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2006 Top Fashion Trends For Kids

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The biggest trend for 2006 is that kids are more fashion-conscious—at
earlier ages. You may have seen those ads for Old Navy—“Get your Fash’
On”? They’re aimed at pre-teens—who are absorbing the message. Many of us
didn’t care about fashion until we hit high school—until then, we wore
whatever T-shirts, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, and other things our
parents bought us or our older siblings handed down. Today, kids as young
as eight or nine are brand-conscious and trend-aware...


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The biggest trend for 2006 is that kids are more fashion-conscious—at
earlier ages. You may have seen those ads for Old Navy—“Get your Fash’
On”? They’re aimed at pre-teens—who are absorbing the message. Many of us
didn’t care about fashion until we hit high school—until then, we wore
whatever T-shirts, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, and other things our
parents bought us or our older siblings handed down. Today, kids as young
as eight or nine are brand-conscious and trend-aware, shopping for
cohesive outfits instead of just throwing on whatever’s clean. Here are
just some of the brands and trends your youngsters craved over 2006.

The 80’s Are Back. You may have noticed a trend this year for skinny
jeans, ballet-slipper-inspired shoes, leggings under skirts, oversized
tees, and big hoop earrings. This is a look that appeals to young girls—
it’s whimsical and yet stylish at the same time. Trendy tweens in 2006
went for the Flashdance look in a big way.

Crib Rock Couture. This company mixes traditional nursery rhymes with
edgy style to give a unique, creative and entertaining take on kids’
clothing. The brand is extremely popular among celebrities—Angelina
Jolie, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, and more are all known to dress
their kids in these clothes.

Dress Like a Pirate. Pirate fashion inspired by the hit movie Pirates of
the Caribbean was big this year. Horizontal stripes, fringed edges,
bright colors, and beading were all the rage among younger pre-tweens.

Loads of Layers. Layering is a big fashion trend among young adults
that’s been around for a while, and the kid fashion world is starting to
emulate it. Girls are picking up camisoles, layering several different
shirts, sweaters and button-downs. Trendy kids are also incorporating
scarves and knit ponchos, and leggings under skirts for a look that’s
more sophisticated than the typical jeans-and-a-sweater warm weather
looks of past decades.
Bohemian Chic. With stars like Mary Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller as role
models, young girls went for the flowy, flowery Bohemian Chic look in a
big way this past year. This look involves long, flowing skirts; earthy
tones combined with antique colors like dusty rose and muted sage; lots
of contrasts in texture; Ethnic-inspired prints; and chunky, handmade-
looking jewelry.

Rock Edge. Rock-inspired tees for boys have been a big trend ever since
Angelina Jolie’s son, Shiloh, made an appearance in People Magazine
wearing one from Kingsley. These tees are vintage-looking, faded and
distressed. Boys tend to like baggy pants, but the look is a tad more
sophisticated when paired with some dark, straight-leg fitted jeans or a
pair of skater-boy long shorts.

Vintage Casual. A little softer than the rock-edge look, but still along
the same theme, boys loved the vintage casual look this year—it looks
cool without “trying too hard,” and it’s comfortable, too. Pre-worn, pre-
distressed and faded-looking tees with old-fashioned logos are a mainstay
of this look, worn under button-downs left unbuttoned and untucked for
that casual, relaxed look. Cargo pants and worn-in, relaxed-fit jeans are
a natural pairing.

Expect kids to become brand-conscious earlier and earlier into 2007—
they’re noticing what their older peers wear, and they want to look the
same. There are lots of ways young kids can look cool and still wear age-
appropriate clothes.

				
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