If you ever want to get one totally cool, fun, on-trend outfit for your kid’s fall wardrobe, I always turn to Appaman to see what’s in for the season. And lucky us, we get to give you a first look at all the fun new fall fashion for kids that are available for sale starting today!
The mom-and-pop run label has grown from making those cute tees with a bulldog illustration that my daughter owned as a toddler (before Angelina and Brad’s kids made it famous, thankyouverymuch) to becoming a major fashion presence in all the indie boutiques I love to poke my head into in our Brooklyn neighborhood. And not just me; as our associate editor Kate put it when she browsed the catalog, the boys’ looks for 2015/16 are so wearable and cool, and they’ve definitely taken a sophisticated, dressy, glam look for girls but manage not to get precocious with it.
Here’s a look at some of the fashion trends for fall I’m absolutely loving at Appaman for boys and girls. And hey, not just for them. (Ahem.) Though unfortunately, I definitely couldn’t fit into those vests.
Trend: Classic jeans and tees or sweaters made edgier with accesories like funky shoes, a faux fur vest, open suspenders
Trend: 80’s throwback with moto boots and jacket paired with a feminine skirt and top
Trend: Playful fur mixed with metallics; big boots with skinny jeans.
And I love love love that metallic sparkle down coat. Practical but still very fun.
Trend: Mid-length pea coat jackets and suede Chukka style boots are huge — I’m seeing them everywhere.
Trend: Navy and white topcoat as a sophisticated (but still practical) alternative to black.
Trend: faux fur, fringe and texture in unexpected places from a cool cap to a confetti skirt or amazing tapestry trousers. And lots and lots of puffy coats!
Trend: Give earthy neutrals a punch with pops of bright orange or red on a jacket or just your shoe laces.
(And fedoras on funky little dudes looks so awesome.)
I love that while everything is styled, nothing here is super precious; I could see my kids nearly anything here to school, then having the ability to dress them up more for parties or events. Let’s just say it would all get a lot of wear.
Here’s a big tip by the way: Don’t limit yourself by shopping in the “boys” or “girls” category — there are some super cool boys’ jackets, tees and vests my girls would really spark to.
Of course this is small-label stuff; you’re not going to find Tarzhay prices on items like well-made faux fur vests or beautifully detailed jackets and jeans. I tend to own mostly affordable basics for my kids, then invest in a few special items they will really adore and wear. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I know I’ll be passing it down from one daughter to the next; the way I see it, I just cut every price in half in my head. Justification FTW.
Visit Appaman today for the hot new fall fashion for kids, that start shipping today. And get free ground shipping on orders $150.