Kids’ summer clothing edit
Anyone else's kids shot up a few inches during lockdown? We've got you covered with our pick of the coolest, colourful childrenswear to style out the summer.
We love the playful Hawaiian print on this sweet tie-up top From H&M’s new capsule collection with illustrator Emma Jayne. Add the matching skirt to your online basket to complete the look.
Jessie Ware has a successful pop career, brilliant podcast (it’s called Table Manners, look it up!) and now a unisex clothing line for kids called Anyware. We love the boxy shape and summery blue on these cotton and linen blend long shorts.
Next have nailed casual cool with this checkered Oxford shirt. Style with trainers for footie in the park (maybe not those white ones though!), or button to the top for a smarter style.
Scandi brand Newbie balances style and sustainability in it’s chic childrenswear designs – the frill on this 100% organic cotton zip-up elevates the design and adds the cute factor.
A denim jacket is a wardrobe staple for any age and the lighter jersey sleeves on this number are ideal for summer evenings. Available from Oxfordshire-based brand Angel & Rocket.
Bolder the better
Did you know COS makes children’s clothes? We love the unusual pocket and bright print on this statement cotton tee. Pair with simple denim cut-offs or go bold and complete the look with the matching shorts and bucket hat.
Does this come in adult-size? This denim-look boilersuit, with cool cargo pockets and dropped shoulders, is lightweight and perfect for warmer weather.
Japanese brand Uniqulo is your go-to for basics and often the clothing has an element of performance like this lightweight mesh hoodie. Available in several colours, it blocks UV light to protect kids from the sun and is excellent value.
From cool Aussie brand ANARKID this organic cotton circle skirt has a comfy elasticated waist and dropped back hem. The bold orange print is perfect for playdates on sunny days.
Coolest kid on the playground? We think so. These vans tick all the style boxes, plus they’re super-comfy and great quality so will last for ages.
This sweet smock dress nails two trends in one with its polka dot print and frill detail. Find it on sale (result!) at brilliant online boutique Style My Kid.
£14.95 reduced from £19.95
This matching set of comfy pastel green oversized t-shirt and joggers from Zara is perfect for summer chill and play time.
Oversized t-shirt £9.99 and joggers £12.99
Designed by funky Danish brand Alba of Denmark, the cuff detail and side stripe give this 100% organic cotton jumper a cool varsity feel (plus cute creds for the little embroidered panda!). Find it online at organic children’s boutique Tilly & Jasper.
A linen shirt is a summer staple and this bright blue number from John Lewis gets our vote. Button up for an occasion, or wear loose over a graphic tee for a more casual look.
Pretty in pastel
From Joules, this 100% cotton peplum dress channels ice cream parlour favourites with its rainbow pastel stripes. Pair with a straw hat for ultimate summer chic.
How sweet are these stripey paper-bag shorts? A linen-blend, they’re ideal for hotter climes and have an adjustable waist for comfort. Available Hants-based brand The Owl and the Pussycat.
Palm beach life? We wish! This cool printed t-shirt is fantastic value, especially as it’s made with sustainable fibres and processes. Available from Mango’s Committed range.
£6.99 reduced from £7.99
Little ones will love the sweet strawberry print on these sandals – and parents will love the practical creds. They’re easy to adjust and are made of waterproof fabric.
£16.80 reduced from £24
Bright & bold
For fashion forward kids you can’t go wrong with Berlin-based Noé & Zoë. How cool is the hotchpotch pattern on these bermuda shorts? They’re 96% organic cotton too.