As I was born and spent most of my life in the Czech republic, I could never understand why are school uniforms so important in the UK and many other countries until I had my own children. I remember as a kid I used to love wearing my every day clothes, and every evening I made sure I had prepared my outfit for the next day. Of course this is what I remember from my teenage days, but I had no idea how hard it would be getting little ones ready until I had two little girls.
This will be the first year I will be getting both of them ready in their school uniforms as Olivia is starting her preschool this September. As most children in her new class will be wearing a uniform (which for pre-school is not compulsory) we also decided we would go for the uniform as it’s much easier for me and Olivia is so excited about wearing it already!
Chinos, blazers, oxfords and pleated skirts make getting ready for school a breeze. Slip kids into coordinated styles for fuss-free mornings that are dress code friendly and mum approved.
As every month I have come up with my top picks from Melijoe, this tie it’s all about back-to-school!
IL GUFOÃ‚Â Milano jersey dressÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 78
Stretch milano jersey,Ã‚Â Crew neck,Ã‚Â Sleeveless,Ã‚Â Box pleats on the front and in the back,Ã‚Â Close fitting waist,Ã‚Â Flared shape,Ã‚Â Invisible zipper at the back,Ã‚Â Fancy flower
ARMANI JUNIORÃ‚Â Poplin jacketÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 135
Viscose and polyester poplin,Ã‚Â Satin lining,Ã‚Â Fitted cut,Ã‚Â Rounded hem,Ã‚Â Jacket collar,Long sleeves,Ã‚Â Patch pockets,Ã‚Â Back patch,Ã‚Â Back pleats,Ã‚Â Buttons on the front,Ã‚Â Buttons on the cuffs,Ã‚Â Logo buttons,Ã‚Â Fancy pin brooch
CHIPIEÃ‚Â Fleece skirtÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 32
Heavy cotton fleece,Ã‚Â Micro fleece lining,Ã‚Â Flat pleats on the front and in the back,Ã‚Â Logo buttons
PETIT BATEAUÃ‚Â Iconic oilskinÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 54
Waxed synthetic fabric,Ã‚Â Striped jersey lining,Ã‚Â Waterproof waxed right side,Ã‚Â Patch pockets,Ã‚Â Stretch ribbed knit trims,Ã‚Â Hood,Ã‚Â Zipper under a velcro strap
ARMANI JUNIORÃ‚Â Fancy wool blend sweaterÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 110
Wool and cotton knit,Ã‚Â Shirt patch,Ã‚Â Shirt collar,Ã‚Â V neckline,Ã‚Â Long sleeves,Ã‚Â Tightened cuffs and waistband,Ã‚Â Buttons on the collar,Ã‚Â Button strap on the chest,Ã‚Â Logo buttons,Ã‚Â Logo on the chest,Ã‚Â Logo patch at the back
MARÃƒË†SEÃ‚Â Pentagon boy slim fit en gabardineÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 53
Cotton gabardine,Ã‚Â Pleasant to the touch,Ã‚Â Boy slim fit,Ã‚Â Fitted cut,Ã‚Â Slim fit legs,Ã‚Â Darts in the back,Ã‚Â Slant pockets,Ã‚Â Piped back pockets,Ã‚Â Adjustable waistband with an elastic strap,Ã‚Â Button on, the waist,Ã‚Â Zip fly,Ã‚Â Logo patch at the back
LACOSTE Polo en piquÃƒÂ© de lyocellÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 32
PiquÃƒÂ© en lyocell et coton,Ã‚Â Pleasant to the touch,Ã‚Â Rounded hem,Ã‚Â Peter Pan collar,Ã‚Â Short sleeves,Ã‚Â Button strap on the chest,Ã‚Â Embroidered logo
PAUL SMITH JUNIORÃ‚Â Oxford shirtÃ‚Â Ã‚Â£ 61
Oxford cotton,Ã‚Â Long sleeves,Ã‚Â Logo buttons,Ã‚Â Embroidered monogram
START RITE Leather babies Ã‚Â£ 60
Leather upper, Clare range,Ã‚Â Strengthening patches on the heels,Ã‚Â Leather insoles and lining,Ã‚Â Elastomere soles,Ã‚Â Straps with buckles,Ã‚Â Micro-perforated patterns,Ã‚Â Comes in several colours