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Must-Have Summer Styles for Kids

From trendy skirts to awesome graphic tees, here are the styles kids will love.

By Danielle Wright With Alexia Partouche

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Shop from select stores like Old Navy, Itsy Bitsy Boutique, and Thread Houston.

Now that we've officially entered the summer season, it's often painfully obvious when the kids have outgrown their clothes from last year. Whether you've donated their old dragon shirt or given their floral pants to a younger family member, now is the perfect time to introduce new additions to their mini outfits. 

For a day at the pool, snag the island-red swim trunks by Hanna Andersson for the boys to cannonball in, or for those special occasions at Grandma's, pick out a denim Calvin Klein dress for the girls. No matter what you do with the kids this summer, they'll have the fashion that fits.

Scroll ahead and shop the best summer styles for children this season. 

H&M Girls Mint Print Dress Local


Florals are always in fashion, and this vibrant mint print dress from Lollipop is no exception. Dress it up with some white Mary Janes or down with a pair of pretty pink leggings underneath.

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Andy & Evan Button-Down Sneaker Shirt Local


This red button-up is sure to please even the pickiest of kiddos with its soft cotton materials and embroidered sneaker pattern. Grab a pair of Converse to match, and you've got an outfit fit for the coolest kid in town.

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Tommy Hilfiger Big Boys Ken Tee


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Don't forget to pick up the basics, like this Big Boys Ken Tee you can find at Macy's. This plain T-shirt goes with just about anything, from jeans to khaki shorts, and can even be layered over a long-sleeve shirt once it starts to get chilly.

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Calvin Klein Denim Dress  Local


For something casual yet chic, Lollipop's Calvin Klein denim dress is the perfect fit. Classy yet comfortable, this patterned dress would look adorable with a pair of white sneakers or tiny kid-size sunglasses.

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Hanna Andersson Swim Trunks  Local


Bring summer style to the pool with these dynamic red swim trunks from Thread Boutique. Adorned with a white floral pattern and lined with mesh, these trunks were made for the future surfers in your family. Just don't forget a towel and sunscreen!

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Old Navy Original Loose Denim Shorts


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This pair of Old Navy denim shorts is quintessential summer wear, with its stylish rips and light wash color. Put on a button-up to make it a bit more formal, or throw on a T-shirt for something more casual.

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Janie & Jack Denim Dress Local


Between the pleated bottom, the tie-back bow, and the embroidered strawberry vine, it's hard not to love this Janie & Jack denim dress, sold at Thread Boutique. Pair it with a red bucket hat and some sandals for a timeless summer look.

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Florence Eiseman Seersucker Tank With Ruffles Swimsuit Local


Sailor-blue stripes and big ruffles make this Florence Eiseman swimsuit the perfect choice for your stylish swimmer. Grab it from Itsy Bitsy Boutique, and match it with white sandals and a pair of goggles to outdo everyone else at the neighborhood pool.

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Louis Louise Skirt Flute  Local


Bring sophistication to your kid's wardrobe with this Louis Louise skirt from Itsy Bitsy Boutique. The skirt's gorgeous white denim and gold buttons are sure to impress, whether paired with a flowy blouse or your kid's favorite graphic tee.

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Hundred Pieces Easy Life Cotton Tee  Local


This retro graphic T-shirt from Itsy Bitsy Boutique calls back to ‘70s beach style with its bright colors and breezy font. Pair it with some jean shorts and layer it with an open button-up shirt for a carefree summer look.

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