Where did the sun go? These gray, winter days make me long for warmer weather and now that it’s finally March, there’s thankfully an end in sight. To help get you into the spirit, Babiators, makers of kids’ sunglasses, and Masala Baby, a kids’ clothing designer, are teaming up to offer a Spring Break Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a pair of Babiators sunglasses and a $50 gift certificate good towards the purchase of Masala clothing. To enter, just like Babiators and Masala Baby’s Facebook pages and post a comment on Babiators’ Spring Break Giveaway some time between today and March 15.
A friend has been lamenting about her latest parenting frustration: what to dress her son in. Even though he’s only in second grade, he’s already developed an opinion about what’s hot–and what’s not (and apparently, Mom just isn’t in on the up and up). Just when you thought clothing was only a battle zone for mothers and daughters, we have entered neutral territory. And while there are plenty of stylish labels devoted to girls, there aren’t as many boy brands that moms and their sons can agree on. This past spring, The Talking Walnut reported on a boys’ graphic T trend that is hit across the board. Since then, we’ve noticed another new name joining the ranks of this fashion movement: iNTAKT caters to young boys (ages 12 months-7 years) who want to look cool without acting like they care. Call it Joe Cool Jr., if you will. The line will launch in January with its spring/summer 2012 collection, which includes hoodies, long shorts and–you guessed it–skate, surf and street pop tees. Standouts include terry shorts with a rough-cut bottom and a polo shirt in a paint splatter print. The look is hip, modern and fresh, and we can’t imagine any boy putting up a fight when it getting dressed.
In a Nutshell: Boys will wish they could fast-forward straight to next summer with this ready-to-wear line of casual duds.
If you’ve got a teenage boy in your life, chances are he knows Shaun White by name. The uber-cool snowboarder/skateboarder/Olympic gold medalist has taken his fancy footwear and applied it to an apparel line that fittingly now includes flip flops. The Shaun White collection embodies the spirit of this sportsman with sleek lines, bold graphics and style that any boy would be willing to sport himself. Just in time for warmer weather are flip flops that make a statement without calling too much attention to their owner (you know how sensitive cool guys can be). Paired with a hoodie sweatshirt, graphic tee and cargo shorts (all part of the new collection), your guy is bound to catch some serious attention, wherever he roams.
In a Nutshell: Summer’s coming and your little guy is desperately in need of some new duds. Available at Target, this apparel collection will suit him to a T.