My post No Boys Allowed got a lot of debate going on on the blog the other day and some women mentioned little girls’ clothes were much more fun and they found greater choice for girls, struggling with boys’ gear for their own or for presents.
A few women on Twitter requested I share some tips of where is best to buy as I’ve never had a problem with boys’ clothes or finding cute ones and as you can see below, they’re out there and in abundance!
I couldn’t get my child to model a catwalk show so I rifled through various pics and have cobbled this together. Enjoy.
This is Oliver looking fully fed up as we dined out with the whole Big Fat Greek family. He’s wearing a Gap black and white striped shirt with crossbones (although latter not visible in picture). Gwen Stefani would be proud!
Apologies for the low quality of the picture-was taken on my phone! Here we are in matching leather jackets and check shirts. His leather jacket with faux fur trim is Zara Spain (a gift from my gorgeous Auntie Zac) and his shirt is from M&S. Mine is all Topshop.
A recent find in my local Lloyds Chemist (yes really) this £2.99 Little Inca King style hat adds effortless style and warmth of course, to his cute little outfit. The jumper was hand knitted (love homemade knits) by local Grannies I found at a charity fair and trousers were from French Connection last year.
Holiday clothes should be cheap and cheeful. The shorts are last year’s John Lewis and T shirt is Sainsbury’s.
O’s little cardi above was picked up in a local charity shop. My leopard print coat is Topshop.
Hope this helps all you ladies struggling to pick up cool threads for boys. Other cool shops for boys are Mothercare (Baby K range is cute) Next, Boots Mini Club Range (which I love) and H & M.
If you want to go designer, my favourite brands for boys are Timberland, Ralph Lauren, Emile et Rose (for babies) and Diesel. I tend to get them in the sale though as kids grow out of clothes so quickly!
Photographs ©Peter Broadbent