Today’s post written by Kat.
Stay tuned for Part 2: Girls Picks, of this great special feature, coming next Friday. Until then, keep cool!
Recently I trekked through every local department store looking for something so apparently unobtainable at this time of year: a short sleeve t-shirt for my daughter. Just a simple, plain tee, heck even a tank top would do!
It was 40 degrees outside but all I could find in-store were long sleeved tops and cardis. Not exactly weather to inspire the purchase of knitwear!!
But, rejoice: the mysterious cycle of fashion that sees jumpers on the shelves in January also means mid-season is an online bargain hunter’s paradise!
Surf some cyber-waves this summer and pick up pieces they’ll need for a few months yet – here’s part 1 of our KSF guide to looking cool when it’s hot. Boys first!
1). Your first stop should be JustForBoys – the name isn’t a cryptic clue, it’s simply a site totally dedicated to kitting out your little man in style.
From higher-end labels to local designers, there’s certainly no shortage of funky short sleeve tees here! I just spent a few minutes having a good ol’ LOL at some of the designs: check out Furvana and A Celebrity tried to Adopt me! by Pixie Rock ($25.95 ea), or the hilarious truths printed on tees by Bitterstrums ($22.95ea).
2). Baby’s Got Style always have a huge range of gorgeous gear, and luckily for all of us they’ve just started their summer sale, with up to 70% off!
Speaking of shorts, grab a pair of Ouch Cargos (in black check, black stripe or grey stripe) for just $26.95 and use them as a versatile basis for showing off an array of funky summer tees! Baby boys are amply covered as well, with comfy nappy shorts by Sooki Baby ($19.95) and beautiful sleeveless Bebe onesies ($19.95)!
3). Noisebox Threads is a relatively new label on the Australian market, but the prices are fantastic and the designs cool yet age-appropriate. Sweltering summer days will be made bearable with these cute printed singlets from $9.95, tees from $12.95 and shorts from $17.95. Seriously, that’s chain-store prices but designer styles!
4). ShopHouse have a great range of summer Mill & Mia and Purebaby stock on sale.
This very cool Henley tee is a steal at just $14.95, and would look great with these organic cotton Charcoal Shorts ($14.95). No-one would know you paid only $29.95 for the Patch Pocket Drill Shorts by Mill & Mia – they’ll look a million dollars paired with this PureBaby Polo ($14.95)!
Little men are best kept covered, but cool in a onesie: check out this gorgeous romper by And the little dog laughed ($15.95) and *bargain alert* the Stripe Romper by Mill & Mia is just $29.95 (reduced from $59.95!). I also couldn’t go past a modern take on the sailor suit (yes, we all went through it) – Puerbaby’s Navy Deck Pants ($16.95), just add a white sailor cap and it’s all smooth sailing!
Turn your child into a rock star with their own portrait tee ($39.95 on sale), make learning letters fun with their own Initials Tee (from $26.95), or if it’s too hot to care about telling inquisitive old ladies your little man’s birthdate, just point at his DOB singlet ($9.95)!
Eye candy below for visual confirmation of coolness, in every sense of the word!
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