Dress the kids with Lori DeFrank From Mac and Mia

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Spring has officially arrived, along with some fun new fashion trends for your little’s that are all about fabulous florals, sweet treats, fresh fruits, “Under the sea” and graphic tees. Since it’s still chilly here in Chicago, layering pieces are always a great option to have handy for our unpredictable weather and there are easy ways to dress up or down any outfit to still showcase some of the season’s trends while preserving your little one’s unique personal styles.
When styling my little clients for their upcoming family photos, I’ve found that many times parents will plan their outfits after they find the perfect options for their little ones. To help provide some inspiration for your upcoming Mother’s Day and spring photos, here are some of my favorite new styles that will look amazing on your children for their pictures.


For the girly girl, floral bottoms pair perfectly with a basic tee or tank and can easily be layered by a denim jacket and accessorized by the perfect necklace.
For a casual and colorful look, our petal and flower print tops are delicate, sophisticated and look great worn with denim.

Sweets Treats and Fruity Fashions

Spring styles are all about color and exciting prints that include popsicles, ice cream cones, lemons, pineapples, watermelon and many more fruity and sweet treats! These styles are already a hit among my little clients as they are delightful and charming and parents can wear more solid color pieces so the kids’ outfits will really pop!

Timeless Pops of Color

Since many families like a more polished look for their pictures, these timeless styles are perfect options to offer some subtle pops of spring color that will keep your photos fresh and flawless.
For boys, you can never go wrong with a simple button down worn alone or layered under a sweater paired with khakis or colored denim and for girls, a solid colored dress or one with a simple pattern layered by cardigan is always a great choice.

Other Trends

Some other trends for the season include, graphic tees featuring everything from vintage city styles to unique phrases and prints which are all the craze and easy to pair with denim, joggers, skirts, shorts and leggings. “Under the sea” is another trend seen everywhere! It includes playful prints with sharks, fish, seashells and sequined mermaids- everything that is perfect for the beach and warm weather!

I know from experience with my own kids and as well as with my little customers that children develop their own sense of style and strong opinions at a very early age, so I say let them have fun showing off their personalities when selecting their outfits. If there is any sort of struggle to compromise, give them a few options (that all meet your approval) so they think they’re making their own decisions and everyone wins!