About Inessa Lysenko & her Blog
Inessa is a winner of Top 25 Kids' Style
What inspired you to start blogging?
My daughter! My friend introduced me to blogging, but when it came down to deciding on content, it was my little girl Sasha that inspired me to write about her life, her style and all the things I would love to get her.
How do you keep up with the latest kids' fashions and being a mom?
The internet is a busy mom's best friend! Whenever I have a second during the day, I am always on my laptop browsing through the new arrivals in my favorite online boutiques and reading various kids style blogs and magazines.
What are three things parents should think about when styling their kids?
1. The first and the most important thing for me is comfort! As much as I love to see a tiny baby in couture, I think babies belong in onesies and swaddle blankets. Kids are free spirited and their clothes should reflect that freedom. They should be able to run around and play in their clothes without any inhibition. Sadly, often the most beautiful pieces are the least wearable and parents sacrifice comfort for style.
2. Clothes should fit the child's personality. Often parents don't stress individuality when dressing their children. Parent's want their kids to wear what the parents feel is appropriate or stylish without regard to whether the clothes actually reflect their kids' personalities. I have seen many unhappy little girls in frilly girly dresses at the playground. Little girls that obviously would rather wear a pair of jeans instead. Often parents don't offer choices to children who can make up their own minds. I like to think of style as a personal journey which begins at an early age. It's an opportunity for a child to express themselves no matter how silly or ridiculous the choices may appear to be.
3. Parents should have fun when dressing their kids! Try different prints and textures. Mix together unexpected pieces. Add on an homemade accessory. Play dress up!
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