No matter what’s happening outside in the real world, warmer weather has arrived in retail land. To get our babies’ wardrobes up to speed, we’ve asked Lisa Wong, Thumbeline‘s LA-based co-founder and buyer, for a quick tutorial on spring’s freshest trends.
“Black is the new black for spring,” Wong says. “It’s so crisp and modern (not to mention stain resistant!) when paired with a clean graphic print, a pop of color, or a stripe pattern.” She likes Munster Kids’ stalking baby short ($54) and Bangbang Copenhagen’s ballerina swimsuit ($48). We think the way Stella McCartney’s Hepsie floral dress (pre-order for $89) combines black with a Hawaiian print is pretty cool, too. Neon is still big this spring (don’t shoot the messenger). “We’re enjoying the arrival of new and surprisingly wearable saturated electro-tones,” Wong explains, “especially yellow and chartreuse.” Check out the cheery organic striped leggings from Bobo Choses ($52), and Tea Collection’s highlighter-colored happy hoodie ($30) and King Protea mini dress ($29). For a hit of neon on the feet, we can’t resist Vans’ classic slip-ons ($30). Wong says fruit prints are big, especially in the fun, bold, graphic forms seen on this organic orange tank top ($45) and organic pear body suit ($49.50) by Bobo Choses. We also like Mini Boden’s sweet cherry appliqué tee ($24). J.Crew’s kids’ Teach for America tee ($25) is of-the-moment with its big apple print, plus all profits go to a good cause.