Parent friendly trends for teens

Parent friendly trends for teens

Sarah Hunt

Copy producer, johnlewis.com

If you have teenagers, they're probably looking at the latest trends while you're probably more interested in durable basics that are built to last. Fortunately, we've got plenty of styles you can both agree on.

 

Everyday essentials

If she lives in jeans, then perhaps look to bright colours to update her wardrobe and smarten her look. These green jeans from Tommy Hilfiger will add an on-trend edge to ankle boots and a jumper. In fact, the Tommy Hilfiger Girls' collection has a range of great casual basics in soft colours, finished with clever details which will smarten up everyday looks. This long-sleeved top has a pretty yet laid back design on the front.

Casual denim for boys remains focused on skinny and straight styles and a cotton hoodie remains a classic. Layer with a comfortable gilet to add a touch of urban edge. Workwear inspired boots are an ideal choice for colder weather and the trend for retro hi-top trainer styles continues this Autumn/Winter.

 

Party looks

Check out Yumi Girl for a range of party dresses that are fun and teen appropriate. Try this bright dress for a birthday or school disco. It's decorated with a cute cat and tree print and finished with a neat Peter Pan collar for a quirky and contemporary look. If you're looking for something a bit more formal, then you can't go wrong with this gorgeous tailored dress decorated with intricate brocade. It's ideal for a special occasion or family party. If she's not a girlie girl, then why not team a pair of tweed shorts with black tights and pumps and add a vintage inspired cardigan in a retro shade?

If you struggle to get him dressed up, then choose a checked shirt as a quick way to smarten up his wardrobe. This season it's all about slim- fit styles buttoned up to the neck. This bold shirt from Levi's can be teamed with boots and chinos, It's the small details that will bring it right up to date - keep his trousers gathered at the boot cuffs or even rolled at the hem. Alternatively, team straight leg trousers with a denim shirt.

 

Complete the outfit

Luckily for parents, when it comes to shoes then it's smart styles that are the order of the day in terms of teen trends. These laid back brogues are ideal with jeans or chinos. He can't go wrong with classic Converse as they're equally suited to casual and dressed up outfits.

Delicate ballet pumps and smart brogues are the go-to choice for girls. This season we've also got a John Lewis range of contemporary styles for older girls that go right up to size 6. Choose from brown pixie boots, sturdy biker boots or studded slipper shoes.

 

Don't forget younger siblings

If you've got a younger daughter who's equally interested in contemporary trends, then take a look at our Kin by John Lewis range, which comes in sizes up to 12 years. This biker jacket and collarless coat will satisfy both girls and parents with smart silhouettes that draw on womenswear looks. Our new Somerset by Alice Temperley girls' range has a gorgeous mini-me look that draws on the beautiful styles in the women's collection. Choose an elegant lace dress or bold coat with faux fur collar.

Kin by John Lewis is also a great choice for boys. This twill shirt in pale blue is a versatile choice, ideal worn buttoned up and paired with colourful chinos and grey brogues for an on-trend look that's also smart. In colder weather then layer up a shawl neck cardigan in a chunky knit to mirror menswear styles.