Oh Polarn O. Pyret, super-cool Swedish children’s clothing brand. We were sent the red striped sweet treats top and chino toddler trousers to review, but I didn’t want my eternal love of stripes to cloud my reviewing judgement. So, we wore the clothes in a range of different scenarios to test out how they fared against four different criteria.
Like a magazine-style ‘ways to wear it’ feature on different ways to style one item, but with a twist, here’s the four ways, wheres and whys we wore them.
So how did we get on?
- Wanting to test how practical the clothes are, we wore them to the park…and are happy to report they they held up well to the slides, swings, climbing frame and all the excited running around and falling over that takes place. On a mum note, size-wise you can get lots of wear out of them – the trousers fold up easily so it’s fine if they’re a bit too long to start with, and there’s a handy adjustable waist band
- Another mum note, I know, but as children’s clothes are permanently in the wash they need to hold up well. So we wore them out to lunch with some friends (including Nick). Going out is always a good test of the washability of Eliza’s clothes because she always wants to try out everyone’s food and it’s likely to get everywhere. And indeed it did. but after a normal wash they came out stain-free, and after several washes, neither the top or the trousers have faded at all. The sweet emblem has started to crack slightly though, but I think that’s just the nature of the material that’s used
- We wanted to test how comfortable the top is for just hanging out at home. As the top is really soft it didn’t seem to bother her or get in the way of all the running around, playing, getting into cupboards and mischief that she normally gets up to
- And finally, how did they look? We went to the Tate Modern (Eliza’s in the children’s room, bottom right photo). And in terms of the look factor, the stripes are vibrant and bright, and I love the unisex factor and the bold primary red. The cupcake emblem makes the top a bit more interesting, but there’s nothing sickly about it. Every time Eliza wears the top, someone comments on it.
So…what’s the verdict? They’re really fun, practical clothes that children can run around in (and do baby yoga, or climb stairs). They look great, but you don’t worry in the slightest about them getting them messy.
I was already a big fan of the brand before, but trying these clothes out has just confirmed it. A brilliant buy for babies of any age.