The biggest trend for 2006 is that kids are more fashion-conscious– at earlier ages. You may have seen those ads for Old Navy–“Get your Fash’ On”? They’re aimed at pre-teens– who are soaking up the message. Many of us didn’t care about style until we struck high school– up until then, we used whatever T-shirts, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other things our parents purchased us or our older brother or sisters handed down. Today, kids as young as eight or 9 are trend-aware and brand-conscious, shopping for cohesive attire instead of just throwing on whatever’s clean. Here are simply a few of the patterns and brands your children craved over 2006.
The 80’s Are Back.
You might have noticed a pattern this year for skinny denims, ballet-slipper-inspired shoes, leggings under skirts, extra-large tees, and huge hoop earrings. This is an appearance that attract girls– it’s yet trendy and whimsical at the same time. Stylish tweens in 2006 went for the Flashdance look in a big way.
Baby Crib Rock Couture.
This company blends conventional nursery rhymes with edgy design to give a distinct, creative and amusing take on kids’ clothing. The brand is incredibly popular among celebrities– Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, and more are all known to dress their kids in these clothing.
Gown Like a Pirate.
Pirate style motivated by the hit motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean was big this year. Horizontal stripes, fringed edges, brilliant colors, and beading were all the rage amongst younger pre-tweens.
Loads of Layers.
Layering is a big style pattern among young people that’s been around for a while, and the kid fashion world is starting to imitate it. Girls are picking up camisoles, layering several different t-shirts, button-downs and sweatshirts. Fashionable kids are likewise integrating scarves and knit ponchos, and leggings under skirts for a look that’s more sophisticated than the common jeans-and-a-sweater warm weather condition looks of previous years.
With stars like Mary Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller as role models, young girls went for the flowy, flowery Bohemian Chic look in a huge way this past year. This look involves long, streaming skirts; earthy tones combined with antique colors like dirty rose and muted sage; great deals of contrasts in texture; Ethnic-inspired prints; and chunky, handmade-looking jewelry.
Rock-inspired tees for young boys have been a big trend ever given that Angelina Jolie’s kid, Shiloh, made an appearance in People Magazine using one from Kingsley. Boys tend to like baggy trousers, however the look is a little more sophisticated when combined with some dark, straight-leg fitted denims or a set of skater-boy long shorts.
A little softer than the rock-edge look, but still along the same theme, kids liked the classic casual appearance this year– it looks cool without “trying too hard,” and it’s comfortable, too. Pre-worn, faded-looking and pre-distressed tees with old-fashioned logos are a mainstay of this appearance, used under button-downs left unbuttoned and untucked for that casual, unwinded look. Cargo trousers and worn-in, relaxed-fit denims are a natural pairing.
Anticipate kids to end up being brand-conscious earlier and earlier into 2007– they’re seeing what their older peers wear, and they want to look the same. There are great deals of methods young kids can look cool and still use age-appropriate clothes.
Trendy tweens in 2006 went for the Flashdance look in a huge way.
Fashionable kids are also incorporating scarves and knit ponchos, and leggings under skirts for an appearance that’s more advanced than the typical jeans-and-a-sweater warm weather looks of previous decades.
With stars like Mary Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller as role models, young girls went for the flowy, flowery Bohemian Chic look in a huge way this past year. A little softer than the rock-edge look, but still along the very same style, boys liked the classic casual appearance this year– it looks cool without “attempting too hard,” and it’s comfortable, too. Pre-worn, pre-distressed and faded-looking tees with old-fashioned logos are a pillar of this appearance, used under button-downs left unbuttoned and untucked for that casual, unwinded appearance.