7 Accessories For Tweens

June 18th, 2009 by Jane


This post is inspired by my 9 year old daughter. Actually, it was her idea entirely. You see, she loves to accessorize and she always has. When she was a precocious 4 year old, my husband and I were desperately trying to find a way to discipline her that carried any weight, so we tried “grounding” her from her accessories for a day. It was accidental brilliance on our part because it worked. She couldn’t bear going to preschool without bracelets, barrettes or beads on her person. She loves to come up with a new outfit, complete with accessories and we love to see the results. Her style can be described as what  Pippi Longstocking would wear if she had been raised by Auntie Mame. Check out some of her favorite accessories.

1. Gauntlets
She has three pair of fingerless gloves: one in black fabric (tough), one in hot pink (glamorous) and a pale pink knitted pair (cozy.) 

2. Fake Hair
My daughter says that the trick is to comb the hairpiece in, so that people think it is your real hair. 

3. Fake Glasses
My husband bought her a pair of glasses with clear lenses and I thought it was a dumb idea. She loved it. 

4.  A Very Large Flower
That is the back of her beautiful head, above, with a silk flower used for gift wrapping in her hair.

5. Mismatched Socks
We are not good at sorting socks. There is usually a laundry basket full of socks waiting for a matchmaker. Luckily, my daughter looks at matching as a choice and sometimes she chooses to go with tone on tone or a pattern mix. I especially like this look with knee socks paired with skirts.

6. Backpacks Color Coordinated to the Ensemble Du Jour
She has several simple cloth backpacks that she puts her essentials in and she uses them to complete her look.

7.  Vintage Jewelry
My daughter loves to find jewelry at garage sales or in my jewelry box. She will group several pins together or clip an earring in her hair or wrap some beads around her wrist. Somehow, she makes all of this work to the delight of her parents and those that know her! 

5 Responses to “7 Accessories For Tweens”

  1. Sister Sue Says:

    I love that girl! She is stylishly fearless. I hope she teaches her cousin some of that.

  2. Ellie Skross Says:

    I love her style! Nothing namby-pamby about her sensibility. I congratulate her on a good suggestion for a post.

  3. erin Says:

    If only her cousin got some of that!! Give her a twirl!!!

  4. Danielle Says:

    That nine year old girl is FABULOUS!!!! Can you imagine the woman she will one day be? Brings a tear to my eye.

  5. Woody Bombay Says:

    Good Lord — Is that Dad in the photo, too?

    Yikes!

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