I love shopping for Autumn Winter clothing. I much prefer it to the Summer season and so I decided to take a look at what was on offer this season for Thing 5, a nearly 2 year old boy. Once I started looking I soon realised that there is already a lot to choose from and I'm loving lots of items from various designer collections as well as some fab bits from high street retailers too.
I usually find it easy to mix and match high street pieces with a few designer items I like, I can wish for a full designer wardrobe but it's not going to happen. Plus there is still lots to choose from on the High Street and nothing is worse than worrying over a designer outfit that you don't want to get dirty or ruined, and that is so going to happen with a two year old boy!
So I've picked a few items from a variety of retailers and designers that I liked and at some point will hopefully end up in Thing 5's wardrobe! There is a vast array of pieces out there so be sure to check out all of the retailers websites and stores for more inspiration.
Up first we have some items from Asda. The chunky knit cardigan was the first item to catch my eye. I love my boys in cardigans. They look very smart but extremely wearable and cosy at the same time. The Grandad top I chose as I loved the colour. Thing 4 had a few pieces in his A/W wardrobe last year and it seems to be popping up this season again too. I added a simple pair of black skinny jeans which would make a lovely outfit with the burgundy top and stone coloured cardigan. I also found the very cute fox jumper for a bit of character fun and then the very gorgeous burgundy colour popped up again in the lovely coat which is also very practical for the Autumn/Winter weather.
I then popped over to Gap to see what they had to offer. I teemed the stone pinstripe trousers with the knitted jumper and I just loved the denim pea coat for a smarter jacket. The slub rugby top is ideal for wear with joggers or jeans and adding the baseball cap gives it a lovely casual look. I loved the leather look peak on the cap.
Next also has their new A/W collection up on their website and I'm sure it is gracing the rails in their stores too. The black/blue colours caught my eye from their website and the trendy brace jeans with blue jumper to compliment the colour in the braces looks very cute. I picked the matching electric blue polo t-shirt to put underneath the jumper Adding in the very trendy biker jacket which is black with slight blue highlight colours and it makes for a very cool outfit.
Mamas and Papas also had a nice selection to choose from and the gilet jumped out at me in that gorgeous burgundy colour that I love. The dark stone trousers I thought complimented the tweed detailing on the gilet. I found 2 fab cowl neck cardigans which look fab and cosy. The deep red is a gorgeous colour and could be layered under the gilet on a colder day. The short sleeved top is ideal for warmed Autumn days whilst still being a cosy knit material.
I just picked a couple of items from the current Tommy Hilfiger collection but there is much more online including yellow chinos to compliment the two pieces here. Yet again with have another cowl neck cardigan, these seem to be a favourite of mine this season. This Tommy Hilfiger one is a lovely grey marl with Tommy Hilfiger badge on the chest. I also picked the rugby top as I loved the yellow on it. Still bringing a brightness to the winter days.
I picked a few items from the Hugo Boss collection as my last clothing pieces for this blog post. Thing 5 always has a couple of Hugo Boss pieces in his wardrobe and they are very good quality and hard wearing. I loved these dark jeans with the smart shirt, it's never too early to have a day when you want to step out looking a bit dapper! Adding in the knitted cardigan with hood for the colder Autumn Winter days. It is a lovely grey colour with black detailing and zip up front. I also picked the hat and scarf as I loved the colour. Thing 5 has a Hugo Boss winter hat from last season and he looked so cute in it. The turquoise colour on this set is lovely and would add a lovely but of colour the the black/grey Hugo Boss clothing I chose.
Last but not least, boots!! I only picked a few pairs as I'm a shoeaholic and if I carried on looking I would have chosen far too many pairs to show you! Desert boots and Chelsea boots seem to be showing on a variety of retailers websites. I chose some pairs from Next and also the classic Kick Hi from Kickers in black or dark tan. Kickers boots are a sure bet for me when it comes to boys boots and you can choose them in a variety of colours too. Adding to the mix a pair of classic sand coloured Timberland boots and then the casual but essential Converse for those chilling back, relaxing Autumn days!
So there we have my pick of just a few items that have caught my eye. Please head to the various retailers websites to find more Autumn Winter clothes for your little ones and many more retailers that I haven't mentioned.