Think back to winter as a child: is it all Christmas card-worthy images of snow-frosted hills and icy sparkling trees? Or is your view of the season marred by memories of itchy jumpers and frozen toes – admittedly dry but all scrunched up in ill-fitting wellies? Winter hasn’t always been a very good time to be a child, clothing wise, but let’s stop the badly cobbled-together outfits here and help our kids love everything about this magical time of year – including what their wardrobes have to offer!
Colours aren’t just for summer
The colours we wear can really affect our moods, so don’t let summer’s energising shades get pushed to the back of the cupboard – winter wardrobes can be bright and beautiful too! Try giving every day a splash of colour with boys’
coats featuring bold shades, or cosy girls’ leggings with a fun and colourful print. Footwear needn’t be dull either – kids can forget traditional olive green wellies and go for patterned, character, cute or edgy boots and wellies for instant fun: just take a peek at F&F’s great range here. Oh, and it’s easy for kids to avoid the dreaded chilly toes – just slip on a pair of welly socks first – we love the amazing crocodile versions – take a look! Magic fabrics
It’s time to leave scratchy jumpers behind us, but what should we choose instead? Rather than going for wool jumpers, choose soft and cosy acrylic knitted jumpers instead. F&F have some really cute girls’ jumpers with fun motifs – take a look at this adorable owl and gorgeous fluffy racoon – who could resist? Options like this are easy to care for too; just pop them in the washing machine as usual.
Let them express themselves
No one wants to be bundled into several layers of clothing and sent out into the world without a hint of their personal style or personality! While layering is important and keeping warm is of course top priority, there are ways to help your child feel their clothes reflect who they are, and to help him or her enjoy wearing them: accessories! Belts, necklaces, corsages on coats, patterned scarves, even stripy socks can all be picked out by your little one to help them put their own stamp on their winter wear. You might like
to see what F&F have on offer to help kids finish off every outfit.Make winter more fun with the help of some friends
Every child has a favourite kids’ TV character, so encourage them to wear winter must-haves by picking out styles emblazoned with a famous face. What about Hello Kitty scarves and hats such as the ones you’ll find in the character range here, or a Postman Pat umbrella to keep him dry during wintery showers? Getting wrapped up just got a lot more appealing!