MAGDALENE LIACOPOULOS, STYLIST AND FOUNDER OF THE BEBE STYLE CO. TALKS SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TRENDS.
THE DENIM JACKET
If there is one item of clothing to see you through the end of winter to those cool spring evenings – it’s the denim jacket (Country Road, $79.95). One for the boys and the girls – this relaxed and understated outerwear can be thrown over any daytime look or paired with a skinny jean for something smart-casual.
Athleisure is so hot right now. It just so happens that this trend is perfect for our active little ones. You’ll be umming and ahhing over which first walker to choose from. Will it be the classic black Nike ‘Roshe Run’? Or a more relaxed Adidas Gazelle in powder pink (Shoes & Sox Kids Shoes, $69.95)?
BACK TO BASICS
The designer logo or a ‘statement tee’ is definitely having a moment, becoming one of the biggest trends of 2017. It’s easy to see why. The graphic t-shirt can be paired with anything, and transitioned from day to night. The result? An effortless, off-duty look that ticks all the boxes when it comes to kids fashion. Kenzo t-shirt, $83 from LM Banbini.
PACK A PATCH!
Get the needle and thread out because embroidered patches are back! Denim and cotton can be customised with playful and affordable additions. For those who aren’t feeling so crafty, rest assured the embroidered fashion trends can be found in our favourite stores. Seed Heritage, stripe embroidered dress, $59.95.
Earning the title of Pantone Colour of the Year, Greenery is the one to watch for fashion and interiors trends this season. Consider shades of mint, sage, to mineral and cool pastel variation to give your child’s wardrobe a fresh update (Miann & Co knitted bloomer, $39.95). The best part is that is gender-neutral, and looks great paired with shades of grey or brightened with pretty pinks for a girly take.
Fashion houses are turning their attention to the pint-sized fashionistas by adding mini-me ranges to their existing ready-to-wear lines, including Chloe and Gucci. Think sophisticated designs in sumptuous fabrics straight from the runways of Paris Fashion Week, like this Chloe silk dress, from $500, from online retailer melijoe.com