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Kid Style: Mixing Their Style with Good Taste! (And how you can win a $50 Target Gift Card)

Well,we’re in the midst of the holidays, and that means the kids have gotten new clothes they’re dying to wear.

But, with three girls, each with their own sense of style, we always struggle with matching their senses of style with good taste.

There are certainly worse things than sending a kid out the door to work or play with mismatched clothes (or socks, which is the norm at our house). But helping kids choose outfits that look good is an important life skill to teach!

 

 

I’ll share a tip or two — and how we arrived at this outfit — after the break!

If you saw my previous post about kid style, you know we’ve been working on teaching the kids how to create many outfits from just a few pieces. The photo above is one of those outfits — and it’s one I felt worked particularly well. While my 8-year-old and 14-year-old came up with many combinations, this one hits just the right notes. It illustrates some great tips for striking a balance between teaching your kids good style and letting them express themselves:

  • My eight-year-old believes anything sparkly is perfect. The sparklier, the better. In this case, we let her choose the sparkly cardigan, but matched it to a solid top and dark leggings to balance out the bling.
  • She loves her sparkly slip-on Converse, so mixing those with the sparkly sweater — which was on the other end of her body — worked fine
  • Asking her to choose a favorite piece and then working from there seemed to help her feel like she was in charge of her fashion choices
It doesn’t always go smoothly! We have had plenty of days where “fashion emergencies” have delayed our departure to school, and plenty of days where we’ve gauged it better to let them go to school with clashing patterns than not at all :). But these tips might help you mix their style with good taste!
Share your tips below — and see how you can be entered to win!

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

How do you help your kids mix their style with good taste?

You can win a $50 Target giftcard 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 stylishly!

xoxo

 

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