My Top 5 Favourite Shops For Toddler Boys Fashion

My little boy is a November baby, which means that his Autumn/Winter wardrobe is usually taken care of courtesy of his birthday and Christmas presents.  He really does get spoilt and his wardrobe is usually bursting at the seams, and a lot of items get carried over to the next year as children’s sizing can be a bit hit and miss.

The only downside is that they are not necessarily the clothes I would personally choose to dress my son in.  They are lovely and he looks great in them but they’re not always to my personal taste.  I can never justify going and spending money on clothes he really doesn’t need so I have learnt to make my peace with it.

However, other than a couple of pairs of shorts and a few t-shirts that he may get for Easter (he doesn’t like chocolate so he’s not the easiest to buy for) his spring and summer wardrobe is mostly down to me.  I love shopping for my little boy and love all the colours that come into the shops once we get out of February and as the weather starts to get a bit warmer it’s the perfect excuse to go and stock up.

Little boys clothes can sometimes be a bit disappointing.  There are rows and rows of pretty dresses, skirts and jumpsuits for little girls but the boys section can often be lacking.  There are a few shops though that I can always rely on to find a few things for O without spending a fortune.

1.  Mothercare, to be more specific the Little Bird range by Jools Oliver

I was never a huge Mothercare fan, for some reason I always forgot about it and headed to Mamas and Papas when I was pregnant and O was first born.  They have totally won me round with their Little Bird range and the only challenge is limiting myself to a few pieces rather than everything in his size.  The retro styles are so fun and strike a great balance of not being too babyish whilst not being too grown up.  This has now become my go-to shop for any birthday presents I need to buy for little boys.

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2. Boots

I have long loved their Mini Club range, I love the colours and O’s first holiday wardrobe when he was 6 months old was largely made up of Boots romper suits which were perfect for the hot Egyptian weather but as they were 3 for 2 when I bought them I wasn’t too devastated if a couple came back a bit worse for wear from suntan lotion stains.  Last year I went in and stocked up on t-shirts and shorts for this summer and have been in a couple of weeks ago to pick up this outfit for our hols.  The added bonus with Boots is there is usually a few offers on such as buy one get one half price.

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3.  Zara

My mum got me into Zara kids as every time they go on holiday they seem to find a Zara and always come back with a few treats for O. Last week they came back from Tenerife and brought these gorgeous shorts and anchor print shirt.  I can’t wait to put O in these when we go out for dinner on our hols.

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4.  Next

Next is my safety net.  If I’m struggling to find something for O I head off to Next.  This weekend was no different, O has suddenly shot up and the majority of his trousers are starting to be a bit too short or are thick winter jeans and we needed something lighter.  Of course Next has a great selection of light weight summer pants, and O couldn’t resist choosing himself a t-shirt (he’s a little plane mad).

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5.  Boden

I only discovered Boden since having O, and after stocking up on his baby wear from there I’ve also since found their womens range, gorgeous.  I love their use of colours and prints, and their jogging pants are perfect for little boys.  So far, I haven’t ordered anything this season as we have a few of last years items that still fit O, but once he’s outgrown them I’ll be heading over to their website.  I have my eye on these star track pants and I love these reversible hooded t-shirts.

Wearing all my favourites, shirt from Little Bird, t-shrt from Boots, jeans from Next and shoes from Boden,

Wearing all my favourites; shirt from Little Bird, t-shirt from Boots, jeans from Next and shoes from Boden,

What are your favourite shops for your little ones? I’d love to hear.

7 Comments

  1. May 17, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Ooooh I love Little Bird, Boots and Next but have never really shopped in Zara – must change that as that shirt is gorgeous! x
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  2. May 18, 2015 / 7:16 am

    I think Next is the only one on the list I’ve used! Must look around. We like H&M and then try to buy a few bits from instagram shops/independent sellers too.

  3. May 18, 2015 / 8:07 am

    Charlie was a h&m baby with a splash of Next thrown in. I still love h&m but have noticed when trying to buy for my godson that it’s more geared towards girls (£2.99 for a sundress!)
    I’m not sure what Matalan is like for boys – I think it’s more character aimed. Zara is fab isn’t it? That’s one of my favourites. I always think of you when I see Little Bird boy stuff as I loved that green jacket you got him xx
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    • May 18, 2015 / 9:37 am

      I love O’s green jacket and have a bit of an obsession with Little Bird. I always forget to look at the childrens clothes in H&M, I just look for me. xx

  4. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    May 18, 2015 / 10:51 am

    He’s such a cutie!! I adore Next and Zara (off to get that anchor shirt soon! Ha ha) I seem to be the only person not really into the Mothercare stuff ….eek. I also love Tu at Sainsburys and Tesco. Oh and Matalan. Fab prices too xxx
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  5. May 18, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Parents are always concious about theirs childrent clothing. They prefer quality materialized & stylish clothing for boys which protect their skins as well looks nice.

  6. May 24, 2015 / 4:53 am

    Some fantastic choices here lovely! Do you know Shutterflies? Hayley? Who is lovely. SHE KNOWS JOOLS!!! Imagine that? The glamour! Also loving the background on the photos. Fab x
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