Living in Australia, you become accustomed to our harsh summers and all that comes with it. For most of us, that means hats, sunglasses, long sleeves and slapping on sunscreen for four or so months every year - and chasing around after kids that would rather do anything but!
For our latest range, A Simple Life, we wanted to focus on clothing that provided sun protection and was wearable for every day - think the lightest of cottons with longer sleeves, shorts that are breathable and dresses so flowy and oversized your little one will be able to keep cool and cute all summer long.
Cotton, for us, is the best fabric when it comes to summer dressing. Our new range, when not made from super light 100% cotton, is made from a cotton muslin - the same fabric as the light weight swaddles babies are wrapped in for the warm weather.
Breathable, fine and super soft, cotton wicks away moisture from the skin that allow heat to escape the body to stay cool and remain at an even temp. On hot days, synthetic, man made fabrics will stick to the skin, leaving the sweat to soak up into the fabric that in turn becomes trapped in its fibres - this leads to smells developing, and an overheated, uncomfortable child. Choosing cotton helps to stop fluctuating temperatures that make little ones irritable, too cold, too hot and itchy.
A classic summer outfit is the old shorts and t-shirt. In a woven cotton, these pieces are elevated up that notch so they can be worn not only everyday, but to special occasions and even family Christmases and celebrations.
Both our bloomer shorts and long sleeve tops are perfect to wear to the beach as cover ups, or even if you forget your bathers, they're great to swim in and will dry off super quick due to the nature of the fabric.
Our Frill Long Sleeve Flowy Tops are both made from cotton muslin and woven cotton respectively. Both are great options to keep the sun off little ones skin and are so easy and comfortable to wear.
Our muslin this season is in a beautiful Pink Tint, a soft and muted blushy pink that has quickly become one of our favourites. Our Cornflower Gingham print was designed in house, very meticulously down to the spacing of the lines. We're super passionate about our prints!
Our colour palette for this season is very earthy - colours you would see scattered across rolling fields and the sand dunes. Inspired by the French countryside and the prairie, we are so in love with these new seasons prints and colours - sky blues, earthy browns, crisp whites and touches of vintage off yellows and lilacs, this collection is one of our favourites to date.
We'd love to know your thoughts, which piece is your favourite?
All our love,
Miann & Co x