Fall is approaching, and that means a change of season for our wardrobe as well. While you may have your seasonal styles ready to go, don’t forget about your kids’ fall fashion. As they head back to school, make sure they are outfitted for every occasion, whether in the classroom or on the playground. To help you stock their closets, Becky Pierce of OshKosh B’gosh Retail shares her thoughts on what’s hot for autumn.
Lori Allen: What are the fall trends for girls/tween fashion?
Becky Pierce: All activewear, including the new silhouette: the Jogger Pant. Denim remains popular in tops, bottoms and dresses. Also, mix and match patterns – florals, stripes, plaids – to make a unique statement. And don’t forget to add some sparkle, a little or a lot, depending on her choice, but a little sparkle is always great.
LA: What are the fall trends for boys fashion?
BP: Activewear are his go-to wardrobe items, including a Jogger Pant for him. Denim is a stable for any little guy; new washes and fits update denim this year. Glow in the Dark details are an added detail for lots of fun. Plaid woven shirts are a look borrowed from dad that can be dressed up or down. They also make a great layering piece.
LA: What are some wardrobe essentials that parents can purchase and build upon for their kids without breaking the bank?
BP: Great quality denim! We have denim starting at just $8 for both boys and girls. Our denim is built for fun and made to last, so it is a great investment that will get lots of wearings. Jogger Pants are a new updated silhouette for both boys and girls. These pants are a great look and easy to wear, so the child will love to wear them. And starting at just $8, mom will love them, too. Graphic Tees are always a great add. We have a wide variety of OshKosh Original tees with graphics hand-drawn by our designers. Our T.L.C. – Tunics and Leggings Collection – is a great way to build lots of outfits as they easily mix and match. For boys, our Active product is built to easily mix and match as well, giving lots of wardrobe options.
LA: What are the hot trends regarding kids footwear this fall?
BP: Footwear ties back to trends in playwear: Bright athletic shoes for both boys and girls, or casual canvas slip-ons for easy, out-the-door-in-a-hurry mornings. Also, short boots for both boys and girls are an easy transition into fall. And, for her, a little sparkle with either a ballet flat or high-tops.
LA: What is the No. 1 thing you want parents to keep in mind when it comes to dressing their children for fall?
BP: Build fall wardrobes that mix and match and have layering options for cooler weather. Combine great basics with fun fashion for kids, and don’t forget matching shoes and accessories.