Western Warmth wonders how to manage kids' wardrobes full of secondhand and hand-me-down pieces.
I do not mix and match. Period.
While I see a lot of lonely designer tops and bottoms, I leave them in the store unless they are a matched set. As my son grows older, I acquire one polo shirt for every pair of shorts. For the little one, one-piece baby dresses make my day!
To keep outfits complete, I hang all the pieces together on one hanger. We have also used hanging bags with each compartment devoted to one day's clothing.
In the supreme act of efficiency, Amy of Amy's Humble Musings buys knit one-piece outfits for her small children. She stores them in a laundry room drawer, and when she needs to be somewhere the next morning, dresses them the night before.