We had the pleasure of attending the Petite PARADE & Vogue Bambini: Kids Fashion Week NYC to check out what to expect for children this spring & summer. While we are have just finished sewing our Halloween costumes, the fashion industry is always two steps ahead giving us a sneak peek at the gorgeous looks for kids that will be here before we know it!
Fashions by brands we already know and love included Zutano, Umi shoes, Liv & Lily, Snopea as well as Olivia Rose. Other designers included Floatimini, iNTAKT, Kissy Kissy, Mali kids, Millions of Colors, Pimlinda as well as Stella Cove. The styles we well received by all audience members big and small.
The styles were simply adorable. Ballet inspired looks are as popular as ever, with fluffy tutus, and ballet flats. It seemed that the designs underscored ultra feminine looks as well as dressy casual for little boys. Looks including mini blazers, nautical pieces to mix and match as well as printed t's that were relaxed yet not slouchy.
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For girls, think eyelet, floral and gingham in featured colors like ocean blue, light pink and yellow. Don't let me forget the oodles of bows and ruffles we spotted on everything from headbands to dress hems and even bathing suit bottoms! Little boys were sporting collared shirts, stripes, long shorts and sweater vests. The looks were age appropriate, stylish and not stiff. I loved the classic cuts, the attention to detail and the wearability of the collections. I could just see my children running around the playground or at a picnic lunch in the fashionable yet functional new looks.
The styles were sophisticated while being playful, colorful but not too loud and stylish without being trendy. Shoes by Stride Rite were featured and of course they looks were as stylish as they were kid-friendly. Stride Rite is one of the only names of shoes we'd buy for our children as their shoes are affordable, hold up to the rigors of kid-life and we can always find styles that suit our taste.
Michelle is a SAHM and self-described '??green'? fashionista. She is a NYC woman, turned burbs mama, raising her 2 B'??s in an eco conscious manner. She blogs about natural parenting and green living at www.everythingsabuzz.com. Find her on twitter @queentob. Have a fashion question? Look for the new Syncing Your Style section on the Momtrends facebook page or tweet us your fashion questions at @momtrends!
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