Floral print is a summer essential for every fashionista. But florals are not only for adults, it´s also for young stylistas. As you stuck up your wardrobe with enough gorgeous prints, make sure to also secure the summer floral must-haves for your kids. Imagine how fun it´d be to style a matching flowery look for you and your tot, step under the sun and enjoy a long warm day outdoor?
Did you ever wonder why floral is an epitome of must-have spring and summer trend? It is probably because there´s no other pattern that speaks femininity as flawless and vivid as this print. For summer 2013, floral trend is made even trendier, the bigger the better.
Exaggerated blossoms, 3D appliqués as introduced by designer titans Erdem and Oscar de la Renta, striking bright shades, as well as dark florals (which Free People seems to master) are the big things of this season, but that´s for grownup girls.
What about for little girls? Stick with the sweet shades, the playful floral and pretty colors. Here are six essentials for kid´s summer fashion.
1. A floral dress
Girls Dress, Mimoblm $52.00
Every girl should have a floral dress no matter her age. Let her dress be up-to-date, choose a sleeveless skater style with contrast slim belt for special events, or let her enjoy free movement while still in style with a floral frill, ruffled dress. Complete the look with a pair of Mary Jane shoes or ballerina flats.
2. A floral jumpsuit or playsuit
If a cotton bodysuit with all over fluorescent floral print is a trendy alternative to a sundress, a floral ditsy printed playsuit (also called romper) is a great alternative to skirts. These one piece items are easy to wear and perfect for active movement, not to mention very versatile. Wear it as is on a bright sunny day or throw over a cardigan and layer the playsuit with leggings, on chilly days.
3. A floral twirl skirt
Twirly Whirly Skirt,
Young girls would definitely love to twirl and whirl in a ditsy floral printed skirt especially if its styled with pretty cotton crochet trim at the hem (I found this one from Frugi). Look for important details such as an elastic and drawcord at the waist for a comfortable and adjustable wear. Complete the look with a patchwork applique t-shirt for a girly, cute result.
4. A floral top
Printed Corsage Flower Top, £3.00
Tops and camisole for kids are easy to ignore but try to avoid this common mistake. A trendy floral camisole top worn with a simple pair of shorts can make a whole lot of difference to your child´s style. Whether it is for a visit to the ice-cream shop or a play at the park on a warm summer afternoon, update a casual ensemble with floral.
5. A floral swimsuit
Baby-girls Infant Rose Swimsuit, $28.00 $16.80
I recently featured the top five swimsuit trends for women at my blog and floral swimsuit is one. Of course, every mom wants her little girl to be on trend too, so get her a floral swimsuit. Enjoy a dip in the pool or a swim in the beach with a gorgeous summer print.
Remember, floral print is all about having fun. Don´t let your kid´s summer wardrobe become too calculated, mix and match is one of the season´s hottest thing so feel free to team a floral with other prints such as tribal, stripes, plaid, or polka dots. Enjoy the experiment!