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Celeb-Inspired Style: How to Find Great Coats Your Kids Will Love! (Photos)

Now that both cold-weather and gift-giving season are here, this is a great time to start shopping for coats for all the children in your life.

It’s not always an easy task. If your kids are like mine, they’re picky about their outerwear. It has to be just the right style (“That coat is so booooooring!”) and just the right fit (“I hate this – my sweater’s all bunched up under the sleeves!”).  You want coats that are appropriate for the weather, but that also make your children look as spectacular as the offspring of the rich and famous (case in point: little Willow, daughter of Pink, looks splendid in leopard-print).

Fortunately, once you know what to look for, shopping is simple – and you don’t have to spend a fortune, either, thanks to Target‘s sweet deals.

Here, inspired by our favorite celebs, are some tips for choosing coats that your kids will be proud to don on the freeziest days!

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  • Look for versatility 1 of 11
    Look for versatility
    Coats with zip-out linings and detachable hoods or hats allow you to dress your child comfortably no matter what the weather. Kourtney Kardashian's son, Mason, has a coat with a wooly hood.
  • Go bright 2 of 11
    Go bright
    Who says your children have to cover up in blah black or navy? Try a vivid pink or red to perk up the gloomiest winter day. Suri Cruise is cheery in this pretty coat.
  • Think quilted 3 of 11
    Think quilted
    As cozy as a blanket, a quilted coat is not only warm, it also looks stylish - as Jessica Alba's daughter Honor could tell you.
  • Find fun trimmings 4 of 11
    Find fun trimmings
    If your child finds coats too plain, one with a fake fur or lamb collar may change her mind. This one certainly looks cute on Sarah Jessica Parker's daughter Marion.
  • Pick patterns 5 of 11
    Pick patterns
    A pattern in eye-catching colors - like the one Michelle Monaghan's daughter, Willow, is wearing - is not only fun to put on in the morning, it also makes your child easy to spot at the playground.
  • Get in-vest-ed 6 of 11
    Get in-vest-ed
    A vest, like the one Amy Adams' daughter Aviana is wearing, is great when the weather's not too blustery. Kids who hate the restrictiveness of heavy coat sleeves will be delighted with this option.
  • Be a soft touch 7 of 11
    Be a soft touch
    If your child balks at outerwear that's too rough or itchy, choose a coat in a soothing fabric like fleece. Jennifer Garner's son, Samuel, looks comfy as can be.
  • Try complementary looks 8 of 11
    Try complementary looks
    "Sibling outfits" don't have to match exactly. In fact, it's even nicer if you get the same coat in a different color for each child, as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick did for twins Tabitha and Marion.
  • Have lighter options handy 9 of 11
    Have lighter options handy
    Not every winter day is bitterly cold. For warmer breaks, it's okay to let your child do without a heavy jacket. Gwen Stefani's son Zuma Rossdale is comfortable in his hoodie.
  • Keep it loose 10 of 11
    Keep it loose
    Who wants to fuss with pulling sweater sleeves down under a too-tight coat? Get one roomy enough for layering, like the one Matt Damon's daughter Stella is wearing here.
  • Puff it up 11 of 11
    Puff it up
    If winters are harsh where you are, a good cold-fighting coat is a must. Puffed down coats trap warm air close to the body, and ribbed wristbands keep out snow and chilly breezes. Bethenny Frankel chose a lovely pink coat for daughter Bryn.

A big thanks to Target for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Do you keep your family festively stylish during the holidays? We’re giving away three $50 Target giftcards to brighten the season! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with a personal tip on how you dress your children conveniently and with style—during the holidays!

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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