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.


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.


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.


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).



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.


  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
    Donna recently posted…My Favourite CushionsMy Profile

  2. Nat / UEM
    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. Beth @ Twinderelmo
    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
    Beth @ Twinderelmo recently posted…Silent Sunday [17/5/15]My Profile

    • 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
    Potty Mouthed Mummy recently posted…The Tea and Cake | The Holiday EditionMy Profile

  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
    brummymummyof2 recently posted…More Mutton. Less Mum.My Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge