My daughter loves clothes. LOVES clothes. She changes her outfits several times a day and she spends time creating each look. There are no accidents when it comes to her style…everything, down to the very last accessory, is carefully considered. She definitely has an eye for fashion. She’s not a fan of preplanned outfits or matchy-matchy colors and prints. No, this little fashionista mixes, matches, and jumbles things together and always comes out looking great.
She’s that kid. Effortless style with a little bit of sparkle.
She’s an inspiration, really. Her love of style inspires me to shake things up and try new looks, and that’s a good thing. Because who said moms have to follow a script?
The only downside is the laundry. Oh…the laundry. It’s worth it, though, because when a kid walks confidently into each day? Well, you just can’t put a price on that.
I thought that perhaps my son wouldn’t be so fashion forward and focused on outfits. Maybe he would just wear one outfit a day and cut down on the laundry? I thought wrong. For a long time, my little man preferred truck shirts and cargo pants – no big deal. But he’s five now and, I’m not sure if you know this, five is kind of a big deal. These days he wants to dress like some combination of his rocker daddy and John Mayer (his rocker friend.) But little boys aren’t always kind to their clothes…the holes in the knees! So the challenge is to find little rocker Daddy/John Mayer on a budget. Good luck to me….
Enter my good friends at Target.
Have you checked out their back-to-styles for the littles yet? It’s as if they read my mind. Shaun White for Target is pretty much my favorite line for little rocker boy right now. Built kid-tough but looks that go from school to drum kit is exactly what we needed to fill the void.
He fell in love with this plaid shirt in a hot second because it reminds him of a shirt his dad often wears in the studio, and the new skinny canvas pants at Target got him out of baggy cargo pants for the first time ever.
But…we still need a few construction shirts here and there because five is still very much little…and that’s just fine with me. (And OMG – the super soft zip hoodies are amazing this year!)
As for my little fashionista? Let’s just say that I couldn’t get her out of there and she put together some really great looks in under an hour – a new record for her. This polka dot jacket is positively adorable…now if Los Angeles will just cooperate and give us some fall weather to go with it!
Pants can be hard to fit for my long and lean girl, and I can always count on Target to great options for leggings and jeggings and other slim fit pants that look great without breaking the bank.
Don’t you wish you could own this outfit? I do! But enough about us…it’s time for you to get your back-to-school style on! And Practical Parenting and Target are here to help you get started!
We have a $300 Target Gift Card for one lucky winner! (United States only)
Leave me a comment below (HERE on the blog, not on Facebook – that doesn’t count) telling me about your favorite kid fashion moments. I want to hear about all of the funny outfits your child puts together! You have until August 15, 2014 at 5pm EST to enter!
This contest is open to US readers only.
***Please make sure that I have your email address…you can’t win if I can’t find you! Now go ahead and enter, and get over to Target to start planning your shopping spree!
Disclosure: Target provided me with a gift card to try some of their new fall arrivals for kids. All opinions within this post are mine…or those of my children. Little rocker boy thanks you, Target, he is one happy customer!