20 summer buys for kids under £25
Sartorial standards slipping? (My god, yes). At least our children can look snappy with my edit of corona cash friendly buys for little ones
Go bright or go home
It’s Hawaiian vibes all the way with this playful coral cotton skirt and matching top from Marlow-based Angel & Rocket. Girls will love the fun pineapple print and so do we!
Top £10, Skirt £14
Unisex kidswear is still the rage, and this vegan sweatshirt ups the cool stakes even higher with fabric made from upcycled cotton old drinking bottles. Great value too at 50% off. Available at Wildchild London.
You’re going to spot seersucker fabric everywhere this summer and these funky striped shorts are a great way to incorporate the trend for children. Find them online at cool organic kids brand We Love Frugi and for added cute factor, buy the matching cap.
Running out of ideas for homeschool lessons? This dinosaur t-shirt will go down well with the little monsters and is educational too, so you can tick history lesson off the to-do list.
Strike it lucky
Kids running wild and have the hair to match? We're loving Newbury-based Gift Pop's neon hair ties with lightening bolt charm. So cool you'll want to add one in your basket for you too. Twinning is winning.
Joules is great for kidswear and the brand has come up with an inspired idea during lockdown with a budget-friendly Rainbow range, which gives all profits to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. Your kids will look good and you’ll feel good, so we’d consider that a win.
M&S has teamed up with Roald Dahl™ and The Natural History Museum this spring to create the Extraordinary Explorers collection for pint-sized pioneers. Some of Dahl’s best-loved characters are celebrated in sartorial style on pyjamas, tops, dresses and leggings. It’s impossible to pick just one outfit, but we’re rather taken with this bug-covered dress, complete with cute little caterpillar peeping out the pocket.
Doing the Double
We could all do with getting bit more for our money at the mo, which is why we love these reversible shorts from organic clothes brand Frugi that have this fun print on one side and aqua spots on the other side. The good news is that no-one will know your child is wearing the same shorts for multiple days running too!
One piece wonder
Comfortable, yet chic. Isn’t that how we all aspire to look during lockdown? We’ve nailed the comfort side of things, so let’s leave it to the kids to pull off the chic, with cute offerings like these personalised denim dungarees from indie brand Sat What You C.
It’s DIY festival vibes only this year. This Liberty fabric floral crown come courtesy of Cookham-based shop Sweet Maries fits the bill.
Holiday at home
We might not be jetting off on our hols this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring some summery style into your house. And anyway, the new collab between H&M and British Illustrator Emma Jayne is too good to miss. Maybe just buy one size up so your little one can wear it on the beach next year too (*crosses fingers*).
Got a little monster in your midst? Give them something to smile about with some fanged footwear from Next Kids.
If your children are hooked on Disney+ (that counts as homeschooling, right?) they might as well look the part. Swedish brand Polarn O Pyret has a sale on some of their Limited Edition items, so you can snap up cute sweatshirts and PJs like this Jungle Book number for half the pre-lockdown price.
Just like magic
Got a Potter nerd in your fold? If they dream of taking the train from Platform 3/4 to Hogwarts in September (presuming it’s not still closed) then they’ll love this clever t-shirt from Mini Boden with sequins that change colour depending on which way you rub it. Just like magic, you could say.
Dress to mess
Kidunk is a British brand that specialises in outdoor clothing for kids who like to get muddy or go to Forest School. If you’re incorporating some mud kitchen time into your homeschooling schedule then you’ll love this lightweight summer top that has UVP 50+ protection, so you don’t have to pin down the kids to get sun cream on them.
t’s almost impossible to get kids to keep hats on when it’s sunny. There’ll be no tantrums over this cute teddy bear straw hat from Joules though that can be worn by both girls and boys. Now we just need to be able to go to the beach…
Think your little one looks good enough to eat? They will in this super soft appliqué strawberry t-shirt from Kite Clothing, a sustainable kids clothing brand based in Dorset.
Want to protect young eyes from this gorgeous spring sun we’re enjoying? M&S Kids has a great range of sunnies for small ones, but these cool wayfarers get our vote. Now, do they do them in adult size?
Little boys in polo shirts always look cute as a button, and this chic offering from Mini Boden’s new range is sure to make you melt. Just be prepared to have some ice lollies on hand to bribe him into it.