So summer is just around the corner (we promise, it is; we’ve even seen sunshine!) and now that the days are getting longer it’s that time when we have to start thinking about getting our summer wardrobes in check.
And we here at Kidult and Co know that you guys are just as passionate about what your little ones wear as you are about your own wardrobes, but we also know that you’re busy living your lives and barely have enough time coordinate what you’re wearing for work tomorrow, so making sure your little super stylers are looking fresh and fancy is a constant battle. And that’s before we even start on the actual battle you might end up having with your mini diva.
But fear not parents, because Kidult and Co are here with our top five tips to make sure your little treasures look tip top, so you can get them looking super cool this summer without a single fight on your hands! You’re welcome.
1. Size Up
Now we know that you, as parents, want your babes to look super cool, but all they actually care about is being comfortable and not being restricted by their clothing. But fortunately for you, none of those things are mutually exclusive, because thanks to Kidult and Co’s range of super-soft cotton monochrome t-shirts and hoodies, your little angels can be both cool and comfy. As you can see from our little Instagram models, our tops look awesome when worn a couple of sizes too big, and the wearers have the freedom and space to play and grow to boot.
And of course, the big bonus of this policy is that the clothes will last for much longer rather than being outgrown in 5 minutes, meaning the kids get more wear out of them and you parents get added value for money.
2. Layer and Layer Again
We all know how unpredictable our great British summertime is and you need to be prepared for every meteorological eventuality, so that’s why it’s never a good idea to just rely on a short-sleeved t-shirt, even in the middle of August! Fortunately, the Kidult and Co range is designed specifically to be layered on, so your little ones can be prepared for any turn of the weather, no matter cold or hot it may suddenly get.
You can choose from one of our fab long-sleeved tops and layer underneath one of our classic hand-printed short sleeved creations, or why not go for one of our awesomely snuggly hoodies and layer over a long or short-sleeved tee? This is a great option too for mixing up the colour scheme, as you layer black on white or visa versa, or even grey on white for added versatility.
3. Pair With A Jacket
One sure fire way of making your little ones look ridiculously cool is with a funky little jacket over the top of one of our classic Kidult and Co handprinted t-shirts. Whether it’s a little retro denim jacket or a voguish mini black leather jacket layered over a white tee printed with a black design, you can guarantee they will look like they’ve just stepped off a kiddie catwalk. But make sure you pop their collar up for that extra punch of style though.
Plus, the added benefits of a jacket are that it keeps them warm when it’s cold but is quick to remove when the sun (however briefly) comes out to play. Plus, it makes a simple t-shirt look just that little bit more smart, so you don’t need to worry about where you might end up later in the day. In short, you and your little ones will be ready for anything a British summer day can throw at you.
The best thing about the simplicity of our designs is that they can be accessorised to make them anything you want them to be. You might think that a simple item of white clothing with a black design, or black with a white design, would be boring after a while, but the beauty of our monochrome colour palette is that it can be accessorised with almost anything of practically any colour.
Want to stick with the black and white theme? No problem, pair with a black hat or a black and white scarf to keep the look going. Want to add a splash of colour? Why not accessorise with some bright red sun glasses or a red beanie hat? Especially in summer, accessorising well is less a matter of fashion than a obligation, as the high sun necessitates keeping the sun off their head or neck or shielding their eyes. A back-to-front snapback or funky tied headscarf are also great ways of ensuring your little treasures stay sun-safe whilst looking fresh to boot.
5. Make It Posh
Have you ever received an invitation to an event with a smart-casual dress code? Especially if you don’t know the organisers or anyone else going, how are you supposed to work that one out? Is it more smart than casual, or more casual than smart? And how casual is casual…are pyjamas acceptably casual, provided they’re Marks and Spencer’s? It’s a social conundrum, and even more complicated if you’ve got kids to dress too, especially ones who are likely to kick off if they’re forced to wear a waistcoat even for just a couple of hours!
Well, luckily again, Kidult and Co are here to help, because our fun range of British-made clothing can be dressed up or down as much as necessary. Paired with a simple pair of jeans or leggings, our stylish tees are the perfect things for lazy days or fun on the beach, but styled up with a nice pair of trousers and a waistcoat or suit jacket, or a fancy pair of dungarees and a cardigan, your kids will look both bang-up-to-date and smart enough for any smart casual event, no matter how smart it may be!
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Get In Touch
If you’d like to find out more about how to make your little monsters into the best dressed super stylers at any event and on any day, then why not take a look at our Lookbook on the website?
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us directly to ask us about anything via any of the usual methods; either try us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form on the website and we’ll get back to you.