Trendspotting | Kids’ Fashion

When I was a child, I never quite liked the way I was dressed. While I preferred cottony dresses that were comfortable and easy to wear, my mom always outfitted me in beaded, gauzy and velvet frocks that prickled and rustled. On less formal occasions, I had to wear second-hand clothes from my sister. I really didn’t have autonomy of my wardrobe.

Seeing photos of these celebrated children makes me envious, even as an adult. Nurtured by a fashion-filled environment, these kids grew up with myriad choices in outfits, received advice from their stylish parents, and are admired by adults and kids all over the world. How I wish I could turn back time and make my childhood more fashionable!

London Scout, aged 3

The little part-time ballerina and child model owns an Instagram account and a blog called Scout the City, showcasing her adult-worthy and affordable outfits. Her mom Sai De Silva picks a few outfit options each day and lets her daughter select the one she would like to wear, hence allowing her child to express creativity and individuality. Scout’s Instagram account has 75,500 followers so far.

Shop London’s style:

Leftmost photo: London Scout (Source: Scout the City)

Alonso Mateo, aged 6

Mateo probably got the fashion gene from his mom Luisa Fernanda Espinosa, who works as a freelance stylist for various high-end fashion magazines. His dad, who works as a financier, is able to support his offspring’s taste for Gucci, Dior, Stella McCartney, Little Marc Jacobs, and Dolce & Gabbana. Mateo’s carefully curated selfies, which feature him in drop-crotch pants and Ray-Ban aviators against stylized outdoor backdrops, have gained a lot of attention on the Internet. His mom says they have fun shopping together.

Shop Alonso’s style:

Leftmost photo: Alonso Mateo (Source: kiddytrend.com)

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, aged 8

The first biological child of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Shiloh wore a three-piece suit and short hair cropped to the ears at her mom’s film premiere. Her parents have revealed that she wants to be called John, stirring speculation on Shiloh’s gender identity. While it’s still too early to judge, Shiloh’s androgynous outfit is definitely a talking point on allowing kids to freely explore their genders and styles.

Shop Shiloh’s style:

Leftmost photo: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (Source: cronacanerra.myblog.it)

Suri Cruise, aged 9

No doubt that the only daughter of the divorced Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes loves pink – she has been seen wearing Barbie pink outfits in various paparazzi shots while pairing them with ever-changing Mary Janes, ballerina flats and heels.

Shop Suri’s style:


Leftmost photo: Suri Cruise (Source: WireImage)

Kristina Pimenova, aged 9

Kristina looks like a porcelain doll, with captivating ice-blue pupils and rosy cheeks that look almost too soft to touch. The sophisticated-looking Russian model has appeared in Roberto Cavalli Junior and Armani Junior campaigns, and her Facebook page has over two million fans and 726,000 followers on Instagram. She has also been called “the prettiest girl in the world.”

Shop Kristina’s style:

Leftmost photo: Kristina Pimenova (Source: The Inquisitr)

Romeo Beckham, aged 12

The widely-broadcast 2014 Burberry Christmas campaign has elevated David and Victoria Beckham’s second son, Romeo, to new heights in the fashion industry. The twelve-year-old certainly inherited a competitive edge in fashion, thanks to his designer mom and handsome athlete dad.

Shop Romeo’s style:

Leftmost photo: Romeo Beckham (Source: Dan Medhurst)