I was recently asked if I'd like to be sent an outfit for The Boy from the new season at Mini Club clothing from Boots. As it's one of the clothes shops of choice for The Boy, I readily agreed and waited for the outfit eager to see the colours and styles available.
I'm quite a fussy mum when it comes to dressing The Boy. When he was a baby it was easy because most boys clothes were the soft blues and coffee browns that really suited his colouring, yet the minute he turned two everything became garish and brash. Bright, lurid colours don't suit The Boy, he always needs a muted tone of each colour as he's so pale. This is one of the reasons why I like Mini Club; the colours are understated and suit The Boy perfectly. It's also one of the few places that gets the sizing right; he's a tall boy with a long, skinny body and broad shoulders yet everything always fits perfectly.
The Boy was sent:
- a fleece-lined green hooded gilet (£14.00) – the gilet seemed a little short in the body but I suspect that was the style, it also didn't completely cover his large head (bless him!)
- lightwash jeans (£10.00) with an adjustable waist – far more appropriate for a pre-school boy than elasticated waist jeans as they fall down on him
- two pack long-sleeve striped tops (£9.00) – really nicely designed with contrasting stripes on each arm to the body, and an excellent length in the body and sleeve.
I think he looks really trendy in this outfit and it's definitely one that I would have chosen for him (we love stripey tops). The colours are perfect for him (especially as his favourite colour is green) and the prices are extremely reasonable.
We were sent these items for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.