So, it seems the trend in kids clothing this year is casual. Um yeah, it seems the trend in all clothing is getting more and more casual if you ask me. One website selling and tracking trendy kid's clothing says not to be surprised this year if the seams are visible from the outside of the clothes and that the outfits that don’t match are actually very stylish.
I guess Casual Friday has finally seeped down to our Garanimal
dressed kids. As a mom that tends to be lazy when it comes to dressing her kids, I can appreciate a more casual look. Frankly, there are not many places we go where it is even appropriate to be dressed up.
But it does make me wonder.
If we are dressing them so casual now, what will they dress like when they are teenagers? For his first job interview? Or to meet the parent's of her new boyfriend? I mean isn’t becoming a teenager and dressing like a slob a right of passage? Do we really need to encourage it now when they are still so little?
I already have the hardest time getting my boy to wear even a sweater or jacket to dress up his jeans a bit. T-shirts rule in his world.
Apparently, they rule in the kid's fashion world too. They are a staple in this years hottest kid's clothing trends. With cool graphic designs and in bright orange, no less! The shirt my little man is modeling above came from a trendy online boutique. ( I won a gift certificate)
I don’t want to go on record here as old fashioned, as this is an argument that has been fought for generations. Call me a bit conservative, though. I just think teaching them to match their clothes and wear button down shirts - tucked in, is not such a bad thing. And that it shouldn’t ever go out of style. Okay, there, I said it. I officially sound like my grandmother.
Recently, I dressed my son in a little suit and tie for a special event - much to his chagrin. He looked incredibly cute, though. A 4 year old in a suit and tie is really one of the most photographic moments in a mother’s life.
But for the days when a special event is not on the agenda, here are some cute and casual ways you can dress your small ones and not have them look like a total mess.
Layered short sleeve t-shirts over long sleeve t-shirts. This is also an excellent way to get more wear out of those shirts that are getting too short. The style is for the bottom shirt to show under the short sleeve one.
Button downs over t-shirts are always good and casual for boys. Untuck them over a dark pair of jeans for a trendy look. Yes, untucked but the dark jeans will dress the outfit up a bit.
Bright ruffled skirts with t-shirts for girls are all the rage. Pair it with some leggings and furry boots or flats and she will look like she just walked off of the pages of your favorite children's magazine. As a matter of fact, look for tutus paired with fun tank tops for girls in the spring.
Brown is in. Orange, bright blue and grassy green are too. All together in a mish mash of colors.
Soft colorful graphics, retro words, and urban designs make a big impact on t-shirts
Hand stitching, patches and collage looking fabrics are trend setters.
So, tell us! Where are your favorite places in the triangle to shop for your kids clothing? Do you like to dress them up or keep them casual?
sources: tuttibella.com, infomat.com,parenting.com