Archives for June 26, 2024

Kids Clothing for Vacation, Camp, and Having Fun in the Summer

Say Hello to Summer: It’s All About Bright Colors, Playful Graphics, and Mix-n-Match Magic for Kids! Dive into your child’s closet and check if they’re all set for the sunny adventures ahead. This season, summer style is all about vibrant, complete looks that your little ones will be eager to wear again and again. Whether it’s a day at camp, a family vacation, or just hanging out with friends, having versatile mix-n-match outfits means they’re always ready to go in no time.

A pro mom tip that’s been buzzing around? Shop by outfit rather than individual pieces. This smart strategy ensures your kids always look their best and feel great, plus it simplifies getting ready for any occasion—from summer camp fun to exciting family escapades. Less time dressing up means more time for play! Embrace the ease and joy of summer styling and let your kids shine in their favorite outfits.

Start with Mix-n-Match Styles

Take mix-n-match fashion to the next level with Kidpik, where the style possibilities are as boundless as your child’s imagination. The brand offers individual items, shopping by outfit or subscription boxes that are a treasure trove of fashion fun. The brand’s clever approach allows children the freedom to choose their outfits, fostering a sense of independence and creativity in their daily wardrobe selections. Parents can rest easy knowing that no matter the combination, their child will look impeccably stylish for any event. Coordinating footwear offers ensures that every outfit is effortlessly cool, comfortable, and complete.

Photo: Kidpik

Breathable Fabrics are Essential

On those sweltering summer days, choosing the right fabric can make all the difference for keeping your kids comfortable and cool. Opt for breathable materials like cotton, which not only allow for better air circulation but also feel soft against the skin. Kidpik’s cotton tees are a fantastic choice, celebrated for their ultra-soft, lightweight fabric and adorned with unique, eye-catching graphics that kids adore. For the lower half, cotton shorts and skirts are particularly ideal. Kidpik offers an excellent array of these garments, each featuring thoughtful details designed with comfort as the top priority. Whether your kids are playing outdoors, lounging at home, or embarking on a family vacation, these cotton ensembles ensure they stay cool and comfy throughout their summer activities.

Have Fun with Color

Embrace the spirit of summer with a burst of fun colors that reflect the season’s bright sunshine and the refreshing cool of crisp evening breezes. Look for a playful color palette that captures the essence of both adventure and relaxation. This summer the trend is a perfect blend of lively hues and cool looks. Whether it’s a bold, sunny yellow tee that echoes the warmth of the sun or a soothing sky blue skirt that mirrors the clear summer sky, encourage your children to express their personalities in the most colorful ways.

Photo: Kidpik

Prints with Pizazz

While basics are essential in any wardrobe, summer is the ideal season to spice things up with some eye-catching prints. The warm months call for designs that stand out, such as abstract florals that capture the lively essence of summer gardens and stylish stripes that mirror the laid-back vibe of beachside escapades. These prints not only add a splash of creativity to daily outfits but also allow for personal expression through vibrant patterns and colors. Whether it’s dressing up for a special summer occasion or keeping it casual for day-to-day activities, incorporating these dynamic prints can effortlessly elevate a simple wardrobe to one full of excitement and flair.

Shoes Complete the Look

Securing a winning summer style starts from the ground up with the right footwear, turning ordinary outfits into standout ensembles. Sneakers, sandals, and flip-flops are the quintessential must-haves for any child’s summer wardrobe, offering both style and comfort for every activity under the sun. This season, don’t hesitate to embrace vibrant colors and encourage your child to pick footwear in their favorite hues, allowing them to showcase their personal style. For boys and girls alike, ease and convenience are key. Look for shoes designed for effortless wear, with features like Velcro straps or slip-ons that make getting ready a breeze.

Tuxedo Joe, June 28 Pet of the Week

Loves to play! He needs a forever home!

On June 23, Long Beach Animal Care Services began its yearly project of emptying the dog kennels for Foster the Fourth. Fireworks are illegal for private use in Long Beach, but nonetheless, people set them off, and dogs can get frightened and run in terror. Our shelter takes in a goodly number every July 4 season, and they need to make room for them. Tuxedo Joe would love a shelter break. Don’t let that tux fool you—he’s no snob! He leans in for pets for people and will happily play fetch for hours, like any one-year-old dog just outgrowing puppyhood. Foster the 4th meetups take place by appointment on Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 2. Please submit your Foster Application before visiting the shelter. To schedule an appointment on either Tuesday, June 25 or July 2, email PetFoster@longbeach.govOur shelter hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors. Ask for ID# A718919.