I didn’t know that I wanted blue, fringed, harem trousers for Bailey until I saw this oh-so-cute and cosy pair (they’re made from cotton fleece) from Oaks of Acorn. I’m always looking for an alternative to jeans as, like me, sometimes he wants to wear something soft and loose (‘sloungewear’ as we like to call it), and these trousers tick all the boxes. Worn with hi-tops (see some favourites below) and a hoodie, they’re cool enough to be seen outdoors, but still practical enough to play football in (another big tick for me if it means a break from the Barcelona kit). The hoodie is new in at Boden. If you haven’t seen the latest boys’ knitwear it’s worth taking a look; I’ve just added this grey and green jumper to my Bailey basket. I also like these striped pyjamas. Technically they are for girls, but as they don’t have any frills, flowers or fairies on them (I checked) I’ll keep that small detail to myself.
You didn’t think we’d only post summer pyjamas for boys did you? We know that despite there being more choice out there for girls, finding the right pieces can still be tricky. In fact, we sometimes wonder if the very fact that there’s so much choice can have the opposite effect? Well as far as summer pyjamas are concerned we think these Boden (above), Petit Bateau, M&S, Bonton (on sale), John Lewis, M&S, Petit Bateau, and Jigsaw (not so Summery, but a great bargain and so sweet) are the best out there…
Nicky & Sarah xx
ps: and anyone who read our interview in The Grace Tales will understand why we’ve included these. So don’t judge – I could have done you a favour! SC
Petit Bateau Cotton Striped Pyjamas (2-18 years) £28.00
We’ve been searching for our favourite boys Summer pyjamas, and this Petit Bateau pair is definitely one of our favourites. Marlow already has them, and both Tabitha and Marlow both have the long sleeved (and long legged) version (two pairs each in fact, that’s how much we love them!). They are so great -super-soft and super-comfy, and they wash so well (a dull ‘mum fact’, but true). We’re also loving this traditional M&S pair in cotton seersucker (I’ve seen them in the store and they are so lovely – SC), M&S gingham, this fun Stella McCartney and this Next set of three.
And although not necessarily the most Summery of pyjamas, this gorgeous John Lewis striped pair are straight out of a Victorian storybook, so a great ‘buy now, stash for later’ purchase.
If you need an excuse to treat your little ones to lovely new pyjamas, surely there’s no better time than Christmas? There is nothing nicer than a brand new pair of pyjamas on Christmas Eve – and let’s face it, these pyjamas are going to be well documented for years to come in the obligatory Christmas morning ‘present opening’ photos. We love the classic style of these two pairs (above). But also on our ‘wish/shopping/maybe list’ are:
It’s not too late to scoop up a few last-minute sale bargains (and there are definitely some great things still out there if you’re quick!). There is a common myth that if you shop the tail end of the sales, it’s only the dregs left that no one else wants. Not necessarily. You just need to be a bit more sale savvy that at the beginning of the sales. We’ve done the savvy bit for you…
Take a look at this Kickle rain mac, this Mango sweatshirt; these Mango shorts; this Miller sweatshirt; this Mango belt; these The Little White Company short pyjamas; this Miller sweatshirt; Marlow’s favourite boots from Boden (tempted to buy him another pair for the Autumn…); Marlow’s Boden jumper (as featured on the Boden blog); these Boden baby dungarees; this Mango baby long sleeved tee; these Louis Louise baby trousers; these Caramel baby trousers; this Mango baby sweater; Bonton baby cardigan; and this Mango baby sweater (a great ‘buy now stash for later’). Phew!
Looking for cute, cool, unisex, mix and match pyjamas that are colourful, but in all the right ways? Welcome to The Bright Company, a British sleepwear and bedding brand for children aged 0-9 years. We love that they are passionate about British design and production. All their collections are designed and produced in Britain, and they work with suppliers that they take time to get to know and trust, and who pride themselves on high quality and production. Their designs are carefully considered too, playing close attention to the distinct physical needs of babies and toddlers. Their ‘slim pyjamas’ (like these ones that we love here) are snug fitting so they don’t ride up in the night leaving drafty gaps while your little ones sleep (don’t you just hate that?). Anything practical and stylish is a total win-win as far as we’re concerned!
Sarah & Nicky xx
ps: look out for our exciting give-away with them on Instagram this week…
We love the cute star and stripe prints of Sleepy Doe pyjamas, and the fact that they’re designed and produced in the UK using sustainable and ethical manufacturing methods. But our favourite thing about this lovely new brand is their ‘doeliveries’: locally purchased products are delivered by founder Sophie Woodrow’s partner, Dan, on his bike!