Whether you're spending the entire Summer at the beach or are just hoping to make it to your local pool a couple times, there's no better season for your kids to sport sweet, nautical-inspired styles. From classic boat shoes in baby sizes to an overload of sailor-esque stripes, the following 10 pieces are sure to make your lil one feel instantly sea-worthy. Now to find a friend with a boat . . .
When it comes to shopping for my 13-month-old, I have much love for dresses, leggings, and easy tees, but there's one category of clothing that draws me in every time: the romper. Maybe it's just my way to fulfill my own jumpsuit fantasies (one trend I'm just not sure I'll ever pull off) or the way a romper cutely bridges the gap between formal and casual, but I can't get enough of them for my daughter. If you have a similar romper obsession, keep clicking to check out nine of my favorites for this Spring and Summer. Ranging from sweet to fashion-forward, these picks start at a mere $14, so you know I'm stocking up!
GapKids is having quite a year! Last month, the chain collaborated with fashion superstar Diane von Furstenberg on a seriously adorable collection for little ladies. If moms of boys felt slighted, don't worry: next month, you're in for a treat when Gap releases its latest collaboration with Junk Food, a favorite of famous kids like Leni Klum and the children of the Jolie-Pitt brood and known for its awesome, supersoft vintage t-shirts. This season's superhero-inspired collection, out May 14, features everything to get your aspiring Batman or Captain America to the beach in style, including flip-flops, backpacks, beach towels, swimsuits, Ts, and more. Keep clicking to get a sneak peek of the Spring/Summer Gap-Junk Food collection!
It's every tiny fashionista's dream: wearing an outfit of her own design. Only 3-year-old Sienna Jade, a tights-obsessed lil lady, actually gets to live it out! After searching for cute, brightly colored tights for Sienna — and seeing the pictures she often drew of her dream tights — her parents decided to make their daughter's artistic vision a reality, collaborating with a small knitting factory to create Luna Leggings.
The organic cotton line is supersoft and uses nylon stitching and seams to maximize stretch and strength, making them extremely durable. The leggings also have a wide, reinforced waistband for comfort. But it's the whimsical designs, which incorporate unique color combos and nature-inspired imagery that your daughter will really fall for. The footless and footed tights ($29 each) come in sizes for newborns through 8-year-olds.
So what do you think: are Luna Leggings the tights your little girl's been dreaming of? Or are they too bold for your (or her) style? Weigh in below.
While chicks and lambs are cute, the bunny has it when it comes to Easter. Celebrate the holiday's favorite animal with everything from modern wall decals, prints, and clocks to traditional stuffed animals and books, all featuring some of the cutest rabbits we've ever seen. Some would make a great addition to your little one's Easter basket, while others can become permanent additions to your nursery. Keep clicking for the bunnies that have us hopping!
Japanese clothing line Uniqlo is much loved for its minimalist sensibilities and affordable prices (for those not familiar with the line, think of it as a less-trendy H&M or a cooler Gap), and just this week, it introduced its first-ever kids line. Uniqlo Undercover, a collaboration with designer Jun Takahashi, is only available at the brand's three New York City stores, so check out these 10 covetable pieces, call up your favorite Manhattanite, and beg them to go on a shopping spree for your oh-so-needy tot!
There's no denying Benjamin Brady's amazing genetic code has led to some adorable looks, but the cute offspring of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady is also rocking some cool, classic styles. We recently fell in love with Ben's tiny puppy sweater, and we tracked it down at one of our favorite kids clothiers, Bambeeno Cashmere. The cashmere sweater is definitely a luxury item, but we found similar style options for your lil guy at a range of price points. Keep clicking to check out all of the Ben Brady-inspired cuteness!
Department stores, big-box retailers, and chain shops are great for stocking up on kids clothes, but indie shops are the best bet when you want to add some pizzazz to your lil one's wardrobe. Designer, eco-friendly, and luxury lines can often mean higher price tags than you'll find at Baby Gap (which we also love, by the way), so now's the time to shop the following five online children's stores. All carry gorgeous clothing and accessories, and most are offering some great Winter sales right now! Click through to see five of our favorite indie shops and picks from each.
What year is this again? Last we checked, it's nearing the end of 2011, we have a female secretary of state, and women are holding more positions of power than ever before. So why are little girls still presented with lame activity sheets, which seem to think little girls are only interested in shopping, cell phones, and high heels? JCPenney and Forever 21 met with a lot of criticism earlier this year over their shirts purporting that girls are "Allergic to Algebra" and that "School Is Fun — When It's Over."
Thankfully, there's an encouraging new antidote: Just in time for the holidays, a new children's apparel brand is launching, featuring supersoft T-shirts that say things like, "When I Grow Up I Want To Be Me" and "Not Photo Shopped." Ahhh, that's better. Created by very pro-self-esteem, pro-girl, former CAA executive Seth Matlins,the line is available everywhere at Off Our Chests. Quite a nice change from those other graphic T's, right?
How many times has someone said, "I wish they made that in my size!" — usually in reference to some super-cute article of kiddie clothes. Even beyond the clothes, there are some kids products that would do very well if they were resized to fit adult proportions and style aesthetics (not too many grown ups want to walk around sporting Thomas or Dora garb).
Keep reading for seven kid-sized items that have a jealous adult following.