So you lovely stylish lot, with your lovely stylish little ones. Today sees the start of Global Kids Fashion Week. Organised by the delightful Alex And Alexa in partnership with the children's charity Kids Company and the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Running from 18-20th March, This is the first event of its kind. There'll be runway shows, performances, with plenty of playful activities for the family. Sadly, I missed out on tickets to go Global Kids Fashion Week, I snoozed…. I lost. Next year ill be sure to be quicker off the mark.
With the huge success of Pinterest and Instagram we are able to Tweet, share and tune into styles from across the pond, over Europe…indeed globally. I've been introduced to stunning small concept stores for children's fashion to lifestyle brands I may not have stumbled across were it not for the power of Twitter. The blogging community sharing these stylish finds means gorgeous items for you and your little ones are just a few clicks away.
I think we're seeing plenty of style inspiration, especially with children's style and how design conscious parents are having fun with their children's fashion. Many brands and designers are recognising that comfort and practicality doesn't have to compromise style.
I've put together a few of my favourites from alexandalexa. Branded by The Independent as “Net a Porter for under 14's”, there are some incredible designer pieces, the really high end is probably a bit too much for a day at the park, but for special occasions worth a look.
I love the Stella McCartney Kids, punches of colour, fun, wit, practical and wearable with the rest of their little wardrobes.
So…my picks for little girls….
1 – Mollycoddle Retro Candy Print Dress £44.00
2 – Stella McCartney Kids Bird Buckle Sandals £68.00
3 – Anne Karris Green Polka Dot Skirt
4 – Hunter Wellies, Balmoral in Olive £34.00
5 – Sookibaby Toadstool Print Tee £26.00
6 – Little Marc Jacobs Navy Coral Trim Cardigan £62.00
7 – Ash Shoes Flip High Tops in Pink £80.00
I'm a huge fan of Ash Footwear, so soft. These high tops come in so many different colours, they'd go with everything. Amazing quality too. I'd team the polka dot skirt (3) with some warm tights for now, a simple long sleeve T, the Ash High Tops (7) and the stunning Little Marc Jacobs cardigan (6). For when the sunshine finally makes an appearance, I'd pop Edie in the adorable Mollycoddle dress (1) the cardigan (6) and the High Tops (7) or some cute orange Mary Janes for a smarter look.
As for the Hunters… Pre-empting the great British Spring / Summer.
And for those mischievous little lads ….
1 – Stella McCartney Kids Rock & Roll Rabbit Jumper £60.00
2 – Mayoral Beige Shorts with Stripe Belt £23.00
3 – Tapete Cowboy Jumper
4 – Scotch Shrunk Stripe Tee with Braces £42.00
5 – Hunter Milbank Trainers in Green £45.00
6 – Hunter Thurloe Lace Up Boots £45.00
7 – Stella McCartney for Kids Stripe Parrot Tee £22.00
8 – Ash Black Leather Stud High Tops £69.00
Your little boys can mix and match any of these pieces they're so versatile.
If your little ones are anything like mine, they need something to carry around their 'stuff'. We're yet to leave the house without a selection of cars. Or Edie, not yet 1 likes to have have a doll by the leg where possible.
1 – Lucky Boy Sunday Kiki
2 – Lucky Boy Sunday Polly
3 – Hippychick Natural Dolls Pram
4 – Miniseri Medium Car Satchel £80.00
5 – Zatchels Colour Block Leather Satchel £119.00
I adore Lucky Boy Sunday, interesting visions from a danish designer eclectic knitted dolls and cushions made from 100% Alpaca, to help the women in Bolivia that make them. They'd love their cosy home in that gorgeous pram.
Satchels are timeless classics. These (4,5) are gorgeous examples. Euan would fill them both to capacity with every hot wheel he could lay his hands on.
Tweet me your little ones favourite outfits this week @Cardies_Crumbs or find me on Instagram.
Please note I was invited to write this post, but all views and opinions are my own. Images from alexandalexa.com