There’s a lack of toddler fashion analysis in the media today. You can’t find it in Elle. You can’t find it in Marie Claire. You can’t even find it in Cosmo. So Ali and I have recognized this reporting gap and have decided to fill it.

  • Just because you have less stature than an umbrella doesn’t mean you can’t be a style icon. Don’t sell yourself short! IMG_4238
  • The funkier, the better. There is nothing wrong with mixing flowers and stripes. To really turn up the funk, be sure to wear your Hello Kitty boots. On the wrong feet. IMG_4128
  • Another great way to showcase your style is to choose your glasses based on the highlights of your shirt. Not the main color, mind you – that’d be too matchy-matchy.IMG_4388
  • Corduroy Stripes are also a great way to show your style. A great tip to remember: if a pair of pants would look like clown pants on an adult, they’re perfect for a toddler.
  • However, clown pants or not, an outfit may feel a little bland to a two year old. So there’s nothing wrong with adding accessories.

    And an extra skirt.

    And a Greek dancing skirt.

    In fact, when in doubt, just wear your entire toddler wardrobe at once. IMG_4154

  • Fall colors are perfect for a fall wardrobe, especially paired with Mommy’s high-school-era favorite style of shoes. Oh, the good old days of wearing Bostons in High School… IMG_4185
  • It’s not ALWAYS necessary to be dressed up. Even in your best friend comes over dressed in a pretty pretty party dress, if you are at your own house, it is fully permissible to stay in your jammies all day.

    As long as you pair it with some classy accessories: IMG_4189

  • And finally, for extra dressy occasions, it never hurts to borrow clothes from said best friend. After all, the dress is always pinker on the other side…
  • Oh – and Wings are TOTALLY “in” this year for the most formal of occasions.

And, that’s a wrap.

To the fashion editors of Elle, Marie Claire, and Cosmo who are reading this post and absolutely DYING to pick it up for your publication: I am willing to talk. But you should know that my models are quite the divas and demand generous royalties.

16 thoughts on “Fall Fashion Report, For The (Drastically) Shorter Consumer.

  1. Ali is so adorable! I just don't even know what to say. Thanks for filling in that fashion gap. Now, if you could explain to me why the stores all believe that little boys NEVER need to dress nice, I'd appreciate it.

  2. Too adorable!!! I was planning to shop for my four year old this weekend. Now I know exactly what to look for!!!!!

  3. Our girls could totally be BFFs. With fashion sense!

    I love, love, love those striped corduroy pants. Where did you get them?

  4. I'm so glad wings are back! I'm sure I have some around here somewhere…or maybe that's a broom! HA!

    I die a million deaths every time I see her curls!

  5. Ali is so stinkin' cute! I can just see the curls bouncing when she runs!!
    I totally agree… the more patterns you mix the better!

  6. I'm with Jackamo. What's up with the boys clothes?!!? Shopped for literally hours this year just to get some decent play clothes for fall. Maybe I'll have to write the post for the little boys.
    Ali and AJ are great models. So adorable!

  7. It is pretty funny what we put our kids in–i.e., the clown pants. Some of Emma's little outfits were precious, but no self-respecting adult would wear them.

    Cute pics.

  8. That skirt and Greek dance skirt outfit is classic! Esme would be drooling… Of course, the fancy fairy wing outfit would work for any occasion, too. Like to bed instead of jammies…

    And I am jealous of those gorgeous curls.

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