The Bridges Style Challenge – Children’s Spring Fashion

This week’s challenge was to style the fashion pod at The Bridges, Sunderland. In preparation for this, I researched spring trends and colour schemes to help me choose trending outfits.

The trends for spring this year I have noticed are pastels for adults and bright bold colours for children. Men’s colours seem to be filled with corals and light greens, but the cross-over between both male and female seems to be lilac and pale blue. Lilac is one of my favourite colours so my original idea was going to be based around something with lilac, however, when we got to The Bridges we were given a kid’s size mannequin. Plot twist.

Previously when we have teamed up with The Bridges there have been shops that have not wanted to contribute to the style pod, which is perfectly fine and luckily last time we didn’t find this too much of a problem as we were styling an adult. This time we realised that it was going to be slightly more of a challenge as a lot of the shops didn’t cater for children so we were confined to 2 retailers, Primark and Next.

We decided to style our small mannequin as a little boy rather than a girl to give ourselves more of a challenge. Generically female child mannequins are dressed in florals and dresses, but we didn’t want to do that. We decided on a pastel green T-shirt paired with some denim shorts.

According to the manager in Schuh, white and beige are the two most popular colours for little boys this year, this meant we were putting our little mannequin in beige Crocs, in sports mode of course! We wouldn’t want him falling over in the pod! A small bag for him to store all of his little keepsakes or if he’s a typical little boy from the 21st century, his mobile phone and last but not least a black pair of sunglasses as he’s too cool for cataracts.

Jean Shorts – Next £15

Green T-shirt – Next £13

Crocs -Schuh £35

Dinosaur Cap – Primark £4.30

Initial Bag – Primark £5

Socks – Next £6

Sunglasses – Primark £1.50


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