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During your child’s adolescence, something interesting happens in terms of fashion: he begins to develop a style. Between the ages of 8 and 12, they stop grabbing at random everything in their drawer, even if it’s horribly mismatched, and start worrying a bit about their appearance. (This may or may not coincide with the advent of decent personal hygiene, but don’t worry, it’s coming.)
The problem with tween fashion has always been choice – either the clothes that fit them are too babyish or too big. They want a look that’s a bit more mature than the little kid stuff that currently populates their dresser. There aren’t many choices for tweens either, which means few opportunities to explore that burgeoning fashion sense and express their personal style.
But don’t worry, because Nordstrom is coming in strong. They just unveiled brand new tween clothing sections for girls and boys, featuring the coolest brands and styles tweens really want to wear — and finding the perfect balance for their unique age range. Here are some of our favorite brand picks (which will be your tween’s favorite too!).
We particularly like Treasure & Bond’s classic-cool graphic t-shirts, but there’s so much to love about the brand. Not only does it include a selection of everything wardrobe-related, from funky fashion pieces like jackets and boots to staples like socks, every purchase helps support homeless youth. tween fashion and a good action? TO WIN.
Iconic denim brand Joe’s Jeans isn’t just for grown-ups (although we love ours!). With both classic styles and on-trend fits for any kid who loves jeans, Joe’s is a back-to-school staple – and these distressed skinny jeans are some of the cutest.
Don’t forget Nordstrom’s exclusive brand, which offers choices perfect for tweens. This organic cotton gathered blouse, for example; it’s a combination of the playful ruffled tops she loved as a little girl with a more grown-up silhouette and muted color.
What started as a Californian surfwear brand has now grown into an iconic clothing company – with great options for tween clothes, like the super cute Brandi loose jumpsuit or the Bavarian striped hoodie.
Designed to move, Zella is a favorite Nordstrom sportswear brand that’s as stylish as it is sporty. Of comfortable jogging pants that they’ll practically want to live in fun, on-trend pieces like this ruched bottom Imagine Print Hoodiethere’s something for all types of active kids.
That’s not to say these are the only noteworthy brands Nordstrom has to offer tweens for back to school; browse the pre-boys section and the tween section to see the whole range of fresh cuts from favorites like Nike, Vineyard Vines, Topshop, and more. Good shopping!