Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Dressing the Kids for Summer

When it comes to dressing the kids, I love the summer collections. I love the bright colours, floaty dresses, cool t-shirts paired with shorts; I love the autumn and winter fashions too but in a different way. Summer clothing is just that little bit more fun for the kids.

The kids have so many clothes because I tend to go a bit bonkers at the Next sales however they needed a few bits to add to their summer wardrobe so I went shopping and picked out some gorgeous items for them both. 


Somewhere I don't go to very often because we don't have a store nearby but I always get quite a few things whenever I do go. I picked up a couple of dresses and two pairs of leggings for Charlotte as well as some star print slip on shoes. 

These dresses are long enough that they could be worn on their own with some sandals or the slip on shoes but they could also be paired with leggings on slightly cooler days. I think I spent less than £20 on these two outfits and the shoes. 

These shoes are ideal for summer. They aren't expensive so it doesn't matter if they get a bit dirty whilst Charlotte plays outside in them. Her toes are covered too meaning she won't hurt her toes whilst playing. 

United Colours of Benetton 

I didn't know this shop still existed until I spotted it in our local shopping centre. I had to go in for a look and I could have spent a small fortune. There were so many pretty things for Charlotte and trendy things for Zachary. He picked out a couple of lightweight jumpers in red and blue. These were a bargain at a reduced price of £8.90. They are really soft and feel really good quality. Perfect for those cooler summer evenings. 

Ted Baker at Debenhams

Zachary was in need of a new summer jacket. I had seen a couple in Next but none of them caught my eye and Zachary didn't like them either. The kids are starting to have more of an opinion on what they like and don't like so it was important to find a jacket Zachary liked too. We found one in Debenhams in the Ted Baker section. I love the quirky print and the colours; they really suit him. It's really light and has a good shower resistant material. It was £36 but he'll get a lot of wear out of it. 


Next is definitely one of my favourite shops to buy clothes for the kids. I stock up in the sales but when I see something in the new range that really catches my eye, I'll buy it at full price. Charlotte needed a couple of cardigans so we chose 2 from the Next Essentials range. I'm loving greys and blues on her. I'm also loving checked shirts and I actually really want this one for myself. 

The kids also needed some shorts and tee PJ sets. Charlotte chose the grey cat and blue and white polka dot print whilst Zachary went for the Star Wars theme. I spent around £80. 

I made a vlog of what I bought if you want to see the clothing in more detail or if you just enjoy watching clothing haul videos; my favourite videos to watch!

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