Style & Beauty
Tiny Trendsetters
9/30/2016 4:44:22 PM

It has been said that style is a way to say who you are without having to utter a word, which is quite sensible when the person donning the fashion hasn’t started talking yet. Gone are the days when parents put their sweet newborns in plain onesies or their toddlers in sweat suits to go out on the town.

Parents are putting much more effort into dressing their toddlers and babies in incredibly chic little ensembles, relishing in the ooohs and ahhhs their little ones receive when in public or via social media. Bomber jackets, Aviators, and high-end sportswear are no longer reserved for adults, and it’s not uncommon to see three-year-old fashionistas, dressed to the nines, going about their days (with the help of Mom, of course).

This fall watch for little girls to ramp up their glam factor by throwing on a pair of oversized sunglasses and a fun, printed jacket that matches their favorite stuffed animal. Toddler boys might be spotted sporting Ryan Gosling-like attire in cuffed jeans, loafers without socks, and a trendy v-neck.

Local boutiques are on point with the latest trends, as well as time-tested classics. If you step inside Brousse’s -- A Child’s World, located at 2902 Ryan Street, you’ll find a few twists on the classics with fun little animal-inspired short sets for boys and precious pink shoes with gold trim for little girls. Nautical themes are a staple that transcend genders with shirts for boys boasting sailor’s knots and whales and Shirley Temple-inspired sailor dresses.

Another local boutique, Pink and Blue Avenue, located at 4070 Nelson Road Suite 900, is also up on all the fall trends. The manager, Lyndi Marti, says one thing that seems to be at the forefront of the children’s fashion world is moccasins. "We're seeing baby moccasins everywhere! We have these in the store in a variety of colors and designs.” Elastic openings make some moccasins easy to put on your little one, and moccasins tend to actually stay on, making them functional as well as fashionable.

Pink and Blue Avenue also suggests that bamboo fabric is really popular right now, for both layette items and every day wear. If you’ve never experienced this fabric in your child’s clothing, it actually gets softer with every wash, making it wonderfully comfortable for your little one.

Marti also says, "We're seeing bibs in the bandana style, which helps their outfit look a little trendier than if they were to wear just a normal bib. We notice that baby clothing styles stay pretty consistent year to year, especially for babies from newborn to 12 months, but accessories do tend to change.”

Other trends for babies and little girls in accessories are hair bows and stretch headbands. They are one-size-fits-all and are popular since little girls can grow into them. Even though they are small, your tiny trendsetters can certainly let their style do the talking this fall.

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