2 years old
Style comes naturally to this tiny tot, who pairs perfectly with her equally stylish mom, Bri Steck, the owner of VegasGirlsNightOut.com (dad is SPI Entertainment founder/CEO Adam Steck). The mother-daughter duo can be found sporting matching ponchos in New York or identical boyfriend jeans for a casual day off.
You’re still at that age where you get all your outfit advice from Mom. Do you disagree with any of her choices?
I really love my mom’s sense of style, so I’ll pretty much wear anything she picks out for me.
Do you often dress alike with Mom?
We definitely have the same style, so every once in a while we’ll both wear our boyfriend jeans on the same day. I like jeans from Susie’s Custom (SusiesCustom.com), but I recently found out that Kardashian Kids (Nordstrom in Fashion Show; Nordstrom.com) has them, too.
What is one thing you can’t wait to steal from Mommy’s closet?
Her sparkly Louboutins that she wore when she married my daddy!
What is your go-to daily outfit?
Now that the weather has cooled down, I really like my Susie’s Custom jeans (SusiesCustom.com), leggings from Target and sweaters and tops from Janie and Jack (The District at Green Valley Ranch; JanieandJack.com), but shoes are my favorite so I spice up my outfit with some amazing kicks.
What is the key to being a stylish toddler?
My mom likes to buy clothes that make me look like a little adult. Instead of buying preset outfits, I like to mix and match, and layer vests with flannel shirts. Or wear a top from one outfit and mix it with pants from another, and add a poncho to basic leggings or pants.
What stores keep you up to date?
Janie and Jack in The District, TRICO Field in Beverly Hills or New York City (TricoField.net), Target and Mini Melissa shoes from Fashion Show (ShopMelissa.com)—they smell good, too. These are my go-to stores or brands, but I like to shop small, too. Mommy-owned stores I find on Instagram are good because they have unique clothes you won’t see every kid on the playground wearing.
Hendrix Hayden Hanna
5 years old
Hendrix Hayden Hanna has two personas to reckon with. His mom, Las Vegas manicurist-to-the-stars Shawna Traynor-Hanna, says that he’s equal parts shy guy and clown—he’s initially reserved before opening up and charming everyone in the room with both his personality and designer duds.
What’s the one thing you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing?
I will never wear that pink dress shirt I wore for my Valentine’s Day cards again.
What are some of the stores that keep your closet fresh?
We go to R+D Hipster Emporium in Summerlin (RNDHipster.com) for all of my clothes and shoes.
Is there one trend you can’t stop wearing?
High-top anything. When I was a baby my mom used to put me in Converse, but as I got older and could choose, I really liked rain boots from Native (NativeShoes.com) and sneakers from Old Soles (Zappos.com). But I don’t discriminate—I love my sky-blue Dr. Martens (DRMartens.com) and red Air Jordans (Nike.com).
What don’t you leave home without?
Doing my hair! It’s been in the “Gatsby cut” since I was 3 years old, and sometimes I like to shave designs on one side. I’ve had lightning bolts, lines and the number 23 (for Michael Jordan, of course).
Are there other stylish kids you look to for inspiration?
My cousin Jordan dresses great, but I also take style points from Alonso Mateo (Instagram.com/Luisafere/) from Instagram. He dresses super cool and always looks stylish.
Sammy Sun Torbert
4 years old
Sammy comes from a stylish lineage and has inherited her parents’ fashion instincts. With a dad who spent years working for Marc Jacobs before moving to Prada and a mom who has a gig at Chloe, Sammy has haute couture in her blood. But she also believes in the mind-body balance, taking Tae Kwon Do to learn discipline and expending excess energy on ballet lessons.But that doesn’t stop her from singing and dancing around the house, especially when Disney princess Mulan comes on. It’s a story Sammy admires—she takes style points from Mulan’s warrior princess short hairdo.
How does having parents who work in high fashion influence your style?
I have learned to appreciate a great look, and to interpret who I am through outfitting and accessorizing. I love exploring style, but my parents are teaching me to not be a fashion addict.
What is your go-to outfit when your morning just isn’t going right?
A skirt will fix anything in my opinion, and I don’t mind changing three or four times throughout one day. I went through a huge Little Marc (MarcJacobs.com) phase when my dad worked for Marc Jacobs. I also love Gap Kids. I mix a lot of boys’ clothes in with my typical girl wardrobe too just for variety. All of my pajamas are boys’ superheroes or Disney princesses.
What is one item of clothing you can’t live without?
Dresses. No matter what the occasion or whether I am staying home or not, I have to wear a dress. I drive my family crazy with my dress collection. I have nearly 15 Disney dresses. I even have a traditional Korean dress for special occasions like birthdays and church.
How do you personalize when you have to wear a uniform at school?
I have to wear a uniform one day a week, but I always carry my favorite lunchbox, which is Hello Kitty (Sanrio.com), of course! I love mix-matching shoes, and my go-tos are white low-top Chuck Taylors. Off duty I’m all about flip-flops and Crocs in the summer and boots in the winter.
Who is the better stylist, Mom or Dad?
Both my mom and dad have a strong sense of style, but I have to choose my Dad because of the risks we take together.
Skylar and Jarex Miller
4 years old
Being twins means a lot of things for Skylar and Jarex Miller—a built-in best friend is, of course, number one. But a close second is that a twin can act as the perfect foil to try out a different style or a new trend before taking it to the streets. While mom, Reiko Miller, scours the Internet to keep them decked out in fresh duds, the dynamic duo proclaims that the real magic starts when the clothes go on.
Twins often dress alike; do you guys adhere to this trend?
Jarex: Not really. We each have our own personal style, and we let that shine through; sometimes Mom might want to dress us in matching patterns, but that’s about it.
How do your personal styles differ from one another?
Jarex: I like simple and basic colors.
Skylar: I’m not scared to try anything. How do you know if you don’t try?
What’s your favorite ensemble?
Jarex: For me, I love just a T-shirt and underwear.
Skylar: My favorite is a little more detailed: I love my Ramones sweatshirt, H&M jeans and a red Dr. Martens combat boot.
Since everything has to be bought double, is there a specific store that keeps you in style?
How do you let your personal style shine through when your parents are charged with dressing you?
Jarex: My mommy made me a hamburger lucky charm that I really like to wear with anything I put on. Hamburgers are one of my favorites, and I love food.
Skylar: I like my Eyeball hairband because I really like Monsters. At night when we’re going to watch a movie, I always ask to watch monster movies.
What is your go-to outfit when you can’t decide what to wear?
Skylar: We both reach for jeans, a comfortable T-shirt from Petit Bateau (Petit-Bateau.US) and our Batman superhero capes.
Is there anything you guys can’t leave home without?
Jarex: I have one of my toy trucks with me wherever I go.
Skylar: I like carrying my purse and keeping My Little Ponies in there. We love to shop for toys at Target and can always talk Mom and Dad into getting us something when we’re there.