My girl Lilou is almost 4 and I feel everyday that she wants to have a say in what she wears more and more. My first thoughts were “Really?! Already?!” and I must admit that first I was not so happy about it… Part of letting go the tiny baby that she once was, I guess. Now I’m getting quite excited to see her develop her own sense of style, well…most of the time, but let’s be honest, sometimes I get horrified…
We agreed she could choose her complete outfit once in a while and I thought about making a little series of Lilou’s picks here.
Today she chose to mix leopard leggings with her elephant Mini Rodini sweater and I was thrilled! Mixing patterns and colours, a nice idea for spring! Adding a little denim jacket for colder days and we’re good to go. I would have combined this look with her black Converse shoes, but she on the other hand, likes some sparkle… so the golden glitter sandal it is. “They match the golden buttons on my denim coat, mama!” Oh my… did she just say that?! I guess she truly is my girl…
Enjoy your mixing and matching too!
Lilou is wearing a Mini Rodini pink sweater. You can find it here.
She mixed it with leopard print leggings, similar here.
You may be thinking these are the most simple, obvious elements of summer style ever. You’re right. BUT finding the quality items that last you a lifetime aren’t so obvious. I consider these essentials to all wardrobes and here are the details:
1. A panama hat. Janessa Leone’s quality is pretty incomparable, especially if you are used to getting cheapos. Highly recommend investing in a hat basically made just for you! (Gloria Hat HERE)
2. A great MONOCHROME bikini. Triangl Swimmwear fits fantastic, has a great material, and gives you a sense of modernness compared to the usual over-printed suit. (Indiana Ice Bikini HERE)
3. Simple white tee. I used to op-out and just have a ton of plain white tee’s from Forever 21. (Which always end up with holes and feel like sand paper.) I finally invested in a T by Alexander Wang and will never go back. This is ACNE Men’s. Great quality and oversized! (Limit Cotton TShirt HERE)
Now for a Panama hat for the kiddos!! This can barely be considered a DIY, it requires no sewing & about 2 minutes! Here is how I fix up the tacky prints you find on kid’s hats today.
You can find leather and Barge Cement at Tandy’s Leather and other leather good stores. A lot of time they are even willing to give away their scraps! These two hats are different, the finished product is a fedora from Target.