We all want our children to feel empowered and comfortable in their day to day outfits, whatever their preferred style. The urban look we’re focusing on takes inspiration from the laid back skater culture and has a slightly grunge influence in terms of a trendy amalgamation of masculine and feminine pieces.
Here we take a look at ways to incorporate urban street style into your child’s wardrobe with the designer childrenswear pieces available at Chocolate Clothing.
Toughen up dresses and skirts
Firstly, let’s talk about the brilliant combination of big chunky boots and dresses. It’s such an underrated look that every girl can get on board with! This is perfect for young girls who have that tomboy edge to their usual clothing choices and don’t want to compromise on their personality in order to look fashionable. The juxtaposition of an elegant dress with masculine boots is reminiscent of the popular 1990’s grunge trend. Sure, in winter it’s common to pair tights, boots and dresses for a lovely autumnal get-up, but don’t put away the boots for spring time just yet. We love the unisex classic beige boots from Timberland as a footwear staple for this style. The tan colour makes them a versatile choice to pair with many different coloured tights, skirts and dresses. Pair her chunky designer boots with a long sleeved dress from the Carrement Beau collection to nail the look, or alternatively team some unexpected trainers with a skirt.
Continuing with ways to toughen up a girlie outfit, we love the addition of edgy jackets to dresses. A denim jacket over dresses is the ideal spring time outfit ensemble for days where you need something to pop on in case it gets chilly. For that urban street style touch, look for denim jackets with embellishments, such as distressed denim pockets, badges and zips, like the one from the new Little Marc Jacobs SS17 collection, which offer a variety of textures and a touch of attitude.
Mix urban and formal styles
We’re sure you’re familiar with the usually grey area of smart casual styling which can often leave us wondering if we’re erring too much on the side of formal for the occasion. Well, luckily with this urban inspired trend, combining formal pieces with casual pieces is a walk in the park. For boys you can recreate this look with minimum effort but maximum impact by teaming an on-trend bomber jacket over a short sleeve shirt for the ultimate in smart casual perfection.
Karl Lagerfeld SS17
Kids are bound to love rocking the ripped jeans look. You’re able to keep it presentable by pairing them with a plain white or black tee, and some spotless designer trainers. This mix of slightly unkempt looking trousers with smart footwear strikes the perfect balance. We have a great range of kids designer trainers from brands such as Karl Lagerfeld and Young Versace.
Slogans and joggers
The slogan t-shirt trend with graphic prints and messages is a trend that shows no sign of fading away anytime soon. This is because they’re fun, playful and look fantastic! The louder the print the better; it needs to be eye-catching and vibrant for a statement look. Opt for the t-shirts from Kenzo Kids for a look that’s full of character, or the boys long sleeved tops from John Galliano which feature brand logos and slogans.
Comfortable clothing lovers rejoice! Joggers are no longer reserved for lazy days at home. Loungewear is a huge trend right now for adults and children alike, and it fits perfectly into the urban vibe. Team your kid’s joggers with a t-shirt, bomber jacket and cap for a look they can rock every weekend. We have some lovely grey joggers for girls from Pinko which would look fabulous styled with some hi-top trainers and a sweatshirt.
To summarise the Chocolate Clothing urban street style look for kids:
- Don’t be afraid of ‘clashing’ different trends for one look
- Mix up urban and formal designs for a carefully curated look that brings a whole new dimension to the term smart-casual
- Say it with a slogan tee
- Loungewear is key
With these new outfit ideas fresh in your mind, take a look at our collections of children’s designer footwear, clothing and accessories here at Chocolate Clothing, or visit us in-store.