A personal favorite of mine when my girls were little…the perfect scarf by Oeuf that wraps around baby’s neck and stays in place with the simple tuck of one end through a loop hole in the other. Not a lot of material or fuss–just a simple neck wrap to keep baby cozy as temperatures get cooler. Style with a printed top, layer with a chunky knit sweater, or pair with a favorite coat. Voila! Form meets function again. xx, Christin
We covered a military-inspired look for girls earlier this week, and happend upon these great camo kicks while shopping JCrews fall sale (25% off your purchase with code SHOPFORFALL…stock up). We love a printed canvas sneaker, and this camo version means the style quotient upped a notch once you tie these on. Here’s an easy look for every day…and be forwarned, he just might want to wear these shoes every day.—CC
Moto is pretty much always in season in my book… I have last year’s version of these moto jeans and wear them to pieces. Super flattering? check. I also happen to think a little moto goes a long way when dressing my four-year-old, which is why this almost-matching version from the Gap is pitch perfect. Style them with a liberty top, pintuck white blouse or cardigan sweater and she’s ready to roll. XxNatalie
Every season we love to have one or two pieces that are total outfit changers, but versatile enough to reach for again and again. Military is a major trend for little ones this season, and this Stella McCartney military-inspired jacket is just the ticket for an outfit-changing piece. Though considered unisex, we’ve styled it for the girls as we see this investment jacket having more versatility in a girl’s wardrobe (there is a pink version available on Nordstrom.com). Equally adorable on boy or girl, this wool staple is worthy of a serious salute.—CC
For many nursery school-age children there are guidelines at school for children to wear closed-toed shoes. This is not so much a problem for the winter, when closed-toed shoes are a necessity—but for the transitional seasons when sandals are a go-to, its more challenging to come up with just the right footwear. For boys, sneakers generally are an easy sell…but for girls it can be a bit tougher crowd. We’ve come up with some fall-appropriate (and girl-approved) options that are ready to hit the playground.
1. Crewcuts, Girls Glitter Slip-on Sneaker, $68/ 2. Toms, Pink Canvas Tiny Toms Classics, $32.00/ 3. Salt Water Sandal, Shark, $30/ 4. Bensimon, Blue Heart Plimsolls, $28.50 sale/ 5. Zara, Fabric Sporty Ballet Flat, $29.90
As you may already know, Kallio is one of our favorite sustainable children’s wear brands. Their unexpected, modern classic designs are made entirely from repurposed, high-quality men’s shirts, and all their fabrics are locally sourced, and hand-crafted by a women’s cooperative in New York. But now…a new and exciting endeavor that YOU can help launch. Kallio has just begun a Kickstarter campaign through the month of September to fund the Kallio WorkSHOP–the first consciously-minded retail and workshop studio in Brooklyn. Watch the video and get inspired to get involved…now this is seriously chic thinking!
A new and exciting section on our site that is just for you. We have been asked by several readers for quite a while now to add something like this, and so by popular demand…here it is. Currently Coveting – a collection of our most current must-have items that we either can not live without, or are simply dying to have. Just like being with your best girlfriend and learning of her new finds, we are sharing with you our latest discoveries of the moment. We hope you enjoy – happy shopping!
1. Veronica Beard, Wool Jacket with Upstate Dickey, $795.00 • 2. Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo, $45.00 • 3. Pendleton Spider Rock Throw, $189.00 / This great throw blanket doubles perfectly as a poncho. •
4. RMS BEAUTY, Living Luminizer, $38.00 • 5. LAFCO candle, Citrus Berry/Breakfast Room, $60.00 •
6. Vega Jewelry 2.7″ Large Brass cuff bracelet with Big & Slim Smokey quartz crystal. Gold metallic Italian leather wrap., $295.00 • 7. Janessa Leone Sadie Hat, $150.00 • 8. Anya Hindmarch Joss make-up bag, Approx. $415.48 • 9. Splits59 Loren Seemless Bra, $39.00 / The most comfortable sports bra for low-impact athletics in an array of fun colors. • 10. Mother Denim, The Cropped Looker Skinny Jeans, $196.00 •
11. Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, Salted Caramel, $3.99 The salted caramel is our favorite and the calorie count is almost guilt-free for something that tastes like such an indulgence.
We are back with a fresh new face–just in time for fall!
We have all the same elements you know and love, a few updates, and a couple of new features we are especially thrilled to share with you. We have some new Chic Contributors to check out, a refreshed list of Chic Sites to surf, a set of seasonal trends to keep in mind when shopping, a prominent list of categories to browse by, live Instagram feeds right on our homepage (so please follow us), a brand new section (just for you) called Currently Coveting, and an exciting new editorial point of view.
We are a work in progress and welcome your input and feedback, so please keep us posted on your new favorite must-haves, beloved boutiques in your neighborhood or elsewhere, and share your ‘chic child’ moments with us. Thanks so much for your support, and please spread the word!
xx, Christin & Natalie
We are excited to announce that Chic Child is getting a makeover! We are updating your favorite elements, adding a couple of new features (including something special just for the moms), and getting a little revamp. We are taking a few weeks off and look forward to returning after Labor Day with a fresh new look just in time for fall. Stay chic and we will see you in September. xx, CC
Do you have a budding rider or just a fan of equestrian fashions…we love this well-edited collection of stylish basics from A Bit Above Saddlery. Check out a few of our top picks, and the schedule for their traveling mobile unit tack shop…you may just see them at a local horse show. Also, make sure to check back for new fall items coming soon. -CC
Every season we look to Bonpoint as the pinnacle of fashion for children. Though never ‘trendy,’ they are always spot on with certain colors and themes we then see throughout other childrens’ collections. This season Bonpoint is filled with a muted pallate of greys, with pops of colors like yellow, blush, aubergine and deep red. Polka dots are abundant as is plaid, mouliné knits and fair isle. Of course it wouldn’t be bonpoint without lovely winter liberty prints! Take a cue from this season’s collection and start making your wish list.—CC
We’ve written about Miss Mochila bags before, as both of us and our daughters have these fab, summery bags. Walking into a stylish little store in the Hamptons, I spotted the tiniest Mochila bag perched on a shelf… just perfect for a little girl (and a much more appealing price point). Searching on the internet revealed that one of our favorite site, Shop Latitude has a great variety of these little purses. A wonderful array of color options and just large enough to sling cross-body with a snack, and whatever other little tiny treasures your daughter likes to carry—we love ‘em!—CC
These blue plaid shorts from Baby CZ are a great purchase for this time of year. Still plenty of time to wear them, and will even transition into fall with a sweater. Perhaps inspired by yesterday’s post with patterns of indigo, but we’re loving these shorts with a chambray Guayabera shirt (from Old Navy!) and topped with a fedora. Still plenty of sizes left for these wear-all-the-time shorts!—CC
Mixing prints is a fun way to change up those not-so-basic pieces in your child’s closet. These Boy + Girl shorts ( which are so great, btw…a wide bottom almost like a skirt, and on sale!) mixes perfectly with a diamond-print top. This outfit would be just the ticket for a day at camp or any summer day where the activities can go from playground to swimming. So go ahead and mix it up… there’s nothing wrong with a little pattern play.—CC