This post has been sponsored by Famous Footwear. I received products and compensation. The opinions are my own.
Who says mommy and me twinning can’t be done with your son? #Boymoms can do it too; you just have to think outside the matching floral dresses and studded high heels. Grayson and I thought it would be fun to get ourselves some matching sneaks (which is easy to do with classic Vans from Famous Footwear! More on that below) and rock coordinated casual looks.
Being a lover of fashion, I have always used clothes, accessories, and hairstyles to express myself. When I started seeing the same thing emerging with Grayson when he started showing an interest in personal style, I was more than proud to help foster it. I know firsthand how our style choices can be an outward extension of our personalities, which boosts confidence. For G, it started when he decided how he wanted his hair cut, continued with his choices in hair colors over the last few years, and has since developed into a distinct style all his own.
What’s funny is that Grayson looks exactly like my husband as a child… but his personality is 100% me. Isn’t it amazing how kids can be such different mixes of their parents? It’s crazy, though… he is so much like me; passionate, creative, stubborn, hungry for adventure and experience, a bit of a control freak, loves food, fashion, and travel, and hasn’t the least bit of stage fright. He was born to be in the spotlight.
As he grows (and boy is he growing – look how tall he is! And his feet are about my size now!) I am happy that he embraces the ways the two of us are similar, and doesn’t mind matching with his mommy. We share a lot together, and I hope that continues when he is older so he knows he is not alone, and has someone that ‘gets’ him.
He was proud to get shoes that both of us felt cool and stylish in, and as long as he’s not “too cool” for matchy matchy photo shoots with mommy, I’m going to bask in it!
Famous Footwear is your destination for athletic and casual shoes for the whole family (women, men, and kids) from hundreds of name brands. Since Famous Footwear is offering lots of mom’s favorite styles in kids’ sizes this spring, it is easy to find matching styles with your mini me. For our twinning look, G and I decided on classic, durable Vans slip-ons (I got the Vans Women’s Asher Slip-On Sneaker in pink check, and G chose the Kid’s Asher Slip-On Sneaker in black check). These shoes were in style when I was his age and no doubt will be for years to come. They have a comfortable footbed, the signature Vans elastic panels to ensure a perfect fit for the perfect fit, and grippy rubber soles to handle everyday life, whether it’s walking around the amusement park, riding a skateboard, or shopping till you drop.
We dressed from the shoes up, but the rest of our casual mommy and me twinning look is as timeless as the shoes. Distressed jeans and t-shirts to match the accent colors of our shoes make this look both stylish and easy to pull off. I love an off-the-shoulder tee myself, so I went with a pink oversized, one-shoulder t-shirt.
I can’t wait to see what this kid has in store for the world… and for me as I parent my (not so) mini me.