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Sun, sea and style: Kid Style Junkie’s top 10 beach-holiday buys

Posted by Lucy Fennings on May 15th, 2014

Ready to hit the beach? Hunter-gatherer of the coolest children’s kit, Kid Style Junkie (and mother of twins) Suzanne Peters rounds up her top 10 beach buys for boys and girls, from splash-happy swim shorts to sweet golden girls’ sandals…

Summer-holiday packing |Kid Style JunkieWakey, wakey people: summertime is almost here! And let’s face facts: shopping for beach looks for your kids is a breeze. Everything looks super cute on them as they don’t have the rolls, lumps and bumps us parents have developed – erm, mainly due to them… Those are my frilly-bummed twins. No – I don’t know which is which either! Here’s how to keep your kids looking cool as the temperature rises:

1 Whether they like it or not, my kids shall be taking up surfing this summer. If nothing else – just to be able to wear these brilliant wetsuits by Saltskin. Surf’s up! Style’s up!
Zebra shorty wetsuit, sizes XXS to XL (ages 2–12), from £38, Saltskin.Summer-holiday packing tips |Kid Style Junkie________________________________________________________________________
2 These bikini bottoms are perfect for your little girl’s peachy beachy bum!
Capri Island Bikini, sizes 2-6Y, £26, Nice Things Mini at My Little Square.

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3 I love these striped pineapple swim shorts by Scotch Shrunk. I’d be making them one of my five-a-day for the holiday for sure!
Swim shorts, sizes 4–16Y, £44, Scotch Shrunk at Selfridges.

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4 This pom-pom embroidered basket bag by Rose in April is a super stylish way for them to carry everything but the kitchen sink in (this will probably end up being you, of course) – as one does for a day at the beach!
Basket bag, £32, Rose in April at Molly-Meg.

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Beach boys love to explore. Keep their tootsies stylish and ouchless with these swim shoes.
Swim shoes, sizes 7 Infant to 1 Junior, £5.99, H&M.Beach-holiday packing | Swim shoes________________________________________________________________________
Sunglasses are not only a cool look but essential for your kids’ eye health in the strong sun. I am obsessed with these by Sons + Daughters.
Glitter Pink Honey sunglasses, sizes 5–12Y, £57, Sons + Daughters at Childrensalon.

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These Mini Carl retro aviators totally float my beach-style boat! Part of the amazing OG Mini icons range.
Mini Carl sunglasses, sizes 5–12Y, £95, Oliver Goldsmith.

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Ruffles on a bikini are perfect for some poolside pretty. Get involved!
Camila Girl Bikini, sizes 3–8Y, £29, La Coquetta.

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Your little Olympian swimmer will look the part in these vintage-inspired swim shorts.
Olympiad swim shorts, sizes 2–8Y, Bobo Choses at Little Fashion Gallery.

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10 The brilliance of these leather sandals is that they can be worn both in and out of the water. Wet and dry style: what’s not to love?!
Salt-Water Original Premium Sandal, sizes 5 Infant to 9 Adult, from £38, Sun-San Sandals.

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A bonus accessory can never do any harm; these are a must for any mini stylista’s arm. (Yes – I am a poet too…).
Temporary tattoos, €6, Tattyoo.

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So there you go people. You know where to go for stylish holidays thanks to Smith & Family, and now you know how to get your kids looking the part, thanks to Kid Style Junkie. Life’s a beach you know…

Psst… Check out Suzanne’s interview with Smith co-founder Tamara Heber-Percy on Kid Style Junkie.


One Response to “Sun, sea and style: Kid Style Junkie’s top 10 beach-holiday buys”

  1. Love the cute little swim shorts!

    By Lucy Fennings

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