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Meet Malin and Josephine

Kid Street Style- Malin and Josephine

Up next in our kid street style series are two cute sisters that have got their style down. With a combination of patterns and colors that take toddler and preschool style to a whole new level, Malin and Josephine, who live in the Bay Area, are worth checking out.

When mom love clothes

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Bettina Crawford Photography

While Josephine, who is 18-months-old and Malin, who just turned four, certainly have their own favorites in their closet (Malin in particular!), their stylish, creative mama, Denise, plays a bit of a hand in their style as well. With a degree and background in fashion merchandising (Psst! She used to work at Barney’s!), Denise loves dressing them and calls their look “tomboy chic meets urban hipster.”

Denise shares with us, “Malin has started to develop her own style, which has been fun to watch grow. She loves mixing patterns and colors, as well as picking out her own outfits and even outfits for her sister and myself.”

Where to shop

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Bettina Crawford Photography

With looks that certainly didn’t come off of the rack, Denise shares her favorite places to shop for the girls. “I have grown an appreciation for small business owners and for other mamas who are doing this,” Denise, who owns an Etsy shop, Wiselooks, tells us. “I’ve found so many great companies via Etsy and Instagram where I love to buy clothes for the girls.”

Some of Denise’s favorite shops for clothes and accessories for Malin and Josephine include Duchess and Lion (Instagram: @duchessandlionco), James Vincent (Instagram: @jamesvincentdesignco) and Neve/Hawk (Instagram: @neveandhawk).

For basics and staples, Denise hits up her favorite mainstream shops to fill-in Malin and Josephine’s wardrobes, such as GAP, Peek, American Apparel, and Zara.

Get Malin and Josephine’s look

Kid Street Style

To recreate Malin and Josephine’s kid street style look for your own girl, give some of these pieces a try.

Brown Floral Headscarf, Wiselooks via Etsy, $15
Brown Sugar Soft Linen and Dots Bloomies, James Vincent, $35
Kids Printed Cotton Spandex Jersey Short Sleeve Leotard, American Apparel, $26
Salt Water Sandals, Zappos, $30

For more looks inspired by these stylish girls

Keep up with these stylin’ sisters on their mama’s Instagram account, @wiselooksmama, where she regularly posts sweet pictures of the girls and always tags the brands that they are wearing. You can also find Denise on her Etsy Shop, Wiselooks.

Do you have a little one with street style? Let us know!
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The royal baby turns 1!

Prince George Birthday Photo

 Photo credit: John Stillwell, AP

It was a year ago that the entire world seemed to be on “royal baby watch,” anticipating the arrival of the offspring of the beloved Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton. And, eventually he did arrive, on July 22, 2013 — with nearly as much media attention as the royal wedding itself — as the Prince of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis. Since then, we’ve been watching the adorable Prince George grow, devouring glimpses of him when we could and learning how Kate is a regular mum (Royals, they’re just like us, right?).

With the arrival of his first birthday today, Prince George has captured our hearts again with this sweet photograph released by the royal family, showing the Prince walking, unassisted, for the first time to the public. Happy birthday, sweet George!

Get the look: Prince George’s birthday style

Prince George First Birthday Style

The overalls that Prince George is wearing are obviously being coveted by moms around the world right now. While some sources are claiming they are sold out, we did find an online retailer who has a few pair in stock. The very sweet Petit Bateau Forcing Striped Overalls are actually on sale on Look.com right now for $45. But, if you want a pair, grab them as soon as you can, because they’re not going to last! Some great alternatives include the Petit Bateau Light Denim Overalls ($48, limited quantities) and even Old Navy’s Railroad-Striped Overalls ($17).

Prince George’s little polo-style shirt is simple as can be. In a classic navy, you can easily pick up one at your favorite place to shop for your little guy. Or, it’s likely that he already has one in his closet. We used an Old Navy Uniform Polo ($7) because they are always a steal and fit well. You may want to consider a polo-style onesie to keep it pulled down and smooth under his overalls, like the Ralph Lauren Cotton Layette Bodysuit ($25), which is also monogrammable, a detail that we’re sure the Duke and Duchess would approve of.

For the perfect just-walking shoes, we matched Prince George’s outfit with Pediped’s Original Martin Shoes ($35). These are a bit sportier than the classic British Early Days Alex Pre-Walkers that Prince George appears to be wearing, but they’re also much more practical. To be worn with or without basic navy socks, they do double-duty for any prince, allowing him to cruise in comfort as he’s learning to walk, as well as being stylish. We think the green stitching on the Pedipeds are a nice addition of a pop of color!

What do you think of Prince George’s style?
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A summertime tradition

When life gives you lemons… you convince your mom to help you make lemonade for a lemonade stand, of course! These sweet lemonade stand-worthy outfits for kids will surely have her selling out in no time.

Dress for success

Lemonade Stand Style 1. Lemon One-Piece Romper, GAP, $18 2. Local Hat, Tiny Whales, $18 3. Lemons Make Lemonade Tee, kate&james, $20 4. Organic Knot Lemon Print Headband & Organic Lemon Print Shorts, Little Big Dreamers, $14-18 5. Faye Skirt, Peek, $36 6. Mini Boden Washed Summer Sport Shirt, Nordstrom, $21-32 7. Lemonade Ruffle Tank, Crazy 8, $8

Lemonade stand style… all year long

While lemonade stands tend to be a seasonal venture, you can keep these lemonade stand-inspired styles in your little entrepreneurs’ closets all year long. Despite having a distinct summery feel, they can transition into fall with an added layer over or under each piece. How sweet would that lightweight yellow skirt look with a pair of thick, knit charcoal ribbed tights and a chunky cardigan? Or, add a soft, long-sleeved white thermal tee to that handsome yellow gingham shirt for an outfit that he can wear as he plans his next money-making summer gig.

Did your kids have a lemonade stand this summer?
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Put a little style into their 4th of July

If there was ever a holiday for bright and colorful outfits, the 4th of July is it! But, just because this star-spangled holiday is all about going all-American, that doesn’t mean you have to plaster your kids in the American flag to achieve your 4th of July style. Check out these pieces that will dress you little guys and sweet girls in cool patriotic style, without looking like you walked straight out of Uncle Sam’s closet.

For the girls

4th of July Girl Style

Edie Dress, Pink Chicken, $56
Printed Gauze Sundress, Old Navy, $18
Star Printed Denim Bubble Short, GAP, $25
Red Glitter Tiny TOMS Mary Janes, TOMS, $38
Mimmi Slip On Sneaker, Hanna Andersson, $35

You can have so much fun with fireworks-inspired outfits for girls on 4th of July. Break out the sequins and don’t be afraid to do some mix-and-matching of patterns for your mini-firecracker! The best part? All of these pieces can easily be worn on their own, or in other outfits, post-4th of July.

For the boys

4th of July Boy Style

Henley Shirt, H&M, $13
Boys Independence Shirt, Peek, $28
Graphic Boys T-Shirt, Mini Boden, $21
Striped Matchback Shorts, The Children’s Place, $13
Native Jefferson Kids, Native Shoes, $32

Your little guy probably already has some 4th of July-ready clothes to pick from in his closet, since reds and blues are already hot on the boy-style scene. If you’re looking for something fresh to brighten up his wardrobe for the holiday, use one of these cool items to inspire a new outfit. Don’t forget to grab anything nautical-inspired, which is super hot in boys’ clothes right now and can also easily work for some Americana child style for 4th of July.

Tips for 4th of July child style

Start with these tips for easy, fun fireworks-worthy outfits for your kids for the 4th:

  • Go to the source first: Start with what they already have in their closets! It’s likely that your kids already have a piece or two to get you started on their 4th of July outfits, including some good old jeans shorts or a sweet chambray dress from spring.
  • Stars verses stripes: While you’ll likely come across far more stripes to pick from in the stores, it will be hard to resist a pop of star patterns for their 4th of July outfits. If you’re going for a toned-down, casual 4th of July look, we suggest sticking to one pattern — either stars or stripes — to keep things simple and chic.
  • Don’t forget about white: Using white in their 4th of July outfits may be dangerous (hello, ketchup!), but it also provides a nice, clean outfit palate for adding fun 4th of July patterns. For example, start with a cute white eyelet sundress for your little girl, adding as much 4th of July glitz and glam as you please in the rest of her outfit.
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Stock up of these stylish summer accessories for kids

Summertime is finally here and we’re ditching what’s in for the school year and replacing it with what’s in for summer fun. These summer accessories for kids are at the top of our style-must-haves, so stock up on what your kids will need to keep them cool, hip and happening, all summer long!

Stylish summer accessory #1: Goggles

Summer Accessories for Kids

For kids who think swim goggles are an absolute summer must-have, they’re going to do back flips (off the diving board, of course!), over the collection from Bling2O. Your kids will loved that these goggles are decked out — covered in cupcake sprinkles, heart-shaped bling and more — and you’ll love that they fit your kids’ little faces well in the pool and that they come with cases to avoid crushed lenses in the bottom of swim bags.

Top: Bling2O Raspberry Cheesecake Sprinkle Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22
Middle: Bling2O Sea Monster Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22
Bottom: Bling2O Peppermint Swirl Heart Shaped Swim Goggles, Nordstrom, $22

Stylish summer accessory #2: Bathing caps

Summer Accessories for Kids

Dolphin & Shark Swim Caps, Pottery Barn Kids, $16 each

Three cheers for moms who have kids who will wear swim caps — they can be a lifesaver for little ones with long hair who love to be in the pool. If they still need a little convincing, this swimmingly cool swim cap duo from Pottery Barn Kids might catch their eyes, available in a dolphin for her and a shark for him. They do make you swim much faster, right, Mom? (Wink, wink!)

Stylish summer accessory #3: Beach towels

Kids' Summer Accessories Kids’ Lobster Shaped Beach Towel & Kids’ Seahorse Shaped Beach Towel, Lands’ End, $26 each

So many summers, so many beach towels. Grabbing some new towels at the beginning of summer is a fun way to kick-off the season… and we know that you’re missing half of the ones you bought last year anyway. These unique-shaped beach towels from Lands’ End will catch your kids’ eyes and will put an end to the “Mom, where’s my towel?” shouts at the local pool — these will be easy to spot!

Stylish summer accessory #4: Swim Fins

Summer Accessories for KidsMermaid Fin, Finis, $32 & Wave Monofin, Finis, $60

When it comes to summer accessories for kids, we’re guessing that accessories that will teach them to be a mermaid or a dolphin are going to win, flippers down. But, not only are these flippers cool, they will also serve double-duty in the lake or pool, helping to teach your little swimmers even more confidence and build more strength while they’re in the water. (Psst! These can both be extended up to adult sizes too, so give take them on a spin yourself… after your little ones have retired for the night!)

What are the must-have summer accessories in your home?
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7 summer dresses for girls

My favourite time of the year has finally come! I am a huge fan of summer fashion for myself and for my kidlets. No more bundling up in bulky coats, boots, scarves and mittens. No, just put on a light, comfortable summer outfit in a beautiful bright colour and you’re good to go for a day of fun in the sun! What is my top must-have for my daughter’s summer wardrobe? Adorable summer dresses, of course! My daughter loves to enjoy herself outdoors as much as she can during the summer months. She is constantly rolling down grassy hills, building sandcastles, jumping through sprinklers and going for bike rides. But, she also loves to wear fun and stylish clothing.

Dresses are a great wardrobe item to have when the temperatures rise. They’re cool, cute and perfect to throw on first thing in the morning and go! We’re always on the lookout for great dresses that can last through many days of play but still look adorable, and this summer season I’ve found some lovely ones! Take a look at these seven great dresses that your little girl will absolutely live in this summer!

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Mini Boden Daisy Summer Dress
GAP Kids Stripe drawstring dress
Organic cotton summer dress
Hanna Andersson In The Mix Sundress
Tea Collection Medina dress
Hatley scattered anchor dress
Girls embroidered cotton gauze dress

1)Mini Boden Daisy summer dress – $36 – This dress is a beautiful pop of colour that’s perfect for a breezy summer day! This whimsical dress is a great addition to a little girl’s summer wardrobe.

2)GAP Kids stripe drawstring dress – $26 – I love the nautical feel of this striped dress! Lightweight and sleeveless and ready for the playground!

3)Organic cotton summer dress – $38 – How sweet is this floral dress? Made with organic cotton, it is light and airy and a summer staple for your little girl.

4)Hanna Andersson In The Mix sundress – $42 – I love the pairing of these two different prints on this dress! The vibrant yellow and bright blue are a great combination that just screams “summertime!”

5)Tea Collection Medina beach sundress – $39 – I can just imagine my little girl wearing this dress while having a picnic in the park. It is made of 100% cotton, so it’s fabulous for hot summer days.

6)Hatley Scattered Anchors jersey dress – $39 – This is another nautical pick that is great for a beach day or a day spent by the pool. Comfy and extremely durable material — a must for summer clothing!

7)Embroidered Cotton Gauze dress – $22 – When I think of summer dresses, I think of dresses like this! Gorgeous bright colours and lightweight, gauzy material that can be worn during a scorching summer day and paired with a sweater or jacket when it cools down in the evening.

What are your little girls’ summer wardrobe staples? What shops are your favourite for adorable summer dresses?
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The ultimate Father’s Day gift for Dad: Declaring your love

Who is the hardest person in your house to shop for, even when it comes to a holiday that’s dedicated to him? That’s right… the dads! Grab one of these adorable Father’s Day shirts for your kiddos to sport on Father’s Day that are the perfect add-on to whatever you get Dad for his special day. They’ll easily make even the hardest dad become an instant softy. Don’t forget, there also great alternatives to each of these shirts to celebrate the other father figures in your child’s life as well. Check out the grandpa, great-grandpa and uncle shirts, too!

Father’s Day shirts that will make Dad smile

Fathers Day Shirts for Kids

1. Father’s Day Shirt for Girls, Cara’s Playground via Etsy, $30
2. Keep Calm and Hug Daddy Shirt, Humor Apparel via Etsy, $10
3. Dad Makes Me Smile Puff-Sleeve Graphic Tee, Old Navy, $9
4. I Love My Dad Tees, Old Navy, $6
5. Father’s Day Shirt, TNTees via Etsy, $28
6. Father’s Day Shirt for Boys, Cara’s Playground via Etsy, $30
7. Woodgrain Father’s Day Tattoo Shirt, Charlie and Sarah via Etsy, $30

Do you have Father’s Day outfits planned for your kids?
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When mom is a clothing designer

Who knows clothes for kids best? That’s right… moms! These kids’ clothing lines, all designed and some even handcrafted by very talented moms, are carving out a place in the world of child style. See what these moms have been working on, when they’re not on parenting-duty, and give their inspired designs for kids a try.

1. City Kid

Clothing Lines for Kids: City Kid

You don’t have to live in the city to fall in love with the designs of Claudia, the mom behind the kids’ clothing line, City Kid. Using a cool method that uses both old and new fabrics (she started by making her daughter dresses out of her husband’s old shirts!), Claudia makes custom, one-of-a-kind clothes that are soft, wearable and fun.

Find City Kid on their website at citykidstyle.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and keep an eye on Claudia’s blog for a behind-the-scenes look at her life.

Pictured above: City Kid Dream Catcher Racerback Dress, $46

2. Kallio

Kids' Clothing Lines: Kallio

Another kids’ clothing line that takes innovation, style and eco-friendliness to the next level is Kallio, created by mom-to-be, Karina Kallio. Her designs use vintage adult clothing back to life in the form of some of the hippest clothes for kids you’ve ever seen. Her designs are simple and classic, with fits that will easily make her pieces the ones that your kids want to wear over and over and over again.

Visit the Kallio website to see their newest designs and check out this super cute, super quick video that takes you through the process of making a men’s dress shirt into a girl’s dress.

Pictured above: Kallio Hooded Shirt, $84

3. Züpers

Kids' Clothing Lines: Zupers

From clothing designer to mom and back to clothing designer again, Wendy Feller, the mom behind the kid’s clothing line, Züpers, solves a problem with her designs that most moms with girls can relate to: holes in the knees of her daughter’s beloved leggings. With super-reinforced knees and a fit that lends to girl power play (there are even little hidden pockets for treasures!), Züpers are an aha moment for so many moms.

Find more about Züpers on their website, zupergirls.com. Check out the latest styles, as they become available, on the Züpers Facebook page.

Pictured above: Züpers Long Charlotte Leggings, $35

4. Little Hip Squeaks

Kids' Clothing Lines: Little Hip Squeaks

For moms who are all about kids’ clothing lines that feature graphic prints, look no further than the mom-designed, Brooklyn-based Little Hip Squeaks. Mom, Amy Robinson, has taken Little Hip Squeaks from a hobby to a successful business, even taking Etsy by storm, in just a few short years and if you peek at her sweet, hip designs, it will be easy to see why.

You can shop Little Hip Squeaks directly on their website at littlehipsqueaks.com. Be sure to add Little Hip Squeaks to the brands that you follow on Instagram as well!

Pictured above: The Swing Dress, Anchor, $39 and The Cozy Short, Anchor, $25

5. Girls Will Be

Kids' Clothing Lines: Girls Will Be

A cool idea that was brought to life by a couple of cool moms (and one cool guy!), Girls Will Be is a kids’ clothing line that keeps in mind that not every girl wants to be decked out in pink ruffles and purple bows. With designs that speak to the girl crowd that just says no to dresses and clothes that girls are typically “suppose to” wear, without sacrificing fit, Girls Will Be is a girl’s go-to brand for ditching all things girly.

Find out more about Girls Will Be on their website, girlswillbehq.com. They are also on Facebook and Pinterest.

Pictured above: Girls Will Be Eep Op Woot Shirt, $24

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Meet Beckem

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Erin Perkins Photography

Meet Beckem, our first kid street style feature. At just 4 years old, this kid has more style in his adorable dimples than most of us will ever have. Check out Beckem’s street style and how to recreate the look for your little guy.

Notes from his stylist: Mom

Kid Street Style

Photo credit: Brooks Scribner Photography

Most of the time, we know that behind a super styling kid is typically a mom who is making his outfits rock. For Beckem, that mom is Jess, who confesses that if it were up to Beckem, he’d be wearing superhero pajamas 24/7.

Instead, this mama (who is pretty darn stylish herself, if you ask us!) whips up fantastic outfits for her little guy — they’re often casual and ready for adventure, with a kick of cool and an unexpected element. Did you catch that captain’s hat above? Status quo for Beckem’s street style.

Where to shop

Kid Street Style

 Photo credit: Brooks Scribner Photography

Jess also told us that when she’s shopping for Beckem, she starts with her favorites that are mom-based businesses. “I like the idea of one mom supporting another — we need to stick together!” she says. “We’re all working two jobs, 24/7, so if I’m going to spend my hard-earned cash on clothes for Beckem, I’d rather support someone who’s doing the same.”

And, some favorites? For mainstream stores, Jess often picks up clothes for Beckem at H&M and ZARA. For mom-based businesses, Jess heads straight to the source, Instagram, for inspiration and shopping, including @wunwaykids, @prefresh and @freshlypicked.

Get Beckem’s look

Kid Street StyleWe pulled some pieces that we thought your own little guy would like, if you’re going for a look that’s similar to Beckem’s. Check them out!

Hat: Kids’ Stripe Trilby Hat in Navy, Crewcuts, $30
Shirt: RAD T-Shirt, Prefresh, $32
Shoes: Weathered Brown Moccasins, Freshly Picked, $60
Pants: Colored Twill Trousers, ZARA, $30

For more Beckem-inspired styles

To keep up with what Beckem is wearing — and more importantly, how he’s wearing it — check out his mama’s Instagram account, @jesscaskey. You can also find Jess and her own gorgeous creations at @caskeydesign or caskeydesign.com.

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Go local, or go home

You love your city, your state and your little corner of this big, beautiful country with every ounce of your body and you want to shout it from the rooftops… or maybe you just want a cool city-centric tee for your tot. Either way, these t-shirts that feature different cities are hot right now, for kids of all ages (and even adults!). Grab one for the place you call home.

Where do you call home?

City Shirts for Kids

1. New York: Brooklyn Toddler T-Shirt, HighFidelityDisCo via Etsy, $20
2. Boston: Wicked Awesome Kids T-Shirt, SickFeet via Etsy, $20
3. California: Boys Surf Graphic Tee, Old Navy, $13
4. Portland: Heart Portland Kids T-Shirt, Little Bay Root via Etsy, $18
5. Chicago: I Heart Chicago Shirt, SamAndCoop via Etsy, $25
6. State Shirts: Kids Home T, The Home. T, $28
7. Los Angeles: Loyal to Los Angeles T, Smash Trasist via Etsy, $22

Find your own city

Don’t see your hometown? Head straight to Etsy where you’ll find the coolest, most original selection of city- and state-centric shirts for your kids. And the best part? When you order a shirt for your hometown, it’s likely that it comes from a local designer or seller!

How do you show love for your hometown?
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