Parent friendly trends for teens

Kids' Holiday Shop

Nicole Whitaker

Web Copy Producer, johnlewis.com

With the changeable weather, warm bright days feel a long way off, so you could be forgiven for turning a blind eye to the summery new season styles hitting the rails. The need for sun hats and sandals may seem like a million miles away, but there’s no better time to explore the bright and brilliant childrenswear options for spring/summer 2014.

Whether you have a sunny escape on the horizon or you’re simply preparing little ones for packed summer calendars, there’s no better time to be organised. Stock up on swimwear for boys and girls, shorts and cute accessories so you’re ready to enjoy the warm weather as soon as it arrives.

 

Tutti Fruity Tones

First thing’s first: let’s look at colour. Nothing shouts 'holidays!' quite like punchy aqua or fabulous fuchsia. Polo Ralph Lauren offer on-trend chino shorts for boys in a whole palette of summer shades. These shorts look great with a plain white tee or checked shirt for an easy, contemporary look.

The new season takes its cue from exotic fruits. Think eye-catching, citrus shades to effortlessly gear up their wardrobe. Crafted with minimal embellishment, these pieces let the colour do the talking. Polo Ralph Lauren has whipped up this boys' top in a shade of lemon sherbet, just perfect for brightening up his day.

 

Playful prints and cool graphics

You know it's summer when there are plenty of fun, bold prints to choose from. From floral blooms to nautical, beach themed designs, we have everything to bring the great outdoors into their wardrobe. This sunglasses print shirt from Yumi Girl is sure to get her excited for summer sun, and no one will dare make your boy walk the plank in new pirate-inspired patterns! Get the look with skull and cross bones themed swimwear such as the John Lewis Boy sunsuit

Many brands are also fronting a new wave of flower power with retro designs. This sweet little dress from Yumi Girl is made with vintage charm and this boys’ camper van T-shirt from Animal harks back to the long, idyllic summers of the swinging sixties.

 

Holiday Essentials

As you begin to plan your summer day trips with the kids, keep one step ahead with practical sandals from Crocs. Perfect for paddling in the sea, splashing beside the pool and playing in the sand, these sandals are a summer staple you won’t know how you managed without!

Make sure they have everything they need all day long with cool luggage options. This fun giraffe-themed backpack from Skip Hop Zoo is perfect for storing drinks, a packed lunch and little treasures during a day trip to the zoo.

Last, but not least, don’t forget the sun cream. We stock a whole range of sun protection lotions and sprays designed especially for young, delicate skin. This toddler milk from Sunsense has a handy roll-on bottle.