August 16, 2013 on 7:00 pm

Fall is here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to spice up your little girl or tween’s cool-weather wardrobe with the latest styles, all inspired by the high-end looks that appeared on the runways of New York, London and Paris. For their Fall 2013 collections, designers played with texture in a range of fresh, beautiful — and adorable — ways, from playful prints to lux faux fur and metallic glitter and shine. This season’s hottest colors reflected the metallic trend, with stunning golden shimmer and lurex accents lighting up rich, subtle shades. Silhouettes focused on the feminine, with hi-lo hemlines, puffy jackets and dresses galore walking the runway.

Key Influences

Fall 2013 collections are inspired by preppy, collegiate looks that offer the perfect blend of youthful fun and stylish sophistication. From sweater sets to pinstripes, classic Fair Isle patterns to adorable plaids and stripes in vibrant primary colors, this fresh influence is perfect for girls of all ages. Case in point: This stylin’ Red Preppy Blazer from Ragdoll and Rockets exemplifies that prep school style with in a gorgeous bright red offset by classic gray collar and pocket details.

Ragdoll and Rockets Red Preppy Girls Blazer Fall 2013 Pre-Order






That feminine style is also on trend this fall, with collections featuring ultra-girly shine and pretty detailing. Dresses are hot on the runways, from a-lines to dirndls, sheaths to flowing maxis with hi-lo hems. This shimmering golden rose special occasion dress from Biscotti is feminine through and through, with its tiered skirt and rosette detailing.  Biscotti Shimmering Rose Golden Drop Waist Girls Dress


Key Fabrics


When it comes to fabrics, metallic shine is key this fall. Look for gorgeous sweaters knit with lurex or glitter thread, golden pleathers, faux fur and brushed wovens that add texture and depth to any outfit. This stunning pleather skirt for tweens from TRULUV catches the eye with its golden, shining swing. It’s perfect dressed up or down and looks amazing with tall boots and black military style jacket by TruLuv, sold separately.

TRULUV Gold Pleather Tween Skirt





SuperTrash Beautiful Faux Fur Jacket in Dark Blue

There’s nothing quite as fun as faux fur, and this amazing jacket from SuperTrash lets her stylish, hip side show through. Crafted from soft faux fur in the deepest, richest shade of blue, this cozy jacket lights up any fall or winter event, from school to nights out with her friends.

Key Colors



Metallics are so hot this season, they’re showing up everywhere! Shimmering gold and sparkling silver are dressing up everything from leggings to vests and skirts. These adorable leggings for tweens from Ragdoll and Rockets pair perfectly with everything from faux fur vests to tunic tops, with a metallic gold python pattern that takes any outfit up a notch.

Ragdoll and Rockets Tween Gold Skin Python Leggings






But shiny metallics aren’t the only trending colors; subtle, sophisticated shades of plum, gray and powder blue add an elegant touch to any wardrobe. This two-piece sweater set from Hannah Banana pairs complementary shades of gorgeous gray for a look that’ll take her from school to weekend activities with ease.



Key Silhouettes

As always, silhouettes make all the difference, and Fall 2013 collections focus on a fusion of sophisticated style and lighthearted playfulness. Quirky puffy jackets, like this beautiful, dark gray coat with a pink faux fur collar from One Kid, and fluffy, furry vests add a fun touch to any fall and winter wardrobe

One Kid Puffy Coat Dark Gray Hot Pink Rosette Faux Fur

At the same time, dresses in a range of shapes — shifts, sheaths, cap sleeves and draped styles — bring out her feminine side. Asymmetrical, hi-lo hems are hot, too, adding an eclectic, modern style to her closet. Top a lovely, girl dress with a vest, like this stunning, funky “wolf” faux fur vest from Curio + Kind, for a fashion-forward silhouette.

Curio + Kind Funky Furry Faux Fur Vest Wolf Tweens






Key Details

This fall, it’s all about the details! Your girl will adore the profusion of glittering sequins and edgy studs dressing up the Fall 2013 collections. Fresh touches, like colorblocking and box pleats, add up to create a modern  look. This stunning colorblocked dress from Zoe Ltd. is perfect for your tween fashionista, bringing together some of Fall 2013′s best detail trends.

Zoe Ltd Colorblocking Studs Tween Dress Royal Blue

For a more casual look, designer Hanna Banana blends studs with skinny pants and a retro tie for a look that’s pure rock and roll. These stretchy, leather-look pants are made even more super-cool with rows of shiny, silver studs along the sides and on the back pockets.

Hannah Banana Studded Sky Rock Star Shirt and Skinny Black Pants



Key Motifs

Motifs are big this fall, too, with patterns dominating the runways at Fashion Week. From chevron stripes to skylines, colorful animal prints to plaids, snakeskin to rainbow stripes, graphics have gone bigger and bolder than ever.  This adorable dress from Little Mass blends a bold, sequined heart with cute plaid ruffles and two-fer sleeves for a super cute look.

Little Mass Heart Graphic Plaid Skirt Top


Also on trend, this beautiful sheath from Elisa B dresses up your budding fashionista in today’s hottest motifs, with animal print surrounding bold colorblocking.

 Elisa B Colorblock Animal Print Tween Dress

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