Ah, celebrity kids. Their births are announced all over the news, their weird names are the subject of heated debate, and they allow us to measure how much of our lives we’ve wasted based on how much they’ve grown. But perhaps most significantly, they wear the coolest clothes. Honestly, if I had a nickel for every time I looked at a famous child’s outfit and wondered if it came in an adult size, I’d be a rich lady, and the person giving me the nickels would be like, “Really? Another nickel? What is your life?” But I’m not ashamed. How else would I be able to bring you this list of 15 adorable celebrity children who are more stylish than the parents who raise them? Have most of these children probably been dressed by the aforementioned parents and/or a stylist? Most certainly. But it’s the parents’ own fault that they’ve created mini-mes who would beat them in a “Who Wore It Better?” poll 100% of the time.
1. Suri Cruise
Let’s get the obvious out of the way right now, shall we? All hail 7-year-old Suri Cruise, daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and bow down to her impeccable, always-matching style. If I’ve learned anything from reading Suri’s Burn Book, it’s that it’s Suri’s world and we’re just living in it. Suri’s even caused a debate about whether little girls should wear heels. I don’t know if I agree with it for other kids, but I agree with whatever sartorial choices Suri makes, mostly because I want to be on her good side in case she’s one day the Miranda Priestly to my Andrea Sachs.
2. Skyler Berman
Rachel Zoe and Roger Berman’s 2-year-old Sky Sky is my favorite Rachel Zoe Project character. He accessorizes every outfit with a huge smile, and he wears a hat like nobody else can. It’s not exactly a surprise that he always looks great, considering Rachel is a stylist who spends every waking moment planning outfits for him in her head, but it’s Skyler’s attitude that really pulls it off.
3. Matilda Ledger
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7-year-old Matilda, the daughter of Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger, gives her hipster-chic mom a run for her money. Is there anything cooler than a kid in sunglasses accessorized by messy bangs? I don’t think so. And have you seen her mix stripes and polka dots? She’s a fashion genius.
4. Levi Alves McConaughey
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5-year-old Levi Alves McConaughey, son of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, is one cool cat, just like his dad. He’s been known to rock a fedora or two, and no matter what he’s wearing he’s got the attitude to back it up.
5. Maxwell Johnson
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson’s daughter Maxwell is only one year old, but she’s already ready for her close-up. She’s got her mom’s blonde hair, and she rocks an adorable cupcake T-shirt like, “Yeah? This old thing? Found it in my closet.” She even stole her baby brother Ace Knute’s spotlight on the cover of Us Weekly. And can someone send me those animal-print sandals she’s wearing in a women’s size 10? Thanks a million.
6. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
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7-year-old Shiloh, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, makes it onto this list without her many siblings because she’s got her own style and she’s not afraid to show it off. She’s got the tomboy look down to a science, and it’s awesome that her parents let her express herself through the clothes she likes, even though a lot of people think she should dress girlier. Nobody will ever rock a Ramones T-shirt like Shiloh. No matter how hard they try.
7. Romeo Beckham
Were you a Burberry model at age 10? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Romeo, son of David and Victoria Beckham, wears a trench coat like no other. According to David, he’s the most fashion-forward of the Beckham boys, being fond of “funny hats” and asking for Spats shoes for Christmas. Honorable mention goes to his little brother Cruz and his puffy jacket.
8. Harper Beckham
Every time Harper Beckham leaves the house, an angel gets its wings and fifteen puppies find good homes. Extra points if she’s interacting with her father David Beckham. When those two are together, all’s right with the world. It’s pretty hard to beat Victoria Beckham in the fashion department, but somehow 2-year-old Harper manages it. I need those coral Mary Janes she’s wearing immediately, please and thank you.
9-10. Tabitha and Marion Broderick
These two are my new favorites. The 4-year-old twins, daughters of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, are so fashionable we named them the new Suri Cruise and immediately feared for our lives. But just look at these two! I love that they’re kind of playing into that whole “twins dress alike” thing, but they still have their own identities and their outfits aren’t identical. The other great thing is that they look like kids. They’re not worried about everything matching or the proportions being right. And all hail color!
11. Kingston Rossdale
When you’ve got Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale as your parents, you’re bound to be a pretty sharp dresser. What makes 7-year-old Kingston so cool is his hair. It’s his mom’s shade of platinum blond, and it’s shaved on the side. How many kids do you know with a hairdo like that? This kid knows what it means to be rock ‘n roll.
12. Willow Smith
Say what you will about Willow Smith, but she’s got a funky sense of style, and she pulls it off well. If she’s on the red carpet with her parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, you’re looking at what she’s wearing, not them. She’s only 12 but she’s already taught us to whip our hair back and forth, possibly the most important style lesson you’ll ever learn. Amen.
13-14. Gideon and Harper Burtka-Harris
Talk about stepping right out of a J.Crew catalog. David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris’ 2-year-old twins Gideon and Harper know how to pull off the preppy look. As someone who owns far too many striped T-shirts, I’m really coveting the one Gideon has on in that picture. You think it comes in my size?
15. Louis Bullock
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The moment I saw Sandra Bullock’s son Louis wearing that adorable newsboy cap, I knew I liked him. The fact that he’s wearing it with those awesome sneakers only makes him cooler. Don’t you think little Louis looks wise? I think he’s wise. Plus, you know he rocked a mohawk last year? Yeah, he’s pretty awesome.