As soon as I saw Karen’s girls sporting coordinating rainbow hoodies from St Bert’s over on her instagram, I knew I had to have them. I’ve always co-ordinated the kids’ outfits to a point – sometimes outright twinning and other times just making sure what they’re wearing goes with one another. It’s not like I make sure they match every day but when we’re going out somewhere I tend to make sure that at least look like they belong together.
Both of my girls love a dress but they’re not always practical are they – sometimes you just need to wear jeans and a hoodie. What I particularly loved about the St Bert’s hoodies is that they are completely unisex – in fact the whole range is. Yes there’s a little pink in there but there’s nothing saying the boys can’t wear it or that the girls shouldn’t be wearing blue – none of the motifs are aimed at one gender or another and the website isn’t organised into boys’ or girls’ clothes. The only time you’ll see gender mentioned on the St Bert’s website is in relation to the adult hoodies where it says “men’s” and “women’s” but that relates more to sizing than anything else – point proven by the fact that I ordered the men’s one for myself just because I preferred the colour.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the sizing on the hoodies can be a little small so I sized up in each of them to the cosy, slouchy look we were going for (and also just for the sake of growing room – nobody wants to spend £35 on a hoodie for it only to be worn for two months!)
I love the little details on these jumpers – from the stylish contrasting tipping on the cuffs and hem, to the St Bert’s logo on the sleeve and of course the kids love a kangaroo pocket in their hoodies be it for keeping hands warm or filling with leaves and pine cones!
And the best thing? They wash beautifully. I was really worried that they might bobble quickly or that the fabulous rainbow print would crack and fade but my fears were unfounded. Every time I’ve washed the hoodies they come out looking like new – which considering they kids have been wearing them to tramp through the woods or spill their dinner on is something of a win in my book!
We’ve had so many compliments on these hoodies each time I’ve posted a picture of the kids wearing them on my social media feeds so it’s worth mentioning that they are selling fast. If you do want one, you might want to pop on over and get them in your basket now. I’ve got my eye on a couple of the sweatshirts for them next!
(If you like the look of the kids’ boots – you can read a review of those here)
*We received the St Bert’s rainbow hoodies free of charge for the purpose of review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*