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Minimalist Baby & Kids’ Clothing?

POSTED Jul 29, 2014

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Last Friday, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal on the increase in minimalist fashion for kids. Designer baby & toddler clothing brands like Neige, Makie, Album di Famiglia, and Vince were all cited as examples of lines who offer more elegant and sophisticated pieces that stand in stark contrast to the graphic t-shirts, light-up sneakers, and sequin girls’ tutus that kids know and love. The pieces are still sweet and playful (think empire waist girls’ dresses or liberty prints), but more understated and chic. The author writes:

“American parents are increasingly taking a page from their European counterparts and outfitting their kids in more tasteful fare. Think pared-down cotton dresses for girls and engineer-stripe pants and logo-free T-shirts for boys.

“There’s a growing trend toward minimalism, toward something that’s a little more timeless, a little more quality,” said Adrienne Sugden, the designer and owner of Neige, a California-based company that designs children’s clothes that are classic with clean lines…  [Sugden] began to entertain the idea of starting her own children’s line and noticed that the kids’ department was in need of a refresh. She saw the category as either overly decorated or far too traditional and conservative. Her wares have a sense of playfulness—”not scaled-down adult clothes,” in her words—and a refreshing sense of simplicity.”

Reading the comments & tweets in response to the article was fascinating. On one hand, kids may resist these neutral basics in favor of logo-filled t-shirts for boys or elaborate dress-up costumes for girls. And then there is the cost factor. But there is also an argument to made for purchasing high-quality pieces that are ethically produced and will be passed down for years (as opposed to their disposable, polluting counterparts). Plus, kids are so sweet as is that perhaps additional colors & details are unnecessary. Thoughts?

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(Images via Dressing Ivana)

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Lines We Love :

Just Bo

POSTED Jan 7, 2014

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Simplicity has never looked as beautiful as it does in Just Bo‘s collection of minimalistic essentials. Made in Holland by designer Geraldine Kol (who is also the founder of online boutique Born2Bseen), the line of baby and children’s clothing seamlessly bridges practicality and style to create a collection of unisex basics that are timeless yet stylish, cool yet wearable. Each piece is made from butter soft fabrics and, because they are all made in neutral colors, super versatile. Many of the items also have a bit of an edge to them as well – baggy harem pants, sweatshirts with raw hems, and slouchy beanies - to keep them for becoming too basic. Shop the line’s current collection (and get a sneak peek of what’s to come for Spring) here.

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Lines We Love :

GUGGUU

POSTED Nov 26, 2013

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Finnish line Gugguu‘s collection of minimalistic baby and kids’ clothing is all about simple pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and 100% child approved. In lieu of bright patterns or graphic prints, the brand instead chooses a few colors to use each season and focuses on the details instead - big pockets to store little treasures, striking zippers in contrasting colors, and eco-friendly fabrics, to name a few. By seamlessly combining the quality and durability parents look for in kids’ clothing with the comfort and wearability that little ones love, Gugguu has created a line that we can all get behind. And, it certainly doesn’t hurt that the models in these campaign pictures are pretty cute, too! View the entire collection (and read more about the brand’s name!) here.

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Style Spotlight :

Grey

POSTED Oct 29, 2013

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If you are tired of dressing your child in overly bright colors but think black + white is too harsh, grey is the perfect option! Gender-neutral, soft, and classic, the color looks just as lovely on sweatpants as it does cashmere. Here are some of our top picks for fall!

1. Album Di Famiglia Leo Baby Footie Romper 2. Estella Organic Bamboo Baby Mittens 3. Imps & Elfs Knit Cardigan 4. Imps & Elfs Sweatpants 5. Winter Water Factory Steam Engine Long Sleeve T-Shirt 6. Liberty of London Cashmere Baby Blanket 7. Album Di Famiglia Puffo Hat 8. NUNUNU Rib Star Dress 9. Liberty of London Cashmere Baby Booties 10. NUNUNU Dyed Skirt

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Lines We Love :

Tuss Fall 2013

POSTED Oct 28, 2013

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Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuss is the minimalist’s answer to children’s clothing. The label specializes in high quality and simple pieces that are produced in small batches using natural fabrics (primarily cotton and cashmere) and classic colors. The clothes are all easy to wear and can be mixed and matched with each other, creating endless combinations with just a few essentials. Simple yet modern, aesthetic yet functional (and how cool is that faux fur bomber jacket?). View the entire fall collection here!

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