Thank goodness the selection of boys clothes in the shops has grown over the last few years. It used to be pretty basic but now if you know where to look the boys can give the girls a run for their money in the cuteness and originality stakes. There also more individual and dedicated websites just for the boys (more on that soon!)
However, I am pretty trad in how I dress the boys so high street shopping works for me. There is a lot of blue. A lot of stripes. Nothing too way out. So if this is a little safe for you, I won’t be offended if you quietly move on. If you are in the running for some timeless basics, stick with me and let’s head to trusty M and S.
Younger boys : 0-5
Seeing as below the age of 10 they race through their shoes at very high speed, best to go cheap and cheerful. These are very sweet too.
Love the two tone endnote too overtly appliqué.
Same look as above but it wouldn’t be a TLM post without a star or two in it!
I don’t love the motif on this but I do love the slightly different green if you are eating something a bit different to ‘safe’ blue.
I love how M and S have focussed on this subtle texture. It keeps the clothes simple enough but adds little bit of much needed detail on kids clothes.
This only goes up to 1 yr. Wish it went older.
Older boys : 3-16
Alot of the more popular coloured boys driving shoes have sold out but this practical grey which would go with everything is still in every size.
Who would know these weren’t.. umm.. cough.. the original ones. I wouldn’t.
These are really fun and I am a massive fan of slightly longer looking board shorts than shorter trunks that can look a bit ‘Copacabana beach’ in them if you get what I mean.
These are really smart and would love them in a mens sizes.
Fresh and easily spotted from the other side of the swimming pool.
There is no avoiding the football obsession (lucky if you are) and a good way to avoid them wanting team pjs is to put these across their path.
Roll the sleeves up, unbutton a couple of the top buttons, which on some shorts and a great al fresco look.
Why are these called trunks? Anyway, there comes a time in every boys life when the briefs have to go and these have to enter. I would say from age 4 at the LATEST.
A bit of fun. Until they lose them!
Hope this has helped and will emerald you to fill in any holiday clothing gaps for your little chap.
This post was written in collaboration with Marks and Spencer however all products chosen are handpicked by me. This post also contains affiliate links!