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Stretch their wardrobe from summer to fall

As temperatures cool down and we ease into fall, your kids can still wear a lot of their favorite summer clothes. Read on to learn how to partner their summer dresses, shorts, sandals and other items with the right pieces to make them work for fall.

Little girl wearing a cardigan in the fall

Kids’ clothes can cost a bundle, so you want to get your money’s worth. Don’t throw their summer clothes into the back of the closet quite yet. Stretch your kids’ wardrobes from summer to fall with these fashion tips and tricks.

IZOD cardiganLayer on cardigans and shrugs

For little girls, all their sleeveless and short-sleeved summer dresses can be worn well into fall by simply adding a cardigan or shrug on top. Autumn afternoons are still quite warm, so for cool mornings a simple layer on top is all she’ll need. This IZOD cardigan from JCPenney is a classic choice, and it’s priced right at just $14.

HoodieShop for hoodies

Just like cardigans for girls, hoodies are essential for boys this fall. Hoodies can be thrown over tanks and shorts, tees and jeans, or just about any other outfit. offers a wide selection of hoodies your boys will love.

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Okie Dokie leggings Add leggings

Tights and leggings can take your daughters’ summer dresses and skirts into fall with ease. Check out these adorable Okie Dokie leggings from Priced at just $6, they feature a cute bow detail at the hem and come in a variety of colors.

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bobbie socksWear sandals with socks

Though sandals with socks look horrible on middle-aged men, they became trendy for women (and girls) a couple years ago and will stay on-trend this fall. Partner your little girl’s favorite summer sandals with colorful socks to keep her tootsies toasty. She can wear sandals and socks with everything from flowing dresses to cute capris. These colorful bobby socks from are just $10 for a nine-pack.

Felt fedoraPick the right accessories

You can take any summer outfit into fall with the right accessories. For girls, a summer dress topped with a vest and teamed up with tights and ankle boots is perfect for cool fall days. For boys, a vest or sweater over a simple polo and khaki pants is an ideal outfit. Both boys and girls will love fall hats — from beanies to felt fedoras.

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