Thursday, 12 June 2014

Summer is here...

Now that we are heading in to the summer months, its time to think about holidays and building sandcastles on the beach!

Wherever you may be holidaying this year Millie Is Wearing have found some of the coolest swimwear out there for girls!

Mini Rodini are well known for their creativity and they haven't disappointed with their SS14 swimwear collection! Millie Is Wearing LOVES this braces design! But behold theres more, they have frilly shoulder swimsuits and bow tie swimsuits and leopard spot swimsuits! All cool enough to be worn as a top too!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Emilie Et Ida as a brand are very modern and very cool. I love this bow pink swimsuit, very simple and very classic! Team with a large brimmed hat, very chic!

The print on this Gardner & The Gang swimsuit is actually of a punk dog called Johnny Cool!!! Its just so amusing that this print works so well on a kids swimsuit, but it does! Wear with DM's and an attitude!

 I love the cut of this Little Creative Factory's vintage swimsuit, very 50's and in such a beautiful colour! Team with a quiff and big sunglasses!

This Nununu star swimsuit is effortless. This is a fun swimsuit, team with big sandcastles built by dad!

Bobo Choses yet again! Yes Millie Is Wearing most blogged about brand have come up trumps with this nude coloured sun swimsuit! Its so happy! Team with ice creams!

Cabbage and Kings have used their logo as the repeat pattern on this swimsuit. Its really pretty and as much as logo pieces can look awful this one is so delicate that it looks very wearable! I love the frill neckline, again not too OTT and very wearable!

Millie Is Wearing are not keen on some two piece swimsuits out there for girls, but the exception has been made for this bright Molo print two piece. This would be great hanging out in warmer climates!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Millie never changes her spots!

Millie just loves spots! In fact she has tees, skirts, dresses, jackets, dungarees and jeans that are spotty!


I love this monochrome outfit comprising of soft cotton spot dungarees and spotty bomber style jacket, I like how the different sized spots and inverted colourway sit so well together!

Teamed with back tights and Millie's ever present bowler hat the spots just come to life!

There are lots of spots out there for children! An extra twist would be to combine spots of different colours as well as sizes together! 

Grey spot tee from Acne

I love this spot tee from Acne, the fact that the spots are random give it a relaxed feel. Team with a black skirt, orange Converse and a orange scarf in the hair!

Polka Dot Cardigan from Zara

This spot cardigan from Zara would work well with other non sport prints! The spots are small enough to not be too over powering!

Capri pants from H&M

This ankle grazer capri pants would look great with a bright crisp white crop top and crisp white plimsols!

Abstract spot playsuit from Stella MacCartney

Even though this is a spot print, it is quite abstract and the shape of the playsuit is crying out for tan leather sandals. Think jungle, think leopards never changing their spots!

Dot skirt from Bobo Choses

I love this little mini from Bobo Choses, I love the colour! This skirt would look great with other bright plain colours! Yellows, oranges, blues and whites! Throw all the colours together and see what happens!

Bright spotty skater dress from John Lewis

This easy to wear dress, is just that! Nothing too complicated here, just throw on a pair of navy DM's and navy beanie hat and an attitude (thats sweet obviously).

Quilted bomber jacket from Matalan

I want this bomber jacket! The light washed denim just has an early 90's feel! Love it!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Best Foot Forward!

Here is a round up of the best footwear out there for kids!

Stella MacCartney

A special mention has to go to Stella MacCartney's Dragon trainers. 

I can't say anything else about them... Lets just look at them for a moment!

Click here to buy!

Swedish Hasbeens

Millie has had Swedish Hasbeens before and she thought she was really grown up in heels, but of course they didn't look like heels they just looked cute! Happy all around!

Millie's were tan in colour, however going on their main site I have spotted these great metallic versions! They come in all manor of differing styles and colours.

PS they have some amazing adult versions!!! 

Click here for the Swedish Hasbeen site.

Click here for a UK retailer.


I love Vans, I have always loved Vans from a very young age, when I found out my hero Tony Alva (the skater) released his own design! I used to pretend I was a member of Dogtown and Z Boys (still do!).

Vans have had some absolute crazy designs in the past and these Cat Vans are up there with crazy! Mirroring the trend of all thing psychedelic , these just need to be teamed with very plain outfit, such as black leggings to let the sneakers do the talking!!!

Millie does favour the slip on versions however, as they are easier to slip on and save a lot of time in the morning!


Whether its the stripe ticking design of the lace ups or the slip on classic bold colours you can rely on Bensimon shoes to give any outfit a touch of Italian laid back style!

They are great beach shoes also! We love you Bension!


Pepe are an Italian brand that produce good quality fuss free leather shoes! Whether its their Mary Janes or their flat sandals you know that you are getting extremely good quality shoes that will fit well and last and last!

The sandals for SS14 will look great with a girly dress, or if like Millie more or a Tom Boy the wear with ankle grazer jeans for a grown up sophisticated feel!


Millie had a pair of creepers a few years ago for Camp Bestival and the amount of attention she got was so funny! Underground and TUK being the main pioneers, who do cater for children! 


Now more mainstream than what they were only just a few years ago, you can even get an incredible version from Start Rite! 

Start Rite

Click here for TUK.

Click here for Start Rite.


I spotted these Miller shoes some time ago! I fell in love and just need to get them for Millie!

The bright acid green / yellow colourway of this Mary Jane's are just calling out for a pair of navy tights a super colourful dress and a big pom pom head band!


Converse Chucks Taylor's have to be the most famous and most popular baseball boot ever! Millie has a pair in all colours (ok some aren't actually Converse) and she wears them for school (opps) and weekends! They go with anything and definitely add a touch of American "preppy" to a look! Very cool for girls of a certain near teen age!

There's a great app on the Converse website, in which you can design your very own pair of Converse!

Here's the Millie Is Wearing pair:

You can choose from all kinds of patterns!

The colourways are your choice!

You can even customise it with a name or a message!

Click here to design your own!

Click here to shop at Converse!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

TEES Please!

Prints on t-shirts can become something of a on off relationship! There is a fine line for printed tees looking chic and on trend or looking cheap and tacky!

Millie Is Wearing has put together a collection of printed t-shirts that are super cool!

Millie Is Wearing have blogged about them before, and no doubt there will be future blogs on them! But BangBang Copenhagen is by far the most imaginative childrens wear brand out there! 

We can just not get enough of their crazy but cool style!!! Just go and visit their site and just be in a world of fun! This bow tie and braces tee would look great with anything!!!

Retail Stockist with a good selection of the collection here.

Millie Is Wearing love the cut of this Mini Rodini Tee, it would sit really well with a black jersey high waisted skater style skirt. It has a bit of an 80's vintage feel, and would look great with a high messy pony tail! 

Visit Mini Rodini here

You need a beach in California and a longboard to wear this crop tee from Aviator Nation! If not, team with some cut off jeans and white Converse Chucks to get the effect wherever you are!

Retro baseball tees have always been on trend and add a touch of effortless cool to any outfit. This Bellarose tee with detailing on the cuff would look great with some light wash skinnys jeans and a pair of retro Vans for Sk8er cool!

This beautiful abstract ruff hemmed heavy weight jersey tee from Nico Nico would look amazing with a bright yellow full skirt and heavy DM's. Perfect outfit for wandering around the Saatchi or The Tate Galleries!

Millie Is Wearing just love this Hip Hop tee from Dandy Star! The kings of all things slogan, bright and humorous! This tee is just crying out for some baggy boyfriend fit jeans, BIG turn ups and BIG high tops!!! Oh and some wicked dance moves! 

What Millie Is Wearing love about Indikidual is not just the prints on their pieces but the creative print placement and cuts. Slightly too small for Millie this Military vest just needed to be listed! Would look great with their "Pilou" leggings! If you have a little one under 5 years GO SHOP!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Hot Picks SS14

Here are Millie Is Wearing HOT PICKS for SS14! There are some really inspiring and interesting brands out there that are pushing the boundaries of childrenswear.

These are just a few of the labels that are exciting me at the moment!

California based Mini and Maximus take their influence directly from kids! Their eco friendly brand take inspiration from how curious, impulsive, whimsical and funny kids are!

Each season they collaborate with artists both young and old that inspire them, they create original ideas exclusively designed for Mini and Maximus!

The prints the cuts and the styling of the pieces are inspirational! Take a look!

They have various stockist in the UK and have a online store! Click here to go to Mini and Maximus truly amazing website!

Once upon a time there was a clothing brand that spoke the language that children speak...

Bobo Choses design comfortable pieces and carefully select colours to go hand in hand with playful, poetic and imaginative prints. 

Each Bobo Choses collection is a fantastical world on its own, with a singe illustrated character and  it's own story! As a result, collections are fun, unique and meaningful to children!

This season their collection is based on the acronym "BCHF", which means "Bobo Choses Have Fun"

They design for boys too and have a online store and stockist in the UK! Have fun at Bobo Choses, click here!

The no gravity brand for kids, created under the full moon.

I am slightly in love with this brand, their designs and colour palette for SS14 are perfect! But the main reason really is the use of Unicorns! You can't deny that Unicorns are the coolest illustrations for girls!

These leggings are sure to be on the shopping list!

The twist in the designs are clever, with the frilled not too OTT arms of the vest tops are effective and the cut of the trouser with off centre buttons are just super cool!

They cater for boys too and have stockist in the UK! You must have a look! Click here!

Polder is a Parisian womenswear brand who presented their first kids collection in 2007. So you can only expect chic and effortless designs from Paris!

Handmade and handcrafted values have a great importance in their collections.

The shapes are very pure and work is focused on the prints and materials used. 

Oh Oui Oui Oui! They stock in the UK, and good luck not falling in love with the womenswear collection!!! See the full kids collection here.