Skysprout kids fashion – best worn out

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Any children’s fashion spread that features girls’ clothing in colours other than pink immediately draws me in. I’m not a huge fan of pink; or rather I’m not a fan of the fact that it dominates the colour palette for girls year in, year out, regardless of the season. So I take every opportunity to mix it up and when a collection comes along that is dominated by blues, greens and yellows, I’m first in line.

At this point I realise that more experienced mothers of girls are chuckling quietly to themselves and thinking ‘Just wait until her daughter turns three and the only thing she’ll wear is the hot-pink sequined tulle get-up with lace butterflies and hearts!’ Well, I’ve been warned but plan to get away with what I can for as long as I can. So it goes without saying that I simply love the range of clothing from the UK’s Skysprout.

Skysprout clothing has been designed for kids that like to play. The emphasis is on pieces that are comfortable without foregoing style. There are lots of bright colours and patterns although I admit I am completely seduced by the aqua and pistachio green florals.

The smocked dress looks perfectly cool for a summer’s day. It is pretty without being fussy and the prints are fantastic – who says blue is not girly?! I also like the scoop neck dress and the tiered skirts, as the prints co-ordinate perfectly with other pieces in the range. As a mother who is not a fan of seeing nappies flashed under toddler’s skirts, I was thrilled to see matching bloomers included with selected Skysprout dresses up to size three. Boys get to chill out in cool gelati pastels with a bit of a preppy edge.

The smocked dress is £42, the scoop neck dress is £32 and the tiered skirt is £28. Skysprout are happy to ship to Australia.

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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