It’s a Wrap! Holiday Dressing for Kids

Whether you’re snapping a pic with Santa or heading out to a family party, it’s that time of year to get the kids gussied up without the fuss. From the latest trends to clothes they can still goof around in, here are clothes that will add some sparkle to their holiday!

On the set of NBC’s Today show.
On the set of NBC’s Today show.

TARTAN ANGELS

There’s hardly a print that looks more wrapped up like a present than tartan. It ruled the designers’ runways like it’s charming our mini-mes, here in separates and a handmade twirly frock that instantly looks festive. The weight of the fabric provides added warmth for cold-weather play and paired with a knitted scarf, patent boots and tights, these girls might just skip their outwear when running out to play.

Daddy looks sleek and sophisticated in a modern blue suit that bears a stunning resemblance to Prince Harry’s engagement ensemble. We’ve ditched the tie so he can chase after the little ones, but keep the fancy pocket square so he looks polished—yet perhaps can still dab wet noses.

Baby

Ruffle Bow Top, $32, janieandjack.com

Ruffle Plaid Skirt, $42, janieandjack.com

Classic Tights, $16, janieandjack.com

Sueded Lace Up Ballet Flat, $14.99, oldnavy.com

Rosette Barrett, $14.99, janieandjack.com

Toddler Front

Valerie Twirly Dress, from $30, rennyanddot.com

Handmade Scarf, from $18, rennyanddot.com

Patent Boots, $17.48, childrensplace.com

Dad

Modern Subtle Texture Suit Jacket, $74.99, perryellis.com

Modern Subtle Texture Suit Pant, $31.80, perryellis.com

Gradient Dot Silk Pocket Square, $29.50, bananarepublic.gap.com

Everson Italian Leather Oxford, $158, bananarepublic.gap.com

DAPPER DANDIES

These fine young gentlemen represent two globally trending styles—first the Western camel-hued vest and American-made bowtie versus the Nordic sweater trend. Additionally, stretchy, slim-fit corduroy pants that are so super comfortable make for easy games of tag and the navy brogues a snappy finish.

Model Left

Herringbone Vest, $14.99, Gymboree.com

Plaid Shirt, $12.99, Gymboree.com

Limited Edition Velvet Red Bow Tie, $28, StinkyMcGee.com

Herringbone Pants, $12.99, Gymboree.com

Pewter Crackle Foil Lenny Sneakers, $45, Toms.com

Model Right

Shawl Collar Sweater, $17.99, hm.com

Grey Corduroy Pants, $9.99, hm.com

Navy Aviator Twill Brogues, $39.99, TOMS.com

THE RICH PRINTS

From embellished jewels to leopard, sequined collars to silvery bows (and even lamé pants!), these girls highlight the glitz and bling that makes holiday fashion as shiny as the Rockefeller Christmas tree.

Model Left

Crinkle Flower Wide Headband, $3.47, childrensplace.com

Tulip skirt leopard print and velvet waist, $22.95, us.shop-orchestra.com

Gold Ballet Flats, $14.99, hm.com

Model Right

Scallop Bow Headband, $18, katespade.com

Silver Bow Dress with Sequin Collar, ~$15, kidbox.com

Silver Lamé Pants, ~$18, kidbox.com

Champion Glitter Silver Keds x Kate Spade New York $60, keds.com

MERRY & BRIGHT!

Hold the horse reins because tween fashion is getting mighty bright this season. Look for bold reds and every color of the rainbow to coalesce into a kaleidoscope of stripes to keep it playful and fresh. A trendy jumpsuit with a wide pant and a ruffled edge is offset with an edgy faux leather jacket. And then, see a touch of the 70’s in a classic sweater that has longevity beyond its era. If you wear denim for the holidays, make it dark, wear it crisp and with clean lace-up sneakers!

Model Left

Girls Frill Front & Bottom Jumpsuit, $10, boohoo.com

Girls Faux Fur Lined Biker Jacket, $34.50, boohoo.com

Black Ankle Boots, $39.94, oldnavy.com

Model Right

Crazy Stripe Crewneck Sweater, $39.95, Gap.com

Melton Wool Pea Coat, $88, Gap.com

Stretch Straight Jeans, $34.95, Gap.com

Lace Toe Sneakers, 49.95, Gap.com

LUXE PARTY FROCKS

Dark florals dress up velvets to invigorate a holiday staple while cold-shoulder dressing and ruffles give a grown-up look to girl’s fashions. Pompoms adorn everything from the top of her crown to the tippy toes of her shoes!

And mom looks glamorous in a black lace overlay dress atop a vivid holiday green with crisscross straps that show off her shoulders.

Model Left

House of Monroe Handmade Headbands, $35 and up etsy.com/shop/houseofmonroe

Crushed Velvet Sophia Dress, $58, Goldybelle.com

Warm Lined Boots, $17.99, hm.com

Model Right

Crown Headband, $5.99, H&M

Cold-Shoulder Sleeve Ruffle Metallic Woven Dress, $15.98, childrensplace.com

Metallic Ballerina Flat with Pom, $29.90, zara.com

Mom

Reese’s Limited Edition Store Opening Dress, $325, draperjames.com

Ankle Strap Heels, $128, anntaylor.com

To see these fashions in action, check out my NBC Today show segment with cute kid models & parents!

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