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Style vs. Practical: How to Dress Summer-Loving Kids in the Winter (PHOTOS)

Photo credit: Meredith Carroll

Minnie Mouse may live in Florida, but she has disciples in Colorado

My daughters are summer girls. Which is why it’s a crying shame for them that we live in the mountains of Colorado.

They love summer so much they want to hold onto it year round. And since I’ve already decided that clothing is not a battle I’m willing to fight, I let them dress for summer year-round — with some slight modifications. There’s no reason they can’t enjoy the fun flirtiness of a summer dress in December, just as long as there’s something warm and cozy under it (and, on most days, over it, too).

Take a look at how my girls figure out how to make the summer last year round:


  • Summertime, I’m Coming For You 1 of 6
    Summertime, I'm Coming For You
    She might be wearing jeans and a warm coat, but look closely and you'll see a sundress peaking out from underneath.
    The purple flower in her hair also helps her remember the feel of the sand beneath her toes on the beach, too.
  • I Do Declare! 2 of 6
    I Do Declare!
    I declare a spring-weight jacket with a long-sleeve onesie underneath!
  • Swing It, Sister! 3 of 6
    Swing It, Sister!
    The winds are picking up but the summer sun hat makes her feel like she isn't giving up just yet (and the pajamas let her feel like she can have a lazy summer day, even in the months that end in "ber" (or brrrr).
  • Minnie Mouse May Live in Flordia, But One of Her Disciples Still Manages Just Fine in Colorado 4 of 6
    Minnie Mouse May Live in Flordia, But One of Her Disciples Still Manages Just Fine in Colorado
    Yep, summer dress with a long-sleeve shirt underneath. Why not?
  • Denial: Alive and Well in December 5 of 6
    Denial: Alive and Well in December
    Another summer dress with some winter warmth underneath.
  • But In the End, There are Still Some Stylish Warm Clothes to be Had 6 of 6
    But In the End, There are Still Some Stylish Warm Clothes to be Had
    Even she knows that winter coats are a must in New York City, even if some other little girls can get away with short-sleeve shirts and skirts with no tights or leggings.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll

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