Friday, 13 September 2013

Uniqlo Family Fashion Challenge

I was recently asked to take part in the Uniqlo family fashion challenge where I was given £100 to spend on clothes from the Baby and Children's and adults clothes ranges. Amazingly I managed up find something for all five of us and keep it within budget.

Something for everyone in the family

Online experience 

I browsed the clothes online and found the site easy to use once I figured our the menu navigation however I kept finding myself wishing they had a sort by size which would make it quicker and easier to browse. Other than that though it was a doddle to shop and add things to my basket.

Kids & Babies range

The Kids and Babies range has only recently been launched and is currently available online and in the Westfield White City store.

I was really impressed by both the selection and prices when it came to searching for things for Ben. The choice is fantastic, with specially adjusted kids size clothes which are uniquely Uniqlo and meet the demands of active kids lives. The range includes Uniqlo staples such as UT's, Fleece and HEATECH and have some very thoughtful kid features such as name labels, hooks for easy hanging and special sewing techniques to prevent tearing - music to every parent's ears.

Cleverly sewn in name labels

It was hard just choosing a few things for Ben but in the end I chose a Kids Light Polly Fill Down Vest which I absolutely love on him, he looks so trendy in it and he loves wearing it as he says it's "really comfy and cool", I have caught him checking himself out in the mirror in it saying "hey good looking".

TL / BL: Ben trying on his light poly vest; R:Posing in his Illustrators Project T Long Sleeve A+ & vest

I also got him a KIDS Illustrators Project T Long Sleeve A+ which goes fantastically well inside the vest and a very cool KIDS Illustrators Project Sweat Full-Zip Parka L/S B.

My little monkey in his Illustrators Project top with his mokey

Both items from the Illustrators Project range are a really nice fit and quality, not too heavy or obstructive for play and definitely lives up to the slogan on them and let Ben "Play loud".

Ben wearing his Illustrators Project hoody top
At the time of ordering the stock was limited for babies but I did manage to get Zachary a very cute little BABIES NEWBORN Faux Shearing Vest+E, it's great for this weather and will also do Zoey when it gets too small for Zachary. In fact I think Zoey already has her eye on it, she loves the feel of it and I can't blame her it is so soft and lovely to the touch.

TL: Zoey in the faux shearing vest and legwarmers; TR: Zachary in the vest; BL: My two little models in Uniqlo Babies wear; BR: Zoey loves the texture and softness of the vest
For Zoey I picked these seriously soft and cosy pink leg warmers, brilliant for when you have baby in a carrier or keeping them warm while doing the school run. They are size 0-6 months so still too big for my tiny princess but she will get plenty of wear out of them.

Zoey in her super cosy legwarmers
I have since looked online at the baby collection and was delighted to see that there has been a lot more items added so I will be shopping for the twins again soon, I especially love this one piece

 and this warm all in one suit.


For my husband I picked out a very nice red polo shirt, it uses dry technology which is incorporated into the fibers of this polo shirt to help draw moisture away from the skin in a process known as wicking, to help keep you dry and comfortable. On top of the clever science-y bit it is a really nice fit and looks great on him. 

Finally for myself I chose an ultra light poly down vest like Ben's in purple, it is so light and comfortable to wear I love it and it is just perfect for this weather where it is getting a little cooler and an extra layer is very welcome. It also comes with a little bag which means it folds up nice and small so perfect for putting in your bag to bring with you if the weather is looking changeable.

L: Little bag inside vest to hold it when not being worn; R: Apologies for the iPhone in the way but had to get a pic of my lovely vest
Overall I am hugely impressed with the quality and choice of clothes from Uniqlo. I hadn't shopped there before so I wasn't sure what to expect but everything from the speedy delivery to the range of clothes available, the price and the fit has exceeded my expectations. I love the baby and kids ranges, they along with the adults are exceptionally good value. I will definitely be shopping at Uniqlo again and recommending it to others. If clothes shopping for a family on a budget definitely check out Uniqlo, you will get maximum quality, choice and style - I am one impressed Mummy after shopping there. 

* Disclaimer: I received £100 worth of Uniqlo clothes in exchange for writing this post but this has in no way biased my opinion.  All views and opinions expressed here are honest and my own.


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