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FabSugar: Crewcuts, is that how you wanted to dress (3-year-old son Beckett)?
Jenna Lyons: I think we were looking to find a way to make it feel — kids’ clothes are either like Little Lord Fauntleroy or totally casual. There’s really nothing in between. So, we were thinking, what would a little J.Crew girl or guy — what would you want them to look like? That doesn’t mean a mini me, but that sensibility — a little bit of humor, a play on texture and color and not taking yourself so seriously — and whimsy and some surprise. And there’s no surprises in kids’ clothes at all. And I don’t want him to look like he’s going to the queen’s court — I just don’t get that. I’m not into that at all. So, that is definitely something...I think having a child helps a lot — kind of figuring out what you think is great about kids’ clothes. What I find is missing is sort of how we add things to the line and the team that works on that is amazing. But we also cultivated a team that’s from adult apparel, not kids’ clothes. It makes a huge difference. It’s about the way we fit it, but we don’t think about designing it for a kid, you know? We just design something we think is cute and then we scale it to work.
FabSugar: Make it really small?
Jenna Lyons: Don’t make that neckline too low.
Everything is coming up ruffled this Spring, and the trend is working its way down to junior fashionistas as well. Unlike adults who often look like little girls when they overdo the look, ruffles look perfectly sophisticated and girly on pint-sized clothing.Simple: Land's End has moved a bit more stylish this season borrowing some designs from their more fashionable competitors. Their all cotton Ruffle Cardigan ($30) would look perfect on its own, or layered over a Spring dress or t-shirt.
Which do you prefer?
Malia and Sasha Obama looked stunning in punchy colored coats and scarves as they stood beside their father, President Barack Obama, and watched him take the oath of office this morning. Malia opted for bright blue and black accessories, while her little sis, Sasha, wore pale pink accented with orange.
The thick coats were softened by satin sashes that made an age-appropriate fashion statement while keeping the young ladies warm. Life&Style confirmed that the darling coats were from Crewcuts. What an exciting life the Obama girls will have in Washington!
It may only be September, but already I can't help but start thinking about holiday party attire for wee ones. Velvet dresses and corduroy blazers have me bidding my beloved beach days adieu without regret. And what better way to polish off a perfectly pristine ensemble than with a pair of glittery shoes?
Simple: The silver sparkly pair of ballet flats from Target will make angels feel like princesses. Better yet, moms will feel like championed bargain shoppers when they only pay $15 for the magical shoes.
Swank: If money's not an issue, the Italian crafted gold-toned flats from crewcuts for kids are fabulously decorated with eye-catching jewels atop the tiny toes. Mothers who sport Louboutins may not feel so bad shelling out $128 for the spiffy slippers.
The Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine. I don't know if it is the patriotic music, the day long barbecues or the firework displays, but it always puts a smile on my face.
And, I like to dress the part in patriotic colors. Show me some tot togs in red, white and blue and I get giddy. This year, I am digging nautical outfits for my lil one. Whether it is this adorable top and its matching pants from Hula Mula ($60) or any of the pieces you see below, your tot will be ready to set sail for the social events.
Actor Chris O'Donnell is known for his all-American looks and charm so it seems fitting that he and his wife, Caroline, dress their adorable children in unpretentious, but classic style. The three oldest O'Donnell kids showed up to the premiere of their dad's new family film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl looking like they had just stepped off the yacht and I love them for it. Lily, 8, walked the press line in a darling yellow number, while Chip, 7, and Charlie, 4, went for comfortable, pairing jeans with Crewcuts blazers, Ralph Lauren shirts, jeans and white Converse.
Spring's just around the corner so it's time to start thinking about those cute plaid shorts and adorable floral dresses for your lil spring chickens. Get your bunny ready for some sun in these colorful madras shorts.
Simple: The perfect gear for a beach day, you won't worry about your lil man making a mess in these affordable shorts ($11) from Old Navy.
Swank: If you're heading to an Easter dinner, these patchwork CrewCuts shorts ($50) may be a tad more sophisticated.