Contributed by Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
Tween gals are full of opinions, particularly when it comes to fashion.
As a whole, they refuse to be defined by any one trend. For many, their tastes are a blend of eccentric, adorable, and pretty cool.
These top accessories tween girls love hit all of the right notes from out of the ordinary to little touches that encourage them to express their ever-changing personalities.
10. Charm bracelets
The accessories tween girls love the most are those that invite them to express who they are at this moment. By definition, charm jewelry reflects what’s important to the wearer. The coolest part is that a charm necklace, charm bracelet, or a collection of charms to hang on her phone or purse is something to build upon over time. If she loves riding her bike this year and learning to play an instrument next year, a charm for each celebrates her growth.
9. Recycled what?
Jewelry crafted from recycled materials like bicycle chains, vintage clothing and clock parts is both eco-friendly and clever. Many of these pieces are also quite attractive. Best of all, they have a story to tell.
8. Double wrap watch
The brighter, the brighter when you’re shopping for accessories tween girls love. And the wonderful thing about jewelry for girls this age is how fabulously inexpensive it is, so you can take a few risks. Watches are both decorative and functional, but as always young girls prefer theirs to stand apart from standard styles.
7. Soft scarf
Tweens who live in colder regions know the importance of piling on the happy colors during the long months of grey skies and snowy sidewalks. They also know how flattering and comfy a bright Pashmina scarf with a slouchy top can be. Bonus points for finding one in her favorite color.
6. Phone cases
It’s a fact of life that girls this age spend a lot of time of the phone. Not surprisingly, there’s a phone case for every personality from the bookish, to animal lovers and super glamour girls. These affordable covers are perfect for girls who love making everything their own.
5. Retro love
Parents may do a double take when they see their daughter sporting an Atari-themed belt buckle or a choker a la 1994. This is natural. Every generation cherry picks iconic accessories from past generations and makes them new again. This happens every few years with mood rings, cowboy hats and feathers.
4. Fashion jewelry with sparkle
Tweens have a knack for being quite the contrarians. Take two opposites and meld them into one fabulous piece of jewelry and you have a gift she’ll love. For instance, beautiful fashion rings with plenty of style and bling high on the gotta-have-it meter for being both edgy and awesome.
3. Something tasty
Snack and dessert-themed accessories are more popular than ever and why not. Nothing tells you to stop taking everything so seriously like a monstrous ice cream sundae hanging from your neck. From happy cupcake rings to tights covered in sprinkles, sweet accessories make fashion fun.
2. Round sunglasses
To qualify as cool, sunglasses must be both unique and attractive. Round lenses score points for glamour without overdoing the flashiness, while a bold pattern on the sides balances the girlishness. Stylish sunglasses are a sure hit with girls who love their fun in the sun.
1. Colorful purses
Give a girl a cute, colorful purse and she will find plenty of must-haves to fill it with. Purses appeal to the side of them that loves playing dress up and matching the bag with shoes or a hat. A trendy purse also adds that extra something to casual outfits and makes any girl feel more independent.