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Anna G. Larson, Published April 17 2014

Style Profile: Practical, relaxed style for mom and son

Moorhead - One of Colin Ahrens’ first words was “shoe.”

The 17-month-old toddler has a collection of shoes that rivals that of an adult. He can thank his mom, Kari Ahrens, for the early start in fashion.

I spotted the duo at Moxie Java here in casual, layered attire. Little Colin was especially proud of his Brickyard Buffalo T-shirt that reads, “Go ahead, swoon.”

Describe your style. I’m classic, I pretty much always wear a cardigan and skinny jeans with Toms or moccasins.

Colin is way trendier.

What are you wearing today? My cardigan is from Gap, tank from Nordstrom, Levi’s jeans, H&M shoes and Forever 21 jewelry.

Colin’s wearing pants from H&M, an American Apparel cardigan, a Brickyard Buffalo T-shirt and a Gap cardigan.

Do you have a style icon? I don’t really have one; I usually look at Pinterest and blogs for inspiration.

But I definitely have one for Colin! There’s a little boy named Alonso Mateo, and his mom’s a stylist. She posts photos of him on Pinterest and Instagram. He wears the cutest things.

Where do you shop? I shop a lot at Target, H&M, Gap and Forever 21, just for the trendy things.

I find a lot of Colin’s clothes online at Etsy, Gap, H&M and American Apparel.

What are your favorite things in your closet and Colin’s? I love Colin’s green pants and the shirt he’s wearing today. He also has a pair of green Toms that are adorable.

For me, I love my scarves and super-comfy high-waisted Levi’s.

If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you splurge on for yourself and Colin? I’d buy myself some designer denim, and for Colin, I’d buy a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins (handmade moccasins).


Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525