Dec 16, 2011
By Scott P. Moore
Standard Staff Reporter
Just because the weather is getting cold and the winter is on it’s way does not mean the kids have to look like bundled mini-snowmen – there’s plenty of fashion options available for young boys and girls to help look hip and trendy while keeping the cold out of their bones.100 Percent Kids
Don’t let those dark days of Winter get you down – follow the trends, girls, and sparkle up the attire. 100 Percent Kids in Cedarhurst suggests glitzed and punk-style sweaters, with bright, striped designs to help liven up the cold day.
“The girls are going for the glitz because it’s lively,” said Ester Lipner, manager. She suggested brands like Wild Fox for their sweaters. “Everything is glitzy for the holidays right now.”
Trying to keep your legs warm as the snow starts to fall? Lipner suggested leather or pleather skirts with tribal or striped patterns on them to keep cool and warm at the same time. Dresses also are key to any girls’ wardrobe, and 100 Percent Kids goes all in with an assorted lineup of dresses from high-end brands Ella Moss, Splendid and High Tail. Want to add a little style to that? Try a fur vest or skirt from Lily Gaufette to give any outfit some dazzle.
Lipner also suggested girls look into down jackets, stuffed with the famous goose feathers, to help keep cozy and warm during the coldest days while looking fashionably fit. If down is not your style, Lipner also suggested purchasing a velour jacket for a more sporty look.
100 Percent Kids is located at 486 Central Ave in Cedarhurst. (516) 569-7888.
The Children’s Place
Add a little fun to your son or daughter’s outfit with a visit to The Children’s Place. For girls’ winter cardigans are back and better than ever, with assorted colors and styles including a ruffled look ($19.95) or go all-out bedazzled with a hot pink, jeweled up cardigan ($24.95). Looking for something a little classier to wear to a Christmas or Chanukah dinner, check out the lace dresses with big ribbon bows attached to give every little girl a bit of extra cuteness ($44.95).
Leggings have been the in-style for quite some time, but after years of seeing the same colors The Children’s Place shakes things up with a new spin on an old classic – sequined leggings in multiple colors including silver and gold put an exclamation mark on your little girls’ outfit ($24.95). Get out of the brrrr! and into the fur – fur, animal print vests ($34.95) are hitting the racks along with animal print skirts ($19.95) and among the most popular items for girls this season.
Don’t forget about the boys – The Children’s Places has everything for the little man of the house to feel just as comfortable and classy as his dad. Glazers from blue to black are an easy way to class up any outfit ($34.95-39.95) and checkered woven shirts can be worn for everything from hanging out to a formal dinner ($17.95-19.95). Looking to stay classy and keep warm? Check out The Children’s Place line of sweaters ranging from colorful mishmashes to two-toned stripes. ($19.95-24.95)
The Children’s Place is located in The Five Towns Shopping Plaza at 253-01 Rockaway Turnpike in North Woodmere. (516) 569-9275.
Girls’ fleeces come in every bright style imaginable from multi-color stripes to peace sign patterns on their line of performance fleeces ($14.95). Zip up hoodies with cartoon skulls or peace and love symbols are the most popular amongst the young girls this season ($19.95).
Head to bed in a little something different! Old Navy also offers an assortment of girls and boys’ pajama sets featuring Batman, Spiderman, and Darth Vader or Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse. Full sets include a t-shirt and bottoms ranging in every size ($22.95).
Old Navy is located at the Green Acres Mall in South Valley Stream. (516) 596-6301.
Filed Under: Holiday Shopping Guide 2011
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