There’s something about the California sunshine that makes SoCal kids look totally fab year round (or maybe we’re just envious that these kiddos get to wear shorts and tees while we’re bundled up in scarves and coats). Whatever the reason, we can’t wait to share 10 drop-dead awesome looks from Southern California. These kids totally embody the free spirited and beachy vibe that is SoCal. And, a special shout out to each child’s mom who not only took these sweet snapshots but sent them into our editor as well!
Got a stylish kiddo in Southern California? Send us a pic, along with your child’s name, age, and brands he/she is wearing to our editor (Erin@redtri.com) and we’ll add them to the story!
We love Liv (age 6) and her flower child style. Taken at the vineyards in Temecula (a short drive from the OC), Liv’s mom writes that her daughter “has amazing street style and sass.” Sass, indeed — she’s got the pose down pat. We could definitely see Liv on the runway flaunting her bohemian style.
What She’s Wearing: Matilda Jane Clothing dress, shirt, and ruffle pants
Because of the region’s enviable weather, kiddos in Southern California seem to always be enjoying the outdoors. Ethan (age 5) is makes drawing on the pavement with chalk look like a photo shoot, right? Ethan’s mom, Sommy, a SoCal contributing writer to Red Tricycle, comments that her son likes to sport your typical OC beach style. And, we gotta admit — he’s totally pulling it off.
What He’s Wearing: A Hobie t-shirt, the popular surfwear of OC beach bums, Shaun White sandals, and a Micros button down shirt from Nordstrom’s kids. The fedora is from Hats Unlimited in downtown La Jolla.
Red Tricycle contributing writer, Wanda has two kids (Delilah & Elijah) who look like they belong in front of the camera. We love their white sunglasses and bright apparel.
What They’re Wearing: Delilah is wearing a tank dress from Gymboree and leggings from Bloomingdale’s. Elijah is wearing a white polo shirt from H&M and Ralph Lauren green and white checkered shorts, which Wanda said she scored from a thrift store.
Connor and Collin are doing what any kid does best in warm weather: scarfing down ice cream. The brothers are adorable — from their matching haircuts to their similar tees. Eating ice cream has never looked so hip (check out those ripped jeans!).
We love that Sydnie (6 years) and Annie (almost 4 years) are beaming in this photo. And, wouldn’t you if your mom knew all of the cool under-the-radar spots like Malibu Art Barn and a dinner where magicians and nannies abound? Sydnie and Annie are the daughters of Red Tricycle contributing writer, Jolie and the girls totally typify the clean-cut, classic look of many SoCal kids.
What They’re Wearing: Sydnie is wearing a Cherokee shirt from Target, Joe’s Jeans shorts, and Dynasty sandals from Marshalls. Annie is wearing a Dukke Lise tunic from Denmark, Lucky Brand shorts, and another pair of sandals Jolie picked up at Marshalls by Capelli Kids.
Even in the cool Fall weather, SoCal kids are all about that laid-back style. Jessica from Long Beach writes about her son Jett, “He turned 3 over the summer and has always loved dressing up and looking at himself in the mirror.” Well, we would too, Jett if we looked half as fab as you!
Melanie’s (age 5) mom writes, “Melanie is not a professional model but in her mind she’s a fashion stylist diva! Ha! She picks out her own clothes and I’m her editor. ;-)” We love that Melanie picks out her own outfits. She definitely has a sense of style that we didn’t have at her age!
How cute are all of these looks?! Let us know in the comment section below if your kids like to sport the laid back, SoCal style like these fab kiddos.
Stylish kids of SoCal — we know you’re out there! Send us a pic, along with your child’s name, age, and brands he/she is wearing to our editor (Erin@redtri.com) and we’ll add them to the story!