Carter’s Fall Style on Trend Fashion for Kids
This year, I have partnered with Carter's for back-to school apparel for my youngest daughter. Asthe largest branded marketer of young children’s apparel in the U.S., the company owns two of the best known and trusted brands in children’s apparel: OshKosh B’gosh and Carter’s. Both are brands that my entire family knows and loves. I wore Carter's as a child.
Carter's is a global, multi-channel business that sell over 400 million pieces of children’s clothes each year operating 500 Carter’s and 187 OshKosh stores in over 50 countries
If you know Carter's then you know that they are dedicated to value, superior quality and age-appropriate style. They know how to take a trend that is really important and relevant, and translate it in a way that is not too garish or too loud. Their silhouettes are modest, they don’t do anything that is too garish, and everything is always very tasteful. Their design team really executes in a way that moms will like, based on what has performed well in the past.
Inspiration comes from a lot of places as Carter's is always sending their designers somewhere, usually around Europe. They’ve been to Tokyo, Brazil and more and are always out there looking for what is new and fresh. New York and L.A. also are great sources of inspiration for emerging trends, even on the streets. We look at all of the great trends and ask what will be fun and fresh for fall. We also look and see what moms have bought in the past and come up with a way to reproduce it in a fresh, new way.
CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FALL CREATIONS FOR MY DAUGHTER
WHAT'S ON TREND THIS FALL FOR CARTER'S 2014?
Activewear / “Ath Leisure”
- Comfortable to play in
- Mesh fabrics in shorts and synthetic applications in tops
- Fun graphics with positive messages
- Seamlessly add to your existing wardrobe
- There are versatile ways to wear these pieces
- Easy to layer for fall
- The line includes PJ’s
- Not just for boys anymore!
- Camo comes in almost every piece this fall – it is a huge trend
- Pattern mixing is a great way to add a new, fun twist to camo pieces for both boys and girls
- For boys – wear bright colors, like red, with camo
- For girls – wear floral patterns with camo
- All about the mix and match – take something very athletic and give it a girly twist (e.g., sweatshirt paired with lace skirt)
- Camo shoes with sparkly pink shoelaces; high tops for girls with pink laces
- Cuffs turned back on sweatshirts
- Military jacket with floral vintage print on the inside
- Smaller, sweeter graphics
- Includes graphics like ponies, puppies, floral – things girls love to wear
- Unexpected ways to wear vintage prints are available, like vintage patterned rain boots
- Taking something traditional and twisting it to make it feel fresh and new for fall
- New and fresh colors on the boys’ plaid shirts
CHECK OUT MY CARTER'S “WEAR NOW, LAYER LATER” BOARD ON PINTEREST
ABOUT CARTER'S SIZES 7-12
New at Carter's are Sizes 7-12 and 62 stores have started carrying this line of older kids’ clothing. This clothing takes age appropriate clothing and makes it available for older kids They offer the full assortment online. The easiest thing to do is check online: http://www.carters.com. We also have a store locator and we flag the stores that carry sizes 7-12, so check there to see if they carry the size you are looking for. Sleepwear is something we’ve carried in larger sizes for a number of years. So our major retailers like Macy’s, JC Penney or Kohl’s will probably have sleepwear in sizes 4-14.
HOW DOES CARTER'S LISTEN TO MOMS?
The easiest way is on Facebook. Carter's reads all of the reviews on their site because tt helps them solve problems. If they see that moms are consistently saying, “something is just not quite right” for an item, theywill pull that item and correct the issue or problem before putting it back on the market. They also send out surveys and bring in mother panels to learn what they love or don’t love from our brand. Since a lot of the Carter's employees are moms, they bring that experience and insight into the designs as well. They are always listening!
WHAT DOES CARTER'S DO THAT IS UNEXPECTED?
The thing to remember is that there aren’t any rules that apply anymore! Let your kids go into their closets and put crazy things together! It inspires creativity, and in this season probably more than ever! The best thing to pair unexpectedly this season is the camouflage! It’s easy to mix and match with different colors and patterns. The other great thing to pair back in unexpected ways this fall season is the sweatshirt silhouette because it pairs well with a lot of different items – t-shirts, skirts, pants, leggings, etc.! Pattern mixing does take a little bit of courage. Throw on a leopard print with that floral! If you are a novice, start with neutral colors and pair it back with color. Leopard goes with floral. Camo goes with floral. Don’t be afraid. Have fun with it!
GET A CARTER'S 20% OFF COUPON HERE!
WHERE CAN I GET THE CARTER'S FALL LINE?
The fall line is in stores right now! The entire store is 40% off.
WIN A CARTER'S $50 GIFT CARD HERE!
One lucky reader of The Divine Miss Mommy will win a $50 gift card. Enter right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
This is part of a sponsored campaign with Carter's and The Motherhood.
My favorite of your pinterest creations is the http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554723375/
“Pastel Fall Outfit for Girls #CartersFallStyle” by stacieinatlanta on Polyvore
My favorite is the Carter’s Fall Style Camo & Pink. I just ordered that same “Troop” shirt for my daughter in a long sleeve version. It’s adorable and she likes that it’s not overly girly.
I like the stained glass fall leaves project!
I like the peach with the white flowered shoes
I like the Marbled Autumn Salt Dough ornaments, they are so pretty.
Fall Nautical Glitter Outfit for Girls is adorable! #CartersFallStyle
I like the corn collage on pinterest.
I like this one http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554727921/
I Love The “Thankful Tree” Pin!
I like the corn collage.
i like the Coffee Filter Fall Leaf Garland
Love the soup cans made into scary monsters!
Visited and my favorite is The Thankful Tree #CartersFallStyle
I love the options you pulled together. The Carter’s Fall Casual & Peach Outfit. Very Cute!
I like the “Carter’s Fall Style Camo & Pink #CartersFallStyle” by stacieinatlanta on Polyvore
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554727913/ is my favorite.
Acorn Crafts & Home Decor is my favorite.
I like the Nautical Glitter outfit.
I want to try making that acorn picture frame…so cute!
Such cute clothes ideas for little ones. I love Carters and the outfits they have!
I like the painted soup can idea.
Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I love Carter’s! They have great quality clothes at even better prices.
Acorn Crafts & Home Decor is my favorite, something fun for my kids to try
I have always loved clothes by Carter’s for my kids. The new styles for girls are super-cute!
I love the pink and camo! And those sparkle shoes are adorable!!!
French style for girls is the best, but I love them all!
I was actually at my local Carter’s store last weekend. My little guy had a growth spurt and needed some new duds.
If i had a girl, I’d chose the green girl shirt walking the dalmation. I love that mint! But… I have a boy 🙂
Really nice clothes. Love the large selection they have.
I like your 7 Ways To Turn Your Fall Leaf Collection Into Art project on Pinterest. That’s my fave!
We had so much fun at Carter’s shopping the new collections. My girls love the camo and vintage prints.
I love the stained glass fall leaves… I even re-pinned it! lol
I really liked the Thankful Tree! I actually made a who new board so I could pin it!
You have created some great looks. I love them all. Carter’s has really pretty pieces for back to school.
So many cute back to school clothes. Makes me miss the days of my kids wearing those sizes.
I love Carters. Their clothes are always so cute while still being modest.
Outfit – Back to School with Kakhi Craft is the Wreath of Plenty Very cute wreath!
Great clothes! My son would be all over those camo pants!
Thanks for sharing the coupon. I’ll have to get some clothes for my grandkids.
Carter’s has a wonderful collection of clothes that are affordable. Thank you so much for sharing the coupon!
Look at how cute the clothes are! Thanks for sharing the coupon with us!
This is my favorite: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554727886/ The use of the buttons is so fun!
I love the clothes they have at Carter’s! Looks like you got some cute ones!
those outfits look really good. How cute! Perfect for back to school
The fall outfits for girls is my favorite. I see some things I like for my little girl.
Looks like they have some very cute outfits.Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway.
Wow, not an easy choice. But salt dough has always fascinated me so I will choose the Marbled Autumn Salt Dough.
Fall Play Dough Recipes is one of my favorite pins! My toddler loves play dough!
I like your 8th photo but I’m interested in the 7-12 line. I love their clothes but Shae’s so big we haven’t found much in the stores for her int he last year or so
cute clothes 😀 kinda makes me want a little girl. kinda…
The Thankful Tree is my favorite. So simple, but lovely turnout. Something that I think my girls would have fun doing this fall!
i love painting the old soup cans. very clever !:) great idea..
Awesome giveaway, I love Carter’s! I am really loving the camo and pink they have this season.
I love Carter’s clothing! They last the longest for my children.
I love how grown up and fashionable these clothing choices are! My kids would love them too!
That is some cute fall fashion! My favorite was the skirt with the boots.
Those are some really great picks! I love Carter’s clothing. They hold up forever.
My favorite creation pin on your Pinterest boards is either the, “Thankful Tree”, or “Leaf Painting”! : )
I’ve always loved Carters for my kids. I’m really loving the back-to-school looks!
I love the looks that you pulled together. They are casual yet look very stylish and comfortable.
I love the Carter’s Glam & Glitter Fall Style! So adorable!
Those kids are really cute. My favorite is the queen shirt, my girl would most certainly of worn that!
I’ve heard of this store, but never checked it out. I’ll definitely having to after seeing these outfits. They’re adorable!
Carter’s has really nice clothes. 50.00 Giveaway! Count me in.
I love the marbled-autumn-salt-dough
The Queen of the day is my favorite! They are ALL too cute!
I like the fall leaves.
I can’t believe how completely cute the entire line is. I am loving the camo pants they have, and all the cute layering.
I love your Rocker Girl with Sparkle design. Such a cute outfit, my youngest would love it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
My favorite is the Fall Nautical Glitter Outfit for Girls. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com
I love the Carter’s Fall Casual & Peach Outfit!
These are great back to school styles! And wow, that give away would sure go along way towards the back to school budget!
I like The Thankful Tree creation. Thanks.
My favorite is the stained glass leaves.
i like the pastel outfit! cute.
I love this so I repinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/33073378488537326/
I like the pin: Carter’s Fall Casual & Peach Outfit.
Your pinterest creation I like the best is the Carter’s Fall Casual & Peach Outfit, I think all of those combos would be great on my daughter.
I like the thankful tree http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554727891/
I like the pastel fall outfit for girls
I really like the The Thankful Tree #CartersFallStyle http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258886678554727891/
The Carter’s Fall Casual & Peach Outfit is super fun!
love the camo
i like the leaves made from salt dough
I like the cans tied together! Cute idea!
I love the corn collage, so creative and cute!
I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/261068109624435381/!
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