From checks to chinos, and stripes to selvedge, the guy’s certainly aren’t short of style inspiration at Clothing at Tesco! However with so many trends out there, it’s no secret that picking the key additions to your wardrobe can sometimes be a tricky affair.
If you or that special guy in your life is in a bit of a trend muddle, always remember our top tip – try it on! It’s always a good idea to try new items on with your existing wardrobe, as there’s nothing worse than having that bang on trend item and nothing to wear it with! We’ve now also made it even easier to do this, with free returns by post or to a store.
To whet your appetite in the meantime, check out the key trends from our collection to give you a bit of a headstart! Be sure to let us know which items you have your eye on, and how you would style them!
Look sharp with this Nordic inspired outfit! The clean lines of the F&F Breton Stripe Jumper (£12) and dapper cut of the F&F slim fit chinos (£16) make a great combo, which is balanced out by these casual F&F Canvas Baseball Shoes (£12) for an effortlessly cool look!
This is a great smart casual look, which will see you nicely through whatever your day has lined up! Check shirts are a staple of any man’s wardrobe and this F&F wide check shirt (£13) is a great addition. Wear it with these smart F&F selvedge denim jeans (£25) and F&F canvas plimsolls (£12) to complete the look.
The nautical trend seems to make its way back season after season, and we certainly have no complaints! A key colour in this trend is blue and white, and this F&F Stripe Print Polo (£12) would look great with a pair of Ambrose Shorts (£12) and these F&F Camouflage Print Flip Flops (£5)
The school holidays have finally begun! And even though the kids were itching to run out of the school gates, we know that some mums are already thinking about the school uniform for next year. It’s no secret that shopping for schoolwear can sometimes be hit and miss, so this week we asked our mummy bloggers:
“When is the best time to shop for school uniform?”
Jo, who writes Jo Beaufoix says – “I’m finding some pretty good bargains at the moment, but otherwise a good time to shop for school uniform is September and October when the summer ‘back to school’ thing is coming to an end. If your little one is just starting school I’d say get them early as the smaller sizes tend to go quite quickly, but once you know what size and style suits your child you can buy for the next year too.”
Cathy, who writes NutureStore.co.uk says – “It’s a tricky balancing act between getting clothes the right size and avoiding a last minute panic. We always shop in the middle of the summer holiday and cross our fingers for no sudden growth spurts before term starts!”
Ella, who writes Notes From Home says – “I buy my uniform two or three weeks into the summer holiday and I buy it on the slightly big side. If I leave it any later to buy, I worry that it will all be gone. If I buy it any earlier, the chances are they will have grown out of it by the time terms starts in September!”
Amy, who writes And 1 more means four says – “I do it at the end of august when I buy the new school shoes.”
Kate, who writes The Five F’s blog says – “When there are in-store promotions. That tends to be earlier in the summer but I think you should try to get most of it by the end of July as some sizes sell out quickly, especially the smaller sizes where parents with children starting school in September tend to buy well in advance. I buy summer dresses for school as soon as I see them.”
Do you agree or disagree? Let us know what you think by posting your tips and comments!
There’s that age old saying that ‘Mum always knows best’, and we certainly seem to think so! This is why we recently asked some of our favourite Mummy Bloggers to give us their best school uniform advice, so stay tuned as we’ll be posting their answers to our questions on the blog every week!
Previously, we asked our Mummy Bloggers to tell us “What is more important, quality or value, and why?” – Click here to see what they said!
This week we’re asking…
“What is your top tip for taking care of / maintaining school uniform?”
Jo who writes Jo Beaufoix says – “Buy short sleeved shirts/blouses. When Miss E started school her cuffs were so stained we were replacing them within a month. Short sleeves means they’re less likely to get covered in paint, baked beans and snot!”
Cathy, who writes NutureStore.co.uk says – “Put your child’s name in everything using a fabric pen (who’s got time to sew labels in?). I can guarantee my girls will lose at least one item of clothing and having everything clearly labelled means there’s much more chance of getting it back again.”
Ella, who writes Notes From Home says – “I always deal with stains the same day. And I wash their sweatshirts inside out to help the colour last longer. I always cut off loose threads too, otherwise I find they like to fiddle with them when they should be doing Maths and then they come home with the cuffs on their sweatshirts frayed beyond repair!”
Amy, who writes And 1 more means four says – “Use good quality washing powder/liquid.”
Kate, who writes The Five F’s blog says – “Act quickly when they get stains on uniform. Buy lots of stain remover and get it straight in the wash. If the stain doesn’t totally wash out, try to line dry on sunny days (which are rare here in Lancashire!) as that helps to fade stains!”
Do you agree? What would your top tip be?