It may seem like a little overkill, but buying cute anime-themed accessories for teens can help your girls feel special and specialised.
Here are some of our favourites for girls.
Read more”There’s no question that the internet has really helped to connect girls with fashion, and it’s been really cool to see it being used to really empower girls in their own lives,” said Stephanie Sosnowski, director of marketing for the Canadian Women’s Association, a trade group for female-owned businesses.
“This is really an opportunity for young girls to see themselves reflected in their chosen fashion brands, and to see that their fashion choices reflect their own values.”
Sosnowski said it’s important to support young girls’ interests in clothing, accessories and fashion, even if that means taking the time to get creative and experiment.
“I’m always encouraging young girls not to get too caught up in the process of what they are doing and to do their own thing,” she said.
“It’s important for girls to have a range of creative choices and to get out of their comfort zone.”
How to buy anime-inspired accessories for teen girlsThe key is to have an idea of what you want to buy, and then think about how you can best represent it, said Soswowski.
“We know that our daughters need to feel confident and to feel beautiful,” she added.
“There’s a lot of people out there trying to get girls to look like their favourite anime characters, and that can be challenging.”
So it’s good to have the right accessories and accessories that reflect your values, and your style.
“If you look at the most popular anime series for girls today, there’s a significant number of girls who are colour-blind.””
We all know how hard it is for girls with autism to express themselves, and this can be particularly difficult for girls of colour,” said Sotnowski.
“If you look at the most popular anime series for girls today, there’s a significant number of girls who are colour-blind.”
Read moreTo find the best anime-styled accessories for kids, Sosowski suggests looking for something that reflects your tastes.
“I’ve found that it’s really important to pick things that are cute and simple, and have a lot to do with the characters,” she explained.
“For example, a lot the girls’ outfits are based on Japanese fashion, so it’s not just about the colors, but the accessories as well.”
Sotnowsowski said there’s so much to do when it comes to getting girls’ fashion and style to match their personalities, and she said it can be hard to find items that reflect that.
“It’s really difficult for kids to express their individuality, and I think that is where the fun is,” she continued.
“You want to give your daughter a sense of confidence that they can do whatever they want to do.”
Looking for accessories that can help her find that confidence?
Soswayski recommends using brands that are well-known and well-loved.
“Be careful not to over-compensate by copying the same products that are popular, because it can just be more work for girls,” she stressed.
“The girls are so used to having a certain style of clothing and having that same style of accessories, so if you want them to look cool, it helps.”
If your girl is interested in wearing cute anime outfits, Sotnawski advises using something that looks and feels “casual,” which means it can easily be worn by kids and teens.
“In the end, it’s all about how the girls feel,” she suggested.
“When girls are looking at anime, they’re looking at themselves, so make sure they’re wearing something that’s comfortable.”