If you're on the hunt for kids' clothing to wear to a spring wedding or a formal party, the accessories make all the differnece. On these two ensembles, the key ingredients come from local shops.

A gingham bow tie from a Bucktown boutique completes this boy's cute blazer and trousers. For a young lady, the finishing touch is a cloth-covered necklace from Perchance Kids.

Photography: Anna Knott; Stylist: Nicole Stege

For her: Cotton voile party dress, $295, oscardelarenta.com. Anaïs & I cotton cardigan, $70, and cloth-covered-wood bead necklace, $18, Perchance Kids, 1208 W. Webster Ave. Nappa leather cap-toe ballet flats, $78, brooksbrothers.com.


For him: Wool blazer with brass buttons, $228, brooksbrothers.com. Gingham bow tie, $27, The Red Balloon, 1940 N. Damen Ave. Cotton shirt, $40, Ralph Lauren, 750 N. Michigan Ave. Cotton jeans, $52, J. Crew, 295 Oakbrook Center. Cole Haan suede boots, $64, nordstrom.com.