Molbog-Mendoza: Fashion for mom's little men

Fashion Nook

FINDING the right fashion pieces for the little boys can be tricky at times. As moms, there could be a style that you like so much. However, it may not be comfortable to wear.

I asked my fellow moms about the fashion style they have embraced through the years for the little men in the house. Read on to get some “wais” tips from them.

For Mommy Ellen Luz Quilaneta, it is important for her to find clothes that allows his son to move freely. And this is something that Sebastian Merrick approves. She makes some tweaks to her son’s choices sometimes, though, to make the look fashionable.

“As early as four years old, my little one already knows what he wants to wear. He loves dressing up, especially on special occasions. I only tweak it. There are times kasi na mismatch ang colors or patterns. He only wears those that he feels comfortable with. Recently, I bought him dri-fit shirts and polo shirts. So far, approved naman sa taste nya,” she said.

It appears that dri-fit shirts are really kids-approved. For Mommy Bea Lao, it is the best option for his active children, Kuya Liam and Lylle.

“For my active boys, I choose dri-fit shirts. They are light and cold-feel, perfect for the hot weather nowadays. I opt for plains or shirts with less prints and basic color for the pants. Basics make them look clean and fresh. For my boys, I make sure it’s comfortable and simple!” she shared.

Another “wais” mom, Atty. Hanniyah Sevilla, revealed her own tips when it comes to dressing up her Sandro.

“I make sure he wears something that’s bagay but fun and comfortable. I let him pick out what he will wear by asking him what mood he is in. We accessorize with caps and toys to set the mood,” she said.

For Mommy Chantal Grace Gumban-Febrero, getting garterized pants is a wise move for Jaime.

“For pants, garter as much kung mayroon. If wala, basta light weight and stretchable. I always choose soft and cotton shirts or polo. For his footwear, always light weight (school shoes, rubber and formals) and a size bigger so he can wiggle his toes. He is quite big, and clothes here are pricey for boys. Thank you SM for bringing Uniqlo!"

For the not-so-little boys, Mommy Majal Talento has tips, too.

“Fashion mantra: ‘comfort comes first’ thus I always choose light fabrics, especially cotton, but, with a darker shade because my son is a little chubby. XL sizes but slim-fit cut plus, long-sleeved polos, with little or tiny prints to plain designs to make him look slimmer,” she said about the style she chooses for Qym.

Hope you got some helpful ideas from these mommies. Until next fashion stories!


If you have special events and fashion tips to share, or just want to discuss about any fashion-related concerns with me, you are always free to reach me at mendoza.jennygrace@gmail.com.


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