Anyone who knows me will testify to the fact I have a serious weakness for cute baby and kids’ clothes. I can happily go weeks without buy new togs for myself, but show me a sweet outfit for one of my daughters and I’m yours. It’s one of the main reasons I avoid shopping trips (even to second hand shops), because even if I just go to browse I can’t be trusted not to come back with at least one tiny item for one of the girls. So it’s no surprise I was an immediate fan as soon as I discovered Happyology Childrenswear – and you can discover them too with a £30 voucher to spend on the site if you win the competition at the end of this post!
I love designs that are bold, bright and a little bit different. The new Garden Collection from Happyology is all that and more. From cute collar detailing to colourful ditsy floral prints, the range has a contemporary overall look, with a vintage twist.
Inspired by the first blooms of spring, the collection’s hand-printed florals and pure, soft cotton and jersey fabrics are the perfect antidote to the grey weather outside. They’re fresh, bright and (possibly most importantly when it comes to babies), incredibly soft and comfortable.
We were sent the Layered Floral Cardigan (£30), Floral Trim Leggings (£15), Floral Smocked Blouse (£30) and Collar Cardigan (£20). The prices are all very reasonable, especially when you consider that many of the items are 100% cotton and feature lots of detailing like pockets, collars, floral trim and buttons. This is a key part of the Happyology brand’s story – they offer high-quality design and luxury materials without the big price tag.
As much as I love baby clothes I know they get grown out of pretty quickly, so I’m not keen on spending a fortune on them. Equally, I want things that will last so they can be passed on to friends’ babies. I don’t want stuff that will break and end up in the bin – there’s enough of that in landfill already. Although I buy quite a few pre-loved items, it’s nice to splash out on new things occasionally, but when I do I want them to be made to last, which the Happyology clothes are, which pleases me.
Each of the items are classic with a modern twist, which pretty much sums up the brand itself. All of the Happyology clothes are designed to be versatile, to keep up with busy little lives. Baby Girl is on the move constantly at the moment, so it’s really important she has clothes that don’t restrict her play. And like most toddlers I know, she’s a wriggler when it comes to getting dressed, so these clothes were a treat because they just pulled on. No fiddly tights or tricky poppers in awkward places. Win.
I love that the clothes are available in a wide range of ages – something I can’t always find as a mum of two girls who are four years apart in age. At the weekend the girls often like to be dressed in matching or co-ordinating outfits (my 5 year old tends to be the driving force of this!) and the Garden Collection goes right up to the age of 7, making the matchy-matchy thing possible.
Both the looks would both make a great toddler party outfit because they detailing on the trim, collar and floral flashes makes them smart, yet the soft cotton and jersey fabric makes them really comfortable and easy to play in. They’re a great compromise between smart and casual.
The cardigan is also a brilliant buy for that awkward in-between season, when it’s too hot for coats but too cold for long-sleeved t’shirts. The fleecy lining of the cardy makes it cosy, yet it’s thin enough to mean Baby Girl wouldn’t get overheated even when she was running around at the park.
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