The kids ranges at Marks and Spencer are consistently good and this season is no exception. You know you are getting excellent quality at a fair price point but they are continuing to be more and more fashionable but staying true to their classic image. Recently, I have been looking at the children’s section of M and S more closely than usual as my niece and nephew are part of their Holiday Campaign at the moment! A perfect excuse to do a wardrobe edit for the little people in our lives…
I have divided up this post into four parts so you can navigate straight to the relevant category Younger Girls, Older Girls, Younger Boys and Older Boys.
This post is geared to switching your kids wardrobe from Winter to Spring/Summer now the sun is creeping through sporadically and they have probably shot up a few sizes during hibernation. It is always best to buy the gems before the summer as the good stuff is usually gone in the size you need!!
Spotted Jumpsuit £14
You an’t beat a little on in a jumpsuit. I love the smocking around the neckline.
Cotton Rich Twill Dress £14
This is a bit of fun if it is scorchio. Lovely and loose too.
Cotton Rich Striped Dress £20 (Age 1-10)
This looks even prettier on. I personally think it suits a slightly older child as it is semi structured but win win either way.
3 Pack of Cotton Tops £14
I don’t know about you but my daughters wardrobe staple int eh summer is a white top. They go with everything. If they are subject to a chocolate flake down them, buy in quantity or go for another colour – but plain all the way!
Crab Swimsuit £12
The swim suits at M and S are insanely good this season. I could do a post just on swimwear!
Scalloped Swimsuit £12
So South of France. Does it come in an adult version?
Pom Pom Frill Swimsuit £14
Again, how sweet is this? I love the frills and pom poms. Spot on Marks & Sparks.
Pastel Organza Socks £7
I know some think these organza trim socks are a bit of a no no, but I love them and they bring a much needed bit of edge to a twee outfit.
Rip take Plimsolls £12
A fab take on a traditional T bar – the gold trim is a winner.
Gladiator Sandals £18
If your little one is a boho carrier and has tanned feet, these are fabulous and will o with everything from jeans to a kaftan.
Pom Pom Trilby £10
I am a massive fan of anything with a flamingo on it and this is no exception. Good enough to hang outside their wardrobe when they aren’t wearing it.
Collared Woven Top £20
I am partial to a Peter Pan collar (on girls only past the age of 1/2) and this paired with the scallop shorts would be lovely on your tween daughter.
Red Scalloped Shorts £22
I love the shape of these. Flat fronted with buttons and scalloped edging!
Embroidered Dress £24
This is such an easy throw on dress for the beach or a party.
Pure Cotton Kaftan £20
I love this kaftan. I first spied it on my niece in the above campaign pictures and it is definitely on my holiday list.
Flamingo Swimsuit £16
Again flamingo’s and a sporty style costume.
Blue Cotton PJ’s (1-16 years)
You can’t beat matching top and bottom at bedtime (need to heed my own advice!) and I love these. I am sure they would also work separately during the day too…
Lace Up Star Trainers £22
Leapord Print Trainers £18
These look totally designer. They go up to a size 6 so nab yourself a pair! (One of the great thing about M and S is there footwear does now go up to a size 6 soy really can shop for decent shoes at half the price!)
Watermelon Rucksack £16
Perfect aeroplane / park / beach rucksack.
Chevron Scarf £8
Basically, I just want this. To myself.
Star Print Trilby £8
This would actually go really well in older sons bedroom so might just buy a trio and pin them on his wall for a bit of art deco. I have a feeling he would want to wear them though.
Orange Mirrored Sunglasses £6
Too cool for school. And it £6 doesn’t matter too much if they lose them / forget them or sit on them. Delete as appropriate.
Stripe T £8
Ah, Petit Bateau eat your heart out. I like that the neck and sleeves are trimmed with white not navy. Petty perhaps but I like it when navy and white stripe T’s are more on the white side.
Cheeky Sweatshirt £12
There is no hiding from the fact that slogan sweats are all the rage here on in and this is as good as any I have seen.
Embroidered Yellow Swim Shorts £10
Palm Trees. Tick. Bright colour. Tick. Drawstring for the snake hips. Tick.
Rip take Trainers £16
Velcro is so much easier isn’t and this grey will go well with light coloured trousers or shorts.
Red Sunglasses £6
A bare necessity.
Cotton Check Shirt £20
Roll the sleeves up and voila, a fab shirt for summer.
Slim fit Grey Jeans £16
Every boy needs a pair of grey jeans and the slim fit will avoid him looking like a dork. (Don’t allow your kids to wear bell bottoms!!!!)
White Chino Shorts with Belt £22
Ok, this may be far too preppy for a lot of you and yes it is def not every day wear in this household but if we had an even to go to (arm like on a boat?) these would up your game a bit. Until the strawberries came out obviously.
Embroidered Navy Swim Shorts £16
Different colour way and a bit more sober for a boy on the verge of adult hood.
Driving Shoes 5-16
Pony or not, I think little boys look so so cute in these. May have a hard time persuading my husband but if I could I would.
Check Pj’s £10 (1-16 years)
As the age ranges from 1-16, these are perfect for a set of mixed age brothers.
Striped Rash Vest (0-14 years)
Same goes for this rash vest. Get one for your little girl too. You can navy have too much Navy & White!
I hope you found that little summary helpful. I have written this post in collaboration with Marks and Spencer and it is does contain affiliate links (so if you buy something, I get a *small* percentage) however, all picks are totally my own!!!!
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