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Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Kirsten

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Remember the days of American Girl dolls? If you’re like me, you had your favorite picked out, and – whether you owned that doll or just wished you did – your choice probably reflected your personality.

To help you get in touch with your inner child, this series takes fashion inspiration from these grade school favorites, using them to inspire real-life-wearable outfits you can rock today. (In case you missed them, see our posts on American Girl FelicityAmerican Girl Molly, American Girl Samantha, and American Girl Addy.)

American Girl Doll Kirsten
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If Kirsten Larson was your favorite American Girl doll, you probably loved her for her long braided hair and adorable prairie girl outfits. Fans of the books will remember her stories of pioneer life in the 1800s. Being from Sweden, she was one of the few American Girls originally born in another country. Being in an unfamiliar place was scary, but Kirsten was strong and, through her many struggles, learned the true meaning of family.

Kirsten’s prairie-chic look is actually very easy to recreate with modern-day trends. Below, I’ve created a few outfits inspired by Kirsten and her stories. Scroll down to view them all!

Pretty Pioneer

Kirsten 2
Product Information: Dress – Urban Outfitters, Shoes – Forever21, Necklace – Bloomingdale’s, Bow – American Apparel, Belt – Forever21

Kirsten comes in a cute little prairie dress ready for adventure. Recreate the look with a trendy twist on a lace dress with a colored skinny belt and lace-up ankle booties. Wear a cute heart charm necklace and a cream hair bow to complete the look!

Winterland Fun

Kirsten 1
Product Information: Top – SheInside, Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes – Steve Madden, Headwrap – Forever21

Kirsten looked super cute in her festive winter outfit! Dress in a cute graphic sweater and a pair of skinnies, and grab a pair of ankle booties similar to hers. Wear a braided knit  head wrap for a fun, wintry accessory.

Blush Pink Birthday

Kirsten 3
Product Information: Dress – Forever21, Shoes – ASOS, Necklace – Forever21, Headband – Rokit

Look pretty in blush pink like Kirsten did in her birthday outfit with a blush colored dress and a pair of oxfords. Accent with a layered pearl necklace and flower crown, just like she wore!

What do you think?

Was Kirsten your favorite? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? What doll would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on December 4, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Kirsten”

  1. 1
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Kirsten was my first American Girl doll, (And she’s Swedish like I am!) so she will always hold a dear place in my heart. Thank you for this post! I love it!

  2. 2
    December 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I.need.that.jumper!! OMG this is loove!

  3. 3
    December 4th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I’m totally in love with that gorgeous Urban Outfitters dress! <3

  4. 4
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    has anyone ever ordered from sheinside.com before? they have the best stuff but i’m not sure it’s legit!

  5. 5
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I have Kiersten still in my bedroom at home. Anyway love these outfits! Love the pink dress

  6. 6
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    You should do Josephina, she’s my favorite!

  7. 7
    December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I really look forward to these posts, you do such a good job of capturing each American girl. These are some of my favorite looks yet even though she wasn’t my favorite American girl character. can’t wait for the Josephina and Kit posts

  8. 8
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Anais–
    Sheinside is company out of China. I got a shirt there that came in 3-4 weeks, and it was okay. You can’t return the clothes you buy though. I saw reviews that people didn’t get items or if it came is was completely different than pictured. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  9. 9
    December 7th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I really appreciate these American Girl Doll posts because it has such a nostalgic feel for me. I grew up loving all of the American Girls and now I can channel my younger self while still being chic and stylish.

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