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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


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,
LOFT safari jacket, $70,
LOFT shorts, $39,
Tommy Hilfiger gold shoes, $178.00,
LOFT bracelets, $24.50,
Tommy Hilfiger white bag, $348.00,
Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, $128.00,


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


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,
Forever 21 blouse, $21,
Tommy Hilfiger denim vest, $65.00,
Tommy Hilfiger shorts, $85.00,
Jessica Simpson denim wedge, $69.00,
Delias bracelets, $10.50,
Tommy Hilfiger hat, $38.00,


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,
Gap T-shirt, $10,
Brooks Brothers seersucker pant, $60,
Brooks Brothers boat shoes, $75.00,

Men and Boys


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 Hilfiger shirt, $78,
Tommy Hilfiger linen pant, $88,
Brooks Brothers woven belt, $98.00,
Lacoste watch, $154.00,
Lacoste sneakers, $90.00,
Ray-Ban sunglasses, $129.95,


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,
Mini boden cargo shorts, $24.00,
Mini Boden canvas pull on sneakers, $34.00,
Mini Boden hat, $12.00,

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