Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wardrobe Essential List for Daughters toddler to teen(give or take some items):

NOTE: Pick one Dark neutral color and one light neutral color and use only those 2 neutrals as a base for any item that says neutral color. Know your daughters DCC, what colors are her best, what looks good on her? Pick 3-4 of her best colors and fill the rest of her wardrobe with those colors to go along with her neutrals. BTW, her neutrals should look good on her to, not everyone can wear black. I can't, but my mom can, go figure!

From top to bottom all Seasons:

* Sun Hat(light neutral or straw), Dressy "Easter" hat(optional), Winter Hat/Beanie with matching gloves/mittens and scarf ( I'd go for a fun DCC color pop to go with neutral jackets)

*Sunglasses

* 2-3 scarves-2 light weight(spring and summer prints or colors, remember DCC) and 1 heavy(neutral)

* Heavy Winter Coat(down, etc) in a Neutral Color

* Another Jacket little lighter-peacoat or equevelent in a neutral color

* Light wind breaker/rain coat in a fun, DCC pop color

* 1 Zipped up sweatshirt, in a fun color with print of design

* 2 nice sweaters (pullovers- 1 neutral color, 1 DCC color)

* 2-3 button down cardigans(1 light neutral such as white or cream, tan; 1 fun summery color that will match spring/summer dresses such as (peach or pink or yellow); 1 dark neutral such as black or brown that go with black or other color dress shoes, think Christmas)

* 3 long-sleeved girly blouses (2 fun prints, patterns, 1 neutral)

* 3-4 long-sleeved T-shirts(1-2 neutral colors and 2 DCC)

* 2 long-sleeved shirts with fun print or design

* 1 sweater/fleece vest(fun color)

* 1 Heavy vest(down) in neutral color

* 2 jogging outfits (warm and matching zipper hoodie with pants and matching athletic shoes are a plus)

* 2 Thick, warm dresses(one in neutral color; one in fun print, i.e. scottish plaid)

* 1 long skirt(tweed or wool, neutral color-for older girls)

* 2-3 belts- one dark neutral, one wide in fun color, one thin in fun color

* 2-3 shorter skirts(at or slightly above the knee), 1 pencil skirt in neutral, 1 flowy fun print, 1 denim

* 4 dresses- lighter material, summer/spring colors and prints; short-sleeved or sleeveless; structured or flowy; not higher than finger tips when arms are stretched down.

* Leggings- to wear under skirts and dresses, white, dark neutral, match to cardigan colors

* 3 shorts- denim, khaki, and print(plaid)

* 2-3 thick, warm tights, esp. for toddlers, neutral and 1 print(match to jackets)

* 5 Pants-
      - 3 jeans (2 for flats, 1 for little heels)
      - 2 casual Khaki "chinos" in any neutral colors that work with DCC colors

* 2 Capri Pants- white or tan; fun print(for young girls, not older)

* 2 Bathing suits

* 2-3 Pajamas warm and cool weather appropriate

* Socks- match same color as pants, if wearing jeans, match to shoe color. Wear ankle, no-show socks with athletic shoes.

Shoes:

*Winter boots(neutral, leather type)

*Rain boots, if needed(neutral or fun print to match Rain coat)(recommend POP color)

*Outdoor hiking shoes

*Tennis Shoes for every day

*Running/ athletic shoes for playing

*Casual flats, ballet type(recommend one neutral and one POP color)

* Casual closed toe heels for older girls

* Pool flip-flops (match bathing suit)

* Dressy Shoes for Christmas dress, etc

*Embellished flat sandals for summer fun

note about shoes: please wear appropriate style of shoe with style of clothes. No pretty dresses and cardigans with tennis shoes. No skirts and athletic shoes. No sweats and dress shoes, etc. I see kids all the time wearing inappropriate shoes for their outfit. You do not need to buy a different color shoe for every outfit, stick with mainly neutral shoes and buy 1-2 pop DCC colors than will incorporate well into the wardrobe.

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