This picture of my three girls shows age appropriate style at it’s best – the toddler in the pretty dresses and pink, the six year old still in dresses – but now starting to mix-n-match pieces like cardigans and leggings to show her own style, and then my eight year old who now just wants graphic tee’s and skinny jeans – who I can see will be shopping my closet in a few years.
We have had an interesting time transitioning almost completely out of dresses and cute outfits into age-appropriate separates for older girls. I want my daughters to express their own sense of style, but I do put boundaries around what is right for their age and I believe in as little bling as humanly possible. I am trying to teach – “yes it’s okay to shop the trends – but err on the conservative side – and what can you buy that will stretch and match through your entire wardrobe.” I am trying to teach classic yet stylish looks.
I love this set from Abercrombie Kids. My daughter would wear this to school or on the weekend. A fun and casual skirt, a graphic tee, a plaid top to wear open over the tee and some fun flip-flops.
This 77Kids set is a favorite type of outfit for school – a graphic tee, cropped jeans, a hoodie for layering and basic flip-flops.