Layering How-To: What to Buy for Your Tween Girl This Season

With cardigans, vests, and jackets your tween daughter can feel fashion-forward even during the colder months. The trick is knowing what to wear with these layering pieces. Don't worry, we're here to give you and your tween some style inspiration.


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Sassy & Stylish

Long vests are popping up everywhere this winter. Help your tween nail the trend with this faux fur vest that also zips. This layering piece is versatile enough for most dresses, but we especially love it when paired with this neutral sweatshirt dress. Your tween will stay comfortable during school, and the gray dress can pair with multiple pieces in her wardrobe. Finish this ensemble with some Adidas sneakers, and she's ready for whatever the day may bring.

Vest ($35;

Dress ($45;

Shoes ($45;


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Cool & Chic

When it comes to selecting layering pieces you can't go wrong with a long cardigan, especially this gray one—bonus, it has pockets! Your tween can wear this stylish cardigan around the house, to the mall with friends, to school, and really just about anywhere. For an effortlessly stylish vibe, have her pair it with this slouchy T-shirt tucked into a pair of slightly distressed skinny jeans. Add these metallic flats and violà, this outfit is complete!

Cardigan ($13;

Top ($13;

Jeans ($58;

Flats ($23;


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Trendy & Feminine

Looks from the 70s are currently one of the biggest style inspirations right now. Although some of the decade's fashions aren't age appropriate—crop tops we mean you—that doesn't mean your daughter can't channel the time period. Layering this chunky sweater with a denim jacket is a great way to start, but to really capture the hippie vibes pair it with this corduroy skirt. To finish the outfit and keep your tween's legs warm pair the outfit with a pair of black tights, and tie the outfit together with some easy to slip-on booties.

Jacket ($36;

Top ($28;

Skirt ($30;

Tights ($16;

Boots ($55;


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Cozy & Functional

This puffer vest is the ultimate in layering attire. Not only is it machine washable, but it's also reversible. Your tween can wear it with the matte side out when she's feeling more casual or turn it over to the fuzzy side for a dressier look. Whichever way she flips it, this lace-up dress looks adorable underneath. Pull the outfit together with these navy sneakers, and she's ready for a fun-filled day.

Dress ($35;

Vest ($85;

Shoes ($36;


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Relaxed & Fashionable

Whether she's hanging out with friends or studying at home, this bulky cardigan is sure to keep your daughter comfy and cozy. The light pink pairs well with prints, especially stripes, like on this jersey top. The double long sleeves will keep her arms warm, and a pair of stretchy skinny jeans add a fashion-forward edge to this attire. Finalize the comfy look with these comfortable flats.

Cardigan ($40;

Top ($15;

Jeans ($33;

Flats ($35,


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Edgy & Feminine

If your tween is a true fashionista, then she knows this faux leather jacket can be worn with many different things. She probably wears it with t-shirts in fall, but during colder months this ribbed turtleneck will keep her warm. Get her a pair of floral-embellished skinny jeans and these fur-lined slip ons to complete her runway-ready ensemble.

Jacket ($35;

Top ($13;

Jeans ($44;

Shoes ($36;