Mary Beth is the Co-Founder and VP of Apparel for FashionPlaytes and has over 20 years of experience in producing private label apparel for well-known international brands. At heart, she is an artist and a fashion designer. With summer fast approaching, warm weather fashion is on the minds of many moms and their daughters. To provide some guidance for moms of fashion-obessed youngsters, children’s apparel expert and Co-Founder of FashionPlaytes, a virtual design studio for girl 5-12, Mary Beth Tirrell is offering a quick trend overview for moms and daughters before they hit the racks.
The following is Mary Bethâ€™s breakdown of the top summer fashion trends for tween girls (above is a picture of Mary Beth and her daughter Phaedra, who is wearing a FashionPlaytes outfit that she designed herself) :
– Hawaiian Style: Go tropical chic with vintage surf graphic looks from old Waikiki. Designers and surf brands will be showcasing old school styles from the Aloha state, and this is a fun and sporty look that is accessible for all ages.
– Ombre Color Schemes: This “mono-hue” palette trend will be very popular this summer, and can also extend into building color themes with outfits as girls create their own â€œombre stylizedâ€ ensembles. For example, try pairing royal blue capri pants with powder blue sleeveless shirt and navy blue cotton cardigan â€“ then continue the fun with jewelry and accessories. The key is sticking to the same color family.
– Sailor: Salute to crisp whites paired with striped tee’s and nautical themed graphics and appliquÃ©s. Style the ensemble with a ponytail secured with a bright ribbon, and complete the look with cool white sunglasses.
– Feminine Details: Pretty eyelet and lace trim will sweeten up any summer look. Look for these details on everything from fancy party dresses to a lace-trimmed tank top to add some girliness when paired with a favorite pair of denim shorts.
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