We can be so blinded by the bright lights of high end fashion with all the glossy Look Books, Magazine shoots and catwalks that we by-pass gems on the high street. One such hidden gem is Little Bird by Jools Oliver at Mothercare. Heavily influence by the nostalgia of her childhood, there is a definite 70's feel. Lots of rainbow trims, pretty ditsy and cool stripes. I think the key to this collection is simplicity, it isn't over embellished or designed. For example there is a navy cord dress, with patch pocket detailing at the front and that is it....no motif, no contrast trim. This may seem quite insignificant, but actually it is a great achievement.
Styling is easy going and contrasting, I love that delicate ditsy's are teamed up with chunky stripe Tee's and bright tights. If you are a regular reader you will know that we love kidswear that is not over styled and Little Bird hits the nail on the head, take a look at some of the range below. However, one major factor in this range are the red T-bar shoes. They are the original 70's design that have Jools Oliver had as a child and were found in the Mothercare archives. Just gorgeous, I hope that they continue to do them in a range of colours!
The great thing about this range is that it is affordable, especially in this current climate. There is lots more to see here http://www.mothercare.com/little-bird/clothing (All Rights & Images Reserved Mothercare UK)