1. Zara Dress, Pink Chicken $70 | 2. Dress in Liberty Tiny Poppytot, J.Crew $180 | 3. Navy Check Dress, Burberry $179 | 4. Stuttgart Flannel Dress, Tea Collection $45 | 5. Party Dress (turquoise polka dot), Dagmar Daley $76 | 6. Charlotte Dress, Bella Bliss $58 | 7. Pug Dress, Mini Rodini $75 | 8. Bubble Dress (red abstract pedal), Dagmar Daley $68 | 9. Stripe Dress, Mini Rodini $75
I sometimes feel the beginning of fall is like the first act to a much-anticipated holiday performance. While our schedules are still reasonably sane, seasonal gatherings and events begin to fill up the calendar. In many homes, this time year means children need new outfits for such occasions. Whether looking for a dress for an after-school playdate, Sunday matinee, or dinner party, this season’s inspiration comes from vintage and contemporary textures and prints. Think modern corduroy, art-inspired patterns, as well as classic plaids. Styles that girls can easily transform from daytime to evening, with a quick change of sneakers to ballet flats, are a plus. Lavish floral print dresses are abundant and add a bit of charm and texture to a look. And speaking of charm, we love Mini Rodini’s stripe dress with its blooming ruffle collar, a must for this season. Finally, I’m thrilled that Pantone’s fall fashion color report put bold blues into the autumn mix. Welcome fall!