Danielle Braff

They may be small, but kids can have big opinions about clothes. As early as age 2, most already have clothing preferences, says Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., a Princeton, New Jersey–based psychologist and a coauthor of Smart Parenting for Smart Kids ($17, amazon.com). Dressing themselves is a way to state their independence, she says; and if choosing outfits is a daily battle, then it might not be one worth fighting: “Clothing gives children a simple, harmless way to try on different personalities.” Here, five sets of siblings—who have personality to spare—strut their stylish stuff. (And there’s not a princess dress in the bunch.) 
By Danielle Braff