Today's Moonfrye Style guest blogger is Celina Bailey from Petit a Petit and Family! Celina is a children's fashion designer and a mom of two. We're so excited to have her at Moonfrye today, sharing some "wild" inspiration for kid's fashion this fall and winter. Don't forget to follow her on Facebook and Twitter!
Trend Spotting… Where the Wild Things Are!
No worries, this isn’t a review about the book or the movie, we’ve all seen or read it and loved it, right? Today I’m exploring the fall trends in kid’s fashion and I was thinking we could be fashion designers for the day…
One of the strongest trends this season, for boys and girls, is anything that has to do with wildlife and its surroundings. So I created a mood board to give us some inspiration… Fashion designers use these to get inspired and to design their collections. I thought we could use one for inspiration, too, and to set the mood for when we go shopping for our children’s fall/winter wardrobe. What should we be looking for in the mood board? We should have a good idea of what colors to be on the lookout for, as well as what fabrics, prints and textures to choose from. So let’s break it down…
The color palette is composed of earth tones punctuated with pops of colors just as found in nature. Expect to find lots of different variations in the color brown, from dark to tan, mixed in with some tones of gold and a punch of burnt orange. With that add some light hues of grey and icy blues to completethe look and of course let’s not forget the basics, black and white. Don’t be afraid to combine any of these colors together, they will all look great with one another.
Faux fur is everywhere! It's great in any shape or color, all over or just as an accent… you choose! Knits: the chunkier the better. The jacquard motifs are great, as is any cable knit. Don’t be shy, mix and match your prints! If this is a little too much for you to handle, just dress your kids in denim, head to toe in any shade of blues, now you can’t mess that one up!
Now that we know what colors to look for in what fabrics, we just need to find the right items! Anything with animal ears on it is cool, try to find a hoodie or a winter hat; it could be made with fur or even fleece. The sleeveless vest over a chunky sweater is a no brainer, make it faux fur for your little girls. Another key item is the overall/ jumpsuit in some denim, twill or even a knit. I hope you didn’t put all of your daughter's summer shorts away--pair them with some colourful tights or leggings and wear them all through the fall. Speaking of colourful, any pants or bottoms in the pops of colors are a must have, the brighter the better. You can carry this trend into the summer months as well.
Here are two little outfits I put together from my kids' closet. Some of my children’s wardrobe consists of hand me down and thrift store finds. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have great style, take alook at what you might already own, just keep the mood board in mind and get inspired!
So… are you going to let your children explore the great outdoors and see where the wild things are?
Celina Bailey is a fashion designer turned mom to two amazing children and wife to a loving andsupporting husband no matter what the next adventure might be! She’s had a passion for kids designlong before she even had any children of her own. Follow her on her new creative outlet at Petit a Petit and family, where you’ll find a little fashion, a little design, a little lifestyle, most importantly a lot of lovin’…