Dress up the whole family for a special occasion? This is how blogger Hattie Bourn makes it work!
Hattie Bourn is a blogger who is all about the family.
With fiance Korey Smith as a professional footballer in Bristol City, two small children (Otis and Marley) to take care of and her career as an influencer to manage, she is a busy mother who likes to spend time with her boys.
And while she likes vacation, it's the simple things that make her happy. Her favorite thing to do as a family?
Hattie (dressed in Linen Look Bardot Midi dress, £ 16) and her boys, Otis and Marley, both dressed in Matalan children's clothing
"Playing football in the park without telephones," she says. "Just being all outside in the summer, just simple, standard family things to do, with boys they have the most fun, which means that you also have the most fun."
So when it comes to dressing the entire party for every occasion, Hattie turns to Matalan, where she can find beautiful clothes for everyone under one roof.
So read on for how she works and her tip to dress like a family.
The Boys In Hattie's Life
"I like to shop for the boys, more than I do for myself, which I never thought I'd say, but I get more fun when I'm looking for things.
"Value for money is of course important, but no matter how good it is, with young children you have to wash their clothes every time they wear it, so you want something that you can wash often and can't look like.
"Matalan & # 39; s children's clothing is great for that, it lasts a long time and has an excellent value for money plus Matalan has really classic colors and pieces that I like for the boys." Falling in the trend didn't bother me for the children, as long as I like it and it suits their age.
The boys love to match! Both with Shirt Shorts Suspenders & Bow Tie Set, from £ 16 at Matalan
"I dress them in fairly simple things, the key for me is that they are comfortable, I don't like putting them in something that looks stiff and looks like they won't be able to run around children. at the end of the day, so they want to be able to move.
Top tip from Hattie!
"Coordination is my tip for families, you don't have to be all the same, but something that looks like the same style or color.
"That's why I really like the MiniMe collection at Matalan. I always get matching swimwear from Korey for him and the boys when we go on vacation and when I'm planning outfits for all of us, I like some sort of coordination.
I make sure that the prints do not clash and that we have the same color in our wardrobes. "
"They loved these cute sets from Matalan with the bows (above). They come with shorts, a shirt, braces and the bow tie. It's great for a summer wedding or you can loosen the bow tie if you want it to be less formal for evenings on vacation.
& # 39; We're getting married in the summer and Otis is wearing a bow, so right now he's really obsessed with them and he keeps saying & # 39; is this the wedding dress? & # 39;
"He thinks the bow is really cool, he also likes to match Marley, sometimes he is irritated because everyone thinks he is a twin and he is at the age that he is absolutely & # 39; the oldest & # 39; but he only really notices when they match and always points out.
"He likes it, which is good for me, because I like to dress them the same."
Versatile fashion within reach
"I follow trends, but if I don't like something and it's trend-related, I don't wear it, I just love things because I like them.
"The clothes on Matalan are good because they are aware of trends, but in a way that keeps them versatile and classic. Anyone can wear them at any age. My mother loves shopping in Matalan and she has the same denim dress as me. She wears it very differently, but it's great that we can both have and wear it.
Hattie wears floral shorts (£ 14) and matching cami (£ 12.50), both from Matalan
"I loved this floral two-piece piece (above). I chose to go on vacation. I could wear that with sandals at lunch or just throw it over my bikini, or I could easily wear it with wedges also wear it with trainers and a denim jacket, so there are really great looks from one set.
Hattie wears striped midi dress from Matalan (£ 18)
I also love this striped midi (above). It is linen material, lightweight and easy to travel. Again, I could throw it over a bikini or combine it with wedges and fun accessories for an evening look. "
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