This post is written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with Carter’s and The Motherhood. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.
With two girls in my home, it should come as no surprise that they LOVE to shop. From a very young age, it was very clear that I had two fashionistas on my hands. But because they both wear uniforms to school, they don’t get to express their individuality with their wardrobe very often. So, I was thrilled to take them to Carter’s to explore the new Fall trends and see what caught their eye.
Carter’s has been one of my long time “go-to” stores from the time my girls were babies. Did you know that they sell over 400 million pieces of children’s clothing each year? But what I love even more than the convenience is that Carter’s is dedicated to value, superior quality and age-appropriate style and these goals are immediately noticeable when you enter any one of their stores.
In a recent virtual briefing with Laura Barber, Vice President and GMM of eCommerce for Carter’s, I learned about the exciting Fall Trends for 2014. Here’s the scoop so you can be on point as well:
- Camo: It’s not just for boys anymore! Add camo to your child’s wardrobe by mixing patterns (especially florals) to create a fun twist and make it more feminine.
- Activewear: The easy t-shirts (many have fun positive messages) can be paired with mesh shorts for Summer or layered under a jean jacket for Fall.
- Vintage Prints: The smaller, sweeter graphics caught our eye especially the ones with ponies and puppies!
- Tomboy Chic: Pair a sweatshirt with a lace layered skirt to be both comfortable and feminine.
After trying to spot each trend in the store, my 6 year old (very opinionated) daughter selected two complete outfits which she was very eager to model.
Aubrie chose a denim dress that she can wear in the heat of a New Orleans Summer but which can be layered with a camo or perhaps animal print cardigan for Fall. For her second outfit, she was drawn to the vintage print of this adorable skirt and decided to pair it with some really feminine and fun colors. Because our local Carter’s does not carry Lily’s size, she was unable to participate. But good news! Some Carter’s locations are now carrying sizes 7-12!
Looking for more Fall Fashion advice? Laura Barber offers this:
The thing to remember is that there aren’t any rules that apply anymore! Let your kids go into their closets and put crazy things together! It inspires creativity, and in this season probably more than ever!
Ready to start shopping? From now through August 5th, Carter’s entire store is 40% off! In addition, you can print the following coupon for 20%, too.
To help you stock up on Fall Trends, I also have a $50 Carters Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky reader. Enter below for a chance to win: