Tag: kids’ t-shirts

Design your own tutu. Without, you know, designing your own tutu.

Tutus are everywhere these days (I even saw some at Costco) and little girls are wearing them everywhere and anywhere. And why not? They’re little girls. Nobody’s going to look at them funny. Or so we hope. Here’s a fun spin on the already fun tutu: One that comes on a built-in shirt that you can design all by yourself. Have you ever stared at rows of lovely ribbon at a craft store and wondered what you could make with so much prettiness? I’m not crafty, so I have stood there pondering all those stripes, dots and checks and,...

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Boys get grubbie, in a good way

The concept of cool boys clothes shifts as kids get older. At first cool is defined by his mom, but mark my words, at some point — for me it was around 7 — your son will start to have very definite ideas on what constitutes cool and what is horrifyingly babyish. Grubbie Style, started by a style-conscious mom, pairs wickedly cool graphics with super soft t-shirts. And the best part is that your kid can mix and match designs with shirts to create a one-of-a-kind, certifiably, ultra cool tee. Customization is a snap, and graphics are very basic...

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Peace, baby

We’ve seen our fair share of kid’s message t-shirts here at Cool Mom Picks, and some of our consistent faves are created by mom-owned and Atlanta-based Tiny Revolutionary, since long before they were discovered by celeb moms like Sheryl Crow and Christina Aguilera. Their lovely Peace tee for kids is absolutely no exception. It’s inspiring to see beautiful artwork combined with simple, important messages, which is just what this shirt offers. Especially in a sea of Mommy’s little heartbreaker shirts. I love the rainbow of paper cranes and doves floating up across the shirt which is printed using non-toxic,...

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Bark if you love animals (and then buy a t-shirt)

My kids love animals. Like the kind of love that renders our cat somewhat helpless when they come at him with hugs and kisses on an hourly basis.  If it were up to them, our house would be a veritable Noah’s Ark, but since I’m just not open-minded enough to welcome a pig, puppy, hedgehog, snake, hamster, fish and goodness knows what else into the house (and, really, we all know who would be taking care of this animal menagerie), I’ve got an alternative. I know they’ll love the t-shirts from I Rescue Rover instead. Okay, so a t-shirt...

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Kids’ tees with teeth. Fierce.

After she watches Lion King, my kid spends most of the day running around in her pink underoos and roaring. She’s being Simba, of course. But it’s not really a costume she can wear out in public when she’s feeling fierce. These t-shirts by Kit and Lili, on the other hand, are the perfect Fall staple for monster-minded boys and girls who feel like unleashing their inner animals. After a summer of terrorizing the backyard, it’s awfully hard to be cooped up under fluorescent lights in school, using one’s quiet voice and taking turns. But if you can say,...

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Summer sales – Stock up for next year!

I’m a huge fan of hitting end of season sales to outfit my kids for the following year. The clothes are still cute one year later (imagine that!) and even better, I can usually score the more expensive designer brands that I’ve been coveting all season long. Take the big summer clearance sale at the very stylish Lollie boutique where you can snag up to 70% off on some amazing brands. I love this Wrecking Ball tee by CMP fave City Threads (pictured left) for my truck-obsessed son, now $14 down from $28. I’m also digging their great selection...

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The 3 Little Pigs go 21st Century

I have a soft spot for nursery rhymes and classic kids’ stories, both of which seem to be slowly dying in our age of technology and television. But the folks at Sprout San Francisco have revived one of my favorite tales with a cool new set of kid’s t-shirts. Their adorable 3 Little Pigs construction t-shirt (pictured) offers a smart, modern twist on an old classic – with these pigs specializing in “sticks, straws, and bricks.” Cute, right? And the Big Bad Wolf Demolition shirt is just as clever. Both of the shirts are printed on soft, organic cotton right...

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All you need is love, and a mom who wants you to change the world

In a world where it’s easier to find tees for baby girls that say future gold digger than anything more…positive, I’ve always admired the I will make a difference tees from Booda Brand. [great offer after the jump!] The organic tees and onesies, which we’ve featured here before, now have a sweet new design just for girls; the word LOVE is beautifully printed in gold foil on the front, and I will make a difference is on the back. This is a message I sure hope all our girls grow up to believe. Besides, they’ll be making good on...

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These t-shirts put your kid in the director’s chair

If your morning routine is anything like ours is, then there’s probably a lot of hemming and hawing (that’s putting it very politely) about what the kids are willing to wear. Well, I have a sneaking suspicion that we could eliminate all the hassles with the brand new interactive t-shirts I just discovered. Yes, interactive t-shirts. These kids’ tees from Creative Director Clothing are designed by a Toronto-based artist, and I just happen to have one of his incredible pieces hanging in my living room – the curious among you can catch a glimpse of it behind me on...

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Wearing your favorite doll on your chest

We just can’t get enough of the adorable knit dolls and beautiful baby mobiles from one of the fair trade pioneers in the kids category, Blabla Kids. They are consistently some of the best baby gifts out there. Truth be told, I’m a bit obsessed with their online shop am there more than I’d care to admit, and so I was pleased to see that they’ve recently added a new line of t-shirts which is something I’ve been eagerly waiting for. The soft cotton tees feature images of their well loved dolls and my personal favorite has to be...

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Silly Bandz, now coming to a chest near you

I was hoping–praying–that the Silly Bandz craze would stay far far away from my daughter’s preschool. When it hit, it hit hard, like a giant neon apocalyptic storm of wiggly plastic and shrieking children. I can completely see why some schools are banning the bracelets; who can focus on eating lunch or practicing our letters when there is a pink kangaroo to be traded for an orange guitar! So Lisa and Ken Gold, the mom and dad team behind LikeWear had a brilliant idea: The as yet unbanned Silly Bandz t-shirts. Okay so they’re actually called “Silly Rubber Bands...

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Mini Social is keeping boys all stylish and wallets half full

We love the online flash sale site, The Mini Social, because finding cool boys clothes, especially at up to 60% off, is always a challenge. But this week is extra-special since through June 18 it’s Boys Week, and a portion of all the sales will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. You’ll find hot kids’ clothing brands like CMP faves Little Ruler, Wonderboy and Baby Susu. You can also see what celeb guest editors have to say about keeping their boys stylin’–and it might make you feel good to know that even clothing designers and actresses still have...

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Daddy and me shirts for Father’s Day – admit it. It’s adorable.

Oh stop it you cynics. Most dads — especially the new ones — would be thrilled to spend Father’s Day flouting their dadness on their chest, and that of their doting progeny. So we’ve tracked down a few of the more clever daddy and me sets, just perfect for that special guy on June 20. And trust me, there were a lot of bad ones to weed through. -Christina The daddy and child tees (shown, above)from Little & Large hit my funny bone in the right way. I love the Chip Off the Old Block/Block and Like Father/Like Son...

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Let It Be a stegosaurus

Now that I have a boy, I finally get it. The boy stuff at kids’ clothing stores is generally eclipsed by the bows, the polka dots, the kimonos, the bum ruffles. And then the boy gets a plain old striped shirt or a lame-o teddy bear when he’s born. So not fair. But I’ve found some rockin’ boys’ picks at finn’s finds, which has a great Memorial Day weekend sale going on right now with cool boys’ clothes you’ll love. All I can say of this Dino Beatles shirt from Milk on the Rocks is that I love it...

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Do you have a quotable kid? (Of course you do!)

Certainly you have a whole list somewhere of all the funny things your kid has said. My youngest daughter named her stuffed horse Puke Bok, and the oldest has been known to say things like I’m not licking the gingerbread house..I’m just kissing it. If your own kid’s sayings are funny even to people who aren’t reading your blog or your baby book, consider sending it to Kico Kids for their second annual Quotable Kids t-shirt contest. One of our favorite boutique children’s brands, they’re compiling their favorites and putting each one on a limited-edition tee by Japanese illustrator...

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Dinosaurs aren’t just for boys

I’m all for putting my 5-year-old daughter in so-called “boy” dinosaur shirts, though her obsession with pink and all things girlie stomps my efforts. But now I shall strike back and win with the DinoGirl shirt from Jusami. This adorable, slim-cut shirt features a monstrous pink T-Rex being ridden by a pretty little princess with a wand in a completely ironic and awesome way, which totally makes me laugh. Whether you’ve got a dino-obsessed girl or not, this shirt is a definite winner. And just in case you’ve got a dinosaur loving kid of the male persuasion too, they’ve...

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Bit’z and totally awesome pieces

On a near daily basis, I find myself thinking, “Dude, I wish I were in NYC.” The museums, the subway, the food, the conferences, the shopping, the excitement, the hanging out with CMP editor Liz. [ed note: Come visit any time! -Liz] Life in The Big Apple just seems so bright and shiny and hip compared to my lazy days in the suburbs. Okay, my days are not lazy at all, but you get what I mean. Once I saw the cute collection of clothes and doodads at Bit’z Kids, I had one more reason to sigh wistfully. Located...

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A cool new twist on the old number and letter kids’ shirts

With my kids still completely obsessed with their age and name, I’m always on the look out for cool letter and number t-shirts that won’t break the bank. Who knew I could look no further than American Apparel for exactly what I’ve been looking for. You don’t have to be a font junkie to appreciate the new Helvetica t-shirts (left) which are a great way to celebrate a kid’s name without necessarily draping their entire moniker on a shirt. Add the very cool color combinations and you’ve got one heckuva cool tee. If you’ve got a birthday boy or...

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Stella McCartney is back for Gap Kids and Baby

Considering how much we drooled over the new Stella McCartney for Gap kids and baby collection, we were awaiting her new spring line with much anticipation. Well, it launched today and once again, we’re smitten. The line itself sings of nostalgia from when many of us mamas were kids, which is particularly strong in the girl’s collection. The gorgeous vintage-inspired fabrics all have little modern twists, and remind me of blouses and dresses I used to wear. Like the sweet crochet dress. Or the ruffle tops. And even though Gap Kids is generally a hoochie-free zone anyway, it’s still...

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Tween cool, entirely 100% hoochie free

As the mother of a fashion-conscious tween, I am here to tell you that sizes 10-14 or so are a forgotten wasteland when it comes to outfitting your kid. Little kid clothes are plentiful and varied, but the choices taper off with each successive size. Most days I’m faced with the choice between Too Mature and Too Boring, with precious little in between. I tell you this to explain my elation over discovering Axl’s Closet, which not only stocks plenty of kid-approved options in the 8-14 age range, but does so from trendy labels that don’t succumb to skimpy...

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