The season has well and truly changed bringing with it that wonderful cool, crisp air that I love so much. Shorts and t-shirts are no longer a requirement meaning I’m allowed to indulge in some shopping to refresh the little man’s wardrobe. Having previously only had girls I remember thinking when Leo was born how boring boys’ clothing were. However, over time I have realised how ill-informed my opinion was. There are loads of shops and online stores offering fabulous pieces and I wanted to share with you a few of my Autumnal favourites.
Next has been one of my favourite stores for children’s clothes for years. They offer high quality items at reasonable prices and their clothes wash and wear amazingly – even withstanding the rough and tumble Leo puts them through, they are extremely hardwearing!
The burnt orange sweater Leo is wearing in the photos was a gift and is sadly no longer available online, however I’m loving the Autumn colour palette in the current range, the Ochre cable crew is firmly on my wish list.
Another top pick from Next is the Ecru Cable Knit Sweater, I love its simple design and it’s a great staple go-to for the Autumn/Winter season. I adore this style as it’s super versatile and can worn for casual or smart occasions.
Recently discovered La Coqueta is a children’s store which offers traditional timeless fashion and kids accessories with a contemporary chic twist. Leo was lucky enough to be sent the Campo Boy Sweater* and to say I loved it is an understatement. The attention to detail and quality of the jumper was evident immediately and it looks gorgeous on too, it’s perfect for the cooler weather. The brand was created by a Mum of 5, Celia Munoz so it’s no surprise she knows what parents want and expect in our children’s clothes as she has first-hand knowledge which she has obviously utilised.
I have recently started buying more regularly from H&M as I find the children’s sizes generous and the quality amazing. An Autumn staple for Leo’s wardrobe is jeans and he prefers the fit of the jogger style jeans as they are so easy to pull on and off independently. I find the material on the jean joggers from H&M much softer than other brands so always purchase them there. My personal preference is the dark blue – they don’t show the inevitable dirt quite as much! – and we always have at lease two pairs of these in the wardrobe.
We also recently purchased these pyjamas. They are fabulous not only because they are Spiderman but are perfect for little bods who like to wiggle in bed thanks to the cuff detail on the wrist and ankles which prevents them riding up. They are warm and snuggly and best of all they haven’t bobbled despite numerous washes!
For shoes my top pick has always been Clarks, you can’t beat the quality and longevity you get from their products. I have made the mistake in the past of buying other brands and instantly regretted it when after a few weeks they are falling apart. For Autumn it must be boots and Clarks have such a great range this year making it difficult to choose my tip picks.
The Comet Moon and Crown Halo boots are my favourites. I love the on-trend style they offer yet both look sturdy and perfectly suited for all the leaf jumping and puddle sploshing that’s compulsory during the Autumn months!
A piece making a return to Leo’s wardrobe this year is our trusty fox hat* from Rosebea Hats. Run by the wonderful Rosie, each hat is handmade to order making it completely unique. She offers a range of designs and I’m so thrilled Leo’s still fits to keep his wee ears warm for another year. The quality is fabulous and it’s a real talking point when we are out and about with plenty of compliments about how wonderful it looks. It’s wonderfully vivid orange colour makes it the perfect Autumn accessory.
Let us know which children’s clothing stores are your favourite and why by leaving a comment!
Items marked with * were gifted to us, however all opinions expressed are our own.