Children’s spring summer 2019 trends special

Seven cool looks you and your kids will love this sunny season…

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Farmer’s Market

This was one of the quirkier stories to surface this season, with Stella McCartney, Bobo Choses and Hundred Pieces all embracing the green grocer theme. Fruit & Veg motifs appeared in several other collections, so getting your kids to wear their five-a-day will be a cinch at least.

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  1. Carrot knit all-in-one, £67, Stella McCartney
  2. Cherry T-shirt, £28, Bobo Choses
  3. Cherry print shorts, £52, Stella McCartney
  4. Natural Flavour T-shirt, £32, Hundred Pieces
  5. String Bag, £15.99, Zara Kids
  6. Fruit Necklace Dress, £48, Stella McCartney
  7. Fruity Espadrilles, £111, Bonpoint, mytheresa
  8. Watermelon bag, £86, Stella McCartney
  9. Pear socks, £11, Emile et Ida, alexandalexa

Tropical

Nature’s tropical bounty is celebrated in countless collections this season, with palm prints, tropical fruits, birds and islands all appearing in abundance. With juicy colourways and exotic prints absolutely everywhere, your kids will be on a jet plane to paradise before you know it.

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  1. Sweatshirt, from £24.95, Joules
  2. Swimming Trunks, £54, Kenzo Kids
  3. Flamingo Tote, £33, Barts, alexandalexa
  4. Palm print jumpsuit, £219, MSGM
  5. Miami T-shirt, £41, Simple Kids
  6. Jungle Print Dress, £60, Catimini
  7. Toucan Patch Dress, £90, Stella McCartney
  8. Tropical print sandals, £121, Pepe, Smallable

Yellow Mellow

You’ll be pleased to know the forecast is pure sunshine this Summer. Bright yellow, lemon yellow and flashes of mustard lit up the kids collections at Il Gufo, Cyrillus, The Bonnie Mob and Bellerose to name but a few.

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  1. Floral all-in-one, £10, Carter’s, com
  2. Pinafore dress, £67, Louise Misha, Smallable
  3. Striped T-shirt, £31, Emile et Ida
  4. Star Knit, from £49, Blune
  5. Sandals, £82, Bonpoint, Melijoe
  6. Bear Coin Purse, £8.50, Fabelab
  7. Extra Large Hair Bow, £7, Verity Jones
  8. Linen Shorts, £51, Zhoe & Tobiah
  9. Baby Romper suit, £30.95, The Bonnie Mob

Under the Sea

Calling all wannabe mermaids, mermen and marine biologists! The fascination with sea creatures and the ocean continues apace, with countless collections showing their love for life on the ocean wave and our endangered water friends. Fish, octopus, shark and shell motifs are here to stay.

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  1. Shell sunglasses, £100, Stella McCartney, childrensalon
  2. Squid print dress, €85, Velveteen, babyshop
  3. Fish print shirt, from £16, Monsoon Kids
  4. Mini Ocean Fish espadrilles, £24, Cath Kidston (coming soon)
  5. Seahorse t-shirt, £35, Mini Rodini
  6. Shell sandals, from £25, Monsoon Kids
  7. Shell Flip T-shirt, £41, Morely
  8. Tropical fish shorts, £52, Pan con Chocolat

Earth Tones

Natural, earthy tones were strong, echoing the growing interest in natural dyes and ethically produced fabrics. Teracotta, Ochre and coffee dominated, lending themselves to a simple, hand crafted feel as seen at New Society, Bobo Choses and Play Up.

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  1. T-shirt with pocket, £39, Zhoe & Tobiah, Smallable
  2. Coco Bow Alice band, £8, Mimi & Lula
  3. Striped Shorts, £31, Play Up, com
  4. Skirt, £55, Bobo Choses, alexandalexa
  5. Brown Safari Jacket, £99, Mini Rodini
  6. Cotton Dress, £53, Play Up, com
  7. Hibiscus Romper, £54, Rylee & Cru
  8. Cat embroidered jute bag, £62, Emile et Ida
  9. Clogs, £61, Bobo Choses

College Kids

Prepare to see a slew of precocious students this season as the class of 2019 take their style notes from the college themed collections of Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Bonpoint. Varsity jackets, preppy knits and alma mater insignias are just of a few of the details we’ve spotted and no, the irony isn’t lost on us that these super cute buys may well eat into the college fund.

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  1. Cardigan, £87, Bonpoint
  2. Backpack, £41, Sticky Lemon, Scandimini
  3. Striped Dress, £159, MSGM, Melijoe
  4. Leather Loafers, £160, Chloe
  5. Floral Bomber Jacket, £137, Ralph Lauren
  6. Blue hooded bomber jacket, £80, Bellerose
  7. Bikini, £46, Piupiuchick, Scandimini

Rustic

Running through corn fields, sitting cross legged on picnic rugs, and all the simple pleasures of a vintage, rural childhood were conjured up in the collections of Bonpoint, Cath Kidston, Cyrillus and Emile et Ida. A romantic trend that will have fans of Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables cooing.

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  1. Straw Hat, £66, Tartine et Chocolat
  2. Sisi Romper, £70, Petite Lucette, Smallable
  3. Dungarees, £63, Tocoto Vintage, Scandimini
  4. Floral blouse, £89, Marni
  5. Picnic basket, £29, Olliella
  6. Striped Hair bow, £4, Peach Ribbons, Childrensalon
  7. Gingham Romper, £30, Little Cotton Clothes, ScandiMini
  8. White Dress, £78, Tocoto Vintage, Scandimini
  9. Ivory Pearl Leather Sandals, £56, Young Soles

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