Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2019: Retro Colors, Tiny Bell Bottoms, and Kids on Skates

We turned back time on spring fashion, going full roller retro with kids decked out in acid wash and rainbow prints.

By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble March 26, 2019 Published in the April 2019 issue of Portland Monthly

TOP On Ellis: A Dream Maker floral cat ears headband, $13 at Beanstalk; Epic Threads tiger Bowie tee ($20), purple unicorn hoodie ($48), and light wash shorts ($34), at Macy’s. On Alex: Tutu Cute unicorn horn headband ($13), H&M faux leather jacket, $20 at Beanstalk; Epic Threads striped dress, $24 at Macy’s; Legale unicorn socks, $9 for three-pack at Fred Meyer. On Asher: Epic Threads pink splatter-paint hoodie ($50) and olive green shorts ($40), at Macy’s. On Ziba: Hanna Andersson jean jacket ($15), Crew Cuts gold stars tee ($11), and red mid-length skirt ($13), at Beanstalk; Legale striped socks, $9 for three-pack at Fred Meyer. On Dania: Epic Threads tie-dye pullover ($40) and acid wash jeans ($44), at Macy’s.

Locally designed threads aren’t just for adults. Small-batch boutique North of West creates modern, custom prints for a line that spans onesies to adults, while Tati & Me ’s cheery, pattern-mixing dresses—no two are alike—are party perfect.

LEFT On Isla: A Dream Maker floral cat ears headband, $13 at Beanstalk, North of West Kids crepe beach balls tee ($24) and crepe beach balls wide leg pants ($32). On Jade: Tati & Me birds-of-paradise dress, $89.

RIGHT On Isla: Epic Threads pink leggings with gold hearts, $16 at Macy’s. On Jade: Epic Threads striped leggings, $16 at Macy’s; Legale llama socks, $9 for three-pack at Fred Meyer.

Professional handstander on closed course! Do not try this at home. Instead, defy gravity on the rides at century-plus-old Oaks Amusement Park, open weekends in April and open daily starting June 18. Bonus: the roller rink is open Tues–Sat all year long. 

Our locally owned kids’ boutiques offer everything from wallet savers to major splurges. For seven years Beanstalk (source of these old-standby shorts) has been a secondhand haven for the budget-minded, while Yo! Portland stocks a trove of whimsical prints from Swedish line Mini Rodini—which notably pays factory workers a living wage for the teeny organic cotton looks (including this monkey hoodie).

LEFT On Anita: Tati & Me garden party poppy dress, $89. On Nico: Mini Rodini cool monkey zip hoodie, $89 at Yo! Portland; Gap khaki shorts, $8 at Beanstalk.

RIGHT On Dania: Epic Threads chambray jumpsuit ($46) and colorblocked zip-up ($58), at Macy’s.

On Cormac: Hanna Andersson fox long-sleeve tee ($10) and navy basketball shorts ($10), at Beanstalk. On Finn: Hanna Andersson blue pocket dress, $36; H&M blue glitter leggings $8, at Beanstalk. On Aden: Hanna Andersson purple horses dress ($40) and teal terry mermaid hoodie ($46). On Poet: Violett Valentine Jerry Sloth baseball tee ($20) and Groovy-Baby Bells ($28). On Nico: Epic Threads dino tee, $16 at Macy’s; Mini Boden soft-waisted red shorts, $13 at Beanstalk. On Anita: Zara milkshake tee ($9), Mini Boden flower power pants ($13), at Beanstalk.

Photographs by Christopher Dibble // Styled by Eden Dawn // Hair and makeup by Sheri Mendes / Photo assistant Jennifer Hardin / Wardrobe assistant Shayla Norris-YorkProduction assistant Ryan Ashby / Models: Aden, Alex, Anita, Asher, Cormac, Dania, Ellis, Finn, Isla, Jade, Nico, Poet S. (Q6 Models), and Ziba

Shot on location at Oaks Park Roller Rink

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