With a 138-year history, Liberty London's dainty floral prints have long been a hallmark of classic British style. The brand has recently experienced a resurgence, partnering with everyone from J.Crew to Petit Bateau to Nike. Since the look lends itself so well to warm weather, and little girls, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite Spring Liberty print finds for kids. It's a garden party!
When it comes to kids' clothes, timeless most always beats out trendy. While quickly growing little ones don't last long in their threads, opting for classic pieces increases their hand-me-down potential and means that when you look back at photos years down the road, your kids won't cringe at what they were wearing.
Our favorite new line that exemplifies classic cool is California-based Frankie & Ava. Founded by British designer Natasha Lee Thomas, the brand draws upon Thomas's years of experience in menswear at Ralph Lauren, Levi's, and Donna Karan. The Frankie & Ava collection blends Thomas's English heritage and California lifestyle, including a special group of hand-knit pieces. Everything is made in the designer's hometown of Venice Beach using sustainable practices. Check out some of Frankie & Ava's best looks by clicking through!
Paul Frank's iconic Julius monkey face has long been beloved by hip tots, and this Fall, the brand's range is especially adorable. We scored a sneak preview of the collection, and while you can't shop it just yet, you can start out by scheming to shop your favorite back-to-school styles a few months in advance. The collection will be available on Amazon.com, with select pieces at major department stores. Click through to see some of the cutest picks for your little Paul Frank-o-phile!
An absolute delight of being a style-conscious mother of daughters is playing dress-up with your babies. This is particularly fun if you're just not yet feeling yourself after shoving a human out of your body. Your clothes aren't fitting? No problem! It's a fashion show with your kid every day!
When I had my first daughter, I think I'd ranked all of her darling outfits and probably changed her clothes twice a day just to ensure that she wore everything at least once. I would dress her in complete outfits — shoes, hair bows, the works — even if we weren't going anywhere.
On the days that I actually got dressed, I had this secret dilemma. How could I get dressed so as not to necessarily "match" Iris, but at least ensure that we weren't "clashing" in photos?
Crisp navy and white make for a timeless summertime look that's always in style. If anchors, sailboats, and other ocean-inspired motifs appeal to you and your tots, you'll love these sweet nautical finds in little sizes. Get a jump start on Summer, and sail on over to shop the cutest clothes for your ship's crew.
We're just starting to pack away our kids' Winter sweaters and bringing out the shorts and tees, but after seeing Bonpoint's Winter 2013 collection, we can't help but dream of wool tights, leather jackets, and velvet dresses.
Never one to disappoint in terms of wishful wardrobing, Bonpoint continues to define effortless chic dressing for kids. From classic bohemian — think pin-tucks and tweed coats — to hip and now — I spy leather moto jackets and sheepskin vests — there's a reason celeb parents flock to Bonpoint's stores whenever they're in town. This Fall, the 43-year-old Paris-based company is taking a walk on the slightly darker side, in a collection filled with plenty of black and brown hues, muted reds, and faded tans. Click through to see some of our favorite pieces for Fall and join us in counting the days until back-to-school shopping official begins!
By now you've probably heard that emerald is Pantone's color of the year and maybe even picked out some green finds for your kids to match. But did you know that Pantone has a whole slew of Spring hues picked out for the new season? From Lemon Zest to Grayed Jade, they're just as cheery (and soft) as you'd expect — and perfect for little girls' clothing. Click through for our dress picks inspired by the warm-weather colors.
The combination of Mimivail's admirable mission of inspiring, empowering, and celebrating little girls and the exquisite, timeless quality of the line's dresses make it a new brand that we're seriously excited to share with you. Founded by Vail Weymann Vasisht, a former Wall Street exec, each of Mimivail's collections is centered on the stories of five fictional little girls (with very distinct personalities!) from around the world.
"My inspiration came from an adoring grandmother whose natural beauty and impeccable style were timeless; a loving mother who had an instinctive flair for dressing me and my sisters in smart, enduring styles; and my own longing to help memorialize the most special time in a child's life," Vasisht says.
In the spirit of celebrating all little girls, Mimivail has partnered with the Uganda-based organizations of Light Gives Heat and SUUBI, which offer hope and empowerment to women and children in the war-torn nation. Each dress comes with a colorful, beaded bracelet handcrafted by the women of SUUBI, meant to be worn by your little girl as a symbol of hope.
Click through to see Mimivail's Spring/Summer collection, and meet the little characters who inspired it!
If you've got little style setters at home, you'll want to mark your calendar for this June, when New Zealand designer Karen Walker's debut childrenswear line will launch at Uniqlo locations in the US and around the world. With "child geniuses" as the inspiration for the collection, it's set to encompass 18 pieces of mix-and-match apparel for girls between the ages of 3-11. The dresses, tops, pants, and skirts will feature the designer's signature alphabet print and a new pattern that's reflective of a child's doodles on graph paper.
"We drew inspiration from the look of Karen Walker collections and with a little help from my 5-year-old, Valentina, we picked out some of our beloved signature styles such as frill hem sweatshirt dresses and boat pants and restyled them for kids," Karen Walker said of her line. "As a brand with working parents in the team, we wanted to create a fun and spirited kids' collection that used high quality utility fabrics and would be kid-friendly and a great price."
Pieces will start at $16, and the collection will be in stores on June 3. In the meantime, get your fix for the affordable, adorable Uniqlo Kids line here!
Whether your little one is celebrating that monumental first birthday or is up to the ripe old age of 7 or 8, a special birthday ensemble serves as a badge of honor. We've found eight of the sweetest handmade tees on Etsy for your special birthday boy or girl. Go with a personalized option, or choose a top that matches the theme of your tot's party. There's something for everyone!