match a few outfits!

  6. April 26, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Initially, I thought, I don’t think I like this look. Then realised that I am twinning with my twins almost every day without even trying!! I’m a sucker for stripes and, as a result, we’re practically always wearing the same thing!! More often than not, we’re in different colours but pretty much always in stripes πŸ™‚

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I used to do this with the boys! Stripes ahoy!

  7. April 26, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I’m not sure I can get on board with the whole twinning thing, if only because I’d look daft in a skirt! I do like the look pf those fox leggings though…

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      What? I think you could rock a tutu any day Danny! Those leggings are awesome.

  8. April 26, 2016 / 6:07 am

    I’m so glad you explained what twinning was, I had no idea! I was looking in the photographs for a second child, lol! Lovely outfits here – lots of fun πŸ™‚

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Haha yay now you do!

  9. April 26, 2016 / 12:36 am

    Aw this is SO sweet, if I had a little one I’d definitely wear complimenting outfits! xxx

  10. April 26, 2016 / 12:03 am

    I must check and see if there are companies like these here in the US. Although I have one very girlie girl and one tomboy and then a boy who is ALL boy. But like you…I love me some good leggings. The pictures of you and your little one are so precious. I am visiting from the Facebook BloggerClubUK page.

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Trista a lot of them ship to the US too and Bryony & Co make boys things!

  11. April 25, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    I think twinning will be a lot of fun! I love the Boy and Mother shirts from Selfish Mother.

  12. April 25, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Wow I didn’t know twinning was now something you could do on purpose! That’s amazing! (as in buy a mama/daughter outfit from the same place). I sometimes accidentally wear the same colours as my daughter and co-ordinate outfits without even realising. Everyone always says how cute it is, but now I’m definitely going to look at things like this. It’s so cute! x

  13. April 25, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    With two boys I didn’t think ‘twinning’ would ever be an option but now I am thinking of getting us all some selfish mother sweaters. Not sure I am cool enough for the leggings though haha

  14. April 25, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Ever since I started blogging I have seen a lot of mummies twinning and my mum used to do that when my sister was young not sure if she did it when I was young too but I am loving all the items here

  15. April 25, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Those fox leggings are the cutest little pair of leggings ever! I love the geometric print mixed with the images of the foxes.

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks Ana – grown up sizes about too!

  16. April 25, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I must have been living under a rock as I had never heard of twining. Well, I knew what it was but didn’t know it had a name. I haven’t done it myself but it sounds really cute. I’ll have to try it with my daughters.

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Give it a go, it’s great fun to have a mini me!

  17. April 25, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Aw I love the idea of matching outfits, I had a few matching outfits with my nan when I was a kid and I felt so cool in ‘grown up’ clothes haha x

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Ahhh so cute Rhian!

  18. April 25, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I have never heard of that saying before, but my thoughts are that my daughter who is 11 would throw a right strop if I wore something like hers lol. I love the dress you are wearing x

  19. April 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Do you know I had no idea what twinning was I have to admit. Well as they say you learn something new everyday πŸ˜‰ x

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Now you know Sarah!

  20. April 25, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I love the Selfish Mother brand. I think their T-shires are so simple but look stylish!

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      They are fab aren’t they?

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Aren’t they the sweetest?

  21. April 25, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I love a bit of twinning, I have the same blue and white striped top as my two year old and we were wear matching jeans too. She loves that she looks like mummy xx

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Yay fellow twinning mama!

  22. April 25, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I actually really love this idea! It can be a little cheesy but the outfits are also gorgeous, so why not? x

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Oh it can be, it can look awful but done right its insanely fun!

  23. April 25, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I like the whole matching thing. I never thought that I would but I think its so lovely x

  24. April 25, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Gorgeous clothes! My youngest daughter is nearly old enough for me to be able to do a bit of twinning. My husband isn’t a fan of it, but he doesn’t do the shopping!!! X

  25. April 25, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Oh those dresses by Poppy England are adorable. I have a friend who twins with her daughter with hair bows and every time I see pics my ovaries twinge a little πŸ™‚

  26. April 25, 2016 / 10:55 am

    These are so cute! Would love to wear the floral dress with a matching baby by my side haha

  27. April 25, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I love that mother and boy t-shirt πŸ™‚ I’ve seen a few mother and child tops/clothes they’re so adorable aren’t they.

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      They really are Beth!

  28. April 25, 2016 / 10:19 am

    I love the idea of twining and I am loving those leggings x

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      They are too cute right?

  29. April 25, 2016 / 9:34 am

    I must admit I have never tried twinning although sometimes we have similar coats on.

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Ahh I saw a fab mother daughter coat set the other day… I was smitten!

  30. April 25, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I must admit I’ve never done twinning with my little girl πŸ˜‰ Those outfits look fab and I love the first photo, you guys look so adorable too. x

    • Harriet April 26, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much xx

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