Kids’ AW15 fashion trends | animal fever

Animals have long adorned kids’ clothing but this season we see a multitude of pieces inspired by lions and tigers and bears….oh my! We have seen a glimpse of them in our Mainio piece here. They are sure to to loved by the wearer as well as allow parents to dress their little ones as they should be dressed – as kids (with a bit of style and maybe a splash of attitude) rather than little adults.


kids fashion trends AW15 animal

1. Lion print hoodie suit by Popupshop £43.00

2. Lion print sweatshirt by Zara £10.99

3. Leo leggings by Mar Mar at The Wee Store £24.95

4. Lion sweatshirt by Molo €39.95

5. Leopard booties by Easy Peasy at The Mini Edit £30.00

…and tigers…

kids fashion trends AW15 animal

1. Tiger oversized T-shirt by River Island £10.00

2. Tiger burgundy sweatshirt by Mini Rodini £38.00

3. Tiger print leggings by Popupshop £33.00

4. Tiger backpack by Molo €37.95

5. Animal print interchangeable tabs for Plae shoes by Plae £3.50

6. Little Titans Wild Ting tights by Braveling £15.99

…and bears…

kids fashion trends AW15 animal1. Mr. Bear print T-shirt by Tobias and the Bear £15.00

2. Panda snowsuit by Mini Rodini £163.00

3. Bear knit jumper by Zara £12.99

4. Teddy Bear bag by Steiff £25.00

5. Panda sweatshirt by Popupshop £34.00

6. Panda sleeping bag by Anatology £69.95

Mini Rodini Explorer range for AW15

We have already looked at what Mini Rodini have to offer this Autumn/Winter with their first drop but looking at what is arriving tomorrow, it only gets better! The pieces from the Mini Rodini Explorer range consist of adorable winter clothing from hats and booties to snowsuits and stroller footmuffs. Each piece is available in a variety of their prints meaning you can mix and match or keep it simple with one print. With these clothes on offer, we don’t mind if Winter comes a bit early!

Continuing with Mini Rodini’s strive to produce clothing which not only enables the kids to have fun and inspire them, these pieces have been created with an ethical ideology as explained by Mini Rodini:

“All of our outwear has the water-repellent coating BIONIC-FINISH® ECO.  In most water-repellent coatings on the market today the use of fluorocarbons is a rule rather than an exception. Fluorocarbons are a harmful group of chemical substances that break down very slowly in nature. They are easily spread through air and waterways and can nowadays be found worldwide in nature and in our human bodies. The fluorocarbons also impair reproductive ability and are suspected to cause cancer. BIONIC-FINISH® ECO is made with an alternative technique and is completely fluorocarbon-free, a key to Mini Rodini.”
Below is just a selection of the pieces we have our eyes on. What has caught your eye?
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Mini Rodini Explorers Mini Rodini ExplorersWe can easily see Harriet in the fresh mint colour with delicate patterns, Harry in the blue p-p-p-penquin and who could resist the panda snowsuit for Teddy! Find these gorgeous items here.

Back to school kids’ essentials

Well, autumn (?!?) term is almost upon us. As we prepare for the kids’ back to school routine to shock us back into military precision timing to get them out of the door on time for the school bell, we take a look at some pieces which may come in useful for making “back to school” a bit more fun.

back to school kids essentials1. Hat €19.95 by Molo – this design draws its influence from streetwear and superheroes so your little one can feel like they can achieve anything.

2. Crown by Oeuf at Scout & Co £32.00 – this gorgeous knitted crown can double up as an ear warmer.

3. Fingerless gloves by Bijoux Boutique £8.50 – kids don’t want mittens or gloves to get in the way of exploring and these fingerless gloves provide another option.

4. Kissing hedgehogs pencil case by Anorak £6.00 and pencil set £8.00 – bold prints and strong colours make this set fun for kids. Pair with Psychology of Colour pencil set at Snowden Flood £18.00 – empowering words feature on these colouring pencils to inspire your little one.

5. Reflective star by Molo €3.95 – a brilliant little accessory to hang off your child’s bag (see our previous post for school bag inspiration).

6. Snood by Olivier Baby £28.00 – other colours should appear as autumn sets in. Both Harry and Harriet have one and they are so soft and cosy as well as being less annoying than a scarf.

7. Navy herringbone coat by Elks of Ireland €238.00 – pricey but a true classic. The quality is so beautiful, we couldn’t resist putting it in the post. Definitely an item to treasure.

8. Glasses by Zoobug £54.00 – should your mini need glasses, Zoobug have a range of frames to suit everyone.

9. Detangling brush by Tangle Teezer £12.99 – running out the house with no time to spare? Keep on of these in your handbag or car (as Georgie does) to tidy up the kids’ hair at the school gate.

10. Lunch box by Yumbox £24.95 – helps you to think of more than just a sandwich for their lunch.

11. Navy Nat shoe £52.00 and black Emme shoe £45.00 by Plae – these shoes are new to the UK (see their UK website for stockists) and the quality is fabulous for little feet. Your mini can even customise their pair with interchangeable tabs. There will be more on this brand soon!

12. Swimming trunks £42.00 and girls’ top £20.00 and bottoms £30.00 by Beanie & Bear – perfect for swimming lessons. Well made with added fun through the neon detailing (see our post on Beanie & Bear here).

school bags for kids

Back to school means shiny new stationery, clean and crisp new uniforms and a practical school bag. Today’s post takes a look at what has caught our eye when hunting for a school bag which will carry the essentials as well as give the kids a bit of cool in their back to school stride.

Back to school school bags

1. Black badges backpack by MSGM at The Mini Edit £60.00 – American high school cool.

2. Yellow panda backpack by Mini Rodini £58.00 they are going to do a second drop of these backpacks as they have been so popular – adorable backpack in a cheerful yellow perfect for nursery or school.

3. Classic Satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company £99.00 – a true classic to be treasured.

4. Gold stripes gym bag by Molo €17.95 (see website for stockists) – modern day cheerleader edginess with the gold and black.

6. Warm yellow rucksack by Kanken £65.00 – a design classic with reflective badge on the back and plenty of room for books and other essentials.

5. Black survey rucksack by Herschel Supply Co. £50.00 – designed to be comfortable to wear and this style has an old-school feel to it we love.