Boohoo launch Boohoo Kids

Boohoo have long been known for their fashion forward, but affordable looks, and now, fresh from adding menswear and Boohoo Curve to their ranges, they have added a really fabulous children’s clothing selection.  The collection is for both girls and boys, and ranges from age 4-12. I have recently been sent some pieces for Joe to wear and review, and I have to say that the quality is excellent, the styles are cool for fashion-forward youngsters, and the prices are what you have come to expect from Boohoo.

Joe is a typical 7 year old who frankly doesn’t want to wear anything that isn’t sportswear or have a football team emblazoned on it. So the first plus point is that he actually liked the pieces I chose from Boohoo, they appealed to his cool quota and he was really happy to wear them. (Breathes a sigh of relief.) I think part of the reason he liked the pieces is that they are not babyish, we are not talking cartoon characters or dinosaurs here, but cool prints and patterns, and designs that are similar to what are appearing in menswear collections.

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Joe already has clear ideas when it comes to his style, and the only jeans he likes are of the skinny variety. The Boys grey skinny jeans have a 1980s feel and contain stretch for extra comfort. Joe has really long legs and so we chose aged 9 which were only in need of a small turn up, and fitted perfectly on the waist.

Boys Grey Skinny Jeans £12.00 Click to visit Boohoo

Boys Grey Skinny Jeans £12.00 Click to visit Boohoo

We teamed the jeans with a polo top (now out of stock but you can find a good range of polo tops on the site) and a really lovely ‘Boys Smart Bomber Jacket’ which is great for wearing for special occasions, or a days when a warmer coat is not needed. This jacket comes in charcoal, as well as the classic black that we opted for.  This jacket is a great fix for those who love their sportswear has it has a soft, bomber jacket style.

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Boys Smart Bomber Jacket £10 Click to visit Boohoo

Boys Smart Bomber Jacket £10 Click to visit Boohoo

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Boohoo is certainly worth a look if you are on the hunt for somewhere different when it comes to children’s clothing. Currently you can get £1 next day delivery which is another bonus.

Boohoo – so good it gets Joe dabbing!

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Joe rocks the LittleRockstore

“Sharing love for music and kids.” That is the LittleRockstore’s slogan. An online company with a huge collection of Rock and Roll, Heavy metal and Punk slogan t-shirts especially designed with children in mind, LittleRockstore aim to put the cool into kids clothing. So, whatever your taste in music, whoever your fave band or singer might be, you are sure to find something cute and cool that will appeal to your taste.

ACDC Kids T-Shirt Logo colour ACDC £14.90 Click to visit LittleRockstore

ACDC Kids T-Shirt Logo colour ACDC £14.90 Click to visit LittleRockstore

My hubby Pete is a huge fan of ACDC and so when I was asked if Joe would like to receive a t-shirt to review, this seemed the obvious choice, especially as Joe quite enjoys a little bit of heavy metal too (he likes Whitesnake at the moment.). ACDC has an iconic logo that is instantly recognisable and striking, and it makes a great choice as a logo for a plain t-shirt, especially one that is in black.

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DSCN9665 As I’ve mentioned in the past, Joe is learning karate, and has to have comfortable tops and tees to wear with his karate trousers. This t-shirt fits the bill, in soft 100% cotton, plenty of stretch, and not too tight fitting. The logo is bright and vibrant, and the general quality of this product is good. I also like the fact that this is a 100% official product – there is nothing worse than a cheap, imitation tour or band t-shirt that fades after the first wash.

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DSCN9667This would be super cute with skinny jeans or a mini leather jacket, and, because it is a simple, classic design, it is a piece your child will be able to get lots of wear out of.

If ACDC are not your thing, never fear, there are t-shirt designs for everyone from Kanye West to The Beatles, from Kiss to Madonna, even t-shirts featuring Sonic Youth and Elvis. Most of the designs are in sizes up to five years, but many do extend past this, with Joe’s tee going up to 11-12 years.

These would make a great Christmas gift idea and are a real piece of Rock and Roll fun.

 

How to choose the right ballet wear for your kids

If you have a budding ballerina or ballerino in your family, you’ll know that a ballet costume is more than just a cute outfit for pirouetting around the living room in. As well as being nice to look at, dancewear should be comfortable, durable and allow for movement. However, if you’re new to the world of ballet, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing clothing.

To get the lowdown on selecting ballet wear for your little ones, read on.

Tights

Tights are an essential part of a ballet dancer’s wardrobe, and for good reason. From accentuating form to helping improve circulation and prevent strains, a good pair of tights can perform a range of functions. These garments come in a variety of styles. Convertible tights have a small opening in the soles, so they can go from full-footed to footless easily. Stirrup tights, meanwhile, are footless but have tight bands designed to support the arch of the foot. You can also get full-footed or footless versions. Whatever you choose, be sure to get tights that are the right fit for your mini Anna Pavlova or Mikhail Baryshnikov. Junior sizes can be found at tights specialists, such as Stockings HQ.

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Slippers

Children’s ballet slippers should fit snugly. They should be tight enough to not leave any excess material around the toes but loose enough to not curl the toes. Most kids start out with single-soled leather slippers, as these are both comfortable and durable. For added security, you might want to opt for ones with straps if your child is very young. As your youngster progresses and begins performing in shows, it might be a good idea to get a pair of satin shoes, as these can look great on stage. If your little one is performing pointe work, meanwhile, they’ll need a pair of pointe shoes to support and cushion their toes.

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Leotards

Leotards allow instructors, examiners and audiences to see the movement of a performer’s body easily. They also help children to observe their form and technique when looking in a mirror. These items of clothing are available in a variety of designs. For the summer months, you could dress your tiny dancer in a sleeveless or cap-sleeved leotard, and when the colder weather hits, you could opt for long-sleeved versions. If you have a little girl, you might want to choose a design that comes with a chiffon skirt. Leotards are available in nylon lycra and cotton lycra. Whatever material you choose, you should make sure that your child’s skin can breathe. You should also ensure that it’s a snug fit but is flexible enough for your son or daughter to move around in comfortably.

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Remember that above all else, your child should be comfortable in what they’re wearing. If they’re constantly pulling up their tights or fidgeting with their leotard straps, you probably need to get a better fit.