Saturday, 22 October 2011

Boys' Autumn/Winter clothing Trends & John Lewis Giveaway

Many thanks to all who entered.  The winner picked at random by a spooktastic No1 son last night is :

DONNA @littlelillypadco

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED .  More giveaways coming soon ......



Boys’ autumn/winter clothing trends

Dressing your lads in the latest trends doesn’t have to mean spending a packet, using up the money they’d rather you spend on toys, or kitting them out in impractical outfits. Here, guest blogger Jo-ann Fortune highlights three affordable looks that will work with any little boy’s wardrobe.  

I am also really pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a £50 gift voucher courtesy of John Lewis.   You can spend it online, in store at any John Lewis or Waitrose store !  Fantastic prize just in time for Christmas.
 To be in with a chance of winning please follow this blog and leave a comment in the comments at the bottom of the page telling me what you would spend the voucher on if you won.



Arctic explorer

Fur trims, ski wear and Alpine knits were championed on the catwalks as key design details for boys this winter. Parkas, worn over chunky knit jumpers and cardigans are season staples, and look great paired with checked lumberjack shirts and durable cords. Accessorise with fur-trimmed footwear – Ugg boots are still huge – trapper hats and mittens or cosy woollen toggle hats and scarves, but as with all kids’ accessories, don’t spend a fortune as they’re likely to be the first thing to get left behind on a day out…




Protective padding

Padding or ‘quilting’ is central to two of the biggest boys’ trends this season: heritage and urban. With the fashion focus on the English gentry look filtering down from the men’s clothing catwalks, smart country wear is a big hitter in kids’ clothing ranges: Barbour-style riding jackets adding statement style to any outfit. In the city, padding is just as cool, with bold bomber jackets and colour block quilted gilets clashed with stripes and prints for a fun yet functional look.



Urban layering

Many of the big name kids’ clothing designers have used checked shirts as a base for urban layering this season, creating a wide variety of easily achievable looks. Build up an outfit with a classic denim jacket and jeans, hoodie and Shemagh-style scarf for a cool street vibe, pair a chunky cardigan with knee-patch trousers and over-sized specs for a bit of geek chic or keep him warm with a waistcoat, long scarf, trapper hat and chunky boots for a look that works just as well in the country as it does the city.

What key pieces have you invested in to keep the little ones looking cool while wrapped up warm this season?

All images courtesy of MPDClick.com

This is a sponsored post - I received clothes for my children and the voucher to offer in a giveaway.  
Competition closes on  Monday 31st October at 8pm.  Winner  selected at random.  Open to UK entrants only.

80 comments:

  1. I would spend the John Lewis Voucher on some winter coats for my 3 little ones who desperatley could do with some new one's to keep them warm this winter!
    Already follow your blog as it is a great read!

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  2. I would buy a Fred Perry Shawl Collar Sweat Cardigan as it is a smart item for any little boy!

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  3. My son has some cool knitwear gloves/hat/scarf set. Very on trend! I would love to be able to get him a fab new coat to go along with it!

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  4. Following your Blog and I would spend the voucher on a Snowsuit(All in One) for my new arrival.

    @MrsWebster147

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  5. That orange and blue body warmer looks cool yet warm (and my son could zip if up and pretend to be a Transformer too :-)

    Following your blog and on twitter.
    Thanks!

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  6. I follow your blog. I adore John Lewis and would spend the money on sone gorgeous clothes for my little Maxwell. He needs a few new outfits :)

    @mummy_loves

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  7. MY boys are both in need of some winter clothes so this would come in very hand I would put it towards a jacket for one of them I think :)
    I already follow your blog x

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  8. if i won i would spend it all on my little niece and buy her some niece things off father christmas thanks
    kirwin4smithy@yahoo.co.uk

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  9. Id use the voucher towards some fabulous winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves for my niece and nephew.

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  10. I would buy some warm winter clothes for my two.
    @twopointfourchi

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  11. I will by some jumpers for my son @simplemelila

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  12. I would get some warm boots for my daughter.
    @mumoffunkids

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  13. i follow your blog already - if i was lucky enough to win i would get some new clothes for both my kids

    @ashlallan

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  14. Being a mother to 5 children i don't often get the opportunity to buy new clothes and a lot of items are passed down, except to my 22 month old little boy. It would be fantastic to be able to go and buy new winter clothes for my little boy because a lot of his clothes come from ebay or from other people so its very rare i can afford to buy new clothes. This would be a wonderful gift to my little boy!!!

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  15. I'd probably put the voucher towards a pair of the new lelli kelly boots for my daughter as they are really lovely. I'm following your fab blog already :) @LauraCYMFT

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  16. I'd buy some winter boots for K
    I already follow your blog :)

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  17. I would buy some clothes for my son - Puffa jacket and jumper


    I already follow your blog with GFC as Marzena

    @marzutek on twitter

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  18. I follow your blog on GFC and by e mail.

    I think I would spend £50 on something lovely from Polam O.Pyret at John Lewis for Bud. I've recently discovered their clothes and really fallen for them so any opportunity to buy more is always good!

    @RedRoseMummy

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  19. What a gorgeous selection of clothes. I think I would use the voucher to get clothes for the kids, a nice outfit each they can wear at Christmas and beyond!


    @MoolBoots

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  20. I already follow your blog but I have to say, I would be selfish and buy myself a bottle of perfume as I am down to the dregs and can't afford a new bottle!!!!!!!!

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  21. I'm already following with Google, and I have to confess that like Super AM, I would treat myself to some perfume!

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  22. Love following you on twitter and reading blog posts but very bad at commenting these days due to my little man taking up all my time :)

    If I won the voucher I'd have fun wandering around the toy department looking for something we could enjoy playing with together as he grows :)

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  23. I would buy a coat for my son, his was pinched last week. Thanks what a great prize. Already following

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  24. Had my eye on a beautiful Clements Ribero cashmere cardigan for my little beloved, can never justify, but with a £50 voucher....I can! xxx

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  25. I'd buy Tigger some gorgeous new clothes, especially loving 'John Lewis Boy Multi Stripe Zip Hoodie'

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

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  26. following via GFC. i would spend the voucher on a new winter coat for my little boy and some lovely thick knits to keep him nice and snug this winter

    jennakeller126@yahoo.co.uk xx

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  27. I have spotted some lovely boys knitwear on their website and want to get my son some dungarees too cos he looks cute in them. stuart.choak@hotmail.co.uk

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  28. How on earth could you narrow down what to spend the voucher on, some absolutely gorgeous pieces. As with the majority I'd be getting some l seasonal key pieces for the boys as they are growing so fast! Kieran (5yrs) is fast developing his own sense of what is "fashionable" for him so he'd choose something himself.

    @nickicawood

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  29. I follow your blog. If we won this competition I'd get my two little men new winter coats as they'll need to be cosy in the cold days to come!

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  30. Sorry forgot to say I'm @mrsmcgregor23 on twitter x

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  31. I'm a huge John Lewis fan and would buy my new baby (due next month!) something new - otherwise it will all be second hand from it's big brother for life!

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  32. Hi there.

    My twin boys would love some a new winter coat each so would put the voucher towards that.

    Many thanks.xx

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  33. Both my bubba's need warmth. My little boy especially as he feels cold due to no movement. So either nice blanket or coat/snowsuit.

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  34. Hi! What a great competition! I'm following you on GFC. I'd love to win the voucher to spend on me, selfishly! I'd put it alongside the vouchers I received as part of my 10 years service award at work and would buy myself some gorgeous winter clothing! x

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  35. I am following your blog. lucyrobinson33. I would spend the voucher on a nice christmas outfit for my daughter.

    lucyrobinson33@yahoo.com

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  36. Jamie and Shannon seem to be growing daily at the mo.. Would love to kit them both out on some pyjamas that are not rising up their arms and legs at a considerable rate!! If there was anything left I would also treat them both to a nice wooley cardi / jumper for this horrid weather :)

    Thanks Karen, another fab comp x x
    Shelley Bird - Facebook

    shelleybird76@hotmail.co.uk

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  37. I follow your blog, I would love to spend it on a chunky jumper and padded gilet and some cord trousers for my son. Lisa Troccoli (lisa@hottroc.co.uk)

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  38. I follow you, and I would spend the money on some lovely new toys for Christmas for my children. xx @mummymummymum

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  39. I follow. I would love to get some new jackets for the boys @susankmann

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  40. I follow! I'd buy a Winter Coat for Freddy and let the girls choose a treat each with the change!! xxx

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  41. I would spend the voucher on pants and trousers for my reluctant potty training 3!year old, who can't go to nursery till he is potty trained. I feel like its going to be a long old winter. All I want for Christmas is a start date for my son to go to nursery school with his friends.

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  42. Following your blog.

    I'd buy a fashionable, warm winter coat and some insulating, waterproof boots for my beautiful niece :-)

    katiesimmonds1984@gmail.com

    @ktcoventry

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  43. I would treat my sons to a Chunky knit jumper each.

    @jenniferlkelly

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  44. I would love to win a voucher to spend on clothes for me. I've lost 4 stone since January so feeling a bit chilly this winter..all good though!

    @MrsShilts

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  45. Oh what a lovely prize! If I won I think I would use the voucher to buy my Mum a gorgeous snood for the winter. She uses a mobility scooter and it can get pretty chilly!! @rhodak09

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  46. If I won, I would put it towards getting Top Ender a more expensive sewing machine! She is so excited about making her own clothes as she is convinced Father Christmas is bringing her a sewing machine. I just hope she isn't disappointed when he doesn't but I and her Daddy do!

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  47. Oh and I forgot, I already have you in my reader but then I think you know that!

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  48. I would buy both my girls a lovely winter jumper each and hopefully a hat, scarf and glove set.

    You come into me reader

    @tiredmummyoftwo

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  49. I would love to win this competition as have two little princesses to buy for this year and it would be lovely to get my newborn baby some gorgeous new clothes, rather than her being a 2nd hand rose all her life! :-)

    @littlelilypadco xx

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  50. I would invest in some warm winter coats for my children with hoods on and for school. I am forever buying them hats and gloves but dont like to buy expensive ones as they keep losing them at school! So at least if they lose their hat at school they can put up a nice warm hood to keep their ears warm!

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  51. I would get my boys some cosy pyjamas!!

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  52. I just love shopping.. :)

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  53. Heya !

    I would buy a lovely coat for my nephew . I would be doing a great favour for my twin by doing so but he also needs a new coat ~ Winter's
    on the way !

    I'm your chum on G.F.C as kelbee44

    I'm Tweeting as @CRYSTALmse

    Thank You !

    X

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  54. I would love this to treat my Daughter to something lovely, treats have been few and far between this year.

    follower on GFC and Facebook under same name of Anthony Harrrington

    thanks

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  55. Following your blog. So much choice but think childrens' winter coats would be a must

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  56. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE JOHN LEWIS VOCHER I WOULD TREAT MYSELF TO A MUCH NEEDED PAIR OF WARM WINTER BOOTS AS I HAVE NOT GOT ANY FOR THE BAD WEATHER SO NOT NICE WHEN ITS VERY COLD DONT LIKE GOING OUT AS MY TOOTSEE ARE ALWAYS COLD GOOD LUCK TO ALL FOLLOW ON FACE BOOK
    simone.2006@hotmail.co.uk

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  57. I hope to win the john lewis voucher to buy a warm coat for my newborn baby girl

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  58. I would like to win so that,
    I can buy my partner a brand new hat,
    Although his hair I do adore,
    Shopping is the thing I love more :o)

    hayleyhobbs@live.co.uk

    Fab blog by the way :)

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  59. I would love to win this competition as have two boys to buy for this year and it would be lovely to get them trendy clothes like these. love the coat with the fur.. gorgeous new clothes, rather than the same old supermarket stuff ..thanks for the competition

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  60. I would love to win to out the voucher towards a fabulous dress for my graduation! Wonderful prize <3

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  61. OMG, would love a bit of luck, my husband just got a job after losing our business 3 years ago so this would coe in so handy....I would treat my husband and my son Thank you xx

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  62. Can spend in Waitrose you say, then Wine to get me through the Christmas season or some party clothes for my two, louboyle@yahoo.co.uk

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  63. Just invested in hat and gloves at the mo, the voucher would be nice to finish it off with some smart gear

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  64. I follow via GFC.

    After reading your blog and having a browse on the John Lewis web-site, I would definitely buy the John Lewis Boy Destination Parka Jacket in Navy. It looks lovely and warm for my two year old son this winter, but also cute and on trend.

    @rachdreaming on twitter.

    Thanks and fingers crossed!

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  65. I would love to buy a winter coat for my little grandson , something really warm adn trendy to last the season.
    @lady_taloolah on twitter

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  66. I'm looking for some lovely cosy winter warmers for daughter - cool hat and gloves set and some ear muffs :0)

    @missielizzieb

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  67. I already follow your blog. I would buy my boys some ear muffs

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  68. Some good warm strong winter boots for a young man who is very tough on his clothes!

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  69. wish i could have entered, congrats to the winner!

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  70. Dont have 14 needy kids or a wooden leg. Just a cute wee man, nearly 2, who like all kids, need dressed up cosy for winter.

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  71. I would buy a lovely coat for my Son

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  72. A lovely pair of boots for my daughter!

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  73. Generally speaking winter fashion trends, the timeless classic relay part of the winter, so you do not need to replace your entire winter wardrobe to stay in style, as long as you know these timeless works, you should only buy a few new each winter season to stay in style.


    Designer kids clothes

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  74. Kids designer clothing for winters are also in great demand. Kids love to wear designer jacket, pull overs etc. From HG Clothing online store people can buy winter cloths at very best prices.


    Boys timberland jackets

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  75. Very nice post that is. Trends in children clothing changing in every season, so parents are always searching trendy cloths for their kids.

    Best Regards
    Buy armani kids clothes online

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  76. hello guys, i would like to share you some online buying tips regarding clothes.

    here it is, http://blog.uniformpoint.com/post/2012/01/16/A-Guide-to-Getting-the-Right-Size-and-Fit-in-Online-Clothing-Stores.aspx (A Guide to Getting the Right Size and Fit in Online Clothing Stores) hope that everyone find it useful so that you won't have problem with the fitting.

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  77. The little boys are so cute and adorable by wearing that winter clothes. That is perfect for the winter day, very fashionable. Thank you for sharing.

    -Mich

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  79. Such a cute boys winter collection! you can find an awesome collection of wholesale winter clothing at wholesale rates!

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