With fall approaching, Gap has debuted a new line of infant clothing, inspired by the state of Maine. The line, aptly named “The Maine Collection”, features jackets, pants, onesies, and even shoes made for infants sizes 0 to 24 months. Everything from the prints on the fabrics to the cozy sweater hats are a reflection of Maine style.
The boys line is strongly inspired by typical Maine colors and patterns. The striped and plaid onesie bodysuits and shirts fit right in with the plethora of plaid that fills Maine stores; very L.L. Bean style. The pullover sweaters, denim jackets and navy puffer coats keep little boys prepared for Maine’s chilly fall and cold winter. There are even jeans lined with soft red plaid jersey and a striped sweater hat to keep the little ones extra warm while they’re playing outside.
One of my personal favorites from the boys collection is the whale knit sweater– a navy blue, cotton, zip-up sweater with two grey and white whales on the front. And,of course, there can’t be a Maine clothing collection without lobsters! The cream long-sleeve bodysuit, screen-printed with a lobster dressed in a sweater and pom-pom hat, is beyond cute. There’s also an adorable one-piece bodysuit with a seagull sporting rain boots.
The “Maine inspired” shoes feature soft moccasin booties, twill sneakers and miniature sized penny loafers.
The infant girls collection is more subtly Maine inspired. There are no lobster or seagull printed outfits, and no plaid. There are however, lots of stripes, lots of polka dots, and lots of pink. I’ll be honest with
you, I’m not entirely sure why the polka dots and hot pink are considered “Maine inspired”, but regardless the outfits are absolutely adorable.
Some of the more Maine looking pieces I spotted were a nautical navy and cream cable knit dress, a vintage style knit peacoat, and a pair of double-button sailor jeans. The double-breasted hooded jacket is useful for Maine winters, as is the chic cable knit beret.
My favorite out of the girls line is this denim jumper. It doesn’t necessarily scream “Maine”, but come on, its one of the cutest baby dresses ever made. The yellow, printed leggings also made my list of favorites due to the adorable floral print and super comfy
So take a peek at “The Maine Collection” on the Gap website, and tell me what you think. Did Gap capture true Maine style?