7 Adorable Outfit Ideas Inspired by Retro Baby Clothes

Retro baby clothes add a warm, nostalgic twist to modern style. We’re excited to share 7 adorable ensembles that pay homage to the past while staying effortlessly trendy. 

Discover the classic pieces that will add a touch of timelessness to your little one’s next photo shoot or celebration. Each one features the softest and highest quality materials. They are sure to keep your sweet baby warm and comfortable during all of their milestones and adventures.  

Let’s take a look at these precious, enduring wardrobe staples and discover the looks that will surely become treasured pieces.  

1. Begin With a Bonnet 

Our first vintage outfit idea features the timeless look of a soft, warm baby bonnet. Pair this classic accessory with a simple knit romper for a touchably soft ensemble with a sweet, nostalgic look. 

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2. Add a Classic Cardigan 

Preppy cardigans are a gender-neutral staple of children’s classic clothing. Choose a neutral sweater featuring a chest monogram for a preppy ensemble. We love pairing these darling pieces with shorts or skirts and knee socks.  

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3. Pair a Bubble With Knee Socks 

Vintage-style outfits don’t get much cuter than baby bubbles! These round rompers create a sweet, soft silhouette without restricting your baby’s movement. There’s nothing more adorable than a vintage bubble accessorized with ribbed knee socks.  

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4. Layer With Merino Wool Sweaters 

Merino wool sweaters are the coziest wardrobe staples, transforming any ensemble into a preppy blast from the past. We love a 1940s-inspired silhouette with ribbed detailing. Pair one with a collar shirt. Nothing is sweeter than a Peter Pan collar peeking through! 

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5. Match a Bobby Shirt with Trousers 

Bobby shirts are some of our favorite cute vintage clothing options. Straight out of the ’50s and ’60s, these striped tops evoke a bygone childhood. The only thing cuter is a monogrammed bobby shirt! Pair these with a pair of neutral trousers for an adorable blast from the past. 

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6. Make a Statement With Mock Turtlenecks 

The mock turtleneck was at its peak in the 80s and 90s, and it’s time for this beloved vintage look to make a comeback! They look great with basic denim, skirts, or even shorts. Tuck it in for an extra pop of 90s flair. 

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7. Put a Bow on Top 

It’s time to put the finishing touch on your vintage outfit. We love the look of colorful satin and grosgrain bows. They go perfectly with everything from girly dresses and skirts to 1950s-inspired boyish silhouettes.  

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Discover these nostalgic pieces and more by shopping the retro baby clothes in the Cygnet Living collection.