Oh MAN! It is hot!
I know… first, we moan about not having a summer and then we moan because the sun decides to bless us with its presence. Granted I’ll be the first to admit though keeping the kids cool in this heat has been tough and if your little ones are anything like Hector then keeping them happy has been a challenge too! Hot and bothered springs to mind. your kid needs kid’s summer accessories.
With this in mind, we thought we’d do a quick summer accessory round-up just in case you need a hat or two or even some snazzy sunglasses.
I’m a sucker for tradition so I’m a big fan of the classic straw hat and the high street is awash with them this year so all the better. Whilst researching the post I found that quite a few stores had gone into sale so if you haven’t picked up a sunhat for your little just yet then now’s the time to buy or even invest ahead for next year.
For the straw-hat aficionados amongst you then head over to Topsun Bazar who have pulled out all the stops by making sure they have a sizeable selection to choose from. For the older girls, this floppy brimmed number has a seaside inspired print trim and includes a wide brim to keep the sun rays at bay.
For smaller heads, this adorable straw cloche hat includes a sweet floral print trim and bow for a pretty finish.
For the boys aged between 6-12 years, this straw trilby with a lovely contrasting blue band is perfect for keeping the sun at bay. For teeny boys then I’m loving this chambray hat, crafted from cool and breathable 100% cotton, with nautical boat print. It ties under the chin to help stop tiny hands from pulling it off their heads.
I haven’t had much luck in trying to persuade Hector to wear his mock pair of RayBans. He seems to prefer the authentic oversized versions of mummy and daddy instead. Perhaps I might have more luck by investing in this comedy pair complete with a palm tree or even these animal print shades in all the colors.
I also like sunglasses with block trend too. If you like the orange cossies in the next section below then these coral sunglasses will be the perfect accompaniment.
When it comes to swimwear, I’m always super envious of those mamas who have girls because seriously the girls have all the fun on the swimwear front. Some of them are so cool that I wish they did them in adult sizes.
Orange seems to be this year’s color and this blood orange ruffled number is ticking all my boxes. Toddlers look cute in this costume. If your girlie is mad for unicorns and let’s face it who isn’t then we have also made the aforementioned one-piece with this AMAZING print. Be still my beating heart!
We can’t leave the boys out now, can we…I’ve been hunting around for a spare pair of swimming trunks for Hector since he’s always out playing in the sprinkler in the garden or swimming with his Grampa and Dad. I’m more than a bit enamored with this Toucan printed number but this aqua pineapple set and also some more are stealing my heart. Be quick though as sizes are running out…
Well you can’t have a bag to cart around all your summer essentials, can you? If there’s any way to get them to share the load then I’m all for it!
For the dolphin lovers then it’s all about this rucksack complete with a padded fin on the back and flippers to the side. The rucksack includes two cushioned shoulder straps that can be adjusted and one main compartment that can be fastened with a zipper.
For the more subtle touch opt for this basket bag. The straw the bag is designed in a beige and pink hue and is contrasted by bold yellow detailing on the shoulder strap.
That’s the end of our super-quick round-up. Did you see something you liked? Is there a summer accessory that your little hasn’t lived without this year? Why not tell us about it in the comments box below…we’re always up for a bit of dirty enabling!