Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Matalan School Uniform Review #backtoschool

The school year is almost over for Kizzy and Freddy.  For Kizzy this sees the end of her primary school education, and from September she will be going up to the local secondary school.  Freddy will become a Year 1 in the same class as he is in now, joined by the new intake of reception children.  He is looking forward to becoming one of the 'big kids'!  The new school year means that Kizzy and Freddy will be needing lots of new items of school uniform.  Luckily for them Matalan stepped in to help with our back to school purchases!

Kizzy was sent some lovely pieces from the range making three very different back to school looks.

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The fashion empire line pinafore dress in grey, features pockets and adjustable button down straps which cross over at the back.  The material has some stretch in it for a good fit. It is available for children aged 3-13 priced from £6.00-£8.00.  It was teamed with a white polo shirt, which comes with embroidered detail and a scalloped collar.  The fit is good and the material is soft on the skin.  A two pack is priced from £5.00 to £7.00.

Kizzy's next look was a more formal approach to uniform consisting of black skirt, white blouse and black cardigan.  The skirt is lovely with an adjustable waist band and lovely embroidered detail to the front.  The material is soft and silky and the hang and movement of the skirt is very feminine. It is priced from £5.50 to £7.50. The long sleeved white blouse is a nice fit, made of crisp, easy care poly-cotton with a button front fastening. Kizzy popped on her new house tie for her new school and looked really smart.  A two pack of shirts costs £5.00 - £8.00.  The cardigan has scalloped edging detail and button fastening.  It's a simple but pretty design, which fits well and buttons up at the front.  It will be perfect under a blazer.  It costs from £5.00 to £7.00.

Her third style is the summer dress in green gingham.  The skirt is a flippy style with lots of movement, and there is a pocket and bow detailing on the waistband.  It is a very pretty design and is cool for the summer. It is £7.00.


On her feet Kizzy wore a nice pair of flat black pump style school shoes with flower detail on the toe and velcro straps for a good fit.  They are sensible, practical but also pretty.

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Matalan also stock a range of underwear such as socks, tights, vests and pants, so kids can look smart from head to toe!  It is a one stop shop for all your children's back to school needs.

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Freddy looks very smart in his grey trousers, white shirt and blue jumper.  The trousers had an adjustable waist (essential for my slim waisted little lad) and a zip fasteneing. They are Teflon coated for stain resistance, making them better able to cope with everything my little school boy will put them through.  The fit was good, but I'm going to need to take them up by about an inch.  Freddy is quite weeny!  They are £7.50.  Freddy usually wears polo shirts for school but he loved the white shirts.  At £5.00 to £8.00 for a two pack, they are good value for money.  The fit is very good and the back is darted. He looked very grown-up in them.  The V-necked jumper has ribbed cuffs and hem, and is knitted from a cotton blend fabric for comfort.  At £5.00 to £7.00 it is perfect for wearing to school.

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Matalan also stock a great range of polo shirts in various colours priced from £4.00 for a three pack.  We were very impressed with the plain white vest multipack, which works out at just £1.00 per vest.  You can also pick up items of sportswear, coats and other school essentials.

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I am so pleased to have made such a great head start on my  back to school shopping.  I am determined to avoid any last minute rushing about at the end of August trying to buy things I have forgotten.  I plan to be totally organised allowing me to enjoy a stress free summer where I can make the most of the precious time with my family.

school uniform, Matalan

Matalan's school uniform range offers items to suit different budgets and tastes.  Many items have adjustable waists, some are Teflon coated and many are easy to iron.  You can buy in store or order online for convenience.  The uniform comes in sizes from 3 up to 16 years old, seeing your little ones through their school years.

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