Gap Baby DenimThis post also appears on the Gap 1969 Stream along with tons of photos, articles, inspiration, and tips about denim.

It’s so funny having to say that denim is in for kids because, hello, was it ever out? I adore seeing denim now in surprising places – hats, accessories, even shoes. Basically, imagine where you might add a touch of leather, and replace it with denim. Behold, you’re on trend!

What’s not on trend though? A kid in head to toe denim.

I don’t care what supermodel sported it on the runway, or what celebrity wore it on what magazine cover; it’s a look that’s super hard to pull off.

[see more denim fashion tips after the jump]

One of the simplest tips for putting together a cute kids outfit
with multiple denim pieces is create separation; literally, no two
denim pieces touching. So if you’ve got your kid in denim jeans, pair it
with a shorter bolero-style denim jacket so you have some  have some
fabric between the jacket and the jeans. Or if you put your daughter in
denim-covered shoes, pair it with leggings or a shorter skirt instead of

The other option is to simply go for different denim
washes – a soft, faded jacket with a dark blue wash jean. Or a black
denim skirt with a indigo denim newsboy cap.

Gap denim band jacketblack Gap skinny jeans
The lighter wash denim band jacket + the super skinny jeans in black = cute!

Come to think it, a
denim newsboy cap is about the cutest thing in the world on a kid. I’d
just go ahead and pair it with anything. –Liz

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Where do you stand on denim with denim? Fashion do or fashion don’t?