How To Give Your Kids And Teens A Jump On Spring Fashion

Outfit your little rays of sunshine for spring in bright bursts of fashion suitable for the season.

Here are some warming trends, colorful florals and prints, and lovely local designs for kids, tweens and teens.

KIDS

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Spring means baseball season, and both boys and girls will hit a fashion home run in the Seattle-designed >PNW Kid Baseball Jersey
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($22 at City Mouse Studio, West Seattle, and pnwbabybrand.com). The new line from City Mouse Studio features pieces made of 100 percent organic cotton. Sizes 18–24 months to 6T.

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  • Pair the top with the >PNW Kid Tulle Skirt

     ($30 at City Mouse Studio and pnwbabybrand.com), with three layers of flouncy tulle, a drop waist, a matching slip and an adjustable button waist that grows with her. Sizes 2T–5T.

    If girly’s not her thing, “dream beyond pink and blue” with

    >Jill and Jack Kids’

    T. Rex T

     ($22 at cafepress.com/jillandjackkids). The Victoria, B.C., company’s T-shirt reminds everyone “Half of all T. Rexes were girls.” Sizes Kids S–XL.

    >Tea’s Citizens Football Club Home Jersey

    ($32.50 at teacollection.com), in sunny yellow and green, shows everyone how to be a good sport. For each jersey bought, Tea donates another one to a needy soccer-loving child in Italy, Haiti, Peru or the U.S.

    Left to right: Boden Bonaparte Shirt, $47; Namu Space Needle vs. Ninja Hoodie, $44
    Left to right: Boden Bonaparte Shirt, $47; Namu Space Needle vs. Ninja Hoodie, $44

    They can show off their local pride with >Namu’s Space Needle vs. Ninja Hoodie

     ($44 at Bootyland Kids, Wallingford), featuring a stealthy ninja climbing the Space Needle. It’s designed and printed in Seattle on a navy cotton hoodie with a zip front. Sizes 2T–10 years.

    TWEENS

    As the sun comes out, so do the shorts. >Almost Famous’ Rinse High Waisted Indigo Sailor Shorts

     ($30 at zumiez.com) feature eight white buttons marching down the front. For more coverage, she can pair them with> Blackheart’s Cat Knee Blue Galaxy Tights

      (on sale for $11 at hottopic.com) for a playful look.

    The >Justice Multi Print Slit Sleeve Dress

      ($30 at shopjustice.com) combines waves of pastel color with a layered skirt and trendy cut-out sleeves.

    Does your kid deserve a medal? The

    >Boden Bonaparte Shirt

    ($47 at bodenusa.com) comes with two already embroidered on. Red and white stripes down the sides add to the dapper, maritime-inspired feel.

    For a more casual, urban take on the military trend, get him >Arcade Style’s Street Bullies Military Joggers

     ($11 at drjays.com) in a mustardy tan, with stars, stripes and a military graphic, plus a drawstring waist for comfort.

    Left to right: Unionbay Neo Ripstop Joggers, $20; Imperial Motion Oslo Hooded Shirt, $60; Arcade Style Street Bullies Military Joggers, $11
    Left to right: Unionbay Neo Ripstop Joggers, $20; Imperial Motion Oslo Hooded Shirt, $60; Arcade Style Street Bullies Military Joggers, $11

    Or build up his street cred with >Akademiks’ S/S Paint Stroke Elongated Hoody

     ($20 at drjays.com). The graffiti-inspired, pastel paint-splatter design makes a splash for spring, and design touches like a kangaroo pocket and short sleeves in two different colors stand out from the crowd.

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    TEENS

    Every once in a while, he should try swapping out his hoodie for a lightweight button-down, such as >Imperial Motion’s Oslo Hooded Shirt

    ($60 at imperialmotion.com) The Tacoma company’s chambray shirt has dual chest pockets, contrasting drawstrings and, yes, the omnipresent, must-have hood.

    The >UO Axel Reversible Mesh Short

     ($44 at Urban Outfitters) can be worn inside, outside and inside-out. The comfortable, breathable poly mesh design is solid white on one side and purple with an abstract botanical print on the other.

    Spring is a great time to experiment with prints and color. The vintage-inspired >American Eagle Outfitters Tropical Bomber Jacket

      ($90 at ae.com) offers young men a spring break from the usual. Blue and white palm trees have a retro feel that’s updated with modern details like an ombré fade. Add his favorite tee and the cotton, drawstring >Unionbay

    Neo Ripstop Joggers

     ($20 at unionbay.com), from the Seattle company, and he’s got an outfit for any occasion.

    Left to right: BP. Off the Shoulder Tunic, $45; Socialite Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $49;  Bombsheller #ODNYC Leggings, $79
    Left to right: BP. Off the Shoulder Tunic, $45; Socialite Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $49; Bombsheller #ODNYC Leggings, $79

    The off-the-shoulder look isn’t going anywhere this year. >BP.’s Off the Shoulder Tunic

     ($45 at Nordstrom) is a minimalist take on the trend, and is long enough to wear with leggings or skinnies. A half-moon cutout on the back adds a special touch.

    Or try out the trend for a dance or date with >Socialite’s Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Dress

      ($49 at nordstrom.com) in a fresh yellow floral. The smocked sundress has long peasant sleeves and a breezy bohemian silhouette that’s fun and flirty.

    For casual everyday wear, she’ll love >Bombsheller’s Leggings

     ($79 at shop.bombsheller.com), made to order in Seattle in psychedelic prints like #PocketFullofPoppies and #ODYC. The luxurious Italian spandex blend fits every body in sizes XS–6XL.

    Source : http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/shop-northwest/how-to-give-your-kids-and-teens-a-jump-on-spring-fashion/

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