City-themed style picks for little ones

Coco mama style

Look in most children’s clothing departments on the high street and you’ll find a NY slogan, London-themed print or Eiffel Tower emblazoned on everything from sweaters to socks, such is the popularity of these global favourites in kids-wear prints. We’re no exception in our house and when Coco Lily found a Paris print tee (pictured […]

Wear it now: Pineapple prints

wear it now pineapple print

Whether you’re off on holiday or embracing the great British summer, now is the time to squeeze a playful fruit print into your wardrobe, when the sun’s shining.  This year it’s all about the pineapple. And if the sun disappears quicker than you can say ‘pina colada’ you’ll still have something tropical to brighten a […]

Mama and me | summer checks

mama and me checks

It barely feels like we’ve made our way into 2014 and yet already we’re heading for the second half of the year and the summer sales are in full swing, not to mention diaries full of BBQ’s, summer parties, picnics, weddings, and the rest… The perfect time for slipping into that summer favourite, checks. Think […]

Buy it now | summer trousers for kids

buy it now summer trousers

Online clothes shopping is a mum’s best friend in many ways but sometimes a real life review (because reading my style notes on counts as real life, honest!) of an item can make it much easier to find what you’re after and reduce those trips to the Post Office with returns! With this in […]

Boho is back at H&M – if it ever went away…

hm boho

You may be forgiven for thinking boho is so 2004 or perhaps you’d say ‘Sienna, who?’, but thanks to the likes of Isabel Marant influencing the high street, that bohemian vibe is well and truly here this season and working its way into our summer staples. You can hold the tiered maxi skirts, skimpy vests […]

Mama and me | Yellow stripes

mama and me | petit bateauyellow stripe

Most mini-me looks featured here involve mother/daughter outfit inspiration but fear not, mums of boys, because today I bring something just for you – though it’s pretty unisex and I may just pinch this idea for me and my girls! Essentially it’s a jeans, tee and trainers look but has the seasonal twist of a […]

Mama and me: shoes for Mother’s Day

Clarks ss14 platform

You can’t possibly have missed the fact that this Sunday is Mother’s Day and you’ve probably been bombarded with gift guides for your own mum or to pass on to your offspring – or rather your other half! – circling your lust-haves. Unwrapping something new is all well and good but what we really want […]

Mama and me: spring casual

mama and me Kin jacket

For a fresh, spring look, team a block-colour jacket with florals and this season’s must-have slip-on skater shoe in gold. Mini fashionistas will love the glitter on these Monsoon Kids shoes and the perforated version for women from Hush dress down the smart jacket for mum-duty.  Want to get your cost per wear down?  This […]

Kin by John Lewis

kin by john lewis

If there’s one look I love it’s the clean lines and contemporary yet timeless style of simple, well-cut pieces worn together to create a polished outfit. Combining classic neutral colour palettes with seasonal splashes of bright accents is an easy way to maintain a capsule wardrobe for work, rest and play, and the Kin collection […]

New Year, New Shoes (for kids!)

New year new shoes | clarks kids shoes | cocomamastyle

Buying shoes with a small child can prove quite a challenge; you want them to try on the practical pair that they really need, they want to try on everything but, or nothing at all. They want to race around moving all the shoe displays and you want them to sit still and stop wriggling […]