Category: Cool Kids’ Clothes + Accessories

Winter Water Factory kids and baby clothes: one more reason to look forward to spring

While we’re still walking around our neighborhood, keeping our eyes out for surprise ice slicks and avoiding the yellow snow, spring is officially only one month away. Whoo! As the gorgeous new spring/summer styles for kids start flooding the racks, there’s so much to love, like the new baby and children’s clothes from CMP fave Winter Water Factory. I love that they’re not phasing out beloved patterns and styles from last year–these are the items that never really go out of style for kids–but they’re adding to it with fresh onesie designs, and more gorgeous geometric prints.   The...

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Not just another LEGO tee for kids

When I think LEGO blocks, I see a wide open world and imagination abound. That pretty much describes how I feel when I listen to Black Flag. So, it’s only fitting that I am obsessed with this t-shirt ode to Black Flag that your kids can rock proudly any day of the week. The Lego Black Flag tee is just a whole new level of awesome. You’ll find it at Hatch for Kids which is a sweet site. They have odes to Banksy and Bowie on comfortable American Apparel t-shirts and plenty more. Every time that I think that I’m done...

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The most wearable spring trend for your kids: big bold stripes. (And a chance to win $1000!)

featured partner We’re so happy to see one of the hottest fashion trends this spring is one we actually love our kids in: Big, unabashedly bold, colorful stripes. So fun because you can mix and match them–something kids love to do anyway–and hardly go wrong. We’re excited that our sponsor Old Navy asked us to put together some style boards so you could get some ideas for your own kids, and how to combine their basics with some other stuff you may own. Besides…by putting together outfits like we did, you could win a $1000 shopping spree plus daily...

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Say “I Love You” with leggings

I’m always reluctant to fork over cash for Valentine’s Day clothing for my girls that they’ll only wear on February 14. But the new spring collection from CMP-fave Luna Leggings is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day. And even better, your purchase could make a child in need’s day special too. We’re big fans of Luna Leggings for good reason: the funky designs are made to last through lots of rough and tumble play (yes, girls can be rough too!) and many washes. And they’re dedicated to keeping their carbon footprint low, using organic fabrics, recycled packaging and...

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Wunway clothing for girls: Hooray for another non-hoochie option!

The new site Wunway first piqued my interest for their awesome, affordable accessories for women–check out the cool wrap bracelet in our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide which I’d wear long after the chill of February is over. But mostly, they’re a fabulous resource for stylish yet totally age-appropriate children’s clothing. And now that I’ve gotten a chance to see some of the line in person, I’d say this is one worth checking out. Put together by 3 mothers with 10 children between them, it’s amazing that they still have time to craft beautiful, wearable, original designs for kids at...

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Utterly adorable little girls’ dresses from Sailor Rose

My daughter, like me, is addicted to dresses. Oh, occasionally I find she’s dressed herself in MC Hammer pants and a sequined tee (she’s a style maker, what can I say). But mostly, she adores dresses–and I adore her in them. When I find pretty dresses like these, my heart just skips a beat. Sailor Rose’s little girls’ dresses are stunners: beautiful, playful and perfectly designed. There’s an array of options: floral patterns, stripes, two-toned dresses and box pleats (my absolute favorite). All of the dresses are made in NYC using Liberty of London Fabrics as well as organic...

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Sock it to ’em: colorful feet are happy feet

I am a sucker for bright, colorful socks, and so is my kid. We’re all for feet having more fun (not to mention that having fun socks to look forward to each day seems to magically get us out the door faster). It seems to be going around because lately, everyone at Cool Mom Picks has been on the lookout for bold and funky socks for kids–like faves from Luna leggings and Ninja socks. Our latest find? These super sweet, style-savvy pairs imported from Sweden. Our Scandinavian friends have a knack for patterns with panache, and these socks are...

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Special kids’ tees you’ll fall in love with for so many reasons

Funky t-shirts are my kids’ uniform. Since my boys share clothing, I need a material that can stand up to my kids’ rugged routines. Oh, and eco-friendly threads are always welcome. Now imagine all this, complete with cool designs created by artists with special needs to support great causes. Yeah, I’m excited too. I am in love with Paper Clouds Apparel. The sweet guitar you see here was designed by an artist with special needs. For every purchase of a bamboo or cotton blend t-shirt printed with organic paints, 50% of all proceeds go directly to a rotating charity–currently...

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Well-dressed and literary – not bad traits for a kid

I loved Out of Print Clothing as soon as I discovered their clever tees featuring original cover art of classic books. Next came e-reader covers. And The launch of their kids’ t-shirts wasn’t far behind, only they tended to include the same adult classics. (My own daughter has Darwin’s Origin of Species tee – she thinks the animals are cute.) Now they’ve got kids’ shirts featuring kids’ classic books, and what’s better is they just went on sale for a limited time Hit the flash sale site The Mini Social right now, and you’ll find beautiful, original cover art...

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Trendy kids’ clothes at awesome sale prices. Yep, they’ve got our attention too.

With the holidays over and out, the sales are all in full affect! Immediately following New Years, I’m always on the hunt for cute threads for my kids. Mostly online, because I seem to find the best deals here. One of my all time favorite children’s fashion sites, Nonchalant Mom, is having their winter sale now, and it’s a good one. Especially because these tend to be the kinds of splurgey clothes that most parents won’t pay full price for. Don’t miss a great discount code on already reduced prices after the jump This sweet plaid Lucky Wang Kimono...

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Mighty mittens that stay put so kids stay warm

In my neck of the woods, it seems the snow is now here to stay. And with the cold, snowy weather comes the whining. And the complaining. And the putting-a-pair-of-mittens-on-your-toddler-sixteen-times because you know, he keeps pulling them off. So I’m happy to see that CMP-fave mimiTENS has now created a new line just for babies and littler kids. MimiTENS stay on and the kids keep warm because these Canadian-made mittens have a long, stretchy cuff that goes over a child’s arm, keeping their mittens right where you want them. We Canadians know a thing or two about keeping warm, after...

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Bundling the kids up in winter jackets you’ll want for yourself

It happens to us every year–midwinter hits and we realize that the fall jackets won’t cut it, and last year’s cheap parkas are now outgrown and looking ratty. This year we took the plunge over to what might be one of the best kids’ winter coats ever. Indie label Appaman (one of my favorites since my girls were born and they sold that iconic bulldog tee that Maddox Jolie-Pitt wore nonstop) has grown their collection to include a terrific selection of girls’ outerwear, but I think my favorite might be the long parka. While the jacket is perfectly wonderful...

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Dr. Adorable to the OR, stat!

Move over, Future Diva. There’s a new girl in town, and her future’s so bright, she’s got to wear a glittery pink stethoscope. The Future Doctor onesie from Technigirl is an adorable way to let everyone know there’s going to be a surgeon in the family in, oh, about 30 years and 8 million dollars of tuition (accounting for inflation). It’s made in the USA of 100% cotton with phthalate-free inks, and while I don’t think the stethoscope has to be pink or glittery, it will prevent some of those awkward “what a cute little boy” conversations in those...

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Gifts with girl power: inspiring shirts featuring great American women

Fans of Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Sakakawea (otherwise known as Sacagawea), and Eleanor Roosevelt, rejoice! We found some really cool shirts that celebrate the resilience, imagination, and bravery of these strong American women.  The Great Americans shirts from Okllo Kids Goods are a refreshing take on the powerful women who helped to shape our country. Each shirt is made in the USA of 100% cotton and features an artistic rendition of one of our heroes. The Amelia Earhart one even has a plane on the back. Sizes for Amelia, Harriet, and Sakakawea run from 18 months to 11 years....

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The coolest red holiday dresses for the coolest girls

‘Tis the season for cute red dresses for girls! We found the most festive and fun of the bunch, so you know they’ll be perfect for everything from the annual family holiday photo to Christmas dinner at the grandparents’. Hey, a kid in a dress is still a kid–and she’ll be able to make all the merry she wants in these beauties. -Lexi This adorable Jason Wu dress ($59.99, above) was the standout of his Neiman Marcus for Target collection–love the collar detail. And if Wu doesn’t fall into your pricepoint but Target does, this Harajuku Mini dress is a...

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Kid-friendly makeup even nervous moms can feel good about

I give up. My daughters like the idea of makeup as part of their dress-up routine. Uncle! Still, I insist on two things: it’s not for wearing to school, and it needs to be kid-friendly makeup, as in all-natural, with no harmful stuff. So I love a company putting together little organic cosmetic gift sets filled with just that. The Eco Princess kid-friendly makeup set is filled with all-natural and organic mineral makeup that’s free of sulfates, parabens, and other toxins (all of which I should probably be avoiding myself). While it doesn’t have as much as I was hoping...

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May the Force be with you. And may it put you to sleep at bedtime without a fight.

What happens when you combine some of our favorite, super soft kid pajamas and our favorite geeky movie franchise? Let’s just say the Force is strong with these jimjams. Clearly I’m excited to learn that one of our favorite play clothes brands, Hanna Andersson, now has new line of Star Wars sleepwear for kids for kids that are just as awesome as you would expect.That is, if you know about their super soft, 100% organic cotton without all those itchy stitches and appliques.  These Star Wars pajamas fit the bill in both Long John and Short John versions, with durable, silky cotton Ribbknit...

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We’re in holiday heaven with Homespun Vintage clothes for kids

Looking for holiday styles with true vintage pop? If you’re shopping for a one-of-a-kind kid-seeking style that transcends the stuff on the rack–you’re going to squeal over this gorgeous line of reworked retro treasures. Homespun Vintage hearkens back to a time when children’s clothes were hand-sewn with care and built to last. This Mini Military Jacket is beautifully old-school in style, created using vintage military barracks bags. Each one features slight differences and irregularities that add to the charm.  Some of the designs by Homespun Vintage are reproductions of vintage pieces they’ve found and cherished. Others are upcycled reworkings of old materials,...

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One-of-a-kind custom Vans. Be still our hearts. Or feet?

We are really into shoes around these parts. It’s a great way for kids to express themselves, both at school and around town (or the skatepark, because somehow we always end up there). Up until now, mine have been borrowing my Sharpie to give their shoes some individual flair. Thankfully, there’s a better way to accomplish this thanks to our friends at Vans. Look down at your shoes. Imagine if you could take each panel and rock a paint by numbers for your feet, right down to the lacing eyelets. Heck, you can forgo lacing altogether and choose the...

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Snuggly faux-fur fashion for your fave baby girl

I remember once dressing my daughter like a mini-fashionista–just for a trip to the grocery store. Yeah, I was that mom. But hey, you have far better excuses for a fabulous baby girl outfit right now, like say 6 weeks worth of holiday visits coming up? So join me in drooling over this furry set by CMP fave Funky Shapes on Etsy (I mean, have you seen their baby booties)? Seriously, if this baby fur boots and vest set had been available when my daughter was a baby, I would have pounced on them. A few things to note: the...

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Tea Collection’s new holiday fashions = major kiddo cuteness

I’m finding it hard to believe that I’m already thinking holiday clothes for the kids, but…yep. Already thinking holiday clothes for the kids. And since my children pretty much live in Tea Collection, it’s always one of the first places I turn for affordable, adorable clothes that last. And last. So I’m thrilled that this awesome mom-run business is back as one of our sponsors (yay, Tea!), and that they gave me the chance to share some of my favorites from their new Nordic-inspired holiday collection. I’m not exaggerating when I say this may be my favorite winter collection...

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Because retro rocks: vintage concert tees for hip kids

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m probably the least cool parent there is when it comes to music. I did have a brief David Bowie-loving phase, but other than that hip hiccup, my tastes tend more towards maudlin musical theater and 1970s story songs. Which is why I was delighted to find these uber-hip-retro-rock tees for kids–my children won’t suffer the music dork label I’ve carried my entire life. The 60s concert t-shirts from Wolfgang’s Vault carry an amazing pedigree. In the heyday of the rock concert, Bill Graham commissioned incredible works of promotional art, and lucky for us, he preserved quite...

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Threadless + Makedo: a match made in creative heaven

Some partnerships make beautiful music together, but this one makes fantastically creative artwork. If you order from Threadless soon, you might find a very special surprise packed in with your artist-designed t-shirts. Our pals at Threadless have partnered with our other pals at Makedo to celebrate and reward thinking outside the box. Right now, Threadless will randomly pack Makedo kits into their regular orders, encouraging customers to create unique and wacky projects using what Wired magazine has called, the “World’s Best Toy.” The artists are then encouraged to upload their creations to the Threadless website, which enters them in...

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Word to Big Bird: neff helps skaters and boarders sweep those clouds away

If there’s one thing I hope all parents can all agree on, it’s a love for Big Bird. (There are certainly more polarizing muppets, but Big Bird isn’t one of them.) With the cooler weather finally making an appearance for most of the country, we love that one of the top skate brands is sharing that love too, and creating some funky warm headwear for kids. neff is a super cool skate and snowboarding apparel company. (You might recognize their logo of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out.) They teamed up with Sesame Street for a fabulous...

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Cool clothes for sporty girls. Yes, they exist.

I’ve been a fan of the INKnBURN running clothes ever since I discovered them at the Disneyland Tinkerbell half-marathon earlier this year. So I have to admit that I was pretty excited to see their ultra cool girls’ athletic wear, particularly the newest styles that I know my own active girls would love to get their hands on. The INKnBURN girls’ styles are bright and playful and even a little quirky–just check out the awesome Tokyo Pop Tech shirt or the funky neon skeleton ribs shirt. These comfy fashions aren’t just cute, they’re made to handle dirt, sweat, and...

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Need a pretty alternative to pierced ears? Try temporary tattoos

So you can probably guess what happened when my 8-year-old got her ears pierced, right? My two younger daughters freaked out and begged to get their ears pierced as well. Too bad I didn’t have these cute temporary tattoo earrings back then.  The Poppy Drops temporary tattoo earrings are an adorable alternative to pierced ears. And while they look pretty realistic, they’re just applied with a bit of warm water and pressure: no needles involved.  You’ll find all sorts of different styles for every different taste, all of which stay on very well. In fact, we’re going on two weeks...

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The All for Children Collection by H+M and Unicef means one more for all

We love shops like H+M which offer stylish but still affordable clothing–especially for our kids who we know won’t be wearing that pair of jeans for another six years. But we’re especially excited when we learn that the same shops are committing big time to sustainability and the lives of children in the countries where they operate and own factories. Because let’s be honest, in this economy, parents don’t want to have to to choose between great prices and stores with ethical manufacturing processes. So yay for not having to choose! I am so delighted to learn about the...

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Crazy legs: the funnest kids’ socks, tights and leggings for fall and winter

My girls have fallen in love with funky socks. I figure it was bound to happen. And truth be told, I think it’s better than falling in love with those flower headbands that are bigger than their heads. Lucky for them, funky socks and tights are all the rage right now. And since I can justify spending a little more on socks–at least now that I know we get about three years and two kids out of them–here are a few that I know they’d go crazy for. Luna Leggings I love this company that we discovered earlier this...

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Vampire shirts for halloween, hold the cheesy factor

Nope, it’s not Dracula. It’s not Edward, either. This little guy is waaaaay cuter (sorry, Team Edward). This shirt’s vampire is the real deal: a vampire bat. And he’s pretty adorable, for something that sucks blood. We’ve told you before how much we love the authentically depicted creatures on tees and onesies from BioME5, and this dashing fellow is no exception. Seriously, what could be cooler than a Vampire Bat tee, especially around Halloween? This stylin’ bat is anatomically correct, without a googly eye or hair bow to be found. I especially love that the words “Vampire Bat” are printed upside down on...

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Yo Gabba Gabba + Vans means DJ Lance gets little feet moving in more ways than one

Yo Gabba Gabba captured our indie-loving hearts from the beginning. But if I had to pick a favorite character, DJ Lance Rock would be up there. The polyester suit, the glasses, the big hair…and of course, those awesome orange shoes. Vans featuring Yo Gabba Gabba are the perfect pair. Vans has re-imagined the Heritage Throwback (read: classic skater style) for the wee folk with DJ Lance’s inspiration at the helm. The result? A party for your kid’s feet. The orange color is poppin, the Gabba text is hip, and the shoe screams “YO GABBA GABBA!” (Well not really, but...

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