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.

Appaman Valentine's Day

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.