Trend Preview and Must-Have Picks
School just got out or so it feels but
those yellow buses will be back in action soon. For parents and kids,
back-to-school shopping presents that moment in time to ask what's
needed, what fits and what's on everyone's must-have lists.
Talbots Kids is
addressing these questions with a collection of clothes reflecting a
combination of influences
part preppy, part sporty and with a few
re-mixes from the 80s and 70s. Layered and faux layered looks are tops
shopping lists and earn high grades from parents for their wear
now, wear later value.
The theme this year has an
all-American vibe that's grounded by great basics that are functional
and mix with ease,
says Betsy Thompson, Talbots Kids fashion
But basic is far from ordinary thanks to special
touches, great colors and clean shapes. For girls watch for the
unexpected and well-placed accent to keep things fresh and on trend.
Boys will be boys in clothes that convey lived-in ease without being
messy or stuffy.
According to Talbots Kids, the key
trends for back-to-school include:
corduroy city shorts in
bright pink, navy, green or caramel embroidered with horses; argyle and
cable cardigans, crisp white shirts and quilted jackets
classic polos worn alone, layered together or over a tee; return of the
navy crewneck; argyle sweater vests worn over tattersal plaid shirts or
crisp oxfords, corduroy pants, timeless khakis and twill shorts.
faux layered hoodies, tees
and henleys; velour or French-terry jackets with matching pants.
layered look polos and tees:
rugby stripe sweaters, and varsity themed tees and sweatshirts.
(inspired by St. Elmo's Fire, Flashdance, Fame)
menswear vests, leggings, dancer skirts, shrunken hoodies and rock n
roll boots (worn with fun tights).
(reminiscent of Ali McGraw in Love Story)
patchwork corduroy skirts; long belted sweaters; ribbed turtlenecks;
graphic florals; lots of corduroy and other East Coast college
UPDATES FOR GIRLS
sweater or denim jacket
- City shorts
- Menswear vest
leggings (to wear with a skirt)
- Layered or
- Classic jeans
straight but not skinny
motifs, animal prints, 70s florals
- Bright pink,
grass green, hot chocolate and navy plus accents in violet,
tangerine, aqua and caramel
polo or tee
- Denim jacket
with corduroy collar
sweater, solid or striped
- Plaid shirt
- Varsity team
motifs, stripes, easy care fabrics
- Navy, hunter
green, deep olive, burgundy with accents in orange, red and sky blue
About Talbots Kids
Talbots Kids offers
classic, well-made clothing for boys, girls, infants and toddlers.
Marked by child-friendly colors, feel good-easy care fabrics and
distinctive styling details, the private-label assortment includes
clothes for class, play and dressier occasions. Girls
available in sizes 2-8 (little) and 7-20, including a selection of
styles in slim sizes 2-14. Boys' apparel is available in sizes 2-7X
(little) and 8-20, also with a selection of styles in slim sizes 2-14.
In addition, Talbots Kids offers soft, high quality clothing for babies
in sizes ranging from newborn to 24 months. Talbots Kids merchandise is
sold in 66 Talbots Kids stores nationwide and nationally through catalog
(1-800-543-7123) and online at