Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Back to School - Styling Up The Grey

Back To School

Coats, bags and shoes available from Debenhams
Happy Jackson Lunchboxes available from John Lewis

Grey has featured alot in my life over the past few years, especially in the month of August when my days should be full of colour as the summer sun shines.  Most school uniforms seem to be led by grey or navy these days, no groovy brown and yellow mixes that my primary school days dictated.  But as my youngest daughter has said at least once a week for the past few months, grey is sooooo boring.  So what can our children do to mix things up a bit, stamp some style onto the necessary melancholy of wearing school uniform?  When my children were younger the latest favourite cartoon character or Disney princess adorned their backpack, lunchbox and water bottle.  But with my youngest child heading into the last year of primary school Disney princesses and cartoon characters are no longer the prerequisite of our back to school shopping trip.  Infact these days they tend to just email me links or send me screenshots of the items they need/want/absolutely must have.  Colourful bags, black patent t-bar shoes, warm but stylish coats and Happy Jackson lunchboxes seem the order of the day.  Lets just hope the trends don't change again until next Summer, as stamping their own style on the grey is a bit more expensive than those younger years of everything being Disney merchandise!

Until next time, take care.

Disclaimer - Debenhams kindly sponsored our back to school shopping trip.