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Coolest kids on the block! 4 adorable trends to try this summer

Summer is the perfect time for fun and fashion!

But it can also be hard to find adorable (and affordable) clothes that your kids will love. Style expert Christine Bibbo Herr visited TODAY Friday to give the top fashion picks to help your kids beat the summer heat.

Bright and beachy

When searching for a fun look for your kids, think neon. It's a great trend that can really make a splash wherever you go! (It's also great because you'll be able to easily spot their neon outfit in a crowd.)

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For girls:

Ruffle Two-Piece swimsuit, $39, janieandjack.com; Shoes Bright Day -2, $40, nordstromrack.com; Long Sleeve Knit Hooded Cover-Up, $13, landsend.com; One Piece Striped Ruffle Suit, $26.99, landsend.com; Beach Tote, $10.80, kohls.com; Headwrap, $10.99, etsy.com; Kenneth Cole Aqua Twist Sandals, $32, kidsshoes.com

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Summer style for kids: 4 affordable, adorable looks

A great option for boys is the classic surfer look. This laid-back style says summer without being over-the-top. Try pairing beach-themed swim trunks with a cool rash guard to allow for optimum playtime flexibility and sun coverage.

For boys:

Swim Separates, $12.94, oldnavy.com; Repeat Gator Beach Wrap, $23, potterybarnkids.com

Preppy

Nothing is cuter than kids who can rock the prep! The preppy style ensures your kids will look clean and polished while they enjoy their summer activities.

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Boat shoes are a must! It's a great option to add a little prep to their step. Boat shoes that work well at dressier occasions, but handle great on the beach.

For boys:

Gingham Whale Shirt, $45, vineyardvines.com; Shorts, $39.50, vineyardvines.com; Tie, $14.99, landsend.com; Boat Shoes: (style) Flexy Boat, $52, kidsshoes.com; Seersucker Blazer, $49.99, landsend.com; Pants, $20.99, landsend.com; Kids’ Polo Shirt, $16.95, llbean.com; Sneakers: (style) Fenc-ing, $48, kidsshoes.com

Denim

Denim is always in! It goes with anything and can take a lot of wear-and-tear.

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For girls:

Distressed Cocoon Denim Dress, $24, oldnavy.com; Denim Jacket, $24.99, hm.com; Crypton Pink & Orange Mirrored Sunglasses, $10, lulus.com; Sneakers: Ivy Eileen style, $49, dillards.com

For boys:

Denim Shirt, $44.50, bodenusa.com; Tee, $7.99, jcpenny.com; Colbalt Star Printed Shorts, $38.50, bodenusa.com

4. Boho-chic

Some adult trends transition perfectly to the younger generation, and this trend is a great example!

Don't be afraid to get bold patterns that are really playful. Rompers are a great option because they look great, but are comfortable and perfect for playtime.

For girls:

Zahara Maxi Dress, $37.95, shilohzboutique.com; Agatha Kimono, $36.95, shilohzboutique.com; Headband, $17.95, shilohzboutique.com; Bag, $14.85, shilohzboutique.com; Ivanka Trump Bey Fringe-T Sandals, $42, nordstrom.com; Girls Floral Romper, $17.90, forever21.com; Button-Front Denim Vest, $16, oldnavy.gap.com; Floppy Hat, $12.50, oldnavy.gap.com; Sunglasses, $11, lulus.com; Shoes, $23, zappos.com

Now get shopping!

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