My name is Tracey Edwards and it is an absolute pleasure to be here with Worthing Mums.
I am a big supporter of allowing our children to be organic and enjoy the great outdoors; tree climbing … rock pooling at the beach … and generally feral activities, so a sturdy pair of wellies with most things is essential everyday attire.
However, many of us enjoy dressing up when there is a good enough excuse, so this article is to highlight some of the kids wear looks that are available.
British summertime generally require the mandatory packing of factor 50 sunscreen, sun hats, wellies and an umbrella when going anywhere with your brood. 2017 has been no different, the start of the summer has seen scorching temperature’s and intermittent scattered downpour’s.
Key trends that you may have spotted this season include:
- Nautical, stripes, dip-dye, blues, denim,
- Vintage, traditional styles, denim, retro, nostalgia.
- Tropical, cactus, Bermuda prints, pineapples, flamingos, surf, hippy.
- Colour, colour-blocking, fun slogans, technical fabrics, basics.
- Home grown, up-cycling and recycling.
It was sad to hear this week that the Worthing Mothercare Store will be closing it’s doors in October. On a positive note, it is encouraging to see independent retailers choosing our town to establish their business. Harmony at Home in Warwick Street, relocated here in January and has been stocked with great quality ethical clothing and toys—well worth a visit.
As schools take a break for the big holiday, our retailers are just launching their Summer Sale’s; perfect timing to grab a bargain before we depart on our vacations … or stay-cations!
The sales are a great time to pick up basic essentials and don’t forget to order sale items online if the store has been blitzed by bargain hunters.
My six year old now has enough M&S knickers to keep her going until 2019! I must pick up more wellies!!
Bye for now, until next time.
Tracey Edwards, launched her online fashion business Molly Coddle Childrenswear in 2010. Working with a local seamstress, they create handmade and embellished children’s clothing.
She originally studied fashion and Design in Sheffield and had many years retail fashion experience in Debenhams and Mothercare, moving into a service quality management position in transport.
She works as a Resource Centre Librarian in a local school which gives a fabulous insight into children’s literature, trends and academic diversity.