Having grown up as an only child, the sibling relationship is something that I have always admired and desperately wanted.   From my point of view, a sibling is a built-in friend who is there to share your deepest secrets, help you with difficult decisions and rocky relationships, and serve as your guide in learning right from wrong.  A sibling is a constant in your life and the one person who understands the depth of your love for your parents and who will understand the depth of your grief when your parents pass away.  A sibling is your person.  A sibling gets you.  Having a sibling makes you a part of a tribe.

Perhaps it goes along with being part of a tribe or the hope to create an identity for their unit that inspires parents to dress their children alike.  Maybe coordinated clothing simply began as a way to create a nice family photo.  Whatever the case, I always love seeing siblings dressed in coordinating outfits and I LOVE that Megan, the owner and designer of Shrimp and Grits Kids, is focused on creating sibling sets each season.  I recently asked Megan to share her creative process when developing coordinating sets for siblings in her line.  This is what she had to say: 

“I always try to design sets that incorporate a girl and a boy coordinating design.  I also like to add an older girl and an older boy option in several styles per season. I know so many mamas like to coordinate the whole family and I try to give them several options.”

Some Shrimp and Grits Kids customers prefer to dress their children exactly the same while others prefer pieces that complement one another.  As family photo sessions, and especially sibling photo sessions, become more and more popular, we continue to see an increase in purchases of sibling sets each season.  Whether you are a parent to all girls, all boys, or some of each, Shrimp and Grits Kids is your one stop to get your little ones completely coordinated!

We adore seeing all of your family photos and how you are matching your children in Shrimp and Grits Kids.  Scroll down to check out one of our favorite sibling photos, along with a few sibling set shots from our Shrimp and Grits Spring 2016 line.

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XxOo Melanie
Shrimp and Grits Kids

“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.”   – Pamela Dugdale

Amelia, Nate, and Charlie Newberry
Wearing Posie Eyelet Dress and Blue Pique Button On Short Set
Photo Credit: Laurie Jarrard Photography

53 thoughts on “Having a Sibling Makes You Part of a Tribe

  1. Lillian Paxton

    I love that Shrimp and Grits makes siblings sets- having three girls I love to match them (for example in the Posie collection this Easter). I know as they get older they will appreciate being able to coordinate and not just match!

  2. Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    I love seeing the pictures of kids dressed alike also. You clothes are unique. Thank you for the post.

  3. Jessica

    I have boy/girl twins and an singleton. Shrimp and grits kids is one of my favorite places to shop for sibling sets! There aren’t to many companies that are so great about making sibling sets for boys AND girls!! Thanks for continuing to do so. My three match most days of the week 😉

  4. Alli smith

    Cute boy clothes are so hard to find! I love that I can coordinate my daughter in a smocked bishop and put my son in some seersucker shorts and a polo. Thanks for making adorable clothes and helping us preserve memories!

  5. Heather

    Sibling sets are precious! Shrimp and Grits makes it easy to coordinate my 5 year old girl and 2 year old boy!

  6. Brooke

    I love the sibling sets! I love watching our kids interact with and care for one another. The bond between them is a blessing.

  7. Alison Miller

    I have 3 girls so when taking family photos I like for their clothing to go well with each other so this is a great benefit for Shrimp and Grits to provide for customers. Thank you for your unique and beautiful clothing!!!

  8. Pam Lee

    I love matching and coordinating sets. I only have one little boy, but I love to coordinate him with his cousins. I love your designs! Thank you for creating classic clothing that gives me the opportunity to dress my little boy as a “little” boy. Kids grow up fast enough anyway and I don’t want to rush the process with clothing that is too mature and and tacky.

  9. Kimberly Benjamin

    I have a boy and a girl and I love having the option of picking outfits for them that compliment each other. Thank you Shrimp and Grits!!

  10. Lauren B Hobbs

    Thank You for making such adorable clothes that I can dress my girls in! They are 8 years apart and I can still find sibling sets. Lauren, Lulu & Elles

  11. katie clark

    My kids have an 11 year age gap between them but I still enjoy coordinating out fits for them. They are a tribe and no matter the age gap I hope they grow up to be close and to lean on each other for support and love.

  12. Carmel Strickland

    I have been putting my oldest daughter in Shrimp and Grits since she was born. When I found out my second was a girl, I was beyond excited. Having an older sister myself I knew they would have an incredible bond. I match them in Shrimp and Grits for every special occasion. By far my favorite clothing for my girls.

    1. Melanie Schimming Post author

      Congrats Carmel! You are the winner of our Blog Share & Comment contest! You will receive a $50 gift certificate to use at Shrimp and Grits Kids through email.

      Happy Shopping!


  13. Jessica Dorn

    I love that your company makes sibling sets. They are only little once so I enjoy coordinating their outfits while I can!

  14. Ashley

    A mother of four kids two being boy/girl twins. I love to shop for matching collections. When twins were born the matching bug began. But it also became a necessity for having four kids 6 and under at the time , putting them all in a matching color made it easier to locate all my children in a hurry in a crowd and from there it became an obsession.

  15. Katie Milligan

    I love that Shrimp & Grits creates sibling sets for sweet babies/children of all ages – a clothing line that my family can grow with!

  16. Becky Bryson

    I love this so much! I have two little girls and have dressed them either matching or coordinating since the younger one was born. It drives me nuts that it is sometimes so hard to find things that go together. In my mind, why would you not want to coordinate your kids?!

    Shared this with my friends on Facebook!


    Who wouldn’t want to dress like the person you admire? My girls, ages 4 and 2, love to dress a like! They love each other so much, they are truly best friends. I adore that Shrimp and Grits offer coordinating clothing for them. I always get compliments on how sweet they look.

  18. Leslie Carter

    I absolutely love your sibling sets. Shrimp and Grits is our go to for timeless outfits that are a wonderful quality.

  19. Jessica

    I love coordinating my three littles ! I have boy/girl twins, so I coordinate them and try to match my two girls. Shrimp and Grits makes that really easy to coordinate boy and girls siblings!

    1. Melanie Schimming

      So Cute! I have twin girls and never thought I would dress them the same but that went right out the window when they were born! Be sure to tag us in photos on Instagram! Would love to see your cuties. xxoo melanie

  20. Katie Carr

    I love dressing my girls alike and we just added a baby boy to the mix. We get tons of compliments on our babies dressed in your beautiful clothing. Thank you for doing what you do.

  21. Jenni K

    We love to coordinate outfits in our household. The girls always love dressing similar and as an added bonus my son can coordinate too!

  22. Chasten

    I always look for the sibling matches! I love to coordinate my 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son.

  23. Emily

    I love the comments about the special relationship siblings share. Definitely true! I only have one child but in future will look forward to getting to dress him and his siblings alike sometimes!

    1. Melanie Schimming

      Thanks Emily! It is so true….my grandmother just passed away and I really noticed a special bond between my mother and her older and younger brother. I am an only child and I so envy this special bond. Luckily, I get to see it alive and strong in my twin girls!!

  24. Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    Is this giveaway still open?
    If not, who won?
    I’ve been checking and have not seen any postings anywhere regarding a winner.
    Thank you for your time, help and answers.


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