For a hip fashion statement this year, look East and get inspired by classic Asian looks. Kimono-shaped tops and dresses, and Asian floral prints look fresh and stylish for Winter 2007-2008.
What She'll Need for the Look
These long, flowing tops look spectacular and age appropriate for girls young and old. Look for kimono tops with modern prints and a loose cut to wear with leggings. Or, for a funky look, layer a kimono top over her favorite pair of jeans. Finish the look off with a pair of flip-flops or ballet flats.
The BCX Girls' Mixed Print Kimono Tunic Top
featured here is available at Macys.com
Kimono Inspired Dresses
Kimono inspired dresses come in a variety of patterns, fabrics and colors. For a fun look, choose one with a bright, Asian-inspired floral pattern, or go ultra-modern with a graphic print or a patternless version layered over contrasting solid colors. Add in a pair of ballet flats or sassy sandals for an up-to-the-minute, polished look.
The Paper Doll Kimono Print Dress
featured here is available at Nordstrom.com.
Tees with Asian Inspired Graphics
Graphic tees for kids are all the rage. For The Asian Inspired Look, choose tees with Asian writing, symbols and graphics. The hottest Asian-inspired brand for girls is Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers. Your kids will love these cool-as-can-be tees, designed just for them by their favorite rock goddess.
The Harajuku Lovers Kids Music School Girl Tee
featured here is available at Zappos.com
Simplicity is the key when choosing footwear for this look. Strappy sandals, flip-flops or ballet flats in a solid color work best. If she's chosen an Asian-inspired outfit in solid colors, a patterned slip-on shoe, like the Keds shown here, may also look appropriate.
The Keds Kids Knack Eleanor Field Trip Shoes
featured here are available at Zappos.com
AccessoriesAgain, simplicity is best, so keep accessories to a minimum. A simple necklace or bracelet is all she'll need to round out this less-is-more look. For a bit of drama, twist her hair into a bun or twist and secure with painted chopsticks.