Six-year-old style icon Alonso Mateo has a few secret weapons up his impeccably-rolled sleeve, namely, his celebrity stylist mom, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa. She takes inspiration from street style and the runway to create a series of looks that their 400,000-plus Instagram followers fawn over, and we’re officially smitten, too. We enlisted the hyper-stylish duo to create covetable outfits using some of Gilt’s favorite pieces—shop the sale now, then read on to find out more about their style secrets, preferred shopping spots, and more.
StyleFile: How did you start documenting Alonso Mateo’s outfits on Instagram?
Luisa Fernanda Espinosa: Two years ago, I discovered Instagram and started posting pictures of special moments of our life here in California, Mexico and on our travels.
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From the ultimate summer essentials for moms and kids to the perfect picnic recipes, cupcakeMAG’s Summer Issue is a must-read. Cover girl Kourtney Kardashian reveals her five-minute makeup routine and her go-to outfit, supermoms Jessica Alba and Rosie Pope talk staying in shape and tricks to sneaking naps, and our very own Gilt Kids’ Director Melissa Keswin shares her back to school shopping tips. The mother of two helps relieve your BTS stress by calling out the items worth spending a little extra on, the versatile must-haves that can go from play dates to birthday parties, and the brands she loves—which you can find on Gilt now. Pick up the issue on newsstands or check out the digital version on cupcakeMAG.com.
Shop Melissa’s picks on Gilt: Herschel polka dot backpack, $50; Joah Love Courtney set, $35; K-Way Claude Packable Windbreaker, $25; Superga Jcot Classic Sneakers, $19.
If our holiday blowouts are any indication (see Halloween), we’re all about a theme party at Gilt. And since nothing screams summer quite like camp, we took our annual picnic bash to the great outdoors — aka Brooklyn’s sprawling Prospect Park — for a picture-perfect afternoon of relay races, face painting, and plenty of sloppy joes and s’mores, of course. Check out some of our favorite snaps from the event, featuring our staff in their casual-chic best, not to mention their super-cute kiddos and pups.
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He’s long been handing down life lessons — from throwing a perfect pitch to minding manners at dinner — but this Father’s Day (mark your calendar this Sunday), let the man of the house deliver a few lessons in the styling department. Gone are the days of ill-fitting khakis and oversized golf shirts — modern dads are more inclined to sport something classic, cool, and perfectly tailored. Enter Ben Sherman: the Anglophile-favorite brand is a total constant on our Men’s site, and now kids can get in on the action and give a nod to dear old dad with pint-sized versions of pop’s go-to looks. Your little guy will be set for summer with these signature, print-stamped button-downs, available now on Gilt.