Tween girls are not little kids, but they are not quite teens. However, they have already formed definite opinions on a wide variety of subjects, and they know what they want to wear. They want popular clothing choices, and they want to choose tops, bottoms and accessories without help or advice from parents or grandparents. Gone are the days of lying out clothing for tween girls and expecting them to fully comply. They still require a little guidance, but they are capable of deciding for themselves. After all, they know more than adults when it comes to popular options, and they should be allowed to make their own choices within reason.
I have a tween daughter, and she continuously mixes and matches her clothing in stylish new ways. I have learned from our shopping expeditions at Justice Just for Girls and the personal clothing choices that I allow her to make. I know what she would wear and what she would ultimately put into the giveaway bag. Although her personal style seems unique, her choices are highly popular with other tween girls. Find out what your daughter or granddaughter likes before making purchases without her approval, and give her the clothing that she wants in addition to what she needs.
Popular Layered Tops
Tween girls love clothing layers. My daughter likes to wear crop tops along with tight fitting stretchy shirts with narrow straps. The unique combinations are her personal choices, but layering is also quite popular with other tween girls. They layer various tops to create a whole new clothing line with their own private style stamp, and they look absolutely terrific.
Sparkles and Ruffled Layers
Popular clothing for tween girls is sparkly and bright. Many tops are embellished with sparkling layers of ruffles. Jeans are often dotted with tiny iridescent flecks of glitter. When seeking popular clothing choices for tween girls look for sparkles and ruffled layers. These choices are quite popular, and unless the girls on your gift list are not girly girls, they will love the sparkling layered look.
Frilly Short Skirts and Leggings
Leggings and short skirts have been popular choices for tween girls for a couple of years, and they are becoming more popular then ever. Tween girls are pairing netted skirts with tights in coordinating or contrasting colors. My tween daughter’s favorite tights are black. Another pair is white, and she combines them with short skirts that are layered with ruffles or embellished with yards of gathered netting. It is no wonder why these choices are popular. They really are very cute!
In decades past, tween girls would not have purposely worn mismatched socks. When socks did not match, it was nothing short of an accident. They were mortified! These days, tween girls want mismatched socks. Socks that do not match but coordinate according to color or design are popular choices, but forget about anklets. Tween girls want stretchy socks that are barely noticeable above the tops of their gym shoes.
I purchased a large package of colorful, patterned stretchy socks for my tween daughter. The popular mismatched style makes them easy to put away. I do not worry about pairing socks. Instead, I pair socks according to accent colors. For example, if one has a splash of pink, I pair it with another sock that includes the same hue. I do not worry about pattern matching. Tween girls really do know what they want when it comes to clothing choices, and their choices do not have to make sense to anyone else.
Source: Personal Experience with a Tween Daughter and Her Friends