My daughter spotted this dress and leggings combination in Next a few weeks ago and I bought it for her for a surprise. Yes, it is actually a dress and not a Tshirt and skirt.
The top half is made of soft cotton, like a Tshirt, with the skirt part in a crisp cotton. My daughter chose the green colour, which is unusual for her, but looks lovely and bright and summery. It is available in other colours, which are completely different prints – they have the stripy tops, but different patterns on the skirt.
Like all my daughter’s clothes, a key requirement of this outfit was that she would be able to run in it, dance in it and do cartwheels! And it delivers on all of those.
I love that the colours are so summery and tropical, but it doesn’t have to be a tropical day to wear it!
My daughter finally has some summer shoes, so she’s got a choice of what to wear the outfit with. She wears it with the usual Converse (plus a bright blue cardigan from the Next sale last year) for cooler days. She bought the flip-flops herself from Joules recently. She’s been begging me for flip-flops for years, but has discovered that they look good, but she can’t walk far in them!
The Crocs are new too. They’re the same style (but a different colour) to Prince George, although she hasn’t been influenced by the heir to the throne. My kids just really like Crocs. They will never be beautiful things, but they really are incredibly practical for active kids. (Yes, they are a bit big, it means they will last her next year too, because they aren’t cheap.)
My daughter is very pleased with her summer outfit.