As Olivia is getting older, she is becoming more and more specific (fussy) over what she does and doesn’t like to wear. As is expected with kids of her age, tweens, she’s taking more of an interest in the way she looks and what she is wearing. Whilst we’re not at the designer clothes stage just yet. She is vocal about what she does and doesn’t like and favours certain styles, silhouettes and has her favourite outfits, who doesn’t!
Being in tween territory now, she has become more relaxed in what she will try on. This has given her a better idea of what suits her body and what type and style she prefers. When we first started this blog, Olivia’s Outfits were a weekly thing and we documented what she was wearing and her favourite outfits. As life took over and Olivia decided to take a step back from this, we slowly stopped covering her outfit choices as a gradual progression for the blog. You can still find past posts in the Olivia’s Outfits Archives should you wish to get a better look at what she likes to wear.
Now the warmer temperatures are here – hopefully, to stay, we are yet again, looking for new additions to her summer wardrobe as she has had another growth spurt since last year.
This makes her taller than me at this moment in time. I knew this day would come but I had hoped not at 12! With our summer holiday at the end of July, I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at what she will be packing to take with her on our week away.
She always has been, and probably always will be a dress kind of girl. The longer and flowier the better as far as she is concerned. We will be keeping our eyes out for some cute age appropriate maxi dresses. The past couple of years the dipped hem or up-down dresses have been her favourite. Along with the Bardot style dresses which she sported for the first time last year and really do suit her figure right now. This style, complete with her hair in a bun makes her look so grown up as I found out on our holiday last year!
Mainly denim but also jersey boxer style shorts too to just relaxing at home.
Shorts are so versatile and we always have a few pairs in for hot days so she can mix and match with some of her favourite tops. Chances are she will be spending a lot of time in her shorts this year, as she did last week when we enjoyed some warmer weather. Her favourite style is to pair with her shorts is a loose fitted tee.
She has tops that are great on their own or layered up with a vest underneath. She also recently paired some shorts with a cropped jumper for one of our walks which looked great on her!
Loose Fitted Tee’s
As mentioned above, Olivia’s favourite top is definitely a loose titted Tee. She feels comfier and cooler as opposed to having a tight fitting one she feels restricted in. So we will be finding some tops that can be paired with shorts and leggings alike that will not only look great but also help her to keep cool this summer.
Now, this style has always been a bit hit and miss so we usually stick to the pinafore style dresses as playsuits etc didn’t really suit her. Until we found a gorgeous black and white striped suit from a local charity shop which suits her perfectly. We will definitely be on the lookout for more dungarees similar to this one to add to her summer wardrobe this year.
What style of clothes do your kids prefer for the summer?
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