Category: Kid Fashion

Spring sweetness: mint sandals for little feet

Spring is coming any day now (well, at least the Weather Channel thinks so). I always like to be prepared well ahead of time with my kids’ new spring wardrobe–especially shoes. Out with the galoshes, and in with all the fun, happy new shoes. If I had a girl, then I would so be getting her these adorably chic mint sandals from See Kai Run. I love the hot pink soles (think mini Louboutins in training, ha), which are soft, durable and flexible–perfect for summer camp and ice cream jaunts. Adjustable closures make them an easy-on/easy-off spring to summer shoe....

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Drool-worthy kids’ clothing inspiration from across the pond

I love Caramel Baby and Child. It’s total eye candy for me as I drool over all these adorable kids’ outfits from London. Now, if you (like me) can’t afford it, or don’t have a generous UK aunt who will send you a care package, you can still find inspiration in some of these happy, gorgeous, springtime looks they’ve put together. Socks with sandals? Who knew it wasn’t just for tourists. (Ha.) If you style it right, in a contrasty color with a bold dress, it looks surprisingly cool to me. Bright yellow sandals make everything pop including a neutral...

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Attention, stylish girls: your spring sneakers have arrived

I always like the fashion-sneaker hybrid for kids, because they are super versatile. In other words, I know that if a slightly dressy birthday party turns into a giant game of Chase Everyone Around the House Like Crazy People And Scream Your Heads Off, that my daughters can keep up with the boys. So I’m really happy to see that Umi, one of my longtime favorite shoe brands for kids, is totally rocking the stylish sneakers this year.   The colorful, mary jane style Halina Shoes are also pretty awesome–and those grommets across the strap are a sweet touch....

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Cool kids’ belts crafted from fire hoses (plus proceeds help firefighters)

When I first discovered the cool gifts at Gallo en Fuego, I was definitely intrigued. And not just because there were hot firefighters all over their website. HOT. As it turns out, Gallo en Fuego offers more than just eye candy. Their kids’ belts are made from decommissioned fire hoses, most of which are from New York. They are just plain awesome: bright, sturdy, and perfect for any little kid, boy or girl, especially if he (or she) is a firefighter fan. Each belt (the belts come in adult sizes too, by the way) is made in Gallo en Fuego’s custom...

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Sorbet for spring, please

It’s becoming clear that sorbet colors have replaced pastels as the new, soft shades of baby clothing this spring. (And hello? It’s spring! Yay!)  While it may be tough for the untrained eye to see the difference between “pastel pink” and “persimmon,” eh, all we know is that this new line from a favorite baby label is pretty darn cute. PAIGELAUREN Baby has been making luxurious 100% organic cotton baby layette basics that we’ve loved since their launch. They evolved into candy colored baby clothes, and now they’re delighting us with a yummy, sorbet collection. (Or sherbet? Your choice. We...

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Oppan Euro Style: bold, bright kids’ accessories with real zing

Pink and baby blue? Bunnies and choo-choos? Not today. We’ve got a hankering for cozy, slouchy hats, slippers, and newborn mittens with vibrant, European style that we’ve just found.   The owner of Rattle Tat goes straight to Sweden for the sort of bright, iconic fabrics it’s hard to find over here in the States. Clouds, stars, buses, monkeys, mushrooms and more, work for both genders in a stretchy mix of 100% cotton and Lycra. Each piece is designed and handmade by a Swede living in England, which means prices are in pounds and shipping is a bit high....

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Serious scooter style with South African flair

I am obsessed with Vespa scooters. I mean, seriously, what could be better than hopping onto a scooter and zipping off into the sunset in some gorgeous foreign land? But what do you do if (like me) you can’t afford your scooter fix? Well, you dress your kids in adorable scooter tees. Okay, it’s not exactly like owning this sweet piece of machinery, but this cool kids’ t-shirt does it justice. I’m digging the vintage look on my little guy — it’s got South African flavor without us ever leaving the house, and he loves the bold graphics. If...

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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 with Lots of Socks

This Thursday, March 21st, we’d like you to help raise awareness about World Down Syndrome Day, not by making a donation to research (although that’s always nice), or signing a petition, or running a 5K. Instead, we ask that you and the kids find the craziest socks you’ve got, and pile them on.  Yup, really. Join us and wear Lots of Socks on March 21st.   This could be perhaps my favorite awareness campaign ever, since I groove on having toasty toes. Plus, it’s so easy to do! Just find the brightest, loudest socks you can, throwing them on...

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Forget your sleeve. Wear your heart on your shoe.

Beautiful style, quality European materials, and adorable sweetness, all in one shoe for babies, toddlers, little girls, and tweens? We heart that! We’re smitten with these lovely Heart Ballerina shoes from Chloe In Style. Available in suede Sand or snakeskin Blue, each pair is beautifully handcrafted in Europe of all-natural materials and designed to conform to your feet. Sizes run from teeny 2.5 baby/toddler all the way through size 7 for big girls and lucky adults with smaller feet than mine. Preorder the Heart Ballerina shoes now for an April 3 delivery, just in time for that toddler Easter...

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Let your children’s feet do the happy spring dance in super cool new sneakers

Spring is coming (can you feel it? I can feel it!) which means facing the reality that when the kids’ snow boots go to the back of the closet, last year’s sneakers and shoes may not make it to see the first crocus. Darn those growing feet.   The new spring and summer kids’ shoes from Bensimon are just…wow. I’ve loved these European children’s sneakers for so long, because the modern styling plus the durable, rubber sole and classic canvas construction are simply the perfect combo. Plus, I’ve been able to pass a pair down to a second kid...

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Wool for spring? Absolutely!

After seeing so many talented Etsy artisans use wool in creative ways, I’ve learned that it’s really perfect for any season and not just winter. And I bet you’ll think that too when you take a look at these gorgeous cases, jewelry and accessories. I’ve had my eye on The Loft Full of Goodies for awhile now, but with her addition of such pretty spring colors, I figured now was the perfect time share her work. I can think of a hundred uses for her adorable wool felt pouches, which come in various sizes to fit everything from pencils...

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From Brooklyn, with love

I am an advocate for shopping online. As a mom, I rarely have time to visit the mall or shop at my favorite local stores. So it’s always a treat for me to come across new sites with an effortless style that’s as fun to browse as it is to actually shop. Brooklyn Makers is one of those sites. Brooklyn Makers offers a beautifully curated selection of clothes for boys and girls, creative and educational toys (like these cute ABC peg dolls, seen above), sweet hats and hair accessories. You will also find cool stuff for grownups. And if...

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Team Star Wars or Doctor Who? Crocheted hats for little geeks in training

What can we say? We heart these adorable crocheted hats, which are just as good for fighting crime in the playroom as they are for keeping little ears warm on Hoth. Our pals at Geekling have a new line for babies and kids: geeky crocheted hats. [Updated link] They’re beautifully handmade in soft, stretchy cotton yarn and available in four sizes from newborn up to XL (which supposedly fits ages 3 to 8). But here’s a secret: that Leia hat fits me just fine, and my head is by no means small. I know what I’m wearing on May the...

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Awesome street clothes. Sesame Street, to be exact.

Seeing as my Christmas card this year was a photograph of me with an 8-foot Cookie Monster (yeah, my kids are in there, too, somewhere), I make no secret of my undying affection for the gang on the street called Sesame. So I’m loving an adorable T-shirt from perennial CMP favorite Threadless, and if you’re a Sesame Street lover, I think you will too.     This cream-colored 100% cotton Sesame Street tee from artist Glen Brogan via the Threadless Sesame Street T-Shirt Design Challenge which we covered has a cool retro feel and a lively spirit as fun as the...

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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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