we want wow

http://wewantwow.tumblr.com

On this blog you will find our vision on kid's fashion, addresses to shop for the best clothes & accessories for kids, great things to do and the daily life with our girls. We bring you all the cool kid's stuff we can find, because we want wow.

Rachel is a winner of Top 25 Kids' Style

What inspired you to start blogging?

After starting our web shop and our Facebook page, we (Marieke, my sister, and I - Rachel) wanted to start a blog. Not blogging for the need of blogging, but to create a platform where we can show what we feel is wow. We want wow is represented in 3 social media and the blog is there to write, inspire, show, link and give our opinion. On our blog we like to be free. There is space and time and you are not limited to a certain number of words. It's a very nice and free way of expressing our vision.

How do you keep up with the latest kids' fashions and being a mom?

Marieke is always on top of the latest fashion. She's browsing the net and checking most brands on a weekly basis. It's necessary to be in touch when you have your own brand and shop, but also fun to see what's out there. Part of our blog and vision is to bring fashion that we like. Mixing and matching different brands is what we like to most. We both like to work. Being a working mom is the best of both worlds. We can grow and develop and at the same time enjoy the life with our kids.

What are three things parents should think about when styling their kids?

1. Mix and match. Try basics from the brand you like with a special wow piece from a new brand.
2. Don't get caught in the easy or comfortable way. In the morning, family life is busy. So select the clothes for your kid the night before. Have a little imagination; and do not always think in the comfortable way.
3. Try out a different brand once in a while. The advantage of the internet is so big. You now have the world at your disposal, so make a little use of it once in a while.

At what age do you let your child decide what to wear?

Rachel Franke

This is a question much talked about among friends and also among customers. Boys do not want to wear 'difficult' clothes like blouses and most girl's would like to dress up as a princess every day. Personally I think that children up to 6 years old just have to wear whatever the parent chooses. If we are letting kids decide what to wear, when to go to bed and when to hit the shower, we can pack up. But that doesn't mean that you have to ignore your child wishes. However I do feel that only sweatsuits or washed down clothes are terribly depressing. Try to mix their wishes with what you feel is nice or good or practical. We have some super nice blouses in our shop made out of vintage fabrics. So mom's try to make combinations with a cool blouse and a comfortable sweat pants. A great distraction or tip can be wearing an accessory. A nice belt or a necklace can give your kid that special feeling. Or dressing in a certain colour. Let your kids express themselves. Lot's of nice brands out there that have great prints or colours. It's almost impossible with all the (web)shops out there to not find an outfit that both you and your kid like.
View All Answers