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Stylish (But Practical) Fall Fashions For Kids

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Social Common moms Natalie and Catherine brought their must-have fall fashions for kids.

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The Preschoolers: Independence Rules!

For the babies, make your life easy and skip the matchy-matchy outfits. Onsies are your best friend and you will probably go through three a day!

For toddlers, make sure they can pull their own pants up and down (no crazy buttons or snaps). This makes it easy for potty training too.

Get the look:

Max's plaid shirt and cable knit sweater are from Old Navy.

Everything else is Joe Fresh.

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The Kindergarteners: Learn What Works

Gone are the princess dresses they wore every minute — now it's all about dressing for a purpose. Get your kids involved in the process, whether it's picking out the clothes at the store or building the outfit together the night before. Talk to them about what they like, what works for them and include a clothing budget!

Get the look:

Left: Olivia's look is from Minimodel Gallery.

Right: Taylor's outfit is from Joe Fresh.

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All About Layers

Layer, layer, layer! Most young kids are in programs where they are sitting one minute and the next they're off running. You don't need to have your boys and girls live in track pants because there are so many cute leggings and stylish stretchy pants.

Kids can be stylish too — there are even tapered track pants for kids!

Get the look:

Left: Teddy's red jeans outfit is from Minimodel Gallery.

Aiden's layered look is from Old Navy.

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Balancing Act of Dressing Big Kids

As kids get older they want to express their individual styles. Let them put together their own looks — don't stress if it isn't what you would wear. Try to help them understand what's practical for school and why.

Get the look:

Connor's cable knit sweater and Josh's "new track suit" look are both from Gap.

Nathan's look is from Joe Fresh.

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The Tweens

Older kids definitely have their own ideas about their style and are very trend driven. Invest in a few classic pieces, not trends. Budgeting becomes important at this age to help them understand that clothes cost money and that they need to take care of their belongings.

Get the look:

Both looks from Gap.

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Showstoppers

If you're dressing your kids for a special event, it's important to get together before you shop and talk about what they need and what's appropriate. Stretch your dollar by turning dresses into tunics and tops as your girls grow — just throw on a thicker pair of leggings or jeans and you're good to go!

Get the look:

Both looks are from Minimodel Gallery.

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