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Do back
to school
in style

How to give kids’ uniform a stylish spin? With contemporary cuts and cute detailing, as well as clever innovations to make it last. Kidswear editor Maggie Davis shows us how to add a hint of fashionable flair to their everyday ensembles

 

WELCOME RECEPTION

Starting school is a big deal for kids, and their
parents. Get them set for that all-important first
day with our hard-wearing but lightweight schoolwear.
From everyday gingham dresses to ultra-soft cotton
sweaters with anti-bobbling technology, these pieces
will take them effortlessly from classroom to day trip

 

Boys’ school shorts and shirt with tank top

DAY TRIPPING
Longer days at big school
call for easy, comfortable
layers. This tank top, shirt
and shorts combo is ideal for
autumn’s changeable
weather. Come winter, swap
in long trousers and a blazer

Girls’ uniform grey pleated pinafore with cardigan

THE PERFECT PINAFORE
Crease-resistant, water-repellent
and with permanent box pleats, our
bestselling grey pinafore will be
your daughter’s go-to dress for
autumn/winter

When the temperature dips in autumn, these
three-pack body sensor tights, £9, use actual NASA
technology to adapt to her body temperature
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Girls’ uniform short sleeved blouse with grey pinafore dress

FINISHING TOUCHES
With its cute Peter Pan collar and pin-tuck sleeves,
this blouse adds a hint of girly flair to her uniform

JUNIOR STYLE

Kids grow up fast, but with our expanding cuffs, elastic waists and an extra 3cm on selected blazer sleeves, our key pieces will grow with them – without any fancy needlework

PLAY TIME

If your uniform code allows, give a pin-tuck-sleeve
blouse a subtle edge with a super-soft, cotton-rich
tank top layered over the top

Girls’ box-pleat pinafore worn with grey shirt and boys’ navy school sweater, grey trousers and shirt and tie

DOUBLE ACT
Our bestselling permanent-crease trousers for boys and
water-repellent box-pleated bib pinafores for girls mix
formal style with great function

A cool alternative to a backpack, this over-the-shoulder
messenger bag is also rain-repellent
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Boys’ grey shorts with green V-neck sweater

SHORT STORY
Calling all budding explorers. Our short trousers with
patch pockets are perfect for adventures in the great
outdoors

SECONDARY MODERN

With its contemporary cuts, our older kids’ collection appeals to fashion-conscious girls and boys. Combining a heap of helpful innovations – including water-repellent Stormwear, stain-releasing Stainaway and non-iron technology – you’ll love these hard-wearing pieces as much as they do

 

Boys’ grey school tank top with trousers and shirt

GET THE LOOK
Ensure he rides out the school term in style with our flat-fronted skinny
trousers and non-iron shirts. Our range of understated, roomy bags and
backpacks are ideal for everyday adventures

Photography: Piotr Motyka / Styling: Fran Bartoli / Hair styling: Christina Corway / Set design: Helen MacIntyre

Girls’ knee-length school shorts and shirt with knee-length socks

BOOK CLUB
Tired of dresses and skirts? Our
crease-resistant shorts and long
socks are a novel alternative for girls

Endorsed by the UK College of Podiatrists,
Insolia Flex® ensures these loafers are as
comfortable as they are cool
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Teen boys’ slim-cut school blazer and trousers

COOL FOR SCHOOL

Older boys will love our
fashion-savvy skinny trousers
and slim-fit blazers