It’s that time of the year again, where us parents fight the crowds of shoppers to get the kids kitted out ready for going back to school. The list for growing children grows each year, and now I have two kids at school I am always looking for a cost effective way to get them suited and booted.
This year my two children are starting a new school, as well as a new school year, which means that everything is in a different colour. Matalan came to the rescue offering me some clothes in exchange for a review. Browsing through the range of both boys and girls clothes, I was spoilt for choice. I found the website really easy to navigate, firstly you just choose either Girls or Boys.
For girls there is different styles of skirts, shirts , trousers and pinafores for the girls. There is also cardigans of different styles as well as the all important school dresses. There is also a range of socks, shoes, coats and PE kit. I was in my element picking out what smart clothes to pick for Brooke. I picked out some gorgeous summer dresses for Brooke, which includes hair ties, hair clips and a hairband too, all for £7! I also picked out some knitted cardigans, a few pinafore dresses and lots of girls polo shirts.
For boys there is a large range of different styles of trousers, different styles of shirts, and even different styles of jumpers. A range of socks, sportswear and coats and shoes are available too. I picked J out lots of trousers, I liked the look of the Cargo design, which has an extra pocket on the front, perfect for all the bits he collects up (think gogo’s, lego minifgures and trading cards). I also picked out a knitted v-neck jumper ready for the winter which is priced starting from £3.50, J’s size was £5.
When my selection arrived I was pleased to see everything was individually wrapped up in plastic. The quality of the items are fantastic. The kids have tried on their many different options of clothing for school and are comfortable in all of them. Brooke’s favourite is the red check dresses, and J does love his pockets already!
Matalan really is a one stop shop for all your school clothing needs and at a great price too. Check out www.matalan.co.uk
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