Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kids Travel Style | Stay Bright in Winter with Colours from Joules UK

Not many people like winter. They think it's cold, dull and dreary. I, however, absolutely love it! I love the cold wind upon my face, I love snuggling up to the boy to keep warm, I love that the days seem slower and more relaxed, I love waking up to the possible surprise of snow, and yes, I do love the layers and layers of winter fashion.

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Winter does not need to be dull and dreary. It can be fun and exciting with bold colours and prints! The Japanese people do it very well as you can see :P

Kids have that upbeat, cheerful nature that shouldn't be dampened with winter monotones. Born in the British countryside and crafted with true style & eccentricity, Joules UK designs upbeat, colourful clothing for children who love the outdoors and live life to the fullest. Sounds a lot like my Lil Pumpkin! :)

Crafted with adventures in mind, the clothes not only stand out from the crowd, but are functional and comfortable too. Kirstie Coat in Pink is 100% waterproof with microfleece lining, slightly wadded for warmth and has flap pockets to keep her little gems. I suggest getting a size or two bigger when buying kids' coats because of the additional layers of clothing beneath.

 Her Bangles Dress in Multi Stripe is a soft jersey A-line dress that's easy to wash and wear and I adore the "bumblebee" Stripey Jersey Leggings in Yellow with the fully elasticated waist. Both are not too thick and are perfect for cooler months or even inside the cold shopping centres here in Singapore!

If mums are lusting after these bold & colourful prints {as I was :P}, not to worry because Joules UK also designs women's clothes.

I'm wearing the Alicia Dress in Navy that's really perfect for me to hit the streets of Japan with funky red tights, or my more conservative office with a jacket and black stockings.

The interesting print makes me think of Japanese fans :)

They also have a footwear and wellingtons range. Not many local stores stock stylish and hard-wearing wellies for kids I think. With our unpredictable rainy days, wellies are definitely a must-have in our wardrobes! Lil Pumpkin is wearing the Printed Wellies in Navy Horse here to trudge through puddles, big and small!

Joules UK conceptualises and prints their designs in-house, so all the patterns you see are unique to the trendy brand that is currently available in Singapore exclusively at Not Too Big, a multi-label kids boutique selling other brands like Sons + Daughters & Milk on the Roads. Recently, the boutique brought in Holster, Australia’s leading jellies footwear brand - innovative women’s and children’s footwear covering you for the beach and beyond. So darn cute and I'll be popping by soon to get some for the Chinese New Year!

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P.S. Do check out my 5 Travel-wear Tips for Kids

What are your favourite colours to wear during winter?

* Disclosure: Joules UK clothes and footwear were provided by Not Too Big for review. All other accessories belong to me. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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8 comments:

Nathan said...

I love how bright and cheerful the clothes are. My girls are big fans of pink and purple - my oldest daughter went through a phase where she would only wear those colours! Hot pink is just fun and funky.

Annaleis Topham said...

Gorgeous clothes. Thanks for sharing I'm always on the look out for different bright clothes! Especially for my little girl.

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset said...

I love winter, too! I love winter fashion so much more than summer! Although we don't get snow here, so maybe that's why I like it?! Ha ha! I also love the bright colours and your Alicia dress with the red stockings. Looks tres chic! x Aroha
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Crash Test Mummy said...

I wear too much black in winter! I love the dress you are wearing. Great print. I'd like to wear more red!

Grace said...

Oh, I miss Japnese winters! The air is so clear and crisp in Tokyo. Love your outfit! Those red tights are HOT! Hope you had a crepe for me while you were in Harajuku!

Ai Sakura said...

Nathan: Yup we love bright colours too :) Luckily Lil Pumpkin loves exploring the different colours, although her fave is pink!

Annaleis: No worries, do check out the rest of the collection too :)

Aroha: We don't get winter here either so maybe that's why I miss and love it so!

Laney: Try it this coming winter!

Grace: I definitely did ;p

Brandi Yee said...

LOVE the colours!! And I also love winter...although, it hasn't been as snowy and cold the last couple of winters. So odd, since I DO live in Canada where it should be cold here LOL. Those are way better styles than what we're sporting over here during the winter months hehe :)

Housewife in Heels said...

Love your Harajuku outfits! I visited Japan for a couple of months in 2006 and Harajuku was one of my favourite destinations! Everything is cute about what you're wearing in Harajuku- the dress, stockings, and those gumboots!