The 2015 spring pantone colour palette is full of hues that are sweet, light and fun. These are terms that we could also use to describe our children. It’s fitting then, to think about putting our children in Pantone spring coloured clothing pieces that come in these shades, which are Glacier Grey, Strawberry Ice, Scuba Blue, Marsala, Toasted Almond, Custard, Classic Blue, Luctie Green and Aquamarine.
With children’s fashion, there aren’t as many hard and fast rules when it comes to clothing. So dressing your kids up in unconventional colours or pieces is perfectly acceptable. With this spring’s colour choices, you can really have fun putting their outfits together! Here are a few ways to incorporate the spring 2015 pantone colour palette, depending on the look you are going for.
Keep lighter colours on top
Since people generally look in your eyes when they interact with you, they are more likely to pay attention to the things that are closest to your face. There’s nothing wrong with dark colours, but lighter colours are more representative of spring and generally give off a calmer, happier vibe. Put your children in tops that are glacier grey, strawberry ice, custard or lucite green. Keep the classic blue and marsala for the bottom pieces. These Ralph Lauren Pull On Shorts are a good pick for boys.
Choose pieces that combine colours
Multi-coloured clothing is always fun, and adds detail to an outfit. I love, love, love this Multi-Stripe Skirt from John Lewis. It’s flirty and girlie and combines several of this year’s spring shades. You can choose from any of the colours for a top, and even wear shoes in one of the hues. You can use pieces like this to mix and match and create several different outfits- which is great! Add an additional element of style with a cute hair piece, like a headband with one of the matching colours, but in a contrasting print.
Go with neutral coloured footwear
If you want to avoid dressing your child in a way that is too bold, stick to shoes that are in the neutral colour family. This spring, that means going with shoes that are toasted almond, glacier grey or marsala. While marsala does have a reddish tone, it can still be considered a neutral. Keeping your child’s footwear more subtle will help tone down their overall look.
In addition to choosing pieces from the spring colour palette, be sure to choose pieces that are seasonally appropriate. Children need to be comfortable, so stick to lighter fabrics, pieces that allow for moving around easily and ones that are easy to put on and take off. Layering pieces are great for spring, as long as they aren’t too heavy or confining. Most importantly, have fun picking out clothes with your children this spring.