Give Them Brights Not Monochrome!

I have recently given up looking for kids clothes in high street stores, they are more often than not dark colours, scary creatures and silly slogans.  Why has it become so difficult to find bright and colourful clothes for boys?!

Anyone who visits my house (or just looks at my Instagram account!) will know that I am very much all about colour.  If it’s bright or rainbow I want it!  I have always done my best to instill in the boys as sense that they can wear whichever colour they want. Colours are just colours after all!

Gaudi Barcelona

Surely it’s not too much to ask for a little colour in our children’s wardrobes? Ok maybe that should actually be on their floor, I’m not sure how many items of clothing actually reach the wardrobe!!  Fortunately I have found a few brands who do actually have some brighter clothing.

First off are Toby Tiger, which you might have noticed on my Instagram recently, I bought a gorgeous rainbow hooded jumper for my eldest and a rainbow top for my youngest.  They were both thrilled with the items and are always pleased when they are clean (one day and they covered in mud, ha ha!) so they can wear them.  They have lots of great patterns and gentle motifs and sizes start from baby to 6 years old.  If you need a Toby Tiger discount code then click here.

The next brand that have lovely brights are Mothercare (click for Mothercare discount code), their Little Bird range are perfectly unisex and most importantly full of colour.  There’s a rainbow star top that I am eyeing up for my youngest as I know he would be over the moon with it.  His favourite colour is orange and he loves anything rainbow just like me!  Again the sizing goes up to 6 years old (it seems bright colours aren’t as common after that age!).

Finally are a brand I have featured several times before, JoJo Maman Bebe.  We have a variety of items from JoJo Maman Bebe, my youngest has a particularly treasured fox hoody that he loves, partly because it’s orange and partly because he loves the hood!  We also have a variety of colours of cords and leggings that we have bought over the years from JoJo, so even if they have to wear a dark top at least their trousers can stand out.  As before the clothing range stops at 6 years old, but you can a JoJo Maman Bebe Voucher Code here.

JoJo Maman Bebe 2017

So now you can probably see my problem, my eldest has just turned 6 and although the 5-6 sizing fits him just about perfectly at the moment, he’s due a growth spurt anytime now.  So where do I go from here?  Which shops sell bright coloured clothes for boys over the age of 6?  So far I have found some great items in the girls sections of shops, which isn’t a problem, but the sizing often seems to be a bit tighter than what the boys are used to (which is another problem for a different post! Girls clothing is made a bit tighter than required).

I’d love to hear where you buy brighter older boys clothing.

* This is a collaborative post with UK Voucher Codes.


  1. October 24, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I totally agree with you, it’s very sad that children’s clothes aren’t naturally bright. I hope you find somewhere with larger bright clothes.

  2. Lene
    June 14, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I just found your blog, but I make all my kids clothes myself! I get to chose patterns and colours (or they do, now that they are 2,5 & 4). The youngest one has lots of Peppa Pig, Tractors and rainbow colours, my oldest would wear dresses if I let him, but accepts my attempts at making flowers, berries, fruit, stripes etc. “boy-ish”. My last creation was a poloshirt with a strawberry print in front, a bright blue back and red-blue-green striped sleeves and polo, matched with shorts in the same blue fabric and a green/lime striped ribbing.
    I also made them dinosaur jackets in a thick sweat fabrics, very colourful and detailed. When all the kids wear their soft, detailed, muted colours thermo jackets or suits, my boys POP! with their green and turquoise hooded jackets with green, turquoise and pink spikes, eyes, teethed hood etc.
    So, I’d say, find somebody who sews custom kids clothing and commisson something you like 🙂

    • June 14, 2018 / 11:16 am

      That is brilliant!! I used to make my kids clothes too, but found the fabric expensive. Where do you buy yours? 🙂

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