Back To School Fashion Trends We Love

This is your year – to look haute. With fall fashion trends emerging left and right, spice up your wardrobe with a little snake print, big accessories and more.

Paneled pants. Formerly known as the “tuxedo pant.” Grab a pair of pants with a thick racing stripe down the sides and you’re ready to go back to school looking chic and up to date. This style is great because it makes your leg look slimmer, particularly if the panel on the side is black.

A super sized clutch. Bigger really is better when it comes to this back to school fashion trend. Since we’re back on campus and life is a little more productive, we have more to carry, and to accommodate that we have to upgrade our clutch size. When it comes to certain bags, bigger just means more to love, and this is definitely the case with an oversized clutch, especially when it comes in a bright color!

Bohemian and graphic prints. This is a great transition from summer, as long as you blend it with some neutrals or some chunky sweaters for the fall! The geometric prints are always eye catching and bold, which will give you a chic and fun look effortlessly.

Maroon. Or as some fashionistas are saying, “oxblood.” Regardless of your word choice, this deep red with purple undertones is hot for fall. It goes with just about any color, particularly the darker neutrals that are appropriate for fall.

Snake print. Just about anything can be this print and still look haute – pants, purses, shoes, and the list goes on. Pairing with black will make the print stand out, or opt for a pop of color to go with a fashion forward look as you’re heading to class or to your next social event.

Top 5 trends in girls’ clothes

This is one of the hottest looks of the season! Not only is it adorable, but it’s comfortable and practical, too. There’s no “right” way to style this trend. Try pairing a colorful, striped sweater dress with lace-trimmed leggings for a unique, yet feminine look. Style expert and author Jené Luciana recommends gals in middle school express their individuality by mixing a funky printed legging under a basic knit dress. And don’t forget about the jegging — a hybrid of denim and leggings — which is a must-have this fall. Pair your sweater dress and leggings combo with a ballet flat or fringed boot to complete the look.

Graphic tees & sweaters

Graphic tees are popular right now for both genders. Not surprising, considering they’re comfy, and a perfect way to express a teen or tween’s personality. Choose from funny phrases, symbols or funky designs. When the temperature drops, opt for a graphic sweater instead. Bonus: Some even have hoodies!

Old school

Don’t be surprised to see girl’s clothing with peace signs or other blasts from the past this fall. What’s old is definitely new and trendy again! According to Jessica Wiswall, president and CEO of My Vintage Baby, Inc., vintage fabrics are definitely hot this season. Why? Most moms can’t turn down clothing that reminds them of their own childhoods. That’s why designers are taking a trip down memory lane to resurrect vintage looks this fall.

Mix ‘n match

To help your child transition from summer to fall, build her wardrobe around key layering pieces so you can easily mix and match new outfits. Luciana suggests investing in tunics with feminine details such as ruffles, along with leggings, cardigans, skinny jeans and ballet flats. You simply can’t go wrong with feminine classics, no matter how you wear them!

Rock star

When your fashion plate is ready to take a walk on the wild side, help her dress the part. Luciana recommends a funky pairing of a rough and tough leather moto jacket with feminine flats. Don’t forget leopard and animal prints, too; Wiswall says they’re already on her hot list.

The Latest Trends in Girls Fashion

It’s that time of year again…back-to-school shopping time! And what better place to start your epic journey with your little lady than at The Children’s Place? Known for their affordable and stylish kids clothing, this is a one-stop shop for all your daughter’s back-to-school needs. And this season they’ve hit some of the top trends for girls right on the money.

Bright, bold colors and graphics

This season is all about sassy and bright colors. There were tons of fun top and bottom options for little girls to ensure maximum mixing and matching fun. From leopard print leggings to neon shirts and adorable prints with 3D accents like ribbons, glitter and lace girls are sure to have a ball picking out their favorite tops. For the less girly-girl, there are bold graphic prints that are right on point with the trends. There were also an awesome variety of frilly skirts to wear on top of the leggings or on their own.

Sparkle and Shine

Apparently this season is all about the more glitz, the better. Check out these sparkle covered high tops that all the girls in the store were going gaga over. These shoes will certainly help add a little personality and flair to a basic school uniform.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The boho look is back and here to stay. From sweet peasant tops and dresses to fringed boots to embroidered details and even cowboy hats (with the requisite sparkle, of course), this look is sweet and feminine. I also love how this look can be easily dressed up or down and is a simple weekend if your girls happen to have to wear a uniform during the week.

Urban Chic

Think leopard-print. Think faux leather. Think motorcycle boots. Add a pair of distressed jeans to the mix, and your little urban princess is good to go. Some of the accessories were so cute I wished they made them in grown-up size!

Meet the Author | Esther Carlstone

Esther is the mother to a silly 20-month old daughter who hates wearing clothes. Born and raised in Southern California, she attended UCLA where she received her Bachelors Degree in English and continues to live and love Los Angeles many years after. After a decade-long stint as an event planner, she is now a writer/editor for various websites and blogs about all thing lovely at her site, A Lovely State of Mind. She’s hates trolling through unorganized sales racks and is obsessed with fashion, food, travel, pop culture, Instagramming, good design, and too many TV shows to count. Oh, and coffee totally counts as a food group (the main one if you have a kid.) You can find Esther on her blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Born with style and class: Meet the mini fashionistas!

Fashion has become a child’s play, literally! At least, that’s what it looks like when we come across some absolutely adorable pictures of celebrity toddlers like Prince George, Harper Beckham, North West and our very own little fashionista Aaradhya Bachchan being toted around in designer wear carefully hand- picked by their stylish mothers! Much like their modish mums, these new ‘ style icons’ of the fashion cosmos are already kicking latest trends with their impeccable sartorial choices.

Crawling around in high street fashion, the celeb kids have cast their spell on many mums across the world, who too want their tiny tots to look as cute and chic as them. Besides expensive gadgets and exotic holidays, the ‘ good life’, which the millennia mum truly and unapologetically believes in, is finding expression in a drool- worthy kids’ wardrobe. ” If the mum can carry a Prada or Louis Vuitton, the little one can also walk around in a smart D& G dungaree or sweet Quis Quis ballerinas,” says image consultant and designer Shweta Singh.

Luxury extended

The jet- setting mums are willing to splurge on high- end labels as they aspire to give their kids the best of fash- ion. ” Kids are an extension of our own personality. The way you dress up your kids reflects a lot on your personal style and taste,” declares fashion designer Sagarika Mittal Goyal, who also has a luxury kids’ fashion label- Coochhie Coo. Agrees homemaker Deepali Wadhwa, ” Kids are our closest identity and pride. When it comes to dressing up, we should complement each other.”

When toddlers are accompanying their mums to lavish birthday parties, weddings, formal dinners and casual brunches, they also need to be as immaculately dressed as their discerning mums. ” International labels like Versace Young, Baby Dior, Ferrari Kids, Armani Junior and similar others not just come with a great brand value, they also offer exclusive designs, brilliant quality, and exceptional craftsmanship, which make a huge difference. You would never pick a run- of- the- mill brand if you want your kids to stand out,” believes corporate lawyer Sumedha Sharma Bahuguna, who loves buying glamourous Baby Dior dresses for her six- year- old daughter Trisha and smart Fendi shirts for her three- year- old son Devansh.

Fashion forward

As Prince George set off on his first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand, he didn’t know that he would cause quite a furore with a plethora of designer outfits. Everything that this royal tot wears experiences a ‘ George effect’ and is sold out in minutes. This stands as a testament to the fact that kids’ fashion means ‘ serious business’ nowadays. With dedicated kids’ collections updated with each season and glitzy fashion weeks, the section is growing exponentially.

And India with its rising number of well- heeled mums preferring high- end labels for their kids is considered a big market.

“Industry analysis point out that the kids’ wear market size in India is approximately Rs.30,000 crore, 25 per cent of the total Indian apparel category. At a growing rate of 20 per cent, it is expected to reach approximately Rs.80,000 crore by 2016,” shares Swati Saraf, Director of Prive Luxury, which runs the capital’s two of the finest kids’ luxury clothing stores – Les Petits and Cherubs.

Couture calling

When realty TV star Kim Kardashian walked down the aisle in her sensational Givenchy haute couture wedding gown, the diva mum made sure that daughter North West matched her style perfectly. So, we saw baby North smiling and shining in her own custom Givenchy gown. The craze for bespoke and tailor- made kids’ clothes is not relegated to celebs only; the ‘ kids couture’ craze is rapidly catching up with mums here as well.

Indian designers are often roped in to lend their name and expertise to designing clothes for special occasions like birthdays and weddings. ” I regularly get requests for theme- based couture dresses. From opulent lehengas to fairy- tale- inspired dresses, the mums enthusiastically take part in deciding the design, cut and colour of a dress.

And yes, money is never a constraint as long as you give them something truly unique and aweinspiring,” shares Mittal.

In fact, many luxury fashion houses ( think Fendi, Missoni, Versace, Armani, Gucci, Dior, Burberry and Marc Jacobs) churn out mini versions of their men’s and women’s readyto- wear lines or logo heavy accessories to keep the patrons and their tots happy.

Worth it

“It’s more about indulging myself than the kid,” shares Chef Parul Shirazi, who looks at designer wear as ‘ collectible pieces’. She adds, ” My eight- year- old daughter loves Fendi, which suits her androgynous style, while I love indulging in Quis Quis because it is ‘ oh- so- girly’. You can call them ‘ heirlooms’ as my daughter’s clothes get passed on to her cousins, which makes them timeless and great value for money.” This apart, factors like easy availability of high- end brands in the past couple of years, higher disposable incomes and ‘ onechild’ preference in urban families have also fuelled this trend.

“I love dressing up my twin girls. There is an emotional value attached to what your child is wearing, and buying high- end brands anyway gives you a ‘ happy- high’; it makes the whole process of becoming a parent fun,” says stylist & wardrobe consultant Neha Bakshi.

The latest summer trends for kids

Spring is winding down and the summer weather is beginning to approach, which means there is no better time than now to get the kids’ closets ready for the transition.

Local mom blogger Audrey McClelland stopped by the Rhode Show Wednesday to share some summer fashion trends from the Children’s Place that all kids are sure to love.

We’ll start with ladies first.

Look #1: Classic

Graphic tees with bright colors, beautiful patterns that are cute and age appropriate. Pair these with some cute denim shorts matched with a colorful belt.

Look #2: Trendy

Light color shirts with lace and a bright colored lace skirt to match. This is a fun and creative look that will keep kids fashionable while they have fun in the sun.

Look #3: Sun dresses

Cute little dresses come in all different patterns. From the colorful floral pattern that is really hot right now, to a simpler look with chevron stripes that are great for the beach. You can’t go wrong with this look.

Look #4: Fourth of July

Adorable white shirt with side fringe and a heart shaped American flag on the front. Match this with a navy pair of printed shorts that has white polka dots, to give a trendy and patriotic look. More great looks for the Fourth of July are featured in above video.

Now we will look at some styles for the young gentlemen.

Look #1: Timeless

Plaid shorts are always popular in the summer. Try different colors for boys with different styles. This is a timeless look that has many different styles to create different appearances.

Look #2: Super Hero

From Spiderman to Captain American, the Children’s Place has it all. Super heroes are huge right now and a great way to support your favorite super hero is to represent their symbol on your tee shirt.

Look #3: Plaid

Again, plaid is huge right now and there are so many different color combinations, that no two plaid shirts will look the same. Pair these with a simple pair of khaki shorts for the ultimate summer look.

Look #4: Fourth of July

Bathing suit bottoms that resemble an American flag are great for the holiday. Pair those with a classic red, white and blue plaid button down that is sure to give a fun and patriotic look for this Fourth of July.

Fitness Clothes For Kids ~ Watson’s New Line For Girls

My girls mimic just about everything that I do, from gestures to hobbies, music choices and just about everything in between – including yoga! I have accumulated quite the collection of fitness wear as I work out just about everyday. They’ve been bugging my constantly for their own yoga shorts and tanks, but when it comes to fitness clothes for kids, ivivva isn’t the cheapest and they were the only good brand I was aware of, until Watson’s contacted me.

Watson’s has a solid reputation here in Canada, for their performance winter wear. It’s high quality, wicks away sweat and keeps you warm while skiing, snowboarding or shoveling snow (cough, cough). The brand recently introduced a new line of sportswear for girls that we’ve put to the test for the past couple of weeks.

All of the pieces are very, very lightweight and still look like new after wearing them over and over again. Keep in mind, I did hang them to dry and although you can put them in the dryer, I never did.

The racerback tanks come in three colors, blue, purple and pink and offer a 4-way stretch. They also wick away moisture. My girls don’t sweat a whole lot, but my eldest spilled a bottle of water on herself and the top dried very quickly.

Watsons Boy Short

Boyshorts are all the rage in our house for yoga practice! Both pieces that we tried out held up beautifully and my girls found them very comfortable. My favorite perk? The price! These are incredibly affordable and range in price from $11-$17.

My only complaint? I wish they had a boy’s line!

You can find a list of Watson’s retailers as well as their entire collection (also available for purchase) online.

Disclosure: Watson’s sent us samples for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

Nadia Carriere

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

Baby Clothes Are Cheaper Than Therapy

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about buying rain galoshes, sunglasses, and countless cute onesies for your kid. The latest on being a new dad, a Millennial, and (pretty) broke.

The most common emotional state for new parents (or at least for me) is anxiety. I spent the first three weeks of my son Luke’s life worried that I might, you know, inadvertently kill him. (Everyone’s fine.)

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Part of this anxiety stems from the fact that you have no idea what you’re doing, despite the small library of newborn literature on the nightstand. (We must have personally subsidized Dr. Karp’s kitchen renovation.)

But you are also tired. Bone tired. Mrs. Tepper wakes up with Luke every night, usually around 2 a.m., and stays up for the better part of an hour. When he rises again a couple of hours later, I bring him to our bed. Luke laughs and smiles and demands to be picked up and tossed around while Mrs. Tepper and I linger in a netherworld between consciousness and nothingness.

Add unending, gut-busting love for the tyke, and it’s no wonder new parents experience ethereal joy between bouts of tears.

Thanks to this unstable emotional cocktail, we need therapy. But since therapy is expensive, and so are babysitters, we need another solution. That’s where baby clothes come in.

On the one hand, baby clothes are cheap. On Wal-Mart’s website I can buy a four pack of Gerber Onesies for $7. This particularly is available for four age cohorts, from newborn to 12 months, which means I could get a year’s worth of clothes for $112.

Expecting parents are also advised by their experienced peers to push baby clothes to the back burner. “Don’t buy too many clothes,” we were told. “He’ll outgrow them.” Plus, the one thing that everyone buys you is a onesie from whatever corner of the country they call home.

Nevertheless, parents spend a lot of money dressing up their kids.

Families with incomes above $105,000 end up spending a little less than $20,000 on clothes for their children through age 17, according to the Department of Agriculture’s “The Cost of Raising a Child” report. That’s about $1,100 per child per year from newborn to two, or three times what I’ll spend on my clothes.

We certainly have done our fair share of shopping. Luke has four bathing suits (I have one), rain galoshes (even though he can’t walk), and sunglasses. He has a sweater that would’ve made Cliff Huxtable proud and a pair of overalls (which fit in as nicely in Brooklyn as they would out on the range.)

As a result, Luke’s wardrobe is vastly more extensive (and trendy) than mine, and in all likelihood he’ll never really need those (Gulp!) $50 baby Uggs.

Before you judge, or claim that you’ll never buy fashionable baby outfits that your child will quickly outgrow, understand that the Uggs and the sunglasses and the sweaters and the galoshes aren’t for Luke. They’re for us.

Remember, we’re hanging on by a thread. We’re exhausted, overworked, and underpaid. We ceaselessly cook and clean and walk three blocks for the laundry. Plus, we have to confront the inhumanity of alternate-side parking.

There is one thing, one small pleasure, which helps us soldier on and keeps us sane. And that’s buying over-priced handcrafted baby garb, dressing our son up, and taking pictures.

Not only is it cheaper than therapy, but the pictures (to future Luke’s horror) will live on.

Children’s clothing: What do I do with the old clothes?

Children grow quickly. The clothing purchased once expensive, is much too small, and just as quickly, after one year, the question arises: What do I do with the old clothes? Here we give you tips how to bring a second life to children clothes, as in the same time to make money.
Sort clothes in the closet and make 4 piles:

  • Pile 1 – with the clothes that are still needed.
  • Pile 2 – with the clothes that are still in good condition and would you give to a charitable cause
  • Pile 3 – with clothes that are in good condition and you want sell them (especially popular are designer dresses)
  • Pile 4 – with dresses, torn, damaged or soiled that belong to the container for used clothing.

Second-hand store – whether it is worth?

Second-hand stores usually work on a commission basis. This means that the store keeps a percentage of the sale price as commission for themselves. Rate based on strict criteria whether it is worthwhile to leave the clothes the second-hand store.

Go to the second-hand store

Visit one or several shops before you take away all the same clothes. Use the experience of the staff and check what is easy to sell.

Whathappensif the second-hand store clothes not sold?

Do you expect that the second-hand store cannot sell all the clothes? After a certain time, the shopkeeper will ask you therefore to collect the material again. Consider beforehand what you want to do with it.

The right time for seasonal goods

The clothing is seasonal goods. If your child no longer needs the winter clothes, winter clothes the other kids do not need. Wait until the fall before you then sell these clothes.

Sell on the Internet

Whether you are selling your clothes on ebay or a classifieds site, in the description you should always include these points:

  • How old is the clothing?
  • How long have you worn?
  • How is the condition?
  • The size / age of the child
  • Brand
  • Price

Summer clothes for a baby

You can dress up a summer baby easier, because summer clothes for babies are lighter. In addition, you do not need as many things as a baby, born in the winter. In addition, summer babies have a lot more benefits such as more rest in the fresh air, sunshine and warmth. However, of course you can dress all babies fit and fashionable, because there are today a lot of choice in the online shops.

What does a summer baby to wear?

Both the very young babies as it did a few months’ old children in summer wear nice airy and comfortable clothing that is limited to a few items depending on the temperature. Thus, these items are very popular, for example bodies with short sleeves or sleeveless: easy camisole, thin cotton pants, coneflower.

Dresses or skirts for girls

The mothers are very happy when they do not have to wear so many clothes to their children. Babies rejoice because the physical well-being is just great in the warm temperatures and breezy clothes. You feel comfortable, fresh air on your skin is very good and it helps especially if the child has an irritated or sensitive skin. Nevertheless, a slight layer of fabric is always better when the child is in the fresh air, even when the stroller is in the shade. Clothing should be for the summer, definitely cotton, and linen, silk or viscose. These natural substances make more pleasant air circulation for the skin. At higher temperatures, the baby should not be tightened too much, because he can sweat. In the neck, it can be determined whether the child is dressed too warm, if you notice sweating in this area.

Online shops – Clothes for a summer baby

Online shops for baby clothes, there are now quite a lot. There is even the currently so popular clothing for children, which not only looks nice but also has certain functions. Besides natural materials, a smart interface, other good feature of modern baby and children’s clothing is also fact that it is available for both babies from 0-2 years and for children of 2-16 years.

Children’s clothing: The appropriate clothing for protect from the sun

The head, especially the face, neck and ears of children are very sensitive. Therefore, make sure that your child always wears a hat, a cap or a scarf with umbrella and neck protection in the sun. Clothing should be airy and not too tight and cover as much of the body. Long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts and loose-fitting long pants are ideal.

Not all substances are sun proof. Meanwhile, there are T-shirts, shirts and pants that offer their fabrics by special weaving techniques or impregnating a special UV protection. This so-called ultraviolet protection factor (EIA) should not be less than 30 characters. The T-shirt very well protects against splashing or swimming shoulders and back. However, not tightly woven cotton T-shirts do not provide adequate protection by UV rays, especially in the wet state. The substance should therefore be either very firmly woven or best equipped with a UV protection factor.

Use sunscreen properly

In addition to the textile sun protection all unprotected body parts such as hands, face, back of the feet should be protected by sunscreen. Use for children only suitable sunscreen. Creams and lotions dry the skin of children from less than, for example gels. The centre of the sun should UV-A and UV-B ray’s block with an SPF of at least 15, more preferably 20. Reapply the skin for longer stays outdoors repeatedly.

Since the sunscreen is removed by sweating and abrasion, this repeated application is necessary to maintain protection, thereby however, does not extend the specified by the SPF of the sunscreen protection period. When swimming, splashing or playing on the water, the risk of sunburn is particularly high.

This is true even when the skin’s UV filters have been developed. Certain substances that are natural protective shield that is soluble in water and wash while bathing already within a short time. Also, make sure that your child’s eyes are protected especially in the mountains or at the seaside with an appropriate headgear with umbrella or sunglasses with UV filters.

Finally, children learn primarily through imitation of the behaviour of their parents. Your child will learn more easily how to protect themselves from the risks of sun, if you, as parents, give an example. You must therefore protect itself also, for example by not staying too long in the direct sun and be protected by proper clothing and headgear.