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35 Items To Revamp Your Kids Wardrobe

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…

R and S

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.

Camper Van

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!!

Younger Girls 

Spotted Jumpsuit £14

You an’t beat a little on in a jumpsuit. I love the smocking around the neckline.

Spotted Jumpsuit

Cotton Rich Twill Dress £14 

This is a bit of fun if it is scorchio. Lovely and loose too.

Cotton Rich Twill Dress

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.

Cotton Rich Stripe Dress

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!

Cotton Tops

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?

Scalloped Swimsuit

Pom Pom Frill Swimsuit £14

Again, how sweet is this? I love the frills and pom poms. Spot on Marks & Sparks.

Pom Pom Frill Swimsuit

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.

rip take plimsols

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.

Gladiator Sandals


Older Girls 

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.

Pom Pom Trilby

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.

Collared Woven Top

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.

Embroidered Dress

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.

Cotton Kaftan

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…

Blue Cotton PJs

Lace Up Star Trainers £22

Just fun.


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!)

Leopard Trainers



Girls Accessories 

Watermelon Rucksack £16 

Perfect aeroplane / park / beach rucksack.

Watermelon Rucksack

Chevron Scarf £8

Basically, I just want this. To myself.

Chevron Scarf

Younger Boys 

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.

star print trilby

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.

Mirrored Sunglasses

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.

Stripe T


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.

Cheeky sweatshirt

Embroidered Yellow Swim Shorts £10 

Palm Trees. Tick. Bright colour. Tick. Drawstring for the snake hips. Tick.

yellow swim shorts



Rip take Trainers £16 

Velcro is so much easier isn’t and this grey will go well with light coloured trousers or shorts.

rip take trainers

Older Boys 

Red Sunglasses £6

A bare necessity.



Cotton Check Shirt £20 

Roll the sleeves up and voila, a fab shirt for summer.

Cotton Check Shirt


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!!!!)

Great Jeans

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.

chino shorts

Embroidered Navy Swim Shorts £16 

Different colour way and a bit more sober for a boy on the verge of adult hood.

Swim shorts

Trainers £22

Bargain. Sold.

Retro Trainers

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.

Tan Summer Shoes

Check Pj’s £10 (1-16 years) 

As the age ranges from 1-16, these are perfect for a set of mixed age brothers.

Check PJs

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!

Rash Vest

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!!!!

Shop Marks and Spencer Kids here 



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School Run Style : With Marks & Spencer

We all know that the food is pretty unbeatable, the kids clothes are amazing and you will always get a well fitting bra at Marks and Spencer, but what about the women’s clothes? I have always found a few gems when I was walking through the womenswear section to get to the food hall but never actually set out to shop in ‘Marks and Sparks’.  After my latest little project, that has all changed and I will be heading back each season to see what they have pulled out the bag for that style season.

I was so excited to be given the challenge to pull a few of my favourites from the current season together and found it surprisingly easy. This Spring is set to be about frills, bows, fluted arms, embroidery and blush pink and apple green. (Ok, you may want to know how I know about these trends? I follow a lot of brilliant rule makers (and rule breakers – you always need them) over on Instagram who work in the industry and even set the trends over at  WGSN. I am just giving you a summary!)

My New Picks 

These Embroidered Mid Rise Skinny Leg Jeans £35 are fab. I have not worn them out yet as I am drawn to mud at the best of times but can’t wait to pair them with some metallic trainers and a T-shirt and hit the ground running.


Check out the stunning detail on my pins.


This Pure Cotton Half Sleeve Sweatshirt £25 is lovely and if I can keep it clean will be a firm throw on fave for the next few months.


This is what it looks like on. It is a good length and the sleeves are really flattering. I love it. What do you think?


Black jeans are my friend right up until August and with these zips drawing the eye in, it doesn’t matter if your ankles are a bit translucent, no one will be looking!

Zipped Pocket Skinny Leg Jeans £39.50

Skinny Black Jeans

They are so elongating and hold their shape! I am wearing them with a cotton stretch ivory bomber jacket I bought from M and S last year!


These Bow Trainers with Insolia Flex £25 fit perfectly and are so comfortable (size 6) and I was pleased to get the thumbs up from my au pair who was just watching a you tube video of Spring trends and it was all about shoes with bows on them. Get in!


They even have a lovely inside so perfect for when you have to take your shoes off at the soft plat!


My hero piece from all the collections, is this Long Sleeve Black Tassle Top £29.50


It is really flattering, slightly fitted but not clingy. The 3/4 length sleeves are cute and make it a bit more girly and around the neckline softens what can be quite harsh – black close to the face. I wore it to a press launch  and out for dinner a couple of days later. (I did was it! It washed really well by the way and didn’t lose its shape.)


My Other Picks 

The Per Una collection personifies Spring, with the floral touches and pastel colours.

I love the splash of hot pink on this Embroidered Denim Shirt £39.50


If you are a working mum who needs to drop and dash, check out Autograph – slightly more classic, with cleaner lines and more simple pieces. I love this Jumper With Detachable Belt.


The Indigo Collection is  renowned for its off duty look and comfortable clothes – perfect for chasing a scooter down the road like a mad woman.

As a huge fan of detail, embroidery and embellishment, there were loads of gems to help you navigate from winter to spring.

The navy Embroidered Long Sleeve Kimono Top £39.50 is a great throw on to keep the chill out  and with 4 different colour stitching, it would work with a with turquoise, red, yellow or beige came underneath.


I love this Peasant Blouse £35 Perfect for throwing on with blue skinnies and pumps or trainers. Whack on some coral lipstick and brown shimmer eye shadow and voila.

Peasant Blouse

I eat T shirts for breakfast. That’s if the moths don’t first! I love this Metallic Frill T Shirt £22.50  and the extra frill not the shoulder will make your waist look smaller! Just don’t forget to fake tan first, grey can drain!


These White Lace Up Trainers £45 from the M and S Collection are so comfortable. Unfortunately the 7’s were too big and the 6’s a little small for me, but worth trying on as if they fit, they will be so practical from here on in.


It also worth mentioning the Rosie for Autograph workout gear. I love her zip up sports jackets. If only I needed one!

Go and have a gander in your local store or online – I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

This post was written in collaboration with Marks and Spencer however all opinions are my own.