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Top 70 Youth Ideas in May

From Political Teen Summits to Hip Hop-Inspired Streetwear

— May 26, 2018 — Life-Stages
Younger generations play an influential role in informing the future of fashion, technology and culture, and this list of May 2018 youth trends speak to some of these emerging interests.

Repeated throughout this list are examples of forward-thinking fashion lines that offer younger people the same range of diverse styles that's offered to older generations. Examples of this include street wear-inspired youth lines like Loow Fat Kids or Kevin Lyons' New Line with CLOT. Both collections prioritize self-expression, and provide kids and teens with the opportunity to dress a little more adventurously, while still remaining age appropriate.

Kids and teenagers are eager to support social causes and brands like Vogue are giving them the platform to do so with the Teen Vogue Summit -- a three-day event which invites politicians and activists to discuss matters that are relevant to those under 20 years of age. This event offers teens a platform to educate and support one another, while speaking to the pivotal role that the generation plays in society.
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Free Resort Meal Plans
Free Resort Meal Plans
Free Disney World Meal Plans are Offered to Families with Young Kids
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Animated Anti-Violence Campaigns
Animated Anti-Violence Campaigns
Lobo Creates a Heart-Wrenching Short Film for Day One
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Comic Book Web Series
Comic Book Web Series
'Jon Le Bon' is the Star of a New Animated Web Series for Children
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Retro Neon Youth Sneakers
Retro Neon Youth Sneakers
New Balance Created a New Line of Candy-Inspired Sneakers
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Engaging Science Web Series
Engaging Science Web Series
The Fab Lab YouTube Series Takes Kids on Science-Based Adventures
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Multiplayer VR Game Experiences
Multiplayer VR Game Experiences
Nickelodeon and IMAX Corporation Debut Kid-Friendly Game SlimeZone
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Glittery Youth Sneakers
Glittery Youth Sneakers
Van's New Glitter Shoes Come in Three Colors and Two Styles for Kids
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Child-Friendly Voice Assistant Devices
Child-Friendly Voice Assistant Devices
The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is Youth-Focused
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Anxiety-Reducing Virtual Reality Games
Anxiety-Reducing Virtual Reality Games
Medical VR Solution is a VR Game for Kids, Facing Surgery
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Esteem-Boosting Cartoons
Esteem-Boosting Cartoons
Dove and Cartoon Network are Creating Videos to Support Youth Confidence
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App-Connected Cyberbullying Campaigns
App-Connected Cyberbullying Campaigns
Shazam Created Inaudible Sounds to Help "Unmute Daniel"
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Retro Surf-Themed Kids Shoes
Retro Surf-Themed Kids Shoes
New Balance's 574 Retro Surf Sneakers are Perfect for the Summer
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Heritage Subculture-Inspired Capsule
Heritage Subculture-Inspired Capsule
The Long Shot Exp. SS18 Capsule is Inspired by Its Hometown
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Affordable Superhero Youth Clothes
Affordable Superhero Youth Clothes
Gap and Marvel Created 'Avengers: Infinity War' Clothing
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Designer Compact Youth Jackets
Designer Compact Youth Jackets
Ralph Lauren's New Packable Jacket is Waterproof and Stylish
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Ocean Print Youth Swimsuits
Ocean Print Youth Swimsuits
Kenzo Kids' New Swim Line Features Friendly Sea Creature Prints
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Pop-Infused Fast Food Advertisements
Pop-Infused Fast Food Advertisements
White Castle Taps into Gilmarie for an Uplifting Ad Campaign
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Pastel Athletic Toddler Sneakers
Pastel Athletic Toddler Sneakers
Nike's Presto Extreme Sneakers are Offered in a Summery Colorway
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Recycled Plastic Kids Books
Recycled Plastic Kids Books
'The Queen of the Ocean' Book is Made from Plastic Found in the Ocean
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Missing Child Sugar Packaging
Missing Child Sugar Packaging
Cassonade Graeffe Temporarily Removed the Child from Its Packaging
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Sustainable School Lunch Clubs
Sustainable School Lunch Clubs
The 'Real Food Lunch Club' Offers Healthy, Delicious Meals Daily
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Affordable Mint-Colored Highlighters
Affordable Mint-Colored Highlighters
Essence's New Highlighter Has Been Rapidly Selling Out
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Beauty Branded Coding Partnerships
Beauty Branded Coding Partnerships
Girls Who Code and Covergirl Collaborated on 'Code Clean'
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Luxe Italian Youth Shoes
Luxe Italian Youth Shoes
The New Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sneakers are a Statement Piece for Spring
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Fun Designer Kids Swimwear
Fun Designer Kids Swimwear
Stella McCartney's New Summer Swimwear Line Features Unique Prints
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Multi-Sensory Pizza Museums
Multi-Sensory Pizza Museums
The Museum of Pizza is Set to Open in NYC This Summer
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Empowering Adventure-Based Campaigns
Empowering Adventure-Based Campaigns
North Face's Move Mountains Inspires Young Girls
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Food-Themed Kids Streetwear
Food-Themed Kids Streetwear
Artist Kevin Lyons' New Line with CLOT Boasts Artistic Styles
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Doll-Inspired Shoe Collections
Doll-Inspired Shoe Collections
American Girl Doll Created a Matching Line of Shoes for Children
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Dinosaur Movie Youth Clothes
Dinosaur Movie Youth Clothes
'Someday Soon' Created a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Clothing Line
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Sour Candy Ice Creams
Sour Candy Ice Creams
Red, White, and Blue Sour Patch Kids Ice Cream is Coming to Walmart
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Luxe Branded Youth T-Shirts
Luxe Branded Youth T-Shirts
KITH's Spring KIDSET Collection has Luxurious Branded T-Shirts
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Kid-Friendly Digital Eyewear
Kid-Friendly Digital Eyewear
Speckaboo's Eyewear Keep Kids' Eyes Safe from UV and Blue Light
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Brooklyn-Inspired Kids Streetwear
Brooklyn-Inspired Kids Streetwear
Little Giants Giant Shorties and Cleofus Created a Hip Kids Line
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Youthful Mermaid Attire
Youthful Mermaid Attire
Hello Kitty and O'Neill's Nautical Clothing Line is Perfect for Summer
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Ultraviolet Youth Sneakers
Ultraviolet Youth Sneakers
Nike's Red Air Force 1 UV for Toddlers Have Hidden Branding
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Child-Centric Meal Subscriptions
Child-Centric Meal Subscriptions
Yumble Offers Healthy Meals that Picky Kids Would Actually Enjoy
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Luxe Designer Youth Collections
Luxe Designer Youth Collections
Givenchy's New Sports Inspiration Line is Comfortable and Stylish
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Anti-Junk Food Marketing Campaigns
Anti-Junk Food Marketing Campaigns
Jamie Oliver's #AdEnough Campaign Opposed Ads Aimed at Kids
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Teen Drama-Inspired Palettes
Teen Drama-Inspired Palettes
Peachy Queen's Clueless Eye Shadow Palette is Named 'Whatever'
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Ice Cream-Inspired Youth Fashion
Ice Cream-Inspired Youth Fashion
Tobias and the Bear's New Kids Line Has a Sweet Treat Pattern
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Kid-Friendly Streaming Apps
Kid-Friendly Streaming Apps
CBBC Buzz Just Launched for Kids 13 and Under
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School Lockdown Sensors
School Lockdown Sensors
Jim Skorpik Designed a Range of Sensors to Protect Children
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Teen Drama Actor Sunglasses
Teen Drama Actor Sunglasses
Madelaine Petsch of 'Riverdale' Launched an Eyewear Line with Privé
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Farm-to-Table Cafeteria Trucks
Farm-to-Table Cafeteria Trucks
Uproot is Bringing Locally Sourced Meals to High School Students
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Youthful Animal Print Streetwear
Youthful Animal Print Streetwear
Farfetch's Animal Print Collection Has Pieces from Gucci & Kenzo
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Flamenco-Inspired Youth Fashion
Flamenco-Inspired Youth Fashion
Stella McCartney's New Line Features Spanish Dance-Themed Fashion
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Sour Mango Chews
Sour Mango Chews
Sour Patch Kids Has Expanded Its Flavor Range to Include Mango
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Plush Child Nutrition Kits
Plush Child Nutrition Kits
This Kit Uses Koalas and Animated Cards to Gets Kids to Eat Right
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Youthful Swimwear Collections
Youthful Swimwear Collections
Lazy Oaf's Swimwear Collection Can Be Mixed-and-matched
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Political Teen Summits
Political Teen Summits
The Teen Vogue Summit: Turn Up is Set to Empower Teens Seeking Change
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STEM-Encouraging Robotic Dolls
STEM-Encouraging Robotic Dolls
Smartgurlz Robotic Dolls Teaches Young Girls About Coding Basics
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Hybrid Gaming Music Festivals
Hybrid Gaming Music Festivals
The Hyperplay Festival Will Bring Together eSports and Live Music
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Hawaiian Cartoon Youth Shoes
Hawaiian Cartoon Youth Shoes
Disney's Lilo and Stitch Slip-On Sneakers are Perfect for the Summer
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Autism-Friendly Kidswear
Autism-Friendly Kidswear
Zappos Adaptive and PBS Kids Collaborated on Simple, Reversible Clothing
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Hip Youth Streetwear Lookbooks
Hip Youth Streetwear Lookbooks
Loow Fat Kids Released a Stylish Lookbook for Its Fresh New Line
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Streetwear-Inspired Youth Sandals
Streetwear-Inspired Youth Sandals
The Vans T Street Print Flip Flops Resemble Classic Sneakers
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Candy-Inspired Frozen Treats
Candy-Inspired Frozen Treats
The Sour Patch Kids Ice Pops are Sour Then Turn Sweet
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Youthful Collaborative Brand Editorials
Youthful Collaborative Brand Editorials
Wood Wood Features Streetwear Brands in Cheery Photos
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Dreamy Ultra-Luxurious Childrenswear
Dreamy Ultra-Luxurious Childrenswear
Aristocrat Kids is a Stylish & High-End Kids Fashion Retailer
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Color-In Mobile Posters
Color-In Mobile Posters
BBH LA Created Customizable Posters for Instagram for Teens to Share
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Safety-Oriented Kid Backpacks
Safety-Oriented Kid Backpacks
LANZOOM Engel is a Kids Backpack That is Vibrant and Secure
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Nostalgic Film-Inspired Fashion Collections
Nostalgic Film-Inspired Fashion Collections
The Hundreds Channels 'The Karate Kid' for SS2018
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Inclusive Festival Fashion Photography
Inclusive Festival Fashion Photography
This Coachella Series Shows the Diversity of Attendees
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Livable Artistic Hotel Rooms
Livable Artistic Hotel Rooms
BnA STUDIO Explores the Eclectic Side of the Akihabara in Tokyo
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Event-Hosting Fashion Pop-Ups
Event-Hosting Fashion Pop-Ups
The CLUB HAUS Pop-Up Celebrates Youth and Street Culture
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Branded Avatar Outfits
Branded Avatar Outfits
Hollister Created a Spring Collection of Bitmoji Outfits for Snapchat Users
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Gen Z Beauty Brands
Gen Z Beauty Brands
'My Mood' is a Youthful New Brand from the Founder of Nails Inc
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Luxurious Music Festival Tents
Luxurious Music Festival Tents
Marriott's Luxe Temporary Dwellings are Lush, Cozy & Exclusive
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Social Media-Inspired Marketing Techniques
Social Media-Inspired Marketing Techniques
Three Creatives Collaborated on an adidas Ad Campaign
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