6 Children’s Brands Adults Want To Wear, Too

If you already think kids have it made — seriously, they snack all day, take naps come afternoon, and are allowed to have food all over their faces without being judged — just wait until you see the children’s clothing market these days. I mean, seriously, where was all of this high-fashion when we were kids? Sure, I love looking back at a good kitten-tee moment (or better, those ’80s puffy, ski-looking sweatsuits that, well, weren’t actually for skiing), but these days, kids aren’t messing around in the clothing department — we’re talking Chloe, Gucci, and beyond, all made for the little ones.

And, it’s not just designer garb, either (don’t worry, we know it’s hard to justify shelling out hundreds of dollars on something they’ll only get to wear once or twice). Both on the fast-fashion level and in the contemporary, indie space, kids’ clothing is looking more on-trend than ever. So much so, in fact, that there are a more than a few pieces out there we wish these brands made in adult sizes. In the meantime, we’ll continue to live vicariously through the stylish New York kids we see on the sidewalk every day. Let’s just say I didn’t look half as chic at their age.

Click ahead for some of the childrenswear brands that adults (like me) want to wear, too.

Janie and Jack x Eva ChenBy now you’ve probably caught wind of Eva Chen’s forthcoming children’s book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes (that is, if you stalk her IG stories as much as we do). Of course, it’s not going to drop without a bang, and it just so happens there’s a clothing collab to coincide with the book’s debut. Casual.

Launching on November 5th, the Juno Valentine by Janie and Jack Collection brings Chen’s story to life with trendy looks inspired by the book’s main character, Juno Valentine. And let’s just say we’d wear every piece without a second thought. They drop on the 5th of November, with the book publishing the following day.

Coming to Janie and Jack November 5th.

Coming to Janie and Jack November 5th.

Bobo ChosesFor super-cute throw-on clothing perfect for everything from pre-K to the playground, Bobo Choses should be your new go-to. Whether or not your kid is European, these pieces will have them rocking that style sensibility.

Bobo Choses Jeans, $72, available at Bobo Choses

Mango KidsWe see all of our favorite bloggers using the hashtag #mangogirls on Instagram, but have you ever taken a minute to look at the actual little girls’ section? It’s just as on-point as the adult assortment, if not more adorable.

Mango Two Pocket Check Dress, $39.99, available at Mango

Childsplay ClothingFor the luxury-lover, Childsplay Clothing is a must-know. We actually found it perusing photos of one of the most stylish kids on Instagram, @coco_pinkprincess.  It’s a one-stop shop for designer duds in mini-sizes.

Gucci Black Leather Rainbow Horsebit Boots, $565, available at Childsplay Clothing

The Animals ObservatoryGraphic tees and clothing with statements is nothing new to the world of kidswear, but this is a brand that does it in a way that feels fresh and hip. Plus, the vibe is like Free City meets Brandy Melville (but cooler and for kiddos).

The Animals Observatory Brown Stripes Bear Sweatshirt, $52, available at The Animals Observatory

COS KidsAnother solid fast-fashion option for kids is COS, which takes more of a minimal approach similar to its adult clothing. But, the best part is it looks far from cheap. Now, seriously, do you think we could squeeze into the large in this denim jacket?

COS Denim Jacket, $69, available at COS

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