Whether you call it cruise, resort, or that kind-of season in between fall and spring, one thing is for certain: The pre-spring ‘14 collections have our style senses tingling. This kid season may be small but it's proved to be quite mighty — with a few especially strong fashion forces to be reckoned with. Ahead, the best-of-the-best looks inspiring us right now — even if we can't get our hands on ‘em 'til after the New Year. Trust: It's. Worth. The. Wait.
Photos: Courtesy of Elizabeth and James, Rochas, and Alexander Lewis.