Girl Trends for Spring: Artsy and Gutsy

April 14, 2016 in Appaman Style

Girls Watercolor collection Appaman

We got a little artsy this spring at Appaman. We took an artistic approach to our girls collection and went bold with pops of watercolor, splatter paint effects and pretty pastel colors. Our designers caught art fever and Miami’s Art Basel last year. Some of the standouts from the collection are the Appaman Piper Tank Top in navy blue with a cool halter back and watercolor sleeves; the Kennedy Romper, a fun and girlie take on the summer style must-have; the Trinity Coverup, the adorable zip-up dress that is perfect for beach, pool and easy to throw on for a jaunt to the ice cream store; and the Harper Track Short in watercolor that looks good with virtually every t-shirt in her closet.

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The entire spring Watercolor collection for girls is best worn with a healthy dose of fun and cool girl attitude. The Emma Halter Dress in Navy Blue (pictured above) is easy summer living at its best. With a super cool halter detail in the back and flowy silhouette, Emma will take her from pool to play time in style. We love this girls trend for spring! Another favorite is the Kensington Pant, an 80′s throwback to splatter paint style. It looks so right again, this time done in a flattering fit with a rolled up hem and drawstring waist. Top it all off with the woven Audrey Fedora Hat in Pastel Green and her blend of artsy style will rule the pack this spring and summer.

Shop the Watercolor girls collection from Appaman now.

Celebrity Style: Appaman Gets Some Love from Hollywood

March 30, 2016 in Star Style

Appaman Celebrity Kids Style

Celebrity Style Highlights
Appaman has been getting some major celebrity love lately from some of the biggest names on the small and big screens. We love seeing how some of Hollywood’s young stars rock our Fine Tailoring collection and totally make it their own. Hollywood’s newest “It Boy,” Room star Jacob Tremblay, has been photographed wearing an Appaman Mod Suit to major awards ceremonies, morning talk shows and red carpet events alike. Jacob looked super-sharp in a Mod Suit in Red at the recent Tokyo premier of Room (pictured above left).  Actor Miles Brown (pictured above center), star of Black-ish, wore his Appaman suit and Green Check Bowtie to a charity event in March. Actor August Maturo (above right), the adorable curly-haired star of Disney’s Girl Meets World went with a more casual look and paired his Appaman suit jacket with a pair of distressed jeans. His little brother copied his adorable look with a similar jeans and sports jacket combo.

 

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Stylish Siblings
Speaking of brothers, actor Zachary Arthur of the hit TV show Transparent, recently stepped out with his actor brother Aiden Arthur on the red carpet at the Young Artist Awards, sporting an Appaman Mod Suit from our Fine Tailoring collection. Zachary tweeted: “Whooo! Sporting some fun clothes @appaman.”

 

Diego Valesquez in Appaman

Appaman at the Kids Choice Awards
We love how actor Diego Valesquez, star of The Thundermans, paired his Appaman suit pants with black sneakers, a black shirt and a contrasting cool red tie (like this one from our collection) at the Kids Choice Awards.

 

Naomi Watts Appaman

Mega Watts Style
One of our favorite Appaman celebrity families is the Naomi Watts / Liev Schreiber brood. Their sons Sasha and Samuel get tons of wear from their Appaman style staples. This winter, both boys barely left home without wearing their Appaman boys parkas and cool winter hats. From movie premieres (above left) to just strolling on the NYC streets with mom, the boys looked super cool in their Appaman threads.

Shop the Appaman new Spring/Summer collection now to give your kids’ wardrobe a dose of celebrity style. 

The Coolest Kids Jackets for Spring

March 14, 2016 in Appaman Style

Appaman Spring Jackets Kids

KIDS JACKETS FOR SPRING, STREET CRED INCLUDED
The heavy winter layers are finally coming off (woot woot!), but with that comes the question of which kids jackets are the big winners this spring? At Appaman, our spring jacket recipe includes a mix of cool street style combined with a heavy dose of functionality. Our spring jacket lineup includes super cool bomber jackets, sleek trench coats and lightweight windbreakers.

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GIRLS JACKETS: SPRING STYLE IS THE BOMB
For spring 2016, we designed a fresh take on a fashion favorite, the bomber jacket. The Meyer Bomber Jacket is a techno riff on a classic. The insanely shiny fabric has a cool confetti prism pattern. We love it worn over the Unicorns Circle Tee, with its smattering of shiny metallic unicorns. The pretty pink Nyla Bomber Jacket, made with a luxurious double knit, has sporty raglan sleeves and a textured geometric pattern. The Sonoma Windbreaker comes in two shades: Pastel Green and Silver and is all kinds of awesome. Its water resistant fabric keeps little ladies shielded from heavy spring rains. And when it’s not raining, the bright lining peeks out when the hood is down. Our girls water-resistant Trench Coat is a wardrobe essential that looks amazing over dresses and pants. Our trench is available in both black and a pretty iris shade. She’ll love the surprise silver monkey lining. In fact, all of our spring girls jackets are lined with super cool patterns!

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BOYS JACKETS: SPRING INTO ACTION
The boys jacket collection for spring is all about giving him a stylish accessory for all of his spring adventures. The Navigator Jacket is a little explorer’s dream, with lots of pockets, a cool houndstooth pattern and a hidden hood that zips into the collar. Available in two sleek shades: Black and Gunmetal. The Expedition Windbreaker  will be his go-to jacket for spring. Every kid’s wardrobe needs a smart windbreaker to throw on over a t-shirt. Made in a medium weight fabric with four pockets and a hood, it’s made to withstand whatever spring throws his way.

Shop Appaman spring outwear now for boys and girls

The Best Boys Suits for Spring

March 7, 2016 in Appaman Style

Appaman Boys Suits for Spring

 

From Easter Sunday to graduation parties and weddings, spring is jam packed with fancy schmancy celebrations and events. So the big question is, what should the kids wear to dressier occasions? That wool suit hand-me-down from cousin Sam is just not going to cut it this spring. For the best Easter suit he’ll want to wear again and again, enter Appaman Fine Tailoring. The beauty of our boys suits lies in the sheer versatility and the handmade craftsmanship that goes into every little detail. From the cool monkey logo lining (a true monkey suit!) to the contrast piping, adjustable waistbands and extra two inches of length in the pant hem, our boys suits are meant to last. Plus the fact our suits are wash and wear (no dry cleaning required!). These are just some of the reasons why our boys suits makes moms–and kids–happy season after season.

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The Best Spring Suits
Our new lightweight boys suits for spring/summer 2016 are perfect for Easter dressing, spring Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, ring bearer outfits and any time you need a cool suit for a warm weather party. The new Mod Suit in Sand is a lightweight textured twill that looks super stylish with a traditional shirt or even paired with a graphic tee underneath for sportier occasions. The other summer-weight suits in our collection include Navy Seersucker (pictured above with shorts), Indigo Stripe, Cement and Light Blue.

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Shorts or Pants? Up to you!
The beauty of our mod suits is that you can mix and match with a pair of our shorts in different colors to personalize the look. Any suit jacket can go with a pair of our Trouser Shorts, which were designed just like our suit pants, with a slim fit.  A shorts suit is the perfect look for summer weddings or any warmer weather fancy occasion. Our Navy Seersucker Mod Suit is an outfit powerhouse! It looks sharp with our Trouser Shorts in Sand, Light Blue, and Navy Seersucker (of course!).

Appaman Shirts and Ties for Boys

Shirt and Tie Color Combos for Spring
We love pairing a shirt in a fun color for an unexpected pop of spring brightness with a suit. Our new boys Standard Shirt in Lime and Lavender give a crisp coolness to our darker Navy and Cement suits. On the flip side, a classic Navy Dots Shirt looks impeccably stylish when worn with a lighter suit, such as Sand or Light Blue. Snazz things up with a cool patterned bowtie or keep it a little simpler with a stylish chambray tie.

 

APPAMAN BOYS SUITS CELEBRITY KIDS

Celebrity Kids Love Appaman Boys Suits!
Whether it’s a red carpet event or a just a day of kicking it with the family, celebrity kids love our boys suits. During awards season, Room star Jacob Tremblay literally didn’t leave home without one of his Appaman suits. He even gave us a famous shout out on the red carpet for the Critic’s Choice Awards. Gwen Stefani’s son Kingston was spotted wearing his Appaman Mod Suit in Light Blue to church with his family. Actor Ian Chen from Fresh off the Boat loves sharing snaps of himself in our suits on his Instagram account. Adorable Levi McConaughey wears our suit jackets all the time, even sporting one to the courthouse when his mom Camila Alves received her U.S. citizenship!

The new spring Appaman Fine Tailoring collection is now available online. Shop now!

 

Dive In: Boys Swimwear Makes a Splash!

February 28, 2016 in Appaman Style

APPAMAN BOYS SWIMWEAR

The days are finally getting longer! With spring break on the horizon, it’s time to shop for boys swimwear. We take our swimwear seriously at Appaman so your kids don’t have to think twice about their swim trunks falling apart–or falling down! Made with love and careful attention to detail and style, the boys swim trunks and rash guards we design will withstand a whole summer of backstrokes, cannonballs, water-skiing and high dive jumps.

Boys Swim Trunks | Appaman

 

Boys Swim Trunks
For the spring/summer 2016 season, our design team was inspired by all things deep sea. Our boys swim trunks will look right at home on the beach, thanks to the bright and fun deep sea creature designs, including sharks and octopus and jelly fish. We also mixed in some classic old school palm trees and Hawaiian-inspired prints, that will never go out style. Boys love the California surfer boy look of our slouchy cool swim shorts. The four pockets that come on every pair of our swim trunks are perfect for storing sea shells and other cool beach finds. Those pockets are also awesome for stashing away a few bucks to buy that rainbow popsicle later in the day. Boys love the zip and snap closure of our swim trunks, allowing them to swim as fast as they can without having to worry about losing their bathing suit in the water–or down a water slide.

 

Boys Rash Guards | Appaman

 

Boys Rash Guards
A protective rash guard for boys is just as important as a great pair of swim shorts. Slathering on the sunscreen is top priority before a day at the pool or beach, but the extra protective layer that a rash guard provides is essential to their safety. The Appaman logo rash guards for boys are our best-sellers every season. They’re lightweight enough so they feel like a second skin, yet still safeguard from chilly waters and the harsh UV rays. We like to call them our bodyguards!

 

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids

February 10, 2016 in Holiday Style

 

Appaman Valentine's Day Kids

 

Besides Halloween, Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate with the kids. While February 14th might have been a day of romance before your kids were born, now it’s become a time to have fun and create traditions with the little ones in your family. Kids love holidays and there are tons of fun ways to create memories and celebrate with them on Valentine’s Day. Here, some fun Valentine’s Day ideas on how to spend this special day with your sweeties.

Vanilla Bean Raspberry Cupcakes

Bake Something Special
Getting messy with the kids in the kitchen is such a fun way to relax and bond. The first thing you need to do is not to stress about the mess! Let the dishes pile up and who cares if flour gets all over the floor. We love this yummy vanilla bean and raspberry cupcake recipe from the Pearls on a String blog. Cupcakes this pretty require a special tablescape, too. Toss some glitter on the table (don’t worry, you can vacuum later) and get out the sill straws. Invite friends over to help you and the kids devour the cupcakes.

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Schedule a Date With Your Kids
A romantic night with your sweetheart might be a distant memory when you have kids, but that’s ok. Who wants to pay double the price for dinner just because it’s on February 14th anyway? How about planning a date day with the entire family? Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so you can make day of it. Go see a movie, take a walk in the park or just put your phone on airplane mode for the day and focus on quality time. Project Motherhood’s Allison Cooper pictured above with son Branden (wearing Appaman’s Shoulder Panel Sweater and Flannel Shirt) has refocused her celebration of Valentine’s Day since her son was born to include the whole family.

 

Appaman Valentine's Day Boys

Get Dressed Up for a Fancy Dinner
Kids love any excuse to play dress up. Pull out their fancy party clothes– a pretty dress for the girls and a sharp suit for the boys — and have Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Put on some old school love songs, like Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole have a dance party with the kids. If you and the hubby want to relive your pre-kid days, have two dinner seatings. Serve the kids dinner early then put them to bed before you eat. Pop open the Prosecco and take your sweet time dining.

For more Valentine’s Day ideas with the kids, check out our Holidays with the Kids Pinterest board.

Spring Preview: Kids Fashion from Appaman

February 3, 2016 in New This Season

Appaman Spring 2016 Style Preview We know we’re still technically in the middle of winter, but we’re so excited about our new kids fashion collection for spring, that we had to share a preview! From deep sea exploration to artful fantasies and preppy rebels, our spring kids clothing has something for every style. Our design team created a collection we can’t wait to see on all of our Appaman fans. Here’s your first look at Appaman Spring 2016.

Appaman Boys Spring 2016

Boys Spring Style
For spring, we loved the idea of sending our boys into the deep sea. From octopus and other sea creature printed t-shirts and chambray short sleeve button down shirts (great for layering!) with angler fish and sea captain prints, the nautical theme got a street style twist for the new season. We also threw some fun pirate-inspired style into the mix in the form of graphic tees emblazoned with Blackbeard the pirate and a very tough looking pirate bulldog. Aaaar matey! Also on tap for boys, very cool dip-dye t-shirts to reflect the stylish ombre trend, rebel Polo shirts and our best-selling skinny twill pants in an array of spring-y shades.

Appaman Girls Spring Style

Girls Spring Style
Nothing says spring like pretty shades of pink, fun punchy prints and cool hints of metallic. Our new girls fashion collection for spring 2016 has a little bit of all three of those. Our designers put a youthful spin on Miro’s surrealistic prints with fruit-printed rompers, dresses and skirts. For early spring, girls will love the soft wearable double knit collection of pink bomber jackets, shorts and shift dresses. For the athleisure-minded little ladies, the new Salmon Rose colored jogger pants are a sporty chic go-to pant she’ll wear with literally everything. We happen to love it paired with the Unicorn Circle Tee in Heather Grey (warning: we predict this tee is going to fly off the shelves, so snap it up while you can).

Appaman Fine Tailoring Spring 2016

Spring Fine Tailoring
You can count on our Fine Tailoring collection this season to deliver classic style done the Appaman way. For all your spring and summer formal events, we’ve got you covered. From mod suits for boys–with trousers or shorts–to pretty dresses for girls in a palette of muted purple and grey, our spring Fine Tailoring collection hits on all of the right notes.

The Appaman Spring 2016 kids fashion collection is launching online and in stores this February.  Since Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow this year, we are in for an early spring! It’s not too soon to get excited about stowing away those winter layers and investing in some key spring pieces. 

Celebrity Style: Appaman on the Red Carpet

January 20, 2016 in Star Style

 

Jacob Tremblay in Appaman Suit and Tie

 

We were over the moon excited to see one of our favorite pint-sized actors, the Oscar-nominated Jacob Tremblay from Room step onto the red carpet for the Critic’s Choice Awards this week. Not only do we love this talented star, but he chose an Appaman Mod Suit from our Fine Tailoring collection to wear to the big event. We were even more thrilled when Jacob gave us the ultimate shout-out and mentioned his Appaman tie in an on-air red carpet interview with ExtraTV!

 

Jacob Tremblay in Appaman Suit and tie

 

“You should see my closet!” exclaimed Jacob when asked how many suits he had now that he’s a major celebrity and doing the award show circuit. Then Extra TV said to Jacob: “I like your tie, did you pick it out, with the little monkeys on it?” Jacob promptly nodded and smiled and said “The monkeys are for Appaman.” So sweet! We were even more thrilled when we saw Jacob nab the award for Best Young Actor at the awards show. We can’t wait to watch our favorite nominee at the Oscars. Team Jacob all the way.

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Celebrity Style
Get the Look: Jacob Tremblay at the Critic’s Choice Awards
You don’t need an award nomination in order to wear an Appaman Fine Tailoring suit. In fact, our boys suits are the perfect, stylish and sharp answer for ring bearer outfits, Bar Mitzvah outfits or really any fancy and formal family occasion. What makes Appaman suits stand out from the crowd is the sheer amount of thought that go into the creation of them. The Appaman design team has put the same careful tailoring and modern, slim cut found in a classic men’s suit, but they’ve made it specifically for kids. Jacob wore the classic Mod Suit along with an Appaman Tie in Black Logo. Like all Appaman children’s clothing, our boys suits are designed and made with love in New York City.

Good luck at the Oscars next month, Jacob. We’ll be rooting for you!

Celebrity Style Obsession: The Appaman Faux Fur Coat

January 8, 2016 in Star Style

Appaman Faux Fur Coat Kardashians

The Appaman Faux Fur Coat has officially entered cult status. Thanks to a certain little cutie named North West, who has been wearing her Faux Fur Coat (in both pink and black) out and about, our furry friend was catapulted into the spotlight! Also spotted in her Ink Blue faux fur? Her cousin Penelope Disick. Thanks to the super-stylish Kardashian clan (and the paparazzi that trail their every move), the Appaman Faux Fur Coat has become a celebrity style staple and a mini fashion phenomenon. From airplane travel to Disneyland to ballet class, North and her cousin Penelope don’t leave home without their Faux Fur coats!

North West in Appaman Faux Fur Coat

When North West made waves in her pretty ballerina outfit, the media went wild. North’s adorable picture appeared in US Weekly, Refinery 29 and People magazine. Kim Kardashian West even decided to break North’s complete ballerina look down for all of her fans on her own website. Along with the coat, North is looking pretty in pink in a sparkly choker and Elsa-inspired braids. “LOVE this Appaman faux fur jacket,” exclaims Kim. “She has it in a few colors and has worn the black one before.”

North West and Penelope Disick in Appaman

We love how Aunt Kourtney takes North and her cousin Penelope Disick to ballet class together (The cousins that ballet together, stay together!). Penelope was spotted in her Appaman Moto Jacket with faux fur collar during a recent dance class outing.  We love how she paired the toughness of a classic black motorcycle jacket against the sweetness of a pretty pink ballerina outfit. Considering North is not even three years old yet, we can’t wait to see what this chic toddler will choose to wear in the future. As Kim said on her website: “She (North) loves to dress up and I am so happy because I love dressing her up!” One thing’s for sure, the little fashionista certainly loves her faux fur (or at least her stylish mother does!).

Kids Fashion Trends 2016: New Year’s Style Resolutions

January 4, 2016 in Appaman Style

Appaman Kids Fashion New Years Style IdeasWhile getting the kids out the door on time in the morning may be your top priority when it comes to new year’s resolutions for the family, we love the idea of setting some style resolutions, too. We know how much they love wearing the same jeans and t-shirt every single day, but try breaking your kids out of their fashion rut and you might be surprised by the results.

Wear More Color
For 2016, resolve to add more color to their wardrobe. And no, grey doesn’t count. Not only do bright pops of color look awesome with more neutral shades, but there’s evidence pointing to the benefit colors have on our  moods. Orange can inspire social behavior and can put others at ease. The color yellow is thought to make people feel happier and promote motivation and concentration. The color blue can have a calming effect (great for threenagers!). Green is associated with health and well-being and the color red is thought to increase athletic ability.

Ready to add some color to your kid’s life? Shop these cool kids clothes:

Olive Vest for Boys from Appaman

East Side Vest in Warm Olive: A pop of yellow looks so cool layered over a flannel shirt or a hoodie. We love the all seasons aspect of our vests. Perfect for spring and fall and if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with warmer winters, you’ll be good to go through the colder months, too.

Thumbhole Shirt for Girls | Appaman

Thumbhole Raglan Tee in Racing Red: If she doesn’t already have a thumbhole shirt in her wardrobe, you’re missing out on a cool kids trend that’s also super functional for the winter. No more bunched up sleeves when putting on her coat, plus the sleeves also cover her hands to keep them warm.

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Gym Sweats for Boys in Clementine: A good pair of sweatpants is an essential in his wardrobe. Why not make these old school style gym sweats in a gorgeous shade of orange part of his weekly rotation?

Appaman New Years Style Get FancyGet Fancy
There’s nothing quite like seeing a kid all snazzed up in their Sunday best and we don’t see any reason to wait until a fancy occasion either. We love a boy who wears a bowtie with a shirt and jeans or a girl who sports a casual tee or sweatshirt with a frilly skirt and combat boots. And our fancy-ish faux fur coat (a North West style favorite) happens to look good with everything!

 

 

Appaman Confetti Skirt

 

Girls Confetti Skirt: This cool girls skirt will be a hit no matter what style she chooses to go with up top. A funky logo tee or a thumbhole shirt both look super cute when paired with our ultra popular Confetti Skirt in Ink Blue. For bonus points, we say go with combat boots or high-tops.

Boys Logo Bow tie | Appaman

Boys Bow Tie: Black tie events need not be the only time for him to tie one on–especially when the bowtie has an easy peasy adjustable hook and eye closure. From school picture day to family dinners on the town, a bow tie is an exceptionally stylish look for little boys.

Faux Fur Coat Appaman

Faux Fur Coat in Cameo Pink: This coat has become something of a fashion icon thanks to a certain member of the Kardashian/West clan sporting it around town. We can all take a page from North West’s book and make a resolution to make every day a fashion moment–regardless of where we’re going.

Appaman Fashion Resolution Break the RulesBreak the Rules
The most important fashion rule when it comes to kids style? There are no rules! Kids are allowed–and encouraged–to mix prints, colors and patterns with abandon. We love the effortlessly cool style that kids are born with. Let them have fun with their wardrobes. When you give them the right building blocks, like a classic pair of kids jeans, a cool vintage-inspired jacket for boys or fun stretchy pants for girls, every outfit they choose will inevitably look cool–and that’s something they can carry with them throughout the new year!