What better way to spark joy during Father’s Day than to dress similarly with the little person who’s the reason you’re a dad? Here, we’ve compiled our favourite spring/summer 2020 trends from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Celine to inspire your #twinning looks this weekend as you celebrate Father’s Day.
From Dolce & Gabbana to Casablanca and Valentino, tropics-inspired camp-collared shirts were the style du jour on the spring/summer 2020 runways. And since we live on a tropical island, what better way to dress up with your mini-me than in shirts featuring colourful prints and revere collars? If you find printed pants to be an overkill, white pants will do nicely. Accessorise as you deem fit, but we are loving this neck scarf moment paired with sunglasses.
Featuring the fantastical ‘Dragon of Dawn’ work by Mr Roger Deane, an album cover artist in the ’70s and a personal hero to creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, this Valentino printed silk shirt is a great option for celebrating Father’s Day in the tropics.
Get your mini-me to match with you in this adorable blue cotton shirt from Kenzo Kids, featuring a graphic dragon print, embroidered logo and camp-collars.
If you’re more of a tall, dark and mysterious kind of dad, we recommend this floral-print matte-satin shirt from Dries Van Noten. Featuring photographed autumn florals from the designer’s own garden rendered in a painterly print, this shirt works best with black trousers and white leather sneakers to up the cool factor.
Here’s a contemporary cool option for your little one from Natasha Zinko Kids. Featuring neon green teardrops against solid black and a chest pocket, this short-sleeve shirt is great way to match with your kid.
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Double Up On Denim
Time and time again, the Canadian tuxedo makes it way back into our wardrobes—and we’re not mad at that. Celine by Hedi Slimane makes a case for doing it with varying washes in his signature silhouettes. You could also do like Valentino and wear pieces in matching hues, cut from the same material. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Throw on a pair of your Converse Chuck Taylors and you’re good to go.
Loewe‘s Paula’s Ibiza patchwork denim jacket is a great way to re-introduce denim separates into your wardrobe. Wear them over a white t-shirt and pair them with acid-wash denim jeans to really bring the concept to live. Whichever pair of white shoes you have handy will work with this outfit, but you could also opt for a pair of Dr. Martens.
Here’s a classic take on a denim jacket by Gucci Kids with a logo appliqué on the back to kickstart your little one’s denim collection, though they’ll outgrow them soon. It’s made in Italy from the finest stretch cotton material to ensure comfort.
Brunello Cucinelli‘s pristine white truck-style jacket is definitely a style moment, especially when paired with white denim jeans. Introduce pops of colour by wearing it over a solid-coloured t-shirt. If you want to truly make the colours pop, opt for a psychedelic tie-dye t-shirt. Brown-hued leather shoes would complete the outfit. Trucker hat optional.
To really twin with your little one, go with this Brunello Cucinelli Kids denim and jersey jacket. A combination between a hoodie and a denim jacket, it’s a combination of Western and varsity aesthetics, perfect for a dashing young man.
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In Shades Of Pink
Dior Homme made a strong case for pink as the colour of summer 2020 on its runway earlier this year. And honestly, we’re here for it. The key to choosing the right shade of pink depends heavily on the your skin’s undertone. You’re going to want to match it to your undertone: cool-toned pinks if your undertone is cool, warm hues if your skin is warm, and so on. A supple pink cashmere sweater teamed with khaki pants and white shoes are a classic combination to consider.
This dusty pink ribbed cashmere mock-neck sweater by The Row is best suited for men with deeper skin tones—that said, you do you. Crafted in Italy from ultra luxurious cashmere, the ‘Daniel’ sweater will have you looking svelte, and ready to make memories. Opt for khaki pants for a more classic take, white jeans for a youthful take, and black slacks for a mystery.
The mini Fairview Face sweatshirt from Acne Studios Kids is similar in concept to The Row’s take. Made from brushed cotton fleece, this sweatshirt will be comfortable to wear and soft to touch.
A classic jersey shirt in hot pink, like this one from Balenciaga, is an undemanding way to incorporate pink in your outfit. And it’ll pair nicely with any dark wash denim jeans and white pair of shoes that you have in your wardrobe. It also features the brand’s signature ‘BB’ emblem, as a subtle style note.
Likewise, this light pink button-down logo shirt from Ralph Lauren Kids is a simple way to match with your little one. Similar to Balenciaga’s rendition, this shirt also features the brand’s embroidered logo on the front as a subtle style note.
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Do It With Stripes
Spotted on the spring/summer 2020 ready-to-wear runways of Celine by Hedi Slimane, Casablanca and Chalayan, stripes are back in trend. From breton to tartan and Prince of Wales check, there are many types of stripes you can incorporate into your wardrobe to channel this trend.
If you haven’t heard of Orlebar Brown, it’s time to add them on your radar. Well-known for their effortless tropical-friendly designs in sophisticated silhouettes and premium quality fabrics—especially swim shorts—their ‘Thunderball’ shirt is a great wardrobe staple. Dress it up with black slacks, or down with chino shorts or as a transitional piece with swim shorts at the beach club.
COS‘s kids range is full of wonderful staples for your little one, like this striped organic top in blue and white. It’s made with 100 percent cotton, so it’s a great option for a day out in the sun or for indoor playdates.
An oversized shirt is yet another fuss-free way to add stripes back into your wardrobe. This rendition from Givenchy is panelled from two slightly different striped fabrics for a subtle yet very effective boxy fit. The pleat feature at the back and drop shoulder adds to the overall relaxed vibe.
This Comme Des Garçons Play Kids‘ striped shirt is a great addition to any little boy’s wardrobe. Pair it with denim jeans or khaki pants to bring the look together.