There’s nothing like a new fashion season to kickstart a wardrobe revamp – and if the whole family can get involved, even better! We’re really excited to have some fantastic new kids’ trends on our radar this Spring Summer 2012: Garden Party, Fashion Ballerinas, Street Smart and Urban Cool. All our kids trends tie in some key trends seen on catwalks and the high street for SS 2012, while still being practical and, of course, easy to care for!
Our first girls’ trend, Garden Party, is a gorgeous riot of fantastic prints and fun, fresh colours, ideal for the coming summer months. Combining cute floral and butterfly motifs with simple shapes, this trend can be easily dressed up or down. Our favourite picks of this trend include the Ladybird T-shirts (3 pack), with a selection of cute prints in pink, white and light blue. The Pumpkin Patch Swing Dress is also an ideal choice for an easy-to-wear party outfit: the cotton fabric is machine washable as well as featuring a vintage-inspired blue flower print on a sunshine yellow ground. For the ultimate in practical prettiness, choose the Ladybird Rain Mac – this machine washable but waterproof coat features a delicate floral design in a fresh colourway for a trendy take on the classic mac.
For the boys, our first trend is the cool Street Smart, featuring relaxed shapes and soft fabrics, as well as some interesting design details. The Demo Hooded Sweat Jacket is a great addition to his wardrobe, in a soft, charcoal colour with bright blue details – it looks great paired with simple skinny jeans and canvas trainers. For jeans with an added edge, the Demo Cinchback Biker Fit Jeans have some great design details, like the graffiti effect pocket and top stitched detailing on the knees. Pair it with the Demo Striped Hooded Top for a cool everyday look – we particularly like the contrast top button on this tshirt!
Our second girls’ trend of Fashion Ballerinas is the perfect trend for any little girl into, well, ballet of course! Featuring pastel shades and feminine materials, this trend features pretty garments like the Freespirit Lace Jersey Skater Dress, a simple pink and white dress that looks great with ballerina flats and a denim jacket. This trend is also great for girls with a quirky dress sense; the Ladybird Anastasia Floral Jazz Girls Shoes feature a sequinned floral print and ribbon laces – adorable! Our favourite pick of this trend, though, has got to be the Freespirit Ruffle Skater Skirt in blush pink. Dressed up or down, with matching pastel tones or contrasting black, this skirt is sure to be a firm summer favourite.
Last, but not least, the second boys’ trend, Urban Cool, is ideal for fashion conscious lads who aren’t afraid of bright colours and a retro vibe. Combining elements of 1960s mod and 1980s pop, this is a strong but really fun look for boys! The Fred Perry Twin Tipped Polo in a choice of four colours is a great staple to have in their wardrobe; wear it with the Bench Boys Hooded Denim Shirt for a modern touch. This fantastic, relaxed shirt features the iconic Bench logo as well as subtle topstitched details. The final addition needs to be a pair of ace trainers – this pair of Demo Beckett Skate Trainers, with their black and yellow colourway, is perfect.
With the newest kid trends from Littlewoods, the whole family is sure to have a super cool Spring Summer 2012!