A/W 2014 Kids' Fashion Trends: Woodland / Wonderland
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dreamy Autumn pieces from two new lines, Poppy Rose and Anais & I
Mid-July, and we know you're up to your elbows in brightly-hued beach towels, melting popsicles, and criss-crossed summer camp schedules. But here's a little secret: back-to-school shipments are already coming in weekly with Mike the UPS man, and the bulk of our deliveries will be on the racks in the next four weeks.
So what's on the menu for Autumn / Winter 2014? Every season we watch in delight as themes emerge from the broad range of lines we carry, and this season the trends are extra clear, and extra special. We're heading into a season full of cozy knits, new just-for-the-kids denim, prints and graphic inspired by whimsical woodland creatures, and more than a few bright pops of metallic shine.
Our young customers fill their imaginary worlds with an astonishing cast of fanciful creatures, and this season many designers chose to celebrate these joyful beasts in their prints and graphics. Egg Baby, a seasonal favorite for their snugly knits, have woven all sorts of magical animals into their designs (and wait 'til you see Winter Water Factory's polar bear print!).
Look out, world: the kids have discovered denim, and they're not giving it back. From Tea Collection's grand-slam puffy denim vest and first-ever jean jacket to Pink Chicken's soft chambray Kennedy Dress, children's designer have made denim fresh and kid-friendly.
And as for those tiny feet? Elizabeth got starry-eyed at the Easy Peasy booth (can you blame her?) and we'll have stacks of their buttery-soft leather baby shoes coming in from France, all sprinkled with shine and doused with whimsy. (Baby's first steps ARE a work of magic, after all.)
Livie and Luca, a local shoe line and perennial Fiddlesticks favorite, has also fallen for woodland critters this season: we've picked up their new Hedgie to keep our best-selling Fox company (along with a few other surprises).
Shine, shine, SHINE! They do it every day, and this season we're celebrating that with a shop packed full of our best buy yet (including quite a few glints and gleams of metallic glam, like those knock-out Pink Chicken Leggings above). Autumn / Winter 2014, here we come!
Join us here on our Autumn Trends Pinterest board for more dreaming...