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Keep your kids feeling (and looking) cool this summer!

by Emily Sher /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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School's out for summer! Well, at least it will be soon. Amy E. Goodman, senior lifestyle editor at, shows how to dress your kids in adorable gear throughout the upcoming season.

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Sporty suits!

Evan: Reversible Sun Hat, $16.95,; UPF 50 Sun & Swim Suit, $38.95,

Breece: Smart Swim Skirted Swimsuit, $22.99*,; Hot Pink Sunglasses, $20,

Solato: Colorblock Swim Trunks, $25.99*,


Keep your kids safe from the sun in these fun, sporty styles. A mini wetsuit for a toddler will keep your mind at ease while an attached pleated skirt will look super cute on a little girl! And if she accidentally breaks those hot pink shades, Babiators will replace them up to a year. Lastly, a shirt with an attached hoodie will look cool all year long.

Coral and tropical

Kaia: Coral Romper, $35.90,; Polka Dot Pom Headband, $6.90,

Issa: Pineapple T-Shirt, $24,; Navy Canvas Slipons, $16.94,


Patterns featuring coral, sea life and tropical motifs are everywhere in children's clothing this summer. Embrace island life with these fresh takes on beach-inspired prints including an adorable coral romper with metallic gladiator sandals and a pineapple print shirt tucked into jean shorts that come with suspenders. And how cute are they?

Layered prints

Sakura: Separates from $38,; White Sandals, $17.95, H&M

Halen: Festival Shirt, $26.95*, Cherokee Shorts, $15.99*,


Throw the rule book out the window this summer and feel free to mix and match prints. Ruffles juxtaposed against the nautical vibe of grey-and-white stripe pants looks so fun and comes together when finished with white tassel sandals. And Halen's outfit you can just go into your closet and simply piece items together. Don't know where to start? Have your child pick out the one patterned piece they know they want to wear. Then just pull out one color from that piece and try to find a match: it's that simple!

Try the trends

Avery: Chambray Shirt Dress, $42.50,; Suede Sandal, $29.95,

Jack: Geo Fedora, $12.94,; Brown Sandals, $19.95,

Mimi:Floral Jumpsuit, $19.99,; Gladiator Sandals, $19.99,


If there's a season for head-to-denim, this is the one! This chambray shirt dress from Tommy Hilfiger can go from a Fourth of July barbecue to the first day of school — it's that versatile! And for teens, pair stripes with some breezy accessories like the quintessential fedora. Use this one, with its unique woven geo print, as a suave update. And jumpsuits are everywhere this summer — even for tweens! Mimi is rocking a navy jumpsuit by Cherokee in a bold floral print. I adore this on her complete with white braided sandals and a crisp jean jacket.

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