Trends, by their very nature, come and go. There are some however, that I personally wish would stick around for a while. So here, for your amusement and edification, are some of my favorite trends of the upcoming Spring season, and, I am hoping that MOST of these trends stick around for the long haul.
As I’ve mentioned before, since I own and run two websites (Fiersons.com and DesignersBestForKids.com) and Fierson’s, a brick and mortar store that has become a veritable institution: a luxury children’s clothing boutique in Bronxville for over 70 years, I buy both European imports and upscale American brands. As part of my frequent buying forays, I can’t help but notice a number of trends. Admittedly, any top-ten list is subjective and….sometimes overly long. So, to make it a bit easier to digest, I broke down my own “top ten” into two smaller, and hopefully more manageable, sub-lists of five.
This blog continues where my previous blog left off: naming the back five of my top ten spring trends. I’m not sure if the list is universal, but, certainly it speaks to what I’ve noticed in my travels around the globe trying to ferret out the best of the season in children’s clothing.
6. Gray goes global.
Soft and subtle, gray looks surprisingly good on babies as well as on their older siblings. Cool grays with blue undertones tend to work on almost any skin tone and don’t overpower a baby or toddler’s petite features. We love the “all gray” looks in both lighter and darker shades and think this chic color is equally great when accented with white. For the young ones, I loved all the whites that were “accented” with different gray tones.
7. “Sweat” pant fabrics in “Dress” pant looks
This season, “sweatsuit” attire comes full circle, with a mock dress pant in a super-comfortable fabric that both Mom and her baby boy will undoubtedly love. With a regular boot-leg cut, side pockets and mock fly-fronts, these pants look dressy enough for church but are comfy enough to sleep in. We love the look and the easy wear functionality.
8. Florals go bold and graphic
With everyone appearing to favor more casual looks, sometimes too fussy florals look a bit too “precious.” This season, florals seemed to go “graphic”. Bold and modern, the flowers seemed to have morphed into bold, almost abstract patterns. Modern, fresh and young. We loved the look.
9. The Peter Pan collar Prevails
Young sophisticates have fully embraced the Peter Pan collar in recent seasons and now their younger sisters can follow suit. The preppy, pristine Peter Pan collars worn by twenty and thirty-somethings have been gradually making their way into junior styles and younger looks . Now, this season, children’s fashions are all about the pretty Peter Pan collar. Whether a “fake” collar or an actual Peter Pan collar, the look is at once, timeless and still fresh.
10. Texture and Layering Adds interest..
Burnouts, floral appliques, and layers add visual interest to simple styles. We loved the look whether in classic navy and white, or springtime specials in yellows, mints and blues. Sophisticated but still sweet. LOVE it!