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The Color Me Happy Look for Winter 2008-2009

Bold Colors and Graphic Patterns


This season, it's all about hot color combinations. Choose saturated colors like fuchsia and jewel-tones and pair them up with dark hued basics for a big punch of color. Hot color combinations include fuchsia with black, lime green with navy, and turquoise with chocolate brown and plum with black. Getting this look is easy, either pair these colors up yourself, or look for patterns that incorporate popular color combos. When choosing patterns, go graphic with big, bold designs like batik prints, color blocks and exaggerated stripes.

What She'll Need for the Look

Colorful Tops and Sweaters

Winter Fashions for Girls
This Back to School season is all about bold color mixed with neutrals. Go for rich, saturated hues that pop against neutral basics and dark denim. Choose tops that feature fun cuts like empire waists, interesting sleeves, bubble hems and more. Have fun this year and get girly with bows, rushing, volume, ruffles and feminine details.

Buy Direct: Girls Waffle-Knit Button-Front Hoodies at oldnavy.com


Winter Fashions for Girls
The dress will continue to be big this winter. For a modern look, choose solid dresses in bold colors or go big with a large graphic print in contrasting colors. Dresses are instant outfits and are a fun and easy way to look put-together and fashionable. What could be easier than tossing on a comfortable, pretty dress and some boots before rushing to catch the bus?

Buy Direct: Ella Moss Satin Trim Tunic at nordstrom.com


Back to School Fashions 2008
Yes, leggings are still cool layering pieces for winter. Wear them under dresses, skirts, tunics, babydoll tops and trapeze tops. Choose leggings in dark neutral colors like black and brown and pair them up with brightly colored tops.

Buy Direct: Button Hem Leggings at limitedtoo.com

Dark Denim

Winter Fashions for Girls
This year denim is as fashionable as ever, so long as it's in a dark wash. From wide-leg trouser jeans to skinny jeans, all styles look cool this season. So, encourage her to choose whatever style suits her body type and fashion sense the best, top her jeans of with a cool top, and she's got a look that's perfect for her.

Buy Direct: "The Darling" Acorn Pocket Boot-Cut Jeans at oldnavy.com

Fun Layering Pieces

Winter Fashions for Girls 2008-2009
Add a fun layering piece to her already super-cool outfit for a bit of warmth and a lot of style. This year, pick up a few cardigans, shrugs, vests, hoodies and blazers to mix and match with her basics and take her outfits from boring to bold.

Buy Direct: Splendid Stripe Open Cardigan at nordstrom.com

Flat Shoes or Boots

Winter Fashions for Girls
Finish her look off with a beautiful pair of flat shoes or funky boots. For added zing, choose a fun patterned slip-on shoe or get romantic with a sweet ballet flat. Flat boots with a thin shaft and a slightly athletic look are hot for Winter 2008-2009.

Buy Direct: Braqeez Kids Lacy at zappos.com
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