While getting the kids out the door on time in the morning may be your top priority when it comes to new year’s resolutions for the family, we love the idea of setting some style resolutions, too. We know how much they love wearing the same jeans and t-shirt every single day, but try breaking your kids out of their fashion rut and you might be surprised by the results.
Wear More Color
For 2016, resolve to add more color to their wardrobe. And no, grey doesn’t count. Not only do bright pops of color look awesome with more neutral shades, but there’s evidence pointing to the benefit colors have on our moods. Orange can inspire social behavior and can put others at ease. The color yellow is thought to make people feel happier and promote motivation and concentration. The color blue can have a calming effect (great for threenagers!). Green is associated with health and well-being and the color red is thought to increase athletic ability.
Ready to add some color to your kid’s life? Shop these cool kids clothes:
East Side Vest in Warm Olive: A pop of yellow looks so cool layered over a flannel shirt or a hoodie. We love the all seasons aspect of our vests. Perfect for spring and fall and if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with warmer winters, you’ll be good to go through the colder months, too.
Thumbhole Raglan Tee in Racing Red: If she doesn’t already have a thumbhole shirt in her wardrobe, you’re missing out on a cool kids trend that’s also super functional for the winter. No more bunched up sleeves when putting on her coat, plus the sleeves also cover her hands to keep them warm.
Gym Sweats for Boys in Clementine: A good pair of sweatpants is an essential in his wardrobe. Why not make these old school style gym sweats in a gorgeous shade of orange part of his weekly rotation?
There’s nothing quite like seeing a kid all snazzed up in their Sunday best and we don’t see any reason to wait until a fancy occasion either. We love a boy who wears a bowtie with a shirt and jeans or a girl who sports a casual tee or sweatshirt with a frilly skirt and combat boots. And our fancy-ish faux fur coat (a North West style favorite) happens to look good with everything!
Girls Confetti Skirt: This cool girls skirt will be a hit no matter what style she chooses to go with up top. A funky logo tee or a thumbhole shirt both look super cute when paired with our ultra popular Confetti Skirt in Ink Blue. For bonus points, we say go with combat boots or high-tops.
Boys Bow Tie: Black tie events need not be the only time for him to tie one on–especially when the bowtie has an easy peasy adjustable hook and eye closure. From school picture day to family dinners on the town, a bow tie is an exceptionally stylish look for little boys.
Faux Fur Coat in Cameo Pink: This coat has become something of a fashion icon thanks to a certain member of the Kardashian/West clan sporting it around town. We can all take a page from North West’s book and make a resolution to make every day a fashion moment–regardless of where we’re going.
Break the Rules
The most important fashion rule when it comes to kids style? There are no rules! Kids are allowed–and encouraged–to mix prints, colors and patterns with abandon. We love the effortlessly cool style that kids are born with. Let them have fun with their wardrobes. When you give them the right building blocks, like a classic pair of kids jeans, a cool vintage-inspired jacket for boys or fun stretchy pants for girls, every outfit they choose will inevitably look cool–and that’s something they can carry with them throughout the new year!