Boys’ clothes DO NOT have to be boring, people… Far from it.
Blue is no longer the default colour (not that we don’t love you blue, you’re still our boo it’s just all-blue was getting ‘blue-ming’ bore-some) but things have finally changed with the high street resembling some sort of technicolor riot as every hue and print imaginable is now on offer, for boys as much as for girls, and about time too!
This post is dedicated to cool boys’ fashion just in case you were worried that you might need to compromise on style if you’re a Boy Mama like me. I promise you, you don’t. I love boys’ clothes.
First-up, I wanted to share these red and blue tropical fish and floral print twinning tees my Mum kindly bought the boys from River Island a few weeks ago, they love. We’re constantly complimented on the tees whenever we’re out and about with parents often asking where we found them, and it truly melts my heart that both boys ask to dress the same. I’m not sure how long this will last (and it might look odd when they’re 30 but right now it give me ALL the feels and I’m all for it)!
These pics were taken over leisurely weekends out and about in beautiful London.
Xander’s long shorts are Swedish brand, Me & i (gifted) and Oliver’s are Gap Kids.
We love St James’s Park with its pretty lake and playground plus sand pit the kids played in for hours.
Xander waffling on (!)…
Back in Windsor on another weekend, these guys dressed casual after school (and couldn’t twin this time as some items were in the wash)!
The red tee below is from a souvenir shop in Windsor and the shorts are GAP.
Xander wears gifted tee by Fearne for Boots Mini Club and the multicoloured pastel shorts of dreams both boys own are Gap again.
I love these bright blue tees with emoji style motifs too. See I told you we still love blue!
Gap and River Island are smashing it, this season when it comes to kids’ clothes and they’re the stores that really push the boat out when it comes to print, texture and fits.
Case in point below.
Lauren Jobling, my friend and stylist chose these super chic palm tree print tops from River Island along with black denim shorts when we had a little shop together recently and they worked perfectly for the premiere of Incredibles 2.
These two are my own little superheroes. If only they could magically make their beds every morning though!
I always size up with kids’ clothes, partly because both my boys are tall but mostly so I can get my money’s worth and at least two years out of items I buy them. This of course doesn’t apply to shoes or chinos, jeans and trousers which don’t have adjustable waists. Those that do though, are bought in a bigger size.
The kids were also lucky enough to have a drawing masterclass with the Oscar winning director of Incredibles 1 and 2 amongst other smash hits, Brad Bird and his team a few weeks back, so the screening was extra special for them and certainly didn’t disappoint. What a film. You’ll laugh, cry, and want to re-watch the entire film as soon as the credits roll.
Pure brilliance which speaks to parents as much as it does kids. Disney have knocked it out the park again, as always.
Below the boys wear matching ice cream cone embellished M&S shirts with matching GAP Kids jeans.
They’ve worn these short sleeved shirts on a few occasions recently and they work well with fitted, smart shorts and chinos too.
We also love this fish print Gap shirt below which is smart and comfy and was what the boys twinned in for my book launch day celebrations and book signing.
So to wrap it up (this reads like an essay), our most frequented high street stores lately for beautiful boys’ clothes are Gap UK, TK Maxx and Marks and Spencer which are all fit to the burst with statement tees, sweaters, jeans and shorts that won’t bore you like the boyswear of yesteryear.
When it comes to summer pumps we are all over TOMS.
Comfy and chic, easy to slip on and off and the ideal shoe to pack for holidays away too, I literally can’t remember what we did before discovering them.
I now want some for myself after spotting a school teacher in them!
Which are your favourite high street stores, brands and looks?