I’ve have been trained to live by the rule that “matchy matchy” isn’t a good look. I never have the same colour on my toenails and fingernails; there’s no way I’d rock up to a wedding with shoes and a bag in the same colour; I feel a pang of embarrassment if I ever look down and realise I’m accidentally dressed in the same colour as my husband.
But guess what? When it comes to mamas and their kiddos, it’s now considered acceptable—nay, cool—to match. Here are some of my favourite ways to channel my inner child. Check them out in the slideshow.
Alison Perry is a magazine editor and writer who lives in London with her husband and four-year-old daughter. In need of something to keep her brain active during maternity leave, Alison started Not Another Mummy Blog, which has since developed into an award-winning mix of opinion, style and travel, read by up to 350,000 people a month. She also co-edits family travel blog Space In Your Case and writes for a variety of women's magazine and websites. When she's not writing, you can usually find Alison buying stationery, listening to Taylor Swift, shopping in Zara or geeking out over blogging or photography kit. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.