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Big Looks for Little Girls

What are the cutest styles for girls this season?

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The Country Inspired Look

The Country Inspired Look

Photography by Misty Bazil

Country Inspired

Go west and lasso in an adorable look for girls; the cowgirl look is still going strong. Think beige, browns, brick and other warm tones. Of course the quintessential must-have for this look is the boots. Only cowboy boots will do. Pair them up with a great pair of jeans, suede skirt or western inspired dress. Unless you live on a ranch, however, don’t over-do this look by putting too many western-inspired pieces together. Inspired is the key word.

Key items for this look:
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Denim
  • Corduroy
  • Suede
  • Bandanas

The Layered Look

This is a perfect look for little girls whose moms are always urging them to put on their sweaters! This look is fabulous for cold weather. Texture and fabric are key to this look which can dress up or down depending on the fabrics used. For a causal layered look, pull a knitted poncho over a long-sleeved tee, and throw on a comfy pair of cords or jeans. Dressing up with the layered look is all about choosing textured fabrics such as tweed and velvet, and layering it with a smoother fabric like silk.

Key items for this look:
  • Shrugs
  • Ponchos
  • Legwarmers
  • Sweaters
  • Scarves

The Princess Look

The princess look has never and will never go out of style for little girls. Some parents just can’t resist dressing their little girls up in dresses complete with lace and bows. Pink, of course, is the most popular of all the princess colors, but white, ivory and lavender all work as well. Dress your girl in full, long dresses paired up with patent leather Mary Janes. The idea here is ultra-girly. Pink bows, pearls, ruffles and lace turn any little girl into a princess.

Key items for this look:
  • Hair Bows
  • Dresses
  • Lace and Rumba Tights
  • Mary Jane shoes
  • Feminine Detailing

Hip Kid

It seems to be cool these days to dress little ones like mini-teenagers. Fashions for young girls are following close on the heels of those for older ones. Forget pull-on kids’ jeans that are made from denim-like material; the hip kid has real jeans. Look for mini-boot cut jeans and kids’ chunky leather belts. Skip anything that screams “baby”. What to wear with those oh-so-hip-and-tiny jeans? You’ve got to get a cool top of course, like a fitted oxford with a funky print. You can even add a skirt on top of the jeans for a super-funky look. For hip little feet, you need some chunky boots.

Key items for this look:
  • Jeans
  • Funky Tops and Sweaters
  • Hats
  • Boots
  • Fun Jewelry

Mad About Plaid

Plaid on kids is so cute. Remember plaid school-girl skirts? Well, they are back. These days, plaids come in lots of different colors, so forget about the traditional red, green and navy plaids. Opt for cooler, more feminine colors like light pink, baby blue and lavender. Or think Burberry and go with a beige, brick, black and ivory plaid. Don’t do head to toe plaid, break it up with simple, basic pieces in a coordinating color.

Key items for this look:
  • School Girl Skirt
  • Sweaters
  • Plaid Overcoat
  • Simple Shirts

Active Girl

Do you know a little girl who’d rather play soccer with the boys than play house with her sister? If yes, then this is the look for her. The active girl just about lives in her velour casual suits. Thankfully they are so hot right now that they come in hundreds of colors and styles. She can’t have enough zippies, track pants and sneakers. When the winter winds blow, dress her in a quilted vest to keep her warm without spoiling her sporty style. Earmuffs and knit caps are cute with this look as well.

Key items for this look:
  • Track Suit
  • Velour Suit
  • Zippies
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Quilted Vest
  • T-shirts
  • Sneakers

Every little girl is special; match your girl’s outfits to her personality and you can’t go wrong!
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