You know how we love to discover and showcase new brands at homework? Well I have come across a little gem here and it’s called Outside the Lines.
Outside the Lines – carefully considered girlswear
Outside the Lines is a new girlswear brand offering a carefully considered clothing collection for girls age 3-10. Each piece is designed in soft muted colours and eye-catching prints in a sophisticated and feminine collection catering for different personalities for girls who like to explore their own style. I first spotted them at the Bubble trade show in London earlier in the year and they were definitely one of the highlights of the show.
Outside the Lines has been set up by two friends with years of experience in the industry who shared a similar vision to create a fun and comfortable girlswear collection which doesn’t compromise on quality. There is plenty out there at the designer and high street end of the market but little in between. With its price point and clothing starting at £25, I think Outside the Lines ticks all the boxes. Affordable, good quality and beautiful design.
I would happily put Miss I in the entire collection. They have all the pieces required for a capsule wardrobe which can be dressed up or down from the skinny jeans which have the perfect fit to the Breton top with foil collar, twist hem embellished tutu and fringed cardigan. These are just a few of the hero pieces of the season and I can safely say there is a lot more to show. I have even had a sneak peek of their Spring Summer ’17 collection which exudes a boho and mini-Marant free-spirited style.
Prices start from £25 and the online boutique launches on Friday 14th October. Personally, I cannot wait for this brand to launch.
Check it out at www.outside-the-lines.co.uk and if you sign-up to the newsletter you will get 15% off your first order.
Mini Preen SS15
By chance my nine year old daughter and I seem to be wearing so many similar clothes these days which seems only natural to me. What I seem to buy, I also like for her and she mostly appreciates too. Luckily we are moving out of the pink stage. However I am not talking about exact versions of the same outfit but the wardrobe staples like denim dresses & dungarees, breton tops, most recently a summer trench and because it’s me and my obsession, a jumpsuit! Mini Preen always shoot their campaigns with mother and daughter versions of the same outfit, Barbour adult and children’s sizes are selling like hot-cakes as are Hunter wellies for both generations and of course not forgetting Petit Bateau’s iconic yellow raincoat or mariniere.
Around £5 billion worth of children’s clothing is sold in the UK each year so it’s no wonder that children’s fashion is going from strength to strength with many high profile designers getting in on the act. Here’s my little selection of mini-me style.
1. Adult: Denim dress at Top Shop, Child: Tommy Hilfiger dress at Smallable | 2. Adult: Navy Jumpsuit at Mango, Child: Buttoned jumpsuit at Zara | 3. Adult: Breton top at Petit Bateau, Babe & Tess top at Smallable | 4. Adult: Stone trench at Fashion Union, Child: Trench at Mango
Petit Bateau x Kenta Matsushige
Love this new collaboration from iconic French brand, Petit Bateau and Kenta Matsushige.
Kenta is a young Japanese designer and winner of the 2014 Grand Jury Prize at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography of Hyères. He has redesigned the iconic Petit Bateau T-Shirt and breton stripe marinière in this special limited edition collection. Deconstructed stripes, statement shapes and new volumes form the basis for this collection and his new take on the sailor stripes have been inspired by kimonos and a fresh Japanese style to create a voluminous dress and short sleeve nautical tee.
Prices start from £42 and are available now at Petit Bateau.