Do you want your daughter to be the trendiest girl at her school? Stay up-to-date with the latest in girl’s fashion by following these tips.
Talk to any woman and the thing she’ll be most excited about when planning for her daughter is all the amazing outfits she’ll dress her in. When you go to a baby shower, the overwhelming amount of gifts contain some type of clothing item, because why not? It seems that no matter how old a woman is, there’s no such thing as too many clothes.
But these days, what’s trendy and in style seems to change every other day. As a mom, how do you make sure you stay on top of today’s hottest girl’s fashion trends?
As your little girl grows, she’ll go through various stages of finding her own sense of style. From the beginning, you’ll get a great opportunity to help shape the way she views herself and the way she dresses.
- Use Patterns
Going into any store that carries clothes for young girls can be overwhelming. While the number of colors, styles, and patterns give you plenty of options to choose from, how do you know where to start?
Gone are the days where pattern mixing is frowned upon. These days, you’ll see polka dots with stripes, gingham with plaid, you name it! Don’t be afraid to put that perfect chevron top with those floral leggings.
If anyone can pull off patterns, it’s your little girl!
- Mix and Match
One of the best things about all the cute clothes for girls is the ability it gives you to mix and match styles. Say you find a handful of tops you love, but don’t want to buy a matching pair of pants for each. You don’t have to!
A favorite trend with clothes for girls is that they can wear leggings with every outfit. No matter what top you have, you can pair it with a solid or slightly patterned pair of leggings and, voila! You have your perfect outfit!
- Go Big(ger) or Go Home
Let’s be honest, kids grow fast! Between 1 and 2 years old, kids will grow about 10-15 inches and will triple and quadruple in weight. It’s tough to purchase clothes that will fit 2 months down the road.
When looking for trendy clothes for your little girl, don’t be afraid to buy a size or two larger than what she might need at the moment. It can get expensive to continue to buy each time she grows.
One tip is to look for tops that show “slim fit” as they can work on smaller bodies until she grows into it. When it comes to bottoms, gravitate towards those with elastic waistbands so they can grow with her. You can also roll or cuff the bottoms of pants until they’re long enough.
- Let’s Keep It Simple
We know the temptation to always make sure your baby is ahead of the game with her wardrobe, but it will get exhausting and expensive to maintain the ever-changing trends. So how do you keep your little girl stylish without the stress of always buying the new, hot items?
Utilize the downplayed leggings trend with an oversized sweater or fun top. You can also pull in other accessories such as unique shoes or a fun headband that will add some pop to the outfit without making you want to pull your hair out when it goes out of style.
- A Headband a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
These days, it’s almost as if little girls come out of the womb with headbands on. They’re the perfect accessory that adds pop and flair to any kind of outfit.
The best benefits of headbands, besides being stylish, is that they protect babies’ heads from the sun, and can also be a great addition while you wait for your little girl’s hair to grow.
- Layers on Layers
Even as adults, people love using layers to make my outfits more fun. If you’re not sure what to wear, you can pair basics with a unique jacket and the whole outfit feels more complete. You can do the same with your little girl.
Regardless of what you decide to layer, there are so many options to choose from that will make dressing your girl easy and fun! One of the best ways to layer is to use rompers or onesies. This enables you to choose your base that will set the tone for the rest of the outfit.
Paired with a solid pair of leggings, a jacket, and a headband, your little girl will be getting double takes from other babies (and parents!) all day long.
- Let Her Personality Shine
The best part about dressing your little girl is that you get to add your own flair to her style. Little girls can rock a funny graphic tee or a wacky animal print outfit without getting crazy looks from strangers.
Don’t downplay the leopard print or the sequins when it comes to your daughter’s outfits. Adding something like this to her outfit can be a great way to also pull in basics or neutrals so it doesn’t become overwhelming.
Imagine all the things you would wear if you knew you could pull anything off. Now apply these to your daughter!
- Don’t Play by the Rules
When it comes to dressing little girls, there are no rules. The things that might not look good on you might look cute on a child!
For instance, you have to be a special kind of adult to pull off overalls, but for some reason, all kids look cute in them. Try to remember, just because it’s not something you would pick out for yourself doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot when it comes to dressing your little girl.
- What Are Her Strengths?
As we know, not all girls are created the same. This applies to babies too!
If you’ve tried headbands on your little girl numerous times and she isn’t feeling it, try to accessorize in a different way. Or if jeans aren’t working for her legs, opt for lettings instead.
Not quite sure which direction to head? Check out these cute clothes for girls for some inspiration!
There is no wrong way to dress your child, after all, she’s your little girl. Consider that it will make your life, and her life, easier if you know what she likes and what fits her best.
Staying Ahead of Girl’s Fashion
When you feel like you can never stay on top of all the latest trends in girl’s fashion, don’t feel overwhelmed! Stick to these 9 tips and you’ll be sure to raise a self-confident and trendy young woman.
If you aren’t quite sure where you start, don’t be afraid to ask for help! Instead of spending your time feeling stressed, check out these amazing resources that will give you some fashion advice, but will also be a great read for beauty tips and product reviews.