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22nd September 2014

20 Autumn Buys for Boys for Under £20

I’m always on the hunt for stylish clothes and accessories for my boys, but as there are two of them, I could very easily spend the weekly food budget in one shopping trip if I didn’t show restraint (and I hate restraint, it’s so boring). So finding things that are  stylish, practical, and cheap as chips is my favourite hobby.

With autumn about to arrive in the UK (oh I miss autumn now we are in Dubai!) I thought I would gather together 20 of the best buys for boys for the season ahead, with everything (including coats and shoes!) at under £20. Happy shopping – and make sure you kick some leaves for me when you head outside!

Collage1 – Fleece Trapper Hat, £6.95, GAP (click here to buy)

2 – Desert Boots, £12, Matalan (click here to buy)

3 – Pull-on Cotton Trousers, £5.99, H&M (click here to buy)

4 – Bang, Crash, Wallop Long Sleeve T-Shirt, from £6, Next (click here to buy)

5 – Mix Media Trainers, £17.95, GAP (click here to buy)

6 – Loose Jeans, £4.99, H&M (click here to buy)

7 – Batman Umbrella, £10, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

8 – Quilted Jacket, £17.99, H&M (click here to buy)

9 – Tracksuit bottoms, £12.95, GAP (click here to buy)

10 – Rib-Knit Jumper, £5.99, H&M (click here to buy)

11 – Mittens on String, £6.50, John Lewis (click here to buy)

12 – ‘My Cape Is In The Wash’ Long Sleeve T-Shirt, £8, River Island (click here to buy)

13 – Ecru Patterned Jumper, from £12, Next (click here to buy)

14 – Suede Boots, £18, Matalan (click here to buy)

15 – Padded Herringbone and Corduroy Gilet, from £18, Marks & Spencer (click here to buy)

16 – Dinosaur Waterproof Poncho, from £15, Next (click here to buy)

17 – Bat Print Long Sleeved Top, from £3, F+F at Tesco (click here to buy)

18 – Padded Gilet, £14.99, H&M (click here to buy)

19 – Hat with Earflaps, £2.99, H&M (click here to buy)

20 – Suede Sherpa Boots, £16.95, GAP (click here to buy)



11th September 2014

How To Dress Boys In Tracksuit Bottoms

OUTFIT 1 merged

I’ve always liked dressing my boys in tracksuit bottoms – but when chatting to friends recently, they admitted they didn’t really like dressing their kids in them. Why? Because they look scruffy.

I think that’s unfair. They’re hardly formalwear, but teamed with the right tops and accessories, I think they look just as good as jeans. And let’s face it, who wouldn’t live in comfortable loungewear 24/7 if they could get away it?

So here’s some inspiration for dressing your little boys in tracksuit bottoms this autumn and winter. And the great thing about these three outfits is that they are practical for active little boys that like to run around, climb, and get dirty outdoors – whilst being comfortable and warm when they head back inside. Winner.

OUTFIT 1

Outfit 1 – I wish I could dress my boys in this cool autumn look (might be a bit on the hot side in Dubai, but we will save it for our trip back at Christmas). The simple tracksuit bottoms work really well with the denim jacket and to-die-for shearling converse. I didn’t include a top for underneath the jacket as anything goes, but the simple long-sleeved T-Shirt in Outfit 2 would work really well here too.

Denim Jacket, £34.95, GAP (click here to buy)

Classic Navy Backpack, £20, Mi Pac at Paperchase (click here to buy)

Navy Cotton Joggers, £49, Elias & Grace (click here to buy)

Chestnut Shearling Converse, £39.99 (click here to buy)

OUTFIT 2

 

Outfit 2 – Choose tracksuit bottoms with interesting prints or textures to make them the main focus of the outfit. Add a simple long-sleeved T-shirt, a pair of cool Converse, and a knitted beanie for extra warmth and style points.

1 – Navy Cable Knit Beanie, £8.95, GAP (click here to buy)

2 – Striped Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, £4.99, H&M (click here to buy)

3 – Grey Marl Tracksuit Bottoms, from £8, Next (click here to buy)

4 – Grey Converse, £36, Office (click here to buy)

OUTFIT 3

 

Outfit 3 – This is my favourite for cold winter days! Comfortable, warm, with the coolest Timberland-style boots to make it suitable for even the muddiest playdates outdoors! The gilet  jacket means arms are free, making zooming around much easier than with a big padded jacket.

1 – Puffer Gilet, from £14, Next (click here to buy)

2 – Hooded Red Shirt, £21, Pumpkin Patch at House of Fraser (click here to buy)

3 – Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, £18, Joules at John Lewis (click here to buy)

4 – Desert-style Boots, £19.95, GAP (click here to buy)