Summer is always an amazing time for kiddos. Three full months full of endless possibilities, boundless energy, and rays of sunshine beckoning marathon play dates. As the temperatures rise, so does the emphasis on comfy and breezy pieces that are easy care and versatile. Here’s a rundown of some of the hottest trends hitting children’s fashion this summer.
Bold Shoes: Whether they are lime green checkerboard sneakers or cherry red loafers, bold colors and bold patterns are in. They make the ultimate fashion accessory for little ones and can instantly perk up and otherwise boring outfit. A great example is leopard slip on sneakers with a red knit dress for baby girls or bright green loafers with khakis shorts and a retro plaid button up for baby boys.
Sporty Style: With summer camp in full swing, kids are dressed to impress in sporty styles that emphasize athletic cuts and innovative fabrics. Racer back necklines on dresses for girls and stretch fabrics with UV protection are top picks. Boys enjoy graphic printed board shorts made from quick dry fabrics, screen printed tanks, and lightweight cargo pants.
Denim Disasters: Surely a relief to moms everywhere, distressed denim is back in style. The more stains and frays the better. Top designers are introducing lightweight versions of top styles and ensuring they have plenty of air conditioning with busted out knees and holes near pockets. A touch of acid wash and cleverly placed patches are welcome additions as well.
Gold Glitz: As kids spend their days frolicking in the sun their bronzed skin becomes a badge of summertime success. Gold embellishments are the perfect way to pay tribute to the joys of sun worship. A couple of standout pieces are toddler t-shirts with gold embellishments, linen dresses with a golden shimmer, and oversized gold buttons on sports blazers for boys. Gold accessories such as shimmering sunglasses, gold toned shoes, and gold trimmed hair accessories also make great choices.
Minimalist Nautical: While nautical themes are always great for children’s fashions, this summer’s trends show a slight twist on tradition. Instead of obvious references to the sea such as pairing anchors, rope, and boats the choices are more subtle. For example, breezy dresses with assortments of red, blue and white flowers are a popular choice. For boys, the emphasis is on just one focal nautical piece, such as a batik anchor on a sandblasted tee.
Neon Flash: Kids go retro with pops of neon accessories for a true 80’s flashback moment. Fun examples of this trend include lime green sunglasses, hot pink shoelaces, bright orange belts, and day glow yellow hair bows. A little flash packs a punch so don’t overload, neon accessories are usually the safest bet. This trend works well for both girls and boys so be sure to have fun with it.
As you welcome summer fun this year, be sure to add a couple of these must have staples to your baby clothes shopping list. These children’s fashion trends are sure to land your little ones on the best dressed list for summer fun.