With a host of parties soon approaching, we know you’ll be thinking about what to wear: what trend to tap into, whether to go for an LBD or something more dramatic, and what accessories you’ll need to complete your look. But while us mums and dads are sure to look the business, getting the kids kitted out for all their parties is just as important! With friends’ parties, discos and family events to go to, the kids are going to need some cool stuff to wear that won’t make them feel uncomfortable while still looking smart.
For the smallest lads in the family, the perfect antidote to stuffy shirts and ties is to get the look without the fuss! Our Ladybird Mock Tie Waistcoat and Trousers features an all-in-one shirt and waistcoat set with an attached tie, meaning he’ll look great all day without you having to fuss over buttons, knots and fiddly ties. This machine-washable set comes with a versatile pair of trousers that look great with chunky jumpers and tees for less formal occasions. Little girls have got an even wider choice than the boys, and we’ve opted for a relaxed but cute Ladybird Knitted Dress as our pick for this party season. The Fair Isle style knit is really trendy, while the machine-washable cotton is super soft and comfy. Great for play, this knitted dress can be glammed up for parties with the Ladybird Angelica Glitter Ballerina Pumps for some added sparkle. The secure ankle strap means these aren’t going to fall off, no matter how much dancing she does! For a grown up and sophisticated touch, we’ve added the Ladybird Faux Fur Coat in beautiful cream faux fur: another versatile item that also looks cool with jeans or leggings.
Older children are notoriously hard to buy for – they want to look super trendy, you want something that will last more than one season! For the lads, dress up their dark denim jeans with layers. Start with a plain white shirt, like the Voi Target Shirt, with cool epaulette and flap pocket details. For added warmth and a hint of retro style, layer up with the Demo Shawl Collar Cardigan. This stylish wool-mix knit is a fantastic winter staple that gives a real grown up edge to any outfit, especially when combined with the Top Class Boys Blazer. Thoughts of school will be far from their mind with this classically cut, single-breasted blazer that works well over jumpers for something a little less ‘school uniform’ and a little more ‘Mad Men’!
For older girls, keep the look sophisticated without looking too grown-up with a bold colour palette and classic, girly shapes. The pillar-box red freespirit Structured Party Dress is a traditional prom shape with added modern details, like the giant corsage and double layer skirt. Team with some pretty low heeled freespirit Blousy Heeled Shoes in black that also look good with skinny jeans or a denim skirt and patterned tights. A cosy but stylish coat is a winter party essential, and the freespirit Waterfall Coat is perfect, with its bold colour and waterfall collar detail. We’ve finished the look with a co-ordinating headband, the freespirit Sparkle Corsage Headband, which adds a little touch of glitter and is sure to become a firm favourite in her wardrobe.
Getting the kids looking smart and stylish this party season has never been so easy with Littlewoods!