I bought my DD (8) a new wardrobe from Gymboree before school started. She LOVED her new clothes, was very excited about all the coordinated accessories like headbands and shoes, tights, knee socks, jackets, etc.
Then, on the 2nd day of school a 5th grade girl told her, "matching is old school".
I tell DH, who says, "yeah, weren't you paying attention when we were at the mall?'
um, no. He said that's the style and that even shoes are made to not match (?)
So, DD shows me the booklet we got in the mail from children's place that shows all these kids wearing multiple prints, different colors - pretty much not matchy-matchy at all.
I told her she can mismatch her cute gymbo clothes ("but, mom, they are kinda babyish... I saw kindergartener with the same heart print dress") and that I will buy her a few new things here and there but can't go out and buy her all new clothes since she loved and wanted the matching stuff and I spent a lot of money on them.
ehh. she still likes them, and the last thing I want is for her to change her style b/c of peer pressure, y'know? But at the same time, she does like some of the mis-matchy and lots of layers clothing (and some are cute, I guess).
She is in the biggest size gymboree makes anyway, so it won't be an issue for long, I guess. It's just too bad I don't have a baby girl to dress all cute and matchy.
I'll have to check out Justice. I've never even heard of it