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Fern’s Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

It’s no secret that kids fashion is one of my loves. Being a wardrobe stylist and having a daughter means that I pretty much have a built-in style muse and as such we have lots of fun playing dress-up. I know that this isn’t going to last forever, since she’s already developing plenty of her own opinions concerning style, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

That said, 2013 was filled with plenty of great fashion moments for my little one. Last year I did a roundup of her Top 20 Fashion Moments of 2012, and this year I’ve done the same. There were some pretty great ones!

  • Birthday suit 1 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern agreed that yellow was the perfect celebratory shade to wear on her first birthday.

  • Minty fresh 2 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Sometimes I try to dress like Fern, but the result is never as cute.

  • Lace is the new black 3 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern knew that lace was going to have a big moment this year and she made sure to capitalize on it.

  • Local love 4 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern knows that local fashion its where it's at. Her dress is made by local Portland designer Vanilla & Lace and she layers on even more local with her Pendleton scrap waistband.

  • Classic Cons 5 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    If there's one thing Fern loves, it's a classic pair of cons. They instantly make any outfit cooler.

  • Geometry 6 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern was an early adopter of the geometric print trend.

  • Librarian chic 7 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    This is how Fern does librarian chic.

  • Keep it simple 8 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern knows that sometimes it's best to keep your ensemble simple. No accessories, just a basic romper and some classic sandals.

  • America the beautiful 9 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern loves a good excuse to dress up in theme and the 4th of July is as good an excuse as any. You get bonus points for patriotic flair.

  • Multicultural 10 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Sometimes Fern likes to get in touch with her Mexican roots and she thinks fashion is a great way to do so.

  • Farm girl 11 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    This is Fern's interpretation of farm girl style for a trip to the county fair.

  • Juxtapose 12 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern knows that any good ensemble is a juxtaposition of elements. In this one she balances the sweetness of lace with the toughness of denim and a touch of leather.

  • Ready for a sock hop 13 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern carefully considers her silhouette and channels her mood when choosing her ensembles. She was channeling Sandra Dee on this particular day.

  • Moonrise Kingdom 14 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern believes that fashion inspiration can come from anywhere - especially Wes Anderson films (not to be confused with "movies" - obviously so pedestrian).

  • Pony dreams 15 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Any outfit that incorporates cute animals is a win in Fern's eyes.

  • Weekend wear 16 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern says: "Comfy cotton layers can still be stylish!"

  • Animal instincts 17 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern likes to mix neutral layers to create visual interest and a pop of animal print is never a bad idea.

  • Back to basics 18 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Sometimes basics are best and Fern demonstrates this in quality, comfortable pieces that are great for weekends spent kicking around town.

  • Repurpose 19 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern tries to think outside the box when it comes to fashion. That yellow dress from one of the earlier slides? She improvised and now it's a shirt! Repurposing for the win.

  • Fall layers 20 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern knows that layering patterns and textures is the best way to create a fashion forward ensemble. Also, she would like you to know that Back to the Future vests are having a total moment right now.

  • Dress-up 21 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    This is how Fern plays dress-up: Halloween 2013 edition as Macklemore. 

  • Functional fashion 22 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Just because you're going to be getting dirty while tree hunting, doesn't mean you have to compromise style. Fern shows how its done in practical pieces that are kid-friendly, but cute.

  • Santa style 23 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Fern brings the pattern mixing to her second annual visit to see Santa.

  • Pattern mixing queen 24 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    An outfit that mixes patterns is a winner in Fern's book.

  • Black is ALWAYS the new black 25 of 25
    Fern's Top 25 Fashion Moments of 2013

    Black is totally timeless and completely effortless when done right. Fern says "Black will always be the new black. ALWAYS."

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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