Get excited, kids fashion trends are being taken straight from the big kid runway. It doesn’t matter if you still have a bedtime or if you’re the one making that bedtime; if you’re fashionably inclined, you know how important it is to stay up to date with the times. Lucky for us, this year’s selection is more than just florals. We’ve been served trends and colors that are bold, bright, and full of expression.
To find this season’s most noteworthy trends, we’ve combined our own fashion knowledge with some words straight from the pro’s themselves: Pantone, Fashion Snoops, and Earnshaw’s. To read more about color trends and this year’s thematic palette, check out our post on the 2018 Color of The Year: Ultra Violet.
A confident, bright yellow. Yellow is purple’s complementary color, so its feature is linked to this year’s color of the year, Ultra Violet.
Cherry Tomato – Pantone 17-1563
A bold, orangey red.
Little Boy Blue – Pantone 16-4132
Serene as the clear blue sky
Arcadia – Pantone 16-5533
A Cooler, cleaner take on green.
Although these are only our fav, this spring’s palette is an open door to dramatic color mixing in kids fashion trends.
Prints and Fabrics: Kids Fashion Trends for Almost Any Spring Occasion
Now that we’ve had a taste of the season’s colors, let’s dive into the looks and textures our palettes are comprising. Fashion Snoops and UBM Fashion feature a dazzling selection of kids ensembles and weather-appropriate apparel that we’re rushing to add to our mood boards. From chic safari to a gardening in The Hamptons, they’ve lined up looks that will have a place in almost any kid-friendly occasion.
Yes, we said to expect more than florals, but the season of new beginnings can never be complete without some blossoming. Still staying true to individuality, pattern mixing and kitschy details are embroidering our kid’s clothes dreams.
Florals, fruits, and gingham styles never fail. Pairing them up with classic ruffles, tulle, or even lace detailing will add to the aww-factor.
Taking a step south, we’re getting ready for the heat. Hot summer nights don’t necessarily always stay in the summer, as we Florida folks know all too well. Whether it’s for a desert sunset or an Everglades sunset, we know the importance of a good tailoring.
Find twill, beaded trims and light knitwear where the sun keeps shining, and happily embrace the comfort of a vibrantly earthy tone.
Now, we can’t talk about blooming without talking overalls. This time, take a step back and retreat into the forest. Know nature, know a good, breathable linen. Even bring back the smock dress! You know your little girl would look adorable in it.
Keep your eyes out for cotton, basket weave, and twill. Think arts and crafts camp.
Accessories in kids fashion trends
As if we hadn’t already stressed self-expression enough, we’re ending this season’s trend list with a shout-out to Earnshaw’s Magazine and an homage to the holy grail: Accessories.
According to the publication, a unique jewelry set or a fun, pop-of-color handbag can wrap up any outfit, so it’s no surprise that finding these classic staples in a new shape or material is what’s we’re embracing. Try a holographic fabric, perhaps some metallic denim and even grab that unicorn-shaped backpack for a bold look that will rule the school and make it known that you’re up to date with kids fashion trends.
“What’s in: Kids Fashion Trends for Spring 2018” features images taken from Pantone, UBM Fashion Inc., and Earnshaw’s Magazine.
Floral children’sfashion trends have made their way back! We love Earnshaw’s magazine because they are always on top of the most current trends in children’s wear. Treasure Box Kids envisioned this trend earlier in the season and Earnshaw’s mentioned that the floral prints are back and bigger than ever in their June 2017 issue. The popular 1980’s style is currently trending. Floral prints are resurfacing on women’s clothing, kids clothing (boys and girls), and even on shoes and accessories. To learn more about children’s fashion, please read our post Children’s Fashion Last 10 Years
Where the Floral Print Originated:
Floral prints date back thousands of years, originating first in Asia, where flowers are an integral part of the culture. Long ago, flowers held deep meaning and symbolism, which people enjoyed incorporating into their clothing. Flowers are known as a universal symbol of femininity, which is prevalent in different cultures and time periods. Over the years we have seen big flower trends such as the “Flower Power” 60s and again in 2014 with the popular floral leggings. Floral prints are diverse and have always been in production… something we don’t see changing anytime soon. Trends are usually established in adult clothing and are then adapted into children’s wear.
Why Follow Children’s Fashion Trends:
Floral prints typically make us think of warm weather and sunny days. Flowers carry a happy connotation and it feels good to wear them, so why not! Florals are all about having fun with fashion and embracing the excitement of summer. The print is versatile – you can find it on everything from casual kids bathing suits to exquisite wedding dresses. The floral theme also makes great accessories that give you more ways to work the flowers into your style. And if you’re a girly girl at heart, wearing florals is a perfect way to show your feminine side.
Floral Children’s Fashion Trends for Clothing:
Earnshaw’s said it themselves, “Floral and graphic prints are an undeniable tool in stimulating children’s imagination and creativity”. How cool is that? We are expecting to see lots of daisies, hydrangeas, hibiscus and roses on the racks this season for girls and even boys. Floral prints come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and designs. Does your little girl have a favorite flower? Look for a dress with her flower print on it. Kids should love what they are wearing and this is a great way to ensure that. Experts remind us to keep an eye on the size of the print when choosing a dress for your little girl. Smaller girls mightavoid larger prints as they could engulf a petite frame.
Five Floral Print Fashion Trend Tips:
Choose lightweight fabrics that breathe well this summer. Cotton, linen, rayon, and chiffon are just a few that work well.
Feel free to mix patterns! Just make sure there’s one color that ties both prints together. Black and navy are great options.
To create a slimming illusion and draw the eye in, explore dresses with flowers gathering down the center.
Be bold! Summer is your excuse to wear bright, vivid colors. If your wardrobe is filled with mostly dark solids, adding a floral print can be just what you need to match your outfit with your summer state of mind.
Floral accessories can add a hint of femininity to your look. Try flower inspired sandals, sunglasses with flowers printed on them, or shade your face with a floral printed sun hat. You could even tie one of TBK’s lightweight floral infinity scarfs around your hair to keep you cool.
Look around and find your favorite floral prints to rock this summer. If you’re looking for your little girl, check out the TBK website for our own floral printed dresses and scarves. This is one of our favorite children’s fashion trends and it will soon be yours too!
The popular pattern, polka dots, have seemingly been around forever. The pattern has been spotted (no pun intended) as early as 1867 on Flamenco dancers, depicted in the paintings of Fredric Bazille and in the 1920’s collection of Carolina Ferrera. The term polka dots was first used in Godey’s Lady’s Book in its 1857 issue. It’s assumed the popular European dance the Polka is where the pattern received the origin of its name. To learn more about other current clothing trends read: Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16.
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The Start of Polka Dots
The girls polka dot dress trend exploded in the 1950’s. The trend was seen on fashionable celebrities to housewives. The pattern gave its female wearers a look of wholesome femininity with a dash of girlishness. The popularity of the pattern tapered off at the end of this era. The trend never really disappears but rather casually shows up each decade with a new twist.
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Polka Dots Use in Current Fashion
Although this ageless trend is mostly synonymous with children’s clothing, the patterns popularity has made its return to the adult fashion world. The trend has found its way back to high fashion in top lines like Marc by Marc Jacobs and a signature look on the likes of Fashionista Alexa Chung. European Childrenswear designers have already opted in to the craze and American Childrenswear designers are sure to do the same. Don’t be surprised over the sudden influx of this playful pattern on shoes, accessories and apparel in your favorite children’s stores in the upcoming season.
Black and White Capri Pants Set from Treasure Box Kids
What Does Wearing Polka Dots Print Say about you?
Statistics show that little girls and women alike adore the fabric. Although in recent years the print has become more popular in Men’s fashion, it’s not as popular as it is with females. Scientifically, the reason girls polka dot dresses are such a big hit is because visually girls tend to respond towards attention to detail. This is why the kaleidoscope of rounded dots in various sizes is extra appealing. Believe it or not studies show that lively and energetic people tend to gravitate to the fabric and are wonderful multi-taskers.
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How the Pattern is Currently Worn
Replacing the very Minnie Mouse esque look of old, there are more modern ways to wear this classic print. Now, Designers go for creative and bold looks, utilizing fluorescent colors in a rainbow spectrum. The polka dot print is usually paired with abstract patterns and solid colors. One thing is for sure there’s NO wrong way to wear this versatile pattern. We have recreated this trend in our Pink Polka Dot Girls Birthday Dress. Go for a more fashion forward look this season by including polka dots apparel in your children’s wardrobe, or even your own!
Pink Polka Dot Girls Birthday Dress from Treasure Box Kids
Learn about Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16, so you can dress your kids in style this season. Treasure Box Kids continuously researches kids fashion trends and wants to help you keep up with current trends in the world of children’s fashion. This article features popular patterns and styles being currently used in children’s fashion. If you want to look back at children’s fashion trends of the past read our article: Children’s Fashion Last 10 Years.
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Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16: Insects
Use insect patterns to help celebrate nature this spring. Butterfly patterns are becoming especially popular, as they take the place of the usual favorite ladybug pattern this season. Clothes using these designs are often classically simple, but the pattern can be used on almost anything. For example, casual wear, swim suits and accessories. Pairing the pattern with bright colors are a perfect way to help your child celebrate spring.
Butterfly Capri Pants Set from Little Maisha Line
Spring 16 Kids Fashion Trends: Island
The island pattern is quickly becoming a popular way to bring a little bit of vacation everywhere you go. Designers will use patterns featuring prints from tropical vacations this spring. This includes flamingo, seashore, palm tree and many more patterns following the theme. These patterns can be used on accessories, swimsuits, casual and formal wear.
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Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16: Lite Brite
This trend brings back some of the 80’s in its use of bright and bold colors. Pairing the fluorescent colors with neutrals can help make your kid’s outfit pop.
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Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16: Fringe
Fringe is back and is a kids fashion trend spring 16. From swimsuits to casual outfits and accessories. Using fringe and bright colors adds a stylish edge to any outfit. Fringe, ruffles and tassels all help to create a free flowing silhouette.
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Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16: Sugar Rush
Delicious looking sweets are being featured on patterns this spring. Ice cream, cupcakes and candy are a few of the popular sweets that are going on children’s clothes. This pattern adds a fun element to your child’s wardrobe. It also looks great on accessories.
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Now that you know the kids fashion trends spring 16 shopping for popular, fashionable and fun clothing will be easier. However, it is more important to dress your kids so they are comfortable and are expressing their unique style. I hope you have enjoyed this article on kids fashion trends spring 16, be sure to be on the lookout for Treasure Box Kid’s article on future kids fashion trends.
Ten years ago children’s fashion was much different then it is now. Kids Clothing is like the rest of fashion in that it is influenced heavily by the events that happen in the world and also by the music that is popular at the time. In the last ten years we have seen an economic crash and the way we live, work and communicate change dramatically. To see the current SS2015 girls fashion trends read our post Girl’s Spring 2015 Fashion Trends.
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Children’s Fashion- Trends 10 Years Ago
Ten years ago most kids designers portfolios included a more urban feel. Hip Hop music was in full popularity and Kids Fashion was heavily influenced by Baby Phat, Phatt Farm and Ed Hardy with skulls, skateboards, rock n’ roll insignia, t-shirts, hoodies and sweatsuits all popular for boys.
Girls were wearing more ruffles, peasant tops, layered tops and pants. The 1960’s was a heavy influence on girls clothing. Flouncy pants and halter tops were popular as well as big patterns and mixed fabrics. The “cutesy girl” look was popular.
Children’s Fashion-Trending Now
Today’s fashion for boys has changed and is now more a classic preppy look. More structured shirts, baseball jackets and cap hats with sweaters are featured. Looks from the 1950’s and 1980’s are influencing boys fashion as well as the skateboarding and hip hop cultures are influencing boys fashion. Hip Hop has a lessened effect on Boys Fashion then it had in the last decade. It is more of an assortment of styles.
Girls today are looking towards soft fabrics and a more sophisticated look. More like that of a style that an adult would wear. Cute is still in as it will always be but dressing too cutesy with massive ruffles is out. Tops are more loose flowing with a Gypsy Boho Chic look of the 80’s and 90’s. Novelty tees are still popular and comfort is in! Little girls are dressing more sophisticated and are influenced by the young children of celebrities.
Treasure Box Kids looked to Kids World Magazine and Wikipedia for additional inspiration while writing this article. In the next ten years one thing is for sure, kids fashion will change again. Treasure Box Kids started our company back in 2008 and we have seen many trends come and go throughout the years in children’s fashion.
In this post we are taking the blue-Spring 2015 children’s fashion trend, the color Blue for children’s fashion and going more in-dept about the trend. Which colors are being used and how they are being utilized in children’s fashion. Previously we wrote about the other Spring Fashion Trends for children’s clothing in our post Girls Fashion Trends: Spring 2015.
Blue-Spring 2015 Children’s Fashion Trend: Which colors are popular?
The hues of blue that were popular at the Woman’s runways this past fall have made their way down to children’s fashion. The bright blue hues took center stage but from Yves Klein Blue to cerulean,cobalt, and periwinkle over 50 shades of blue are making appearances on everything from diaper bags to girls and boys fashions.
Blue-Spring 2015 Children’s Fashion Trend: How is the blue being applied to children’s fashion?
Blue is being incorporated into accessories for children’s fashion as well as in the actual apparel. Designers are using the Spring 2015 Tie Dye trend as well as the Stripes and Art Project trends with hues of blue when making these styles. We have seen lots of blue dresses as well as raincoats and outerwear for children. Baby Outfits ans well as baby accessories are being seen with the shades of blue.
Treasure Box Kids has incorporated this trend in it’s Blue Gingham Ladybug Dress Made in America. All along the red carpet this spring you will see a lot of blue dresses worn by celebrities following the Spring Trend. Check back to our blog to see more updates on this Blue-Spring 2015 children’s fashion trend and more tends for children’s clothing.