The weather has finally turned and I don’t know about you but I feel a little sad at the thought of packing up Miss Marnie’s summer clothes. As kids clothes aren’t like adults are they? – they don’t get to come out next year for another airing.
Any way I can prolong her wearing some of my fave buys the better – so I thought why not try and get even more cost-per-wear and take her best summer pieces into the new season. It’s what us fashion folk called Transeasonal Dressing.
Although, the amazing weather we’ve had means she has got some extra mileage out of her summer clothes (and sandals), but now that lovely crisp Autumn air has arrived we need to warm them up a bit.
With a little fashion know how, clever layers and some hot new pieces you can create a whole new look for your little one. And, to get the boys take I have teamed up with the super kids stylist Yvadney over at Mums That Slay – who’s fab blog reports on all things fashionable for mums and kids.
For the Girls:
DUNGAREES – SUMMER STYLE
DUNGAREES -AUTUMN STYLE
These dungaree shorts were a big hit all summer with printed blouses and bright tee’s – and I want her to continue to wear them (while they still fit too!). An instant warmer and fashion update to boot – is to add a plaid (or checked) blouse underneath. To warm the look up further add some footless tights and throw over a cable knit sweater (be sure to show the collar and cuffs of the blouse though.)
Blouse – Mango // Jumper – Next // Fottless tights – Boden // Converse – Very //
For the Boys:
DUNGAREES – SUMMER STYLE:
DUNGAREES – AUTUMN STYLE:
During the summer MG just wears a vest or even nothing under his dungarees. So, by adding a polo neck is not only warmer (and the higher neckline doesn’t seem to bother kids either) – it’s stylish too. Not only does a bright polo add a certain ‘ahh factor’ it adds a very cool 70’s feel. Keep this retro feel by adding a bobble hat and gilet when it gets even colder.
For the girls:
DRESS – SUMMER STYLE
This A-line dress was a big hit at a summer wedding – but, I didn’t want to to become a one-outfit wonder. So, for colder days I will top it over a similar toned stripe polo neck and add some clashing tights. Throwing over a 1960’s style ‘duster’ coat keeps the the vintage feel and I love the muted tone of this grey one – plus the 60’s is big news this season. A winner all round. P.S I often pick up plain, solid tights for Miss M from the school section – much better value multi-packs than ‘fashion tights’.
Poloneck – Uniqlo // Coat – Zara // Tights – John Lewis // Sandals – Little Bird at Mothercare //
For the boys:
T-SHIRT – SUMMER STYLE
Ok, so layering up tees isn’t new – it’s how you make them look ‘fresh’ for the new season that’s key. Keep any darker t-shirts or logo printed ones – a big look for winter – and layer over a denim shirt (left undone), a hoodie and finish with a jersey snood. Very cool – when you have a busy toddler, you can’t go wrong with introducing layers upon layers, which they can shed in their efforts to climb and jump off things!
Denim Shirt – H&M // Hoodie – H&M // Boots – Marks & Spencer // Snood – Mango //
For the girls:
SKIRT – SUMMER STYLE
Miss M has lots of full skirts like this one and even if they are getting little short by the end of the summer you can ‘eek out a few more wears by teaming them with some tights and boots. (I really dislike short-short skirts on kids – but that’s just me!)
Bring them into the new season with a little nod to the folklore trend. Teaming with am interesting sweater and topping with a faux fur gilet. For extra warmth you could add an extra layer with a denim shirt under the jumper and top with a bobble hat.
Sweater – Mango // Hat – H&M // Gilet – Next // Boots – Zara //
For the boys:
SHORTS – SUMMER STYLE
No need to pack those shorts away just yet – I love the vintage look of boys wearing shorts throughout winter. I just swap MG’s sandals for long socks and wellingtons – and team with a patterned cardigan and duffel coat. Very Christopher Robin.
Cardigan – Boden // Coat – Monsoon // Socks – Muddy Puddles // Wellingtons – Joules //
A special thanks to Yvadney for linking up…