Mum takes ‘twinning’ trend to the extreme by always wearing the same clothes as her two-year-old daughter

Ariba Pervaiz, 28, and her ‘mini-me’ toddler have taken social media by storm with their identical looks.

A 28-YEAR-old mum has taken the ‘twinning’ trend to the extreme by always wearing the same clothes as her toddler.
Ariba Pervaiz, a hairdresser from Toronto, Canada, spends hours painstakingly matching her outfits to that of her two-year-old daughter, Aaliyana.

Her husband Ken, 29, photographs the pair in their identical get-ups and then Ariba shares the images online with her 80,000 Instagram followers.

“We call the way we dress ‘twinning’,” said Ariba.

“Ken can’t get enough of it. He encourages it and even poses in some pictures with us, wearing a matching outfit.”

She added: “I’m pregnant at the moment and he’s hoping for his own ‘mini me,’ although we’re not finding out the sex until the birth.”

Ken’s clothes have been relegated to the coat cupboard next to the front door as the mum-and-daughter fashionistas’ fancy frocks have taken over all four of the wardrobes in their home.

Ariba, who set up her social media accounts in January 2016, has been earning enough in the last six months through her Instagram, blog and YouTube site to make up her main income.

But she claims the money is not important, saying she and Aaliyana’s ‘twinning’ antics are simply for enjoyment.

“Almost our entire wardrobe matches, I couldn’t even count the outfits,” she said.

“People always point out our clothes when we’re in public. They think they’re adorable, and Aaliyana loves the attention.

“I don’t consider us to be models. It was more about showing a positive side of motherhood and how fun it can be at a young age.”

The ‘twinning’ tradition started when Aaliyana was just a few months old and was given a pair of cheetah-patterned slippers by her aunt that coincidentally looked like her mum’s.

When Ariba posted a picture online, “everyone went crazy” about how cute it was that the mum and daughter’s footwear matched.

So she started buying more identical outfits.

“I shop in department stores that have both women’s and children’s sections, so I can go back and forth looking for similar outfits,” she said.

“I don’t spend loads of money, as I want to show it’s realistic and attainable for people.

“Aaliyana loves dressing up and standing in front of the mirror, she likes everything I put her in.”

Ariba is keen to promote a positive image about motherhood through the photographs.

“I wanted to have a platform to show you don’t need to part ways from things that make you who you are,” she said.

“I’ve had great feedback, with so many friends saying I’ve made them feel like they want to have kids, and I love to hear that.”

She continued: “It is hard work being a mum, but I wanted to share how amazing it is and how you can have fun with it.”

Aaliyana also gets sent lots of clothes from relatives, so they’re never short of options to try to co-ordinate.

Her favourites are their matching ponchos which she twirls around in, while Ariba likes it when they have matching boots.

She added: “We get a couple of new outfits a month each and our clothes are taking over the house.

“I have a walk in wardrobe, and two dressers full of clothes, and Aaliyana has her own closet and dresser – and we’re taking over Ken’s space, too.

“He supports us though, and we all have a lot of fun together.”

Meanwhile, Natalie Wardell, 45, looks almost identical to her kids, Jazmyne, 21, and Tamika, 19, thanks to their penchant for skin-tight dresses.

The mother denies she tries to copy her gorgeous girls and says her age-defying looks are thanks to good genes.

We also told how three London women from three different generations of the same family can wear each other’s clothes, look sexy and even get mistaken for sisters despite ranging in age from 16 to 65.

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