Category Archives: girls

Get the kids warm and snuggly this season with Next

 
With the turn in the weather, it is now time to bring out the Winter wardrobe! This is no excuse for frumpy jumpers and oversized coats.. Dress your little one fashionably this season, and take your pick from the new collection of Winter coats and jazzy jumpers at Next!
 
 
 

Keep it casual with their collection of cosy jumpers for him or her! I absolutely LOVE this cute cotton patterned jumper for him (3 months- 6 years, £13-14 http://www.next.co.uk/x522838s8#854104×52). Team it with a shirt underneath for the ultimate preppy look, or simply wear it on it’s own. 



For her I also LOVE this striped Sweater (3-16 years, £16-22,http://www.next.co.uk/g742738s1#884774g74 ). Style it with a pair of black skinny jeans for a cool monochrome look.



Who says warm can’t look good! This Navy and Tan Stripe Coat with cute bow detail is the perfect item to keep her warm, whilst still looking adorably smart (3-16 years, £32-38http://www.next.co.uk/g749744s1#870819g74). 

However, if you don’t quite think it’s coat season yet, try their selection of Gilets, perfect to go over virtually any outfit! I especially love this Cream Faux Fur Gilet (3-16 years, £26-32,http://www.next.co.uk/G49428s6#877155G49), which will look fab over a cute dress and a pair of tights! 



Don’t worry, there’s a great selection of Gilets for boys too that come in all different colours! This Navy Gilet (3-16 years, £16-21,http://www.next.co.uk/g492520s6#854386g49) is one of my favourites! Throw it on with a pair of jeans and a sweater for the perfect Autumnal look!

I love Gilets! What would you pair yours with?

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Tutorial – tights into leggings

Last sunday i had a major making day and recycled some pieces for the girls. Apart from the swirly skirts these where their favourite as they had something they can continue to wear even tho they where originally to small.

Tools:
Sewing machine or hand sewing needles and thread.
Cotton any colour you want
tights that are outgrown length wise

Select your tights, most probably they will be the ones that have been loved the most, dont worry if there are marks or stains these can be covered or patched for a more funky effect

Carefully cut the feet out of the tights ensuring a straight edge but as low as possible on the tight.

Next you want to turn them inside out if you havent already and turn up a hem of about 1/4 of an inch. dont double fold or they will be to bulky around the ankle and will look ‘homemade’.

Now turn back the right way and voila!! your old tights are now leggings to be enjoyed for that little while longer.

I then went and added a ‘skirt’ to a pair using the botton of an old tshirt of mine then flared out. this looks so cute on and a perfect layering look for your trendy minis!

now go forth and refashion those old tights!!

L xx