5 Ways to Mix & Match Hospital Mom & Baby Going Home Outfits
Make your hospital stay look like a dream with these different ways to mix and match mommy and baby girl hospital outfits or baby boy hospital outfits!
After the birth of your child, you’re exhausted. You’re overwhelmed with emotions. Those first few hours as a family together in the hospital (or elsewhere) are a special experience you’ll want to remember forever. While a “fresh 48” photoshoot is a great way to capture this amazing time, you may not be in the mood for that kind of event. That’s OK!
Instead, you can still guarantee great in-the-moment pics with some advance planning. Be sure to pack some easy, ultra-soft coordinated outfits for mom and baby that will keep you both comfortable. Then, learning the best ways to mix and match colors and patterns will make your first photos together extra-special. Whether you have baby girl hospital outfit or baby boy hospital outfit to pick out the experience can be just as fun!
How to Mix Colors and Patterns for Coordinating Hospital Outfits
A great place to start is by selecting a beautiful maternity gown for yourself. After all, you deserve to look and feel your best in these first photos! Wrapping yourself in a gorgeous, silky soft gown will make you feel wonderful. It’s also easy to wear after your baby is born and adjustable for a comfy fit. We design ours with clever ties to prevent peek-a-boos, so you can relax without having to worry about wardrobe malfunctions in your first family photos! And we made sure to include generously sized pockets for your phone and other essentials.
As you’re deciding on the perfect mommy gown, check out the options for matching and coordinating outfits for your little one. Our favorite easy-to-put-on garments include baby gowns and kimono for babies. Colorful accessories, such as buttery-soft headwarps, bows, and turbans increase visual interest and always look super-cute on teeny babies. Adding a coordinating stretchy swaddle or a baby blanket is also a sweet look.
While Posh Peanut offers a wide variety of baby girl hospital outfit or baby boy hospital outfit, we also love how stylish and fun it can be to mix them up! That’s why we specifically design collections that look great paired together. As you start planning your first photos with you new baby, check out our favorite tips for mixing colors and patterns for picture-perfect styles for inspiration:
1) Pair Patterns with Solids
Our favorite way to put together matching mommy-and-baby outfits is by pairing a vibrant pattern with a colorful solid. Both our core and limited-edition collections of solid colors always include a variety of mix-and-matchable options, ranging from loungewear and robes for moms to baby going home outfits for newborns. And these solid colors are designed to coordinate beautifully with our unique, signature prints.
For example, items from the Dusky Rose collection perfectly pair with many of our core florals as well as our special, limited-edition prints for little girls. And the rich, vibrant Sailor Blue—one of our many gender-neutral collections—looks just as wonderful paired alongside our florals as it does with our classic plaids and more contemporary prints.
A mommy robe in a beautiful solid color looks wonderful alongside patterns
One of our most popular print collections, Lana Leopard Tan has everything you’ll need for your new baby, plus matching looks for the whole family. Any of these outfits look fantastic paired with the seriously chic Black Ribbed essentials for baby, mom and dad.
While not a traditional baby color, black is a modern and versatile solid that looks adorable on both girls and boys. And our reversible Lana Leopard Tan & Black Plush Patoo baby blanket combines both the leopard pattern and a black solid in one luxuriously soft, double layer blanket.
Another fun and eye-catching combination that can be created with patterns and solids features the race-car design of our Miles collection. As with the Lana Leopard Tan, our Miles print looks great mixed and matched with the versatile Black Ribbed basics. Both collections are available in styles and sizes for the whole family.
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2) Add Neutrals to Anything
As much as we love color, you can never go wrong with neutrals. Mixing and matching mommy and baby going home outfits is a breeze with neutrals! Minimal patterns like Rivers Gray and Jaime Polka Dot are easy to mix and match, or you can easily add a solid neutral like Dark Nude or Off White that go with almost anything.
3) Go Bold Mixing Colors (But Avoid Clashing Patterns)
Mixing patterns can be fun! However, we recommend that when creating mommy and, baby going home outfit, you stick to one bolder pattern alongside a more minimal one. Two large patterns may not photograph well together. Or the combination can be so busy that it takes the focus away from your darling baby! That said, patterns featuring a large design, such as our gorgeous floral Eloise print, can look great next to an equally vibrant hue with a smaller print design, especially one in a coordinating color. The result can really showcase your little one without overwhelming the scene.
4) Dress Twins in Different Colors or Patterns
There are so many cute ways to dress twins in Posh Peanut styles. Dress them the same for your baby going home outfits, or try putting them in two different colors. Our selection of solids mix and match with multiple patterns, so it’s easy to make your own coordinating mommy and me sets for twins and older siblings.
Mixing and matching is easy when you select harmonizing prints and coordinating colors
Stylish Posh Peanut colors, prints, and solids look great both on their own and mixed together
5) Don’t Shy Away from Florals
Sometimes we hear mamas of little boys say they’re disappointed they can’t get the floral robe they dreamed of because they want matching mommy-and-baby outfits for those first photos. Well, we have a solution for that!
Although we do have plenty of matching mommy-and-son styles that incorporate fun, more traditionally “boy” prints that moms can wear as well (along with a variety of gender-neutral options for matching looks), we recommend selecting a more feminine robe for yourself, if that’s what you really want. For example, you can always pair a beautiful floral robe, like our core collection Cassie print, while wrapping your little boy in a gender-neutral solid color, such as Sailor Blue. Whatever you choose, your hospital photos will look stunning!
The gorgeous and functional Cassie mommy robe
Matching Family Outfits for Baby Going Home Outfit Photos
Selecting those first outfits for your newborn is so much fun, but remember that you’ll feel your best in garments that are beautiful and comfortable as well. For an easy-to-put-together look, you can include an ultra-comfy adult pajama loungewear set that matches or coordinates with your mommy robe. While you’re at it, you might want to select some for your partner as well!
The first photos are even better when the whole family can match together. We’ve expanded our selection of menswear and women’s loungewear to include more options for making matching family outfits. Both men’s and women’s options feature super-comfy relaxed pants with adjustable drawstring and pockets, plus luxe functional buttons.
Featuring the Miles collection’s matching outfits for the whole family
At night, these ultra-soft, breathable pjs—woven with our premium viscose from bamboo—promote restful sleep. And in the weeks to come, you’ll appreciate how superbly styled they are for all-day wear. You’re going to want to live in these sets, whether you’re running errands or relaxing around the house!
We design our family collections with your treasured first photos in mind. Both our limited-edition and core styles of baby clothes feature the same vibrant patterns and beautiful solid colors as our family collections, so you can have tons of fun creating combinations for a variety of looks. And if you’re taking photos yourself, be sure to check out our tips for styling an infant mommy and me photoshoot at home.
How would you mix and match your mommy and baby hospital outfit?!
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Editors Note: This post was originally published April 14, 2020 and has been completely updated and revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness.