THE PLAZA: TRENDING IN KIDSWEAR

Fashion

17 July 2017

With spring edging closer we start to get a feel for the colours and styles that will be filling the shelves and gracing store-fronts. If a wardrobe update is on the cards before the kids head back to school next term you might enjoy a glimpse into what you'll find before you go:

MICRO-FLORALS

Admittedly, florals are a year round print although this season in childrenswear we are seeing a preference for micro-florals and clustered bouquet prints. While the look overall is delicate, the contrast of florals on black or navy gives them a little more edge.

a. Skechers sneakers from Hannahs | b. Keds Triple floral sneaker from Hannahs | c. Teeny Weeny double breasted coat from Farmers | d. Tickled Pink forest print tee from Farmers

WHIMSY

Best summed up as novel and fanciful. Think prints inspired by fairytale characters and woodland creatures with a side of tulle and sparkle. Unicorns, butterflies and bunnies are popular on tees, leggings and dresses while dinosaurs and reptiles also feature strongly too.

a. Bunny & flower print sweatshirt from Farmers | b. Unicorn gumboots from Kmart | c. Unicorn tee from Kmart | d. Baby hops (shoes) from Hannahs

BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white is a crisp and modern staple for winter and will continue long into spring. This season’s black and white has an athleisure feel too it so you’ll see plenty of it in slogan tees, colour-blocked on tees and in prints on jogger-style pants.

a. Raargh l/s tee from Kmart | b. Energy lights mid top sneaker from Hannahs | c. Colour-bloc trackpants from Farmers | Long sleeve tee from Farmers

TRI-COLOUR

While familiar pairings of red, white and blue, or navy, maroon and grey will be popular, expect to find plenty of stripes and colour-blocked long sleeve tees and hoodies in a variety of shades. The tri-colour trend is a little bit nautical/sporty and pairs well with other activewear pieces or a smart pair of tan chinos.

a. Tiny Zakk shoe from Hannahs | b. Colour-bloc t-shirt from Farmers | c. Striped l/s tee from Farmers | d. Colour-bloc hoodie from Kmart

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