ENK Children's Club Fashions
Want to see what the hot trends in children's clothing will be? Babytalk's Style Editor, Christina Vercelletto, gives us a sneak peak at designers' spring lines from the ENK Children's Club show in New York.
All eyes on baby! Bodysuits (and tees and leggings and dresses) that pop are coming on strong. Kit + Lili has some of the most fun and colorful prints you can find for your kid. Kitlili.com for info.
Next: An Urban Edge
Iconic American images are finding new life. Appaman has translated them into clothes with an urban edge, like this Roadracers bodysuit. Appaman.com for info.
Next: The Next Big Trend
Along with their signature floral dresses, Baby Lulu is featuring cropped leggings for spring, a big trend in childrenswear. Babylulu.com for info.
Next: Cheerful Rain Gear
April showers don't stand a chance of dampening your spirits if your little guy is wearing Frog rain boots from Vincent. You'll be seeing a lot of conversation-starting, look-at-me footwear coming up. Vincentshoestoreus.com for info.
Next: Girly Girl Flair
Greggy Girl leads the pack in head-turning looks for little girly-girls. Tutus are huge for toddlers on up, as are feminine details like the rosette neckline on this tank. Greggygirl.com for info.
Next: For Your Handsome Little Guy
Designers are paying more attention to baby boys now. Hallelujah! Western-theme rompers like these from Matilda & Company are just as cute as any frilly version. Matildaandcompany.com for info.
Next: Good Baby Hair Days
You're never too young to be trendy! These hairclips from Bellaziza are specially designed for the tiniest babies with the tiniest amounts of hair. We love the psychedelic vibe of these mini-barrettes, too, over the usual powder pink bows. Bellaziza.com for info.
Next: Graphic Tees
Toddlers live in tee shirts. Why not pick ones that stand out? The array of cool styles with a one-of-a-kind feel at the Hiho Batik booth was dizzying. Hihobatik.com for info.
Next: Itsy Bitsy Bikinis (And Trunks)
Get ready for terry cloth swim suits. What mom can (or should?!) resist a super-soft, teeny weeny bikini? Terry swim trunks for itty bitty boys are available from too. [Koeka.com for info.
Next: Chic Slippers
Leather slippers for babies are nothing new, but this fresh line from Boumy has a European flair we haven't seen before. Mooiforkids.com for info.
Next: Sweet and Totally Unique
Forget the ubiquitous ducks and bunnies. Egg by Susan Lazar has created a bold look for spring with sophisticated prints of camels and baboons. We saw monkey designs at more than a few booths, but only Egg had styles specifically for girls. Eggbysusanlazar.com for info.
Next: Bold Diaper Covers
Blooming bloomers! More proof of the brighter-the-better trend. Even the lowly diaper cover has been turned out in an eye-popping print. Plus, you can get a matching Do'rag to go with the Oopa Baby reversible diaper covers. Tinyginger.com for info.
Next: Asian Inspired
Kimono-style shirts and one-piece rompers from Lucky Wang NYC were a unique (and practical) find at the show. Bonus: They come gift-wrapped in take-out sushi trays.
Next: Rock these Moccasins
An original, vivid take on moccasins, these MAA shoes are equally adorable for boys or girls. Tritexcorporationsl.com.
Next: Super Cool
Sun-protective swimwear is such a time and trouble saver. We loved this fun Superman style from Sun Smart. It even comes with a cape! Sunsmart.ca for info.
Next: Hawaii 5 Oh So Cute
Gwen Stefani's hot line, Harajuku Lovers, is more irresistible than ever. The Hawaii 5 Oh group was our favorite. Ileneorenshop.com for info.