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Jun 19, 2012
Summer Fashion for Tweens and Teens: Must Have Stuff
Bright colors pop for kids this season! Scope out some of our favorite finds, from dresses and polo shirts to temporary hair dye and aviator glasses.
Spice up your summer – and your life – with loads of color this season! All around southeast Michigan, bright clothing and accessories are taking over. Tweens and teens can show off their style with these colorful and creative pieces that complement any wardrobe. Everything from cute dresses and classy tops to athletic shoes and aviators are the essentials for a fashion-forward summer vacation.
Embrace your inner wild child and add streaks to your hair – without the commitment of regular hair dye! Streekers is instant, liquid temporary hair color. Not like mascara or paint, Streekers can be used over styling products, and you can brush your hair after it dries without worrying about flakes. Streekers are available in pink, blue, ultra violet, red, green, yellow, orange and purple for $11.95 apiece.
Chill out at the beach or mall with this simple but sleek strapless dress from Gap. With a relaxed silhouette, this smooth knit jersey dress hits just above the knees and has a draw cord that ties at the waist. Machine washable, this summer essential is available for $59.95 in hot coral, blue, gray or black.
Rock out in red or party in purple with Aeropostale's large collection of colorful polos. Choose from 12 different solid colored shirts, stripes or even graphic polos. The A87 Pique Polo is perfect with almost any combination – from cargo pants to plaid shorts. Originally $26.50, these bold shirts can be purchased for a mere $10 and are available online in regular and extended sizes.
Get classy and cute with this open-shoulder, crew neck shirt. With dolman sleeves, this rayon top is dry-clean only, but available in blue/green, red/pink and gold/ivory from jcpenney for only $17. Let your shoulders peek through in this casual top that can also be dressed up with the right pair of pants and shoes.
Grab the attention of that certain someone with these daring bright-colored shorts from Hot Topic. With cool colors like red, turquoise, purple and charcoal grey, you can stand out this summer with cuffed shorts for only $35.50 (and 50 percent off the second pair!). What better way to express your dream of rockstar-dom than with screamin' summer jeans?
Looking for that little extra something to complete your summer wardrobe? This classic but versatile flower hairpiece from Macy's is just the thing! With colors such as desert sand, lovely lilac and rose quartz, the XIIX flower pin is 4 inches in diameter with a floral design and embellishment in the center. Pick one up for yourself for only $18.
Whether you're kickin' it in a soccer field or cruisin' around on a 'board, these athletic shoes from Journey's are the ultimate summer fit. These eco-friendly picks are made of woven materials for good movement and a gum rubber soul for extra control. Available in eight different color combinations, these kicks are only available at Journey's for $64.99.
Finish your summer look with a pair of aviators from Target online. The scratch-resistant lenses and UV protection give these shades both form and function. A silver metal frame with a hinged temple style contains the gray lenses. The Mossimo sunglasses are available online from Target for $16.99.