Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Patricia Wersinger

Tweens are aware of the changes in seasons and how they translate into new clothes. Though so young, they seem to know what trends are in and out faster than you and they won’t let anything you say ruin their calling for style. Here are some favorites for spring for tween girls and young teens.

Children’s Place

The military look is big this spring and The Children’s Place is on top of it with this cotton twill Utility Jacket. It’s lightly peached for softness and has plenty of zip and snap closure pockets along with a rib-knit waistband. Pair it with the camouflage Smocked Skirt in cotton-voile for a tough but feminine show-stopper.

Available at The Children’s Place stores and at http://www.Thechildrensplace.com

Justin Boots

Though spring is promised at the end of March, we are still meant to stride puddles and keep our feet warm in this cruelest of months. For spring, Justin Boots has a pair of cute, creamy Huesa Liega Cowboy Boots with a flowery design that you can pair with this season’s hip military looks. The insole J-Flex flexible comfort system ™ with removable orthotic inserts make these boots extremely comfortable for growing girls. For the youngest fashionistas, check out the new style for spring in pink camouflage.

Available at http://www.JustinBoots.com, http://www.Zappos.com and western retailers nationwide at the end of April.

Cape Clogs’ Pica Pica Heels

A gorgeous spring day calls for a great pair of colorful sandals. Pre-teens and teens like to wear heels but often find themselves wobbling on the top. What they need is a pair of comfortable wooden sole sandals like Cape Clogs’ Pica Pica Heels. Shaped to an anatomically correct scaffoid metatarsal arch, these light sandals mix the comfort of clogs with the elegance of a haute-style sandal. Made out of alder wood soles and genuine leather uppers, they are available in such bright colors as jade, petal pink, nectar orange and ocean turquoise.

Available at http://www.Capeclogs.com

Olivia and Joy Purses

Purses are an essential accessory when completing an outfit and your girl knows it. She will love to strut her stuff with an Olivia and Joy bag. The collection has all the chains, studs, ruffles and bows that girls love and at a very reasonable price. Styles vary from girly-girl-pastels to trendy khaki and Rocker black so it covers all the blooming tastes of tweens and teens for spring.

Available: http://www.OliviaandJoy.com

Andrew & Audrey

For the girl who likes a more classic American look, discover the spring line by the new company Andrew & Audrey. A blend of restraint and hip “laissez-aller”, this well-tailored line has glee in its step. This simple Sailor Dress with blue and red lines on the hem and a slim belt is cool and fresh on a sunny Easter afternoon. Made out of 100 % cotton.

Available at http://www.Andrew-Audrey.com

Crabtree and Evelyn Fragrance

In the old days, it was customary to offer a young girl rose water as a first scent. In its spring collection, Crabtree and Evelyn, the renowned pioneer in botanical formulations for 35 years, has a new fragrance called Rosa Centifolia, the hundred-petal rose. This blend of rosewater with violet, peony, fresh green foliage and musk accents is so authentic, it evokes the riffs of a bed of wild roses on a radiant spring day in England. Rosewater is the perfect scent for any girl tumbling into spring.

Available at http://www.Crabtree-Evelyn.com

Spring is the time to start with a fresh slate. tweens and teens can express who they are this season with new colors, new styles and new fragrances. With these ideas for a fashionable spring, young girls will have a place to start and create all that they can be.

Originally published April 2011
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