CHILLY LAYERS FOR LITTLES: building a look in 2 easy steps

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RED + BROWN? YES.

  

I am a wardrobe stylist and often get asked for tips on putting a look together,
and believe it or not, when it comes to styling little ones, the same rules apply!

  

Here is an unlikely thrifted outfit on my daughter Olive.

  

    

  

The first rule for putting together a look is: it HAS TO be functional. If you’re
climbing a snowy mountain, you shouldn’t wear a bathing suit. Start with
functionality, and go from there. Right now it’s chilly so we need cozy layers…

  

    

  

And although it’s somewhat universal, when you’re dressing a kid, it needs
to be comfortable and easy to wear, run, jump, play and attend storytime
at the library (now if she would only SIT like the rest of the kids…)

  

    

  

After you know your functionality, start with a key piece and build from there.
I started with this amazing like-new sweater that I snagged for $1.99. Being fire
engine red with brown buttons informed the direction I went with the rest.

  

    

  

Brown boots to keep her cozy and tie in the brown buttons and white stripes,
easy denim leggings ($0.99) as a neutral, and a second bright pop with a little
pattern to break up the solid colors.

  

Whatever you’re up to today, hope it is thrifty and full of fun –
HAPPY MONDAY, THRIFTERS! — Kari (& Olive)

  

Go check out all the cute kid’s clothes at Thrift Town,
then tag us in a picture! TAG US: @thrifttown

  

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    imageKari Shipman is a personal stylist, image consultant and art director with her company   Juniper James. Thrifty, crafty, and resourceful this passionate momma and business owner has been our featured blogger since we started the blog in 2010, and has a serious passion for helping women in need. Kari lives out her passions in Northern California with her wonderful husband Charles, and their feisty little girl Olive.

  

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