With the summer comes lightening our layers and adding dresses and durable t-shirts for camp. It also means adding in comfortable shoes for active outings and protective hats. Here are some of our favorites for summer 2014:
For easy and fun fashions for kids we love rompers, and our favorite new online retailer is Le Petit Organic where you can discover a gorgeous selection of curated brands that are eco-friendly or organic and super stylish. This includes favorites like the Banana Jumpsuit and the super cute Mini Rodini Giraffe Summersuit that features a collection of bright and vibrant giraffe's in material that is organic and GOTS certified.
For dresses, we love Joules and Little Joules, a kid’s line for boys and girls and babies. This includes an adorable prints and florals for girls and great animal and British themed apparel for boys. This includes a beautiful collection of dresses and skirts with some of our favorites being the JNR CONSTANCE Girls Woven Dress and the JNR MICHELLE Girls Jersey Skirt that are both chic and playful for long summer days.
Another favorite is Smokks, a new clothing system for girls and their moms. The style-made-simple effortless clothing system offers a modern take on classic little girl looks made with high-quality, vibrant Liberty of London™ fabrics. Each stylish piece is durable for everyday wear, able to be layered for multiple seasons, soft and iron free, and contains no buttons, zips or hooks for ultimate comfort. With adjustable hems and ample arm holes, each piece grows with the child for over two years.
For easy and fun looks we love Girls Will Be, the go-to brand for girls’ clothing that breaks away from the stereotypical pink, ruffles, and sparkly pieces, and gives lil’ ladies more options to express their individuality! Girls Will Be was designed to empower young girls to be themselves and never feel like they need to conform to the increasingly narrow definition of “girl” reflected in far too many of the clothes (and other products) marketed to them. The collection consists of t-shirts, sweatshirts & shorts that break free of the stereotypical girly styles dominating retail today. It offers girls style rules that are simple -- colors beyond pink, no cutesy embellishments, imagery that breaks gender stereotypes, and styles that let girls be kids. Offered in sizes 4-12, our shirts are made in the USA, super soft, and built to last.
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We also love Elemental Ts, a new Brooklyn-based, mom-founded and run, kids' t-shirt company that embraces the enthusiasm for what we sometimes affectionately and sometimes exhaustedly refer to as the WHY?/WHAT? phase of childhood. Kids see the world on a more magnified scale and are naturally curious. Every stick, bug and flower is fascinating to them. They are riveted by animals and by machines and by the mechanics of how they work. It is that way of seeing the world that inspired Elemental Ts. Their designs feature detailed images of both wildlife and man-made objects in the style of line drawings found in classic science textbooks while keeping the fun and vibrant color combinations that kids really want to wear. We think that our shirts will really speak to your audience - they are fun and informational. In addition, each shirt comes with a toy magnifying glass and little fact card that introduces some interesting details about the animal or object depicted. The designs are sketched by a local artist and every shirt is screen printed by hand in New York City.
For shoes we are loving KEEN and their fun and comfortable Maderas MJ style shoe. This fun and stylish shoe is great for parents looking searching for a great look and the comfort to match. They are also certified vegan and built with an adjustable hook and loop closure strap for quick on-and-off wear, the Maderas MJ is sure to make an impression during playtime.
For sandals, we love Clark's Kids and how every Clarks style is constructed with growing feet in mind and the comfort and fit technologies to make play more comfortable.ClarksKids fits newborns to age 12. This includes favorites like the Rio Flower and the Softly Riothat are super feminine and fun while also providing incredible support. The sandals are also soft, light, and flexible while offering maximum adjustability, and leather linings add to the comfortable feel.
Another favorite is Catimini, the Paris-based luxury children's fashion brand, has stylish sun hats that dress up any suit from looking drab to fab! Some of our favorites are the Catimini Spirit City, Catimini Spirit Ethnique Straw Hatand the cute Catimini Spirit Denim Bucket Hat- all of which will offer the ultimate in comfort and style this summer!
With mix-and-match pieces in florals, retro prints, and bright colors, PlatypusAustralia (PlatypusAustralia.com) provides the must-have UV protective swimwear of the season. Some favorites are the Platypus Australia Rose Baby Kids Swimsuit with Bowl, thePlatypus Australia Palm Springs Youth Swim Shortand the Platypus Australia Retro Cars Baby Kids Swim Short.
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