The Year of The Monkey – Kids Fashion Trend

This week we celebrate the beginning of the Chinese Year of The Monkey which began on Monday, February 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year), and will end on January 27, 2017. In the Chinese zodiac cycle the Monkey is ninth of the 12 animals, which means every 12 years is a Monkey year. By the way, 2016 is a Fire Monkey Year which is one of the the Five Elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth.

Dolce & Gabbana Mens Spring Summer 2016 Monkey Inspired Collection
Dolce & Gabbana Mens Spring Summer 2016 Monkey Inspired Collection

So it comes to no surprise that designers have brought in the monkey trend to their collections. Take for example, Dolce & Gabbana who have brought in hand illustrated monkeys and a unique monkey print to their boys Spring Summer 2016 collection taken from the Men’s Dolce & Gabbana collection.

Dolce & Gabbana Baby Boys Blue Monkey Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
Dolce & Gabbana Baby Boys Blue Monkey Cotton Jersey T-Shirt

Love this adorable baby boys greyish navy blue, short sleeved t-shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, made an all-over floral and monkey print with a pale blue monkey face appliqué on the front.

DOLCE & GABBANA Baby Boys Blue Monkey Cotton Jersey T-Shirt
SHOP Dolce & Gabbana Baby Boys Blue Monkey T-Shirt, Shorts & Matching Shoes

Complete the look with a pair of Dolce & Gabbana baby boys navy blue shorts with the white monkey and paisley print taken directly from the menswear collection. Make it even more monkey like with a pair of these Dolce & Gabbana blue monkey print high-top trainers featuring the paisley and monkey print with leather toes.

DOLCE & GABBANA Boys 'Blue Monkey' Print T-Shirt
Shop Dolce & Gabbana Boys ‘Blue Monkey’ Print T-Shirt

Another fun monkey shirt is this Dolce & Gabbana boys blue monkey print t-shirt in teal blue featuring an appliqué monkey, with a paisley hem.

MOLO Girls Golden Monkey Floral 'Erica' T-Shirt
Shop Molo Girls Golden Monkey Floral ‘Erica’ T-Shirt

The Danish kids brand Molo has designed two fun monkey inspired prints for Spring Summer 2016. Girls will love this short-sleeved super-soft Molo shirt featuring a sweet print picturing two little golden monkeys with a contrasting blue sky and bright pink flowers.

MOLO Grey Squirrel Monkey Baby 'Eva' T-Shirt
Shop Molo Grey Squirrel Monkey Baby ‘Eva’ T-Shirt & Leggings

Boys will love this Molo t-shirt featuring a sweet yellow squirrel monkey print, with cascading blue water and large grey boulders. Complete the look with these matching Molo leggings with a sweet yellow squirrel monkey print, with cascading blue water and large grey boulders.

IL Gufo Boys Grey Cotton Monkey in Top Hat Tracksuit
Shop IL Gufo Boys Grey Cotton Monkey in Top Hat Tracksuit

Popular Italian kids designer Il Gufo are celebrating the Year of the Monkey with this illustrated blue monkey with a black top hat appliqué and a black grosgrain ribbon at it’s neck. Seen here printed on a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Also available in pink for girls.

Il Gufo Girls Pink Cotton Monkey Princess Dress
Shop Il Gufo Girls Pink Cotton Monkey Princess Dress

Another monkey inspired look by Il Gufo is this girls pink, long-sleeved dress made with a pale pink monkey printed on the front with fabric appliqué and a pink velvet bow tied around it’s tail. The monkey is wearing a sparkly gold crown.

STELLA MCCARTNEY KIDS Red & Black Monkey 'Arlo' T-Shirt
Shop Stella McCartney Kids Red & Black Monkey ‘Arlo’ T-Shirt

Stella McCartney Kids is bringing out the monkey with this red short-sleeved unisex t-shirt featuring a black monkey print illustration on the front holding a banana in its tail.

PAUL SMITH JUNIOR Boys Green & Blue Monkey 'Laye' T-Shirt
Shop Paul Smith Junior Boys Green & Blue Monkey ‘Laye’ T-Shirt

Coming soon to stores is this Paul Smith Junior boys green, short-sleeved t-shirt with a dark navy blue print picturing a cartoon monkey holding a surf board and the designer logo.

Shop these monkey inspired looks at Childrensalon online store located in the UK and ships worldwide.

SHOP THE MONKEY LOOK