Ted Baker AW18 by J and Me
I was delighted to be asked to review Ted Baker’s new AW18 Children’s collection which launched at the end of August. Kids clothes is something I feel I know quite a bit about; lets face it, I’ve now had 14 years of kitting out the boys and have tried lots of different brands and styles. My older boys now choose their own clothes, wearing the smallest men’s sizes but I still have my 9 year old to kit out, a fact we both really enjoy.
He is quite a stylish fellow, one look at my Instagram feed will tell you that! He will often be seen in a pair of skinny jeans teamed with Ugg boots and a suit jacket. We frequently get comments of how “dapper” he looks on our many journeys into London on the train and I have to say, he does have a great sense of style! Of course, he is just as happy in a pair of jogging bottoms and bare feet, messing about in the park or in the garden!
We both had fun looking through the older boys’ clothes and making a selection of something that suited J’s style. We picked a pair of tracksuit bottoms, with a funky bright pink Tee and a fabulous jacket (more about these a bit later). The collection, as a whole, is the classic, stylish Ted we’ve all come to know and love. There is a theme of bright pink and green across the range, with some great shirts, hoodies, coats and jackets. Matched with their fab, signature, skinny jeans, these outfits do not disappoint.
We had a blast trying on all the clothes and everything fitted well. I find this range comes up very true to size. J is wearing age 9-10 (or single age 10 where items come in single sizes). He is on the smaller side and age 10 is a little bit big, but given that that he tends to wear his jeans crumpled round his ankles, (a look we both like) this really didn’t matter at all. The fabric of the coat was lovely. I am a huge fan of Ted Baker ladies clothes which are always my “go to” when invited to a party or wedding so it was a lovely surprise to see some of their classic prints on the inside of the jacket, which is a beautiful blue sky with bird design. J loved the fact the inside pocket had a special place if he wanted to put my phone and headphones in it. The jeans are really good quality and come with a belt and the all-important waist adjusters!! We were also sent a grey tracksuit, the bottoms of which are a very nice skinny leg fit, with accompanying jacket, which has a quilted effect and is definitely a bit more than just a tracksuit.
One of the things I’ve always liked with Ted’s clothes are the little surprises and finishing touches that make these clothes stand out. A bit of funky lining here, a button there, a change in colour of the waist band – these kind of things give these clothes an edge, one which we really like.
It was a real treat for J and I to review this collection and we had a great morning in Brick Lane, road-testing our new outfits and were so excited to try them out. We really enjoyed exploring the amazing street art in the surrounding streets, stopping for hot chocolate and chocolate brownie (I did say it was a treat!) and taking in a few shops. Ted Baker’s autumn collection is now available on their website. They offer 3 ranges: baby clothes 0-24 months, younger children ages 1-6 years and and older children’s range that starts at age 4 and goes up to 12. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
Here are a few pictures from our day!
NB- I am collaborating with Ted Baker for the launch of their AW18 children’s collection however all words, images and opinions are my own.
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