Whether you're a fan of cute little critters on the butt of soft cotton pants or sweet pastel rompers, you can probably agree that dressing kids is extremely fun. Even if you think your own fashion sense is lacking, it's not hard to dress and accessorize your child so well that all of a sudden, you've officially given birth to a stylish kid who dresses better than most adults. Um. How did that happen?
Maybe it's because adults can't buy their clothes at Carter's or Baby Gap, but it could also be that kids can just get away with anything. Your daughter wants to don a sparkly tutu with bright red rain boots and a cardigan? She officially looks adorable, spunky, and confident. However, if I tried that same look? Well, I'd look like Ace Ventura, let's be honest.
Having some great staples in your kid's wardrobe is step one to making them tiny fashionistas, but fun accessories and their favorite items are what give their outfits the spark of personality everyone loves. These 17 kids definitely take fashion to a new level, making me utterly jealous of their style and closet and providing fashion inspiration to your little one.
Who knew black and white could look so stylish? This little guy is killing it in his black rain boots and hoodie, but those items would be nothing without his confidence. I only look that fierce after a few cocktails and a pep talk to myself in the bar bathroom. (Lies. I never look that fierce.)
Is "layering like a boss" a phrase? Well, it is now thanks to this sassy little lady. If I wore this, everyone would ask if the Muppet I killed for my vest suffered much. Instead, little Vico looks fun, spunky, and ready to take on the world. Totes jealous.
You know how you can have everything right, but still feel like you didn't make it with your accessories? That's why we all need a little Ruby as our stylist. I mean, girl's got it done. I love the delicate ruby slipper charm just hitting right in the middle of all those beads. Perfection. I can't even pick out earrings.
Hi, Maddy. Want to be BFFs? She's a mixture of some gorgeous 1950s Cuban fashion model (thanks to those prints) and Greek goddess in this outfit, but she still looks totally playful and appropriate for her age. Love.
The tights! The boots! The perfect winter layers! If these items were in my size, I'd buy the lot and still not look nearly as adorable as she does.
6. Kolin and Karson
I love matching siblings, especially when they're not wearing floral dresses and lace-trimmed hats a la every early 1990s Olan Mills portrait of siblings. These two look so hip and I'm giving them all the heart eyes for those glasses and the way they styled their hats. Boom, babies.
Does little G not look like he just walked out of some perfect ski chalet? Perfect for a boy, this outfit is not only totes stylish, but won't interfere with his play time or general mischief-causing time.
Oh my word. That face! And let me tell you something, Livia, when I wear ear muffs, I look like a total dork. You look chic and so sophisticated. How do you do it?
Well hey there, Estavan. Cool is the perfect word to describe his style, but I love how effortless it is. He looks like he's ready to charm the entire world, and you know what? I think he can totally do it.
Sandals and knee highs look ridic on me, Mabel, but you are rocking it unbelievably well. And props for matching your juice box.
I have been looking for a mustard yellow sweater all my life and here is Luke looking darling in one. Is he not rocking every style dream you've ever had? I mean, he's basically a walking Anthropologie mannequin right now. (But a billion times cuter.)
Those bright colors are so sweet and perfectly paired with those shoes! Lillian is letting you know loud and clear that she is a girl with her own mind and interests.
Brody matched his sweater to his hat, and looks incredibly adorable in doing so. Such a simple outfit, but it makes him look so grown up and like such a little fella all at the same time. I love everything about it and wish I had a sweater that color, too. Oh and the hat. Obviously.
14. The Sniteman Twins
No one else in the world can pull off striped jumpers. If I wore these outfits, everyone would assume I busted out of an old-timey jail. But the Sniteman twins? They just look like so much fun.
Little Madden doesn't just rock cool clothes, he spreads a message with them. Hipsters don't have anything on you, little one. You keep doing you.
Oh India. You are so lovely and darling in these soft knits from Miou Kids that I'm half-tempted to turn my entire wardrobe into a knit fest. She looks ready to explore, right? But also ready to snuggle up with a book and enjoy a Sunday afternoon getting lost.
And there it is, folks. Perfect tutu-esque skirt, red rain boots, and a sweet cardigan. And little J kills it from every single angle. I'm trying this outfit immediately. It's too whimsical and sweet not to, am I right?
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