Isabelle Gauvin  

By Isabelle Gauvin, Stylist

Isabelle Gauvin is a personal stylist for business people and professionals. A fashion speaker and TV commentator, she also creates looks for several Quebec artists and actors. In business since 2007, Isabelle Gauvin and her team firmly believe that image and style are of crucial importance in career success.

 

 

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.""
- Audrey Hepburn

 

For back to school, the fashion trend for children is definitely patterns and textures. This is a fun way to add life and colour to your little ones’ clothes. Here are the key patterns on the runways this summer.

Stripe Alert!
Stripe Alert!
From left to right: Gap clothes, Nike 5509* frame, 3suisses clothes and Claire backpack

Stripes are everywhere—wide ones, narrow ones, even irregular ones! Choose a basic item with stripes and match it with something colourful for an energizing blend. This pattern and colour combo not only adds punch to your children’s’ apparel but is also very fashionable. 

Soft Pastels
Soft Pastels
From left to right: Gap clothes, Lacoste 3607* frame, Lacoste 3802* frame and Monoprix clothes

Soft pastels are very popular with fashion designers this summer for both adults and children. It’s the perfect opportunity to coordinate your look with that of your little ones, a hot trend with celebrities and fashionistas. Match soft pastels with whites and greys, or contrast them with navy. Complete the picture by choosing materials with a tone-on-tone texture for the perfect preppy-chic style.

Polka dots
Polka dots
From left to right: Mexx 5136* frame, Sicibay clothes and Aristocrat kid clothes

Polka dots will give your children’s clothes a stylish, sophisticated look. They can be worn on a single item or on a pretty dress. Stay with neutral colours like black and white for a Kate Spade effect. You can also add polka dot accessories such as hair bows or a backpack for a super girly look.

Fresh Flowers
Fresh Flowers
From left to right: Alivia Simone clothes, Panda shoes and Mexx 5115* frame

And the last trend is flowers. Available in a variety of styles, you’ll love them for the energy, vitality, and freshness they add. Anything goes when it comes to fashion for the small ones. Go for the total look with dresses, jewellery, and shoes.

*Collections and models can vary from one clinic to another. Contact the clinic nearest you for availability.