Winter Warmers that won't break the bank
Auburn hues, falling leaves, glistering afternoon sun; there's so much to love about Autumn time in Melbourne.
Winter sports make their return, wardrobes are occupied by chunky knits and puffy parka's, barista's are back in high demand and cosy nights by the fire are in vogue. One of our favourite weekend pastimes (juggled around the boys sporting commitments) is heading to our local park/playground and then onto a cafe for a strong latte and/or hot chocolate. There's simply no keeping my boys indoors. Even on the coolest of mornings, when the lawn resembles a skate rink and the car requires 10 minutes to 'defrost' before leaving the driveway, they're itching to get outside.
Finding 'play clothes' with fashion appeal that don't cost a fortune and can withstand wash-after-wash-after-wash is no easy feat.
But I have good news.
Recently we headed into Uniqlo's and stocked up on everything fleece, flannel, denim and outerwear from their latest winter collection.
The Pile Lined sweat pants are my 'unsung hero' of the collection, and with boys you can NEVER have enough track suit pants!
They're a tapered fit with SUPER warmth qualities thanks to the fluffy fleece lining (yes you read that correctly, fleece lined!) From the moment your little one slips them on, they'll be instantly snug as a bug! My eldest son is so obsessed with these sweats he's requested a pair in every colour - including a spare pair to wear as sleepwear! #truestory
The fleece hoodie is another winter staple I'd highly recommend adding to their wardrobes. Easy wearing, it allows unrestricted play while keeping them toasty. Looks great layered over ribbed long sleeve tops, turtlenecks or poking out from under a bomber jacket. Basically layer, layer and then layer some more!