Back to School with BHS

With the final bank holiday of the year now in sight, and the summer almost over, all the thoughts of parents everywhere turn to getting the little ones (and bigger ones come to think of it) back to school. This means turning to the subject of school uniform. There is a lot of choice these days when it comes to buying school uniform, with almost all supermarkets now stocking very cheap items. But, I think that we need to look closely at quality when it comes to choosing the uniform, and that is why I would overwhelmingly choose BHS when shopping for Joe, both now, and in future.

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BHS have really come up trumps with their school uniform offering this year.  I was asked in June if I would be interested in test driving some of the boys pieces for the remainder of the school year. Joe was to wear the uniform that had been sent each day with the quality being assessed for wear. In addition, wash would also be examined – how many pieces of uniform have you purchased in the past that looked amazing on first wear, only to go all bobbly once it had been washed a couple of times?

Black Great Value Junior Boys Adjustable Waist Trouser Price: from £3.50 click to visit BHS

I was most impressed with the school trousers. In a lovely shade of jet black, Joe wore a pair in  aged 5. I often have a problem with trousers for Joe, who has long legs but a tiny waist, even adjustable waistbands often don’t adjust enough for my little tin-ribs. These were perfect, with a little growth room in the legs too. Additionally, I loved the mock fly detail, looking very smart, but without a fiddly zip for tiny finger to struggle with. A true zip is available on sizes from aged 7, but I think mother’s of younger children will understand why I love the faux zip aspect. The trousers washed extremely well, with no instant fluffing or loss of colour. Joe looked very smart in these and enjoyed wearing them too.

Unisex White 3 Pack Polo Shirt Price: from £4.50 click to visit BHS

I think the three pack of white polo tops is an absolute steal at £4.50. My son can wear either white or blue polo tops under their school jumper, but I opted for classic white, and the thicker cotton of these tops just shows the great quality. These polo tops are also great for P.E., and again, I cannot fault the quality on washing, the colour remains bright and the fabric soft and virtually perfect.

Formal Velcro Shoe Price: from £13.00 click to visit BHS

All the most stylish of little feet need a smart pair of school shoes, and the formal Velcro shoe are ultra smart and very reasonably priced. Velcro fastenings are a godsend for children who have not yet learned to tie tricky shoelaces, and are also a godsend to teachers of reception classes for precisely the same reason. The BHS shoes are both smart and comfortable, and Joe found them easy to put on and fasten.

All in all, I was really impressed with the BHS uniform, it washes well and looks great, and the price is truly reasonable. So if you have yet to kit out your little ones, I would pay BHS a visit.

 

And for girls…

Grey Junior Girls Pleated Pinny Price: from £12.00 click to visit BHS

Junior Girls Black Great Value Skirt Price: from £3.50 Click to visit BHS

Black Patent Mary Jane Shoe Price: from £14.00 click to visit BHS

 

Back to school(and College, Uni whatever…) with Fashion-Mommy

It’s that time again when you wonder where the summer has gone. It seems like only two minutes ago we were hearing those ‘Schools Out’ adverts with the strains of Alice Cooper ringing in our ears, and now we will soon be waving our little ones (and not so small ones) off as they return to school and college. (and in the case of my little one – start nursery proper – sob!)

So I’ve gathered some of the prettiest, cutest most practical back to school products for your perusal. There are must haves, and some lust haves, including gorgeous stationary items from Liberty London. New Look has some amazing discounts on school uniform for your teens, including the prettiest burgundy satchel that is stylish enough for mom to carry on the school run, whilst that old classic Clarks is keeping up years of tradition and providing the school shoes that can withstand any playground japes.

 

Liberty London

Medium Edenham Print Fabric Notebook £20 click to visit Liberty

Black Liberty Edenham Print Pencil Tin and Pencils £16.95 click to visit Liberty

Turquoise Logo Paperback Notebook, Liberty London £7.95 click to visit Liberty

Clarks back to school shoes

Daisy Dena Inf £32.00 click to visit Clarks

No Ties £40.00 click to visit Clarks

Deccan Boy £28.00 click to visit Clarks

Addison BL £40.00 click to visit Clarks

To view all Clarks school shoes, click here.

New Look back to school

Teens White 3/4 Sleeve Shirt Now £5.24 | Was £6.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Grey Cut and Sew Jumper Now £6.74 | Was £8.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Black Treggings £11.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Grey Ribbed Arm Cardigan Now £8.99 | Was £11.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Black Tortoiseshell Button Mac Now £14.99 | Was £19.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Blue Quilted Hooded Jacket Now £13.49 | Was £17.99 click to visit New Look

Teens Black Metal Bow Ballet Pumps Now £11.24 | Was £14.99 click to visit New Look

Burgundy Crocodile Print Satchel £14.99 click to visit New Look

 

 

 

Competition Time – Win your child’s school uniform with Fashion-Mommy and BHS.

This week saw Fashion-Mommy celebrate its first birthday. And to celebrate, Fashion-Mommy and BHS have teamed up to other mommies and daddies a special prize as they think about their little darlings going back to school.

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BHS are an expert in the field of school uniforms, offering style, quality and choice. With the boast that their uniforms are designed to ‘Fit the Nation’, you’ll find everything you need for your child, regardless of age or whetherthey’re short, tall, big or small. All school needs are catered for, from the complete school uniform and school coats, to school footwear and P.E kits. There is a limitless choice on colour and style, and the uniforms come in all sizes from ages 3-16.

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What I love about BHS school wear is the value. You know you are going to be getting good quality clothing, but prices start at just £1! BHS shirts start at £3 for a 3 Pack with skirts from £4. For the young men in your life trousers start from £3.50, jumpers from £5 and blazers from £15.

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Uniform @ BHS

If you have picky teenagers who demand a fashion-forward uniform, then the Tammy range is perfect, and will suit even the most awkward mini fashionista.

Uniform @ BHS

COMPETITION TIME

BHS ARE OFFERING 5 WINNERS THE CHANCE TO WIN A SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR THEIR CHILD, UP TO THE VALUE OF £39. THE VOUCHER WILL BE REDEEMABLE ON FULL PRICE BACK TO SCHOOL PRODUCTS, AND MUST BE REDEEMED BEFORE 30TH SEPTEMBER.

TO WIN THE PRIZE, SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, AND ‘LIKE’ FASHION-MOMMY ON FACEBOOK. COMPETITION ENDS ON THURSDAY 18TH AUGUST AND THE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK!