You’d never know I was having my second baby as I don’t seem to ever buy anything for him or her; all I seem to buy is toddler clothes for Owen!
As it stands I have a lot of neutral newborn and 0-3 clothes, so Baby number 2 is already well kitted out! Owen, on the other hand, turns 3 in January and as he is very tall for his age he will be in desperate need for clothes!
This collective haul contains items from a range of shops including Zara, Primark, Next and Spanish brand La Coqueta, and consists mainly of Autumn/Winter clothing.
I love finding independent brands and pieces of clothing! When I was contacted by La Coqueta about them kindly gifting Owen a shirt from their gorgeous range I jumped at the chance! I don’t often buy him shirts and formal wear, but I love dressing him up in something smarter for special occasions; he looked adorable in a waistcoat and bow tie for my sisters wedding!
Escondia Boys Shirt (RRP £44.00)
This shirt has a gorgeous blue/pink/green check and button detailing down the front, and the material is a really lightweight and cosy cotton. I love the fact that the button detailing only goes halfway down; this is definitely more manageable for a toddler to dress himself! These will look amazing with the corduroy trousers from Zara (listed below) and a little pair of desert boots – adorable!
I’ve never shopped in Zara toddler all that often; I genuinely forget they do children’s clothes half the time! On a recent shopping trip I was browsing through their range and couldn’t help myself when I saw these few bits!
Animals Top (RRP £5.99)
How lovely is this?! I love white long sleeved tops for the winter; they’re perfect to throw on under a gilet or cardigan, and go with absolutely everything!
Printed T-shirt (RRP £7.99)
I got this purely for the sloth, not going to lie. It’s in the same light material as the animal top, which feels cosy and warm under layers.
Striped leggings (RRP £7.99)
I don’t like jeans on Owen as they’re too stiff a material for how active he is; I’m also not a big fan of the button – particularly awkward when potty training! Sometimes leggings can be a bit too casual, but these look smart without being over the top. And I love how warm these feel; perfect in any winter weather with a pair of boots!
Fabric trousers (RRP £14.99)
How adorable do these look? Nice, lightweight material, faux button crotch and an elastic aged waistband. Like I said, smart looking but perfect for active little boys and even better for potty training! The fabric isn’t too heavy so is flexible for Owen to move around, but is also very warm so ideal during the winter.
Striped trousers (RRP £9.99)
Perfect for running around in! What can I say, I have a thing for stripes! This is the same fabric as the previous striped leggings, so great for colder days spent outside!
Primark children’s range are unbeatable on price; when Owen is at nursery I don’t put him in anything else! Not only do they wash and wear well, but they’re the right price point – you cannot beat £1.30 a t-shirt! I do have to search through some of the things though; as I’ve said before I hate fluorescent clothing and garish patterns!
Jurassic Park white T-shirt (RRP £4.50)
Owen loves dinosaurs, so this was actually his choice! It’s quite large so there’s plenty of growing room, and I love the way this material feels. Primark boys clothes always wash well. I also picked up a similar t-shirt for the same price, except it had little Volkswagen camper vans on it. Perfect for summer!
Boys polo shirt (RRP £4.50)
Again, another perfectly simple polo shirt, but these are so handy with an active three year old! I also got the same polo shirt in red and blue. I always buy these in bulk as they’re perfect for Owen to wear to nursery.
Kids slogan t-shirt (RRP £1.30)
One pound thirty. That’s all. I genuinely don’t know how Primark do it! There was a whole table devoted to t-shirts of a similar nature, so I brought several in various colours and styles. Like I said before, some can be a little garish but for £1.30 they’re great to throw on for nursery. Owen always comes home filthy!
A toddler clothing haul isn’t a haul without a cheeky trip into Next! I love the selection of boys clothes, and I especially love the fact that the clothing is a little more ‘grown up’ than your usual clothing.
Multi Rainbow Crew Neck Jumper (RRP £13.00)
Granted, this isn’t the usual thing I pick up for Owen, but I couldn’t resist the rainbow print! It’s a very cosy woollen jumper that will be ideal for winter time, and on those dreary grey mornings it’s always nice to inject a little colour!
Padded Gilet in red (RRP £16.00)
I was very kindly gifted a winter coat from River Island earlier in the year so haven’t had to worry about buying one this year. Instead, I’ve brought him a gilet as the navy one he had last year is too small for him. As I said before, these are perfect for cooler mornings for throwing on over a long sleeved top, and I really like the red colour – so different from the traditional navy!
And that’s it – for now! I’ll probably hold off Autumn/Winter clothing for now and try and get a few summer bits in the sales. There’s plenty of time to get more toddler clothing – it’s my favourite thing to buy at the moment!