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Cool, Stylish Summer Fashions for Families

From kids and 'tweens and teens to moms and dads, everyone wants to look fashionable even in wilting summer weather.
It's an annual challenge -- staying cool and stylish in the hot summer months.

So, "The Early Show" style contributor Katrina Szish spotlighted some sizzling outfits for the entire family.

She says, frst and foremost, summer style doesn't mean sloppy. You can be comfortable and cool without baggy t-shirts and shorts -- simply choose slimmer silhouettes in lightweight fabrics, and you'll look good and feel good.

Mom and Girl

Marquina:

We put Marquina in a safari-inspired look -- animal prints are a huge trend, and these shorts from loft are the perfect accent for the cute, cropped safarI jacket. A silk tank top and rope sandals dress up the look, but you can dress it down with a cotton tank and flat sandals.

Tommy Hilfiger knit top, $118.00, tommy.com
LOFT safari jacket, $70, anntaylorLOFT.com
LOFT shorts, $39, anntaylorLOFT.com
Tommy Hilfiger gold shoes, $178.00, tommy.com
LOFT bracelets, $24.50, anntaylorLOFT.com
Tommy Hilfiger white bag, $348.00, tommy.com
Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, $128.00, tommy.com

Chloe:

Chloe looks sweet and summery in a lightweight outfit. Keep it simple with the one-piece look and, by all means, go for one of this season's happy, fun patterns -- they're everywhere!

Mini Boden jumpsuit $38
La Cienta sandals $40

Teens and "Tweens

Stephanie:

For teens, it's all about denim shorts, and this season white is the hottest choice. We played with the layering trend, and put a vest over a camI over a tank, for a casual but cool vibe. And, the hat -- one of the must-have items for summer -- adds essential attitude to the ensemble.

Forever 21 knit cami, $2.50, forever21.com
Forever 21 blouse, $21, forever21.com
Tommy Hilfiger denim vest, $65.00, tommy.com
Tommy Hilfiger shorts, $85.00, tommy.com
Jessica Simpson denim wedge, $69.00, jessicasimpsoncollection.com
Delias bracelets, $10.50, delias.com
Tommy Hilfiger hat, $38.00, tommy.com

Malachi:

Young boys often get stuck in oversized shorts and tees, and I wanted to show that there are better options! Seersucker provides instant summer chic, even for kids. These lightweight brooks brothers pants paired with a simple white tee, hoodie and boat shoes are the perfect upgrade from saggy shorts.

Brooks Brothers zip-front hoodie, $79.50, brooksbrothers.com
Gap T-shirt, $10, gap.com
Brooks Brothers seersucker pant, $60, BrooksBrothers.com
Brooks Brothers boat shoes, $75.00, BrooksBrothers.com

Men and Boys

Brant:

Bright colors are everywhere this season, and they look fresh and fabulous on men and boys when paired with crisp white accents. Brant is wearing white linen pants from tommy hilfiger, but they have more of a canvas feel and don't wrinkle and crinkle -- the perfect alternative to jeans for the summer. We paired it with a bright top and dressed it up with a blazer, but the tennis sneakers and rolled up cuffs keep the attitude casual.

Tommy Hilfiger blazer, $198.00, tommy.com
Tommy Hilfiger shirt, $78, tommy.com
Tommy Hilfiger linen pant, $88, tommy.com
Brooks Brothers woven belt, $98.00, BrooksBrothers.com
Lacoste watch, $154.00, zappos.com
Lacoste sneakers, $90.00, zappos.com
Ray-Ban sunglasses, $129.95, lenscrafters.com

Brady:

Brady is ready for a beachside bbq in his tropical-print vilebrequin swim trunks, but instead of throwing on a sloppy t shirt, we topped it with a neat white polo shirt from robert redd. The boden high tops get extra attitude by adding brightly-colored laces and being worn folded down.

REDD by Robert Redd knit polo, $60.00, robertredd.com
Mini boden cargo shorts, $24.00, bodenusa.com
Mini Boden canvas pull on sneakers, $34.00, bodenusa.com
Mini Boden hat, $12.00, bodenusa.com

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