I admit, I have never thought to pop into Monsoon Kids just on the off-chance like I do with other stores.
To be honest, I have only – until recently – considered the brand a contender when I’ve had to think about smart Christmas day looks or wedding guest outfits for them both. I guess I just always thought they were a bit too ‘formal,’ when my kids are anything but.
So I was chuffed to be proved otherwise when they approached me to see if I would be up for road-testing their kids collection on Charlie and Lila.
Yes of course, there ARE some fantastic bridesmaid / flower-girl-worthy frocks that some people just can’t get enough of – and there aren’t that many places on the high street that offer suits for little dudes.
But there was something else too that I really hadn’t expected. In amongst the boho vibe Monsoon are famous for, I was impressed to find a collection of sophisticated pieces with a real sense of handwriting.
For Charlie there were some brilliant, fun, colourful tees that added a quirky touch to a classic. Loads of stripes, but then I do love a navy stripe.
I’ve washed everything quite a few times now (due mainly to my personal pet-hate – bolognese sauce on stripe tee shirts) – and I have been really impressed with the quality.
Monsoon Kids is NOT overly expensive (I found it comparable to Zara Kids prices) and there are some little gems in there, if you look beyond the wedding outfits.
Here are some other of my favourite picks – plus read on to be in with a chance of WINNING one of FIVE £100 vouchers.
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