Scout the City Blogger Sai De Silva and Her Kids’ Holiday Wardrobe
In 2014, Sai De Silva started her blog, Scout the City, as a way to show off the trendy outfits her daughter was wearing.
De Silva’s blog, Scout the City, started off as a way for her to have mommy-and-me fashion moments with her daughter London, who was 3 years old at the time. Today, her Instagram account has 336,000 followers and also heavily features her 4-year-old son Rio.
“London has been a part of Scout the City since the get-go,” De Silva told Insider. “When Rio was born, he naturally became a part of the lifestyle content, too. Over the last few years, I’ve started doing a little more work on my own so that the kids can just be kids.”
Now that she has two kids and is working full-time as a digital creator, De Silva is very busy, which is why she said it’s become important to her to take time out of every month to have dates with each of her children — especially during the holidays.
“This season is all about spending quality time with the ones you love,” she said.
The holidays are also a time for De Silva and her children to have fun with their wardrobes, which includes outfits for everything from shopping to family traditions.
During more relaxed holiday events, De Silva said she loves to create an outfit around a chunky sweater, similar to the outfit she wore in the photo above during a mother-daughter date in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. For this day, De Silva and London wore some statement pieces from Brunello Cucinelli.
“I love wearing neutrals in the winter, especially cream,” De Silva said. “As a native New Yorker, even I need a break from wearing black every once in a while.”
De Silva said the best part of her lifestyle blog and brand has been having her kids be a part of it because it means she gets to spend more time with them.
Since the siblings grew up working with their mom, it’s no surprise that neither one of them are camera shy, De Silva said.
“I think they enjoy being goofy in front of the camera and showing their little personalities whenever they can,” she said. “London loves fashion and entertaining, and Rio gets a kick out of providing comedic relief in between takes.”
In the picture above, the brother and sister are out in Manhattan wearing a mix of high and low-priced pieces. London is wearing a coat from the Scout the City x Aqua line designed by De Silva with Gucci loafers, while Rio is wearing a Maisonette sweater with white jeans and Nike sneakers.
When it comes to dressing up for the holidays, De Silva said it’s all about being comfortable and looking chic at the same time.
This year’s holiday celebrations for the De Silva family are going to be low-key and cozy, she said.
“My kids love to run around, so comfort is key. Making happy memories is what the holidays are all about,” she said.
De Silva said her kids love the time leading up to the holidays because they get to go around the city to look at all the lights, see the tree at Rockefeller Center, do some shopping, and have fun photo shoots together.
For this holiday shoot, De Silva and her kids were dressed in head-to-toe Fendi.
Both De Silva and London love to make a statement with their looks during the holidays.
London is a big fan of pairing feminine dresses with combat boots because it gives her that street-style, edgy look, De Silva said.
And when it comes to how the blogger makes a statement with her own holiday looks, De Silva said she loves to wear a bold red lip.
“The holidays are all about embracing the playful spirit of celebration,” she said.
In the photo above, De Silva wore the red lip because she wanted to up the drama of the bold houndstooth pattern on the Scout the City x Aqua coat she was wearing, which matched London’s dress.
“This season’s motto is: Go big or go home,” she said.
The family’s holiday wardrobe also involves dressing up for family traditions, including a trip to see “The Nutcracker.”
Every year, De Silva and London share this tradition that the blogger describes as a magical moment for both of them. London has been taking ballet classes since she was 3 years old, so going to see the show at Lincoln Center in New York City is a real treat, De Silva said. The 10-year-old also loves to wear ballerina-inspired outfits when going to see the performance.
“Being the prima ballerina that she is, she takes notes on technique while I marvel at the intricate costumes,” De Silva said.
The Fendi looks that De Silva and her daughter are wearing in the picture above reminded her of the costumes in “The Nutcracker,” she said.
De Silva said another big holiday tradition in her family is making coquitos, the Puerto Rican version of eggnog. The kids get to enjoy virgin coquitos while de Silva and her husband sip on an alcoholic version.
“It’s a holiday drink that always reminds me of family and coming together to enjoy the simple things in life,” she said.