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Coral: Mom & daughter paired outfits

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Go crazy for coral

Coordinating your clothes with your daughter is a cute idea when it's not overdone. You don't have to be matching exactly -- just wear similar styles to pull off this look. This season, look for paired mother-daughter outfits in coral. Coral is somewhere between pink and orange, and it's one of the hottest colors of the year.

Coral shades

If you think you can't wear coral, think again. Coral is a color that ranges from bold red-pink to soft, peachy-salmon to orange sunset shades. You don't have to dress head to toe in coral to get into this trend. Instead, you can wear it in small doses as a nice contrast to summer whites and other muted tones.

Coral pleated dresses

Coral pleated dresses

Tank dresses in cool fabrics are ideals for summertime. Look for soft coral dresses with gentle pleats. These dresses are perfect for an outdoor party or anytime. For yourself, you can partner this knit tank dress ($60) with flat sandals and a stack of bangles. For your young daughter, check out this very similar dress — the Paper Doll pleated chiffon dress ($42). It comes in big girl sizes from 7-16 at Nordstrom.

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Coral print tees

Coral print tees

Team up a coral print tee with shorts, capris or jeans. For moms, this Prana goddess tee ($55) in coral is a must-have. This scoopneck tee features a lightweight burnout fabric with a subtle print on the front. For your daughter, this printed rib-knit trim tee from Old Navy is a cute choice. At just $8, it's an amazing bargain.

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Coral skirts

Coral skirts

Get into skirts in various shades of coral for mom and daughter. Look for skirts in breezy fabrics and fun prints. You'll love this Oasis color block pleat skirt ($91) from ASOS. This flirty skirt features a high-rise waist and lightweight chiffon fabric. For your teen daughter, this People Tree full skirt ($87) in a coral and white polka dot print is absolutely adorable. If you have a wee one, check out this Little Lass coral skirt set ($16) for 12-24 months sizes. This girly-girl outfit from JC Penney features a cute coral print, ruffles and bows.

Coral sandals

Coral sandals

Step into a pair of coral sandals this season. Look for sandals with a fun floral motif. For moms, we adore these Samanta Anna T-strap sandals ($82) from endless. These sandals feature a comfortable 1-inch heel and blooming leather flowers along the strap. If you have a baby girl, dress her up in the petunia sandals ($10) accented with a colorful polyester chiffon flowers.

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Quick tip

With little girls, you can get away with matching outfits much more easily than with tweens or teens. For older kids, pick out mother-daughter purses, jewelry or shoes, rather than entire outfits.

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