Our pick of kid-specific winter style trends to check out now.
Whether you’re on the lookout for birthday or holiday gifts, or are just updating your kid’s wardrobe for the school season, these are the looks that all the cool kids are after. With another fashion season upon us, the school hallways have once again become a runway as the latest trends for winter start kicking into high gear. No matter their age, our girls and boys are bound to test the fashion boundaries and mimic their favourite celeb styles. Get ahead of the game by helping them stay on trend even before they ask!
This year it’s all about retro fashion, so expect to see a lot of classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s come back into the fold. Here are five trends that will make the kids in your life (both boys and girls) want to get up and get dressed!
All hail the sneaker trend that works for literally any outfit – from denim to dresses, trousers and everything in between! Thankfully, there’s no sign of this trend slowing anytime soon, but change it up this season by going retro! Stick it out with a constant classic like Converse High-Tops or the popular Adidas Superstar. Or, opt for our new fave, the return of Vans with its Old Skool trainers that come in all black, all white and navy.
If you’re looking to splurge a little, the Nike Air Max 270 is a perfect option; it’s so colourfully retro that it goes with everything. And although it’s sold as a “boy’s” shoe, it’ll go well with everything in a girl’s closet too!
Another trend that has brought a retro fashion out of the dark, is utility. This time though, it’s bringing back more than just the cargo pants. Play up the utility trend for girls with a boilersuit like this black, soft Tencel one from Marks & Spencer or this one from Zara that checks the box for the corduroy trend as well. For boys, check out this lined denim worker jacket from Zara or stick with the tried and true favourite, a cargo pant. This one from H&M comes in several different colours, or you can opt for this cargo meets corduroy meets jogger option from Gap; a perfect way to mix up all kinds of winter trends!
One of our favourite, classic trends that has been around forever is now being worn as it was in the 90s – we’re talking about flannel. Have your young ones leave it open over a tee, tie it around their waist layered with a jacket, or just buttoned up with jeans. However your girl or boy wears it, they are sure to be on-trend (and incredibly warm!).
A few options to try for girls are the cotton flannel from H&M, a flannel with fringe from Zara, or this oversized one from Hap & Craft. Options for boys include this bright yellow flannel from Zara, this one from H&M that comes in several colours, or this classic red one from Uniqlo.
Fleece isn’t exactly retro, it’s been around forever and is perfect for the cooler months. But, it is now completely on trend to dress like a sheep for the winter! The good news is you can always go for just the basic zip-up!
A nice gender-neutral option is this button-down collared fleece from Pine. Specifically, for girls, these fleece trackies from Seed will help keep their legs warm and is doubly on trend with leopard print. We’re also loving this Zara fleece waistcoat, a super cute take on a fleece vest.
If all else fails, there is, of course, never anything wrong with having a default fleece zip-up to throw on. This fluffy, gender-neutral option from Uniqlo comes in every colour of the rainbow and is perfect for such a scenario!
Born in the 60s, I’m happy to say that the corduroy trend is still alive and well and is once again taking its place among the prominent trends this winter season. Available in overalls, skirts, and wide-leg pants and in a multitude of colours, there are so many ways to incorporate corduroy into your kid’s wardrobe.
You’ll definitely be able to find an option that best suits them. Our favourite options for girls include this Uniqlo wide-leg pant, this pink wrap skirt and green pinafore dress from Zara and these H&M leopard print leggings.
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