Summer spotlight: styling your child’s wardrobe with Polo Ralph Lauren and Barbour

When it comes to finding summer wear for the little ones, you want to make sure their clothing is comfortable and robust for outdoor play. At Robert Goddard, we have a broad range of children’s designer clothing that not only withstands wear and tear but also has a stylish edge. 

If you’re looking to update your child’s wardrobe, here are two iconic brands that offer junior collections you can mix and match with ease.

Creating a capsule wardrobe with Polo Ralph Lauren and Barbour

A capsule wardrobe is a great way to save time, money, and stress on putting outfits together for the kids. Capsule wardrobes are small collections of clothing pieces that all complement one another. The idea is that you can simply pull out a couple of garments, feeling confident that they’ll work beautifully together. This can be a saving grace for busy parents getting the kids dressed in the morning! 

Think about gathering a selection of tops and bottoms that go well together, along with one or two jackets and coats that also tie in with the style or colour scheme. These can form the basis of your child’s capsule wardrobe. From there, you can add in a range of accessories, such as hats and scarves, as well as some shoes for different occasions. Consider complementary colours, a mixture of plain and patterned garments, and shapes or cuts that work well together.

Here are two of our favourite junior collections that are ideal for mixing and matching.

Junior Polo Ralph Lauren rainbow co-ords

Polo Ralph Lauren may be most well known for classic, preppy menswear but they also offer an impressive selection of children’s clothing for boys and girls.

Ralph Lauren’s SS22 junior collection offers a fantastic array of co-ord items that kids of all ages will adore. Whether you’re looking for clothes to wear at home throughout the school holidays or items to pack for a vacation, there’s plenty to put together. 

This year’s latest line features a playful mix of bold primary colours as well as neutral tones that go with anything. A splash of on-trend rainbow adds character.

If you’re after boys’ Polo Ralph Lauren clothing, this Cotton Mesh Polo Shirt in royal blue is vibrant, breathable, and features the brand’s signature embroidered pony polo player logo — a symbol of quality craftsmanship. Create an effortlessly stylish and practical outfit by pairing with chino shorts and a navy blue baseball cap to keep the sun off.

And if it’s girls’ Polo Ralph Lauren clothing you’re looking for, clean and simple lines meet pastel shades for a touch of femininity. This Pink Pony Cotton Jersey T-shirt Dress is great for summer adventures. As is the Polo Pony Stretch Mesh Polo Dress — it’s durable and sporty, with cute embroidery detailing. Why not pair either dress with a fun yet handy Canvas Backpack in pink and a fleece-lined hoodie for when the temperature cools in those long summer evenings?

Mix and match with Junior Barbour

If bright rainbow tones aren’t your child’s cup of tea, why not explore the Junior Barbour range? With a sophisticated selection of separates, the boys’ Barbour clothing range is a fantastic starting point for a mix and match capsule wardrobe. 

Loved for its seamless blend of heritage prints, practicality, and elegant cuts, Barbour is a firm favourite across the UK and worldwide. Expect traditional tartan shirts and complementary shades of grey, navy blue, and olive green in the boys’ collection. From a simple yet effective bright blue t-shirt to a Leon Long Sleeve Shirt that’s perfect for layering, there’s plenty suitable for holiday wear. And it wouldn’t be Barbour without a selection of top-quality coats. The Holburn Quilted Jacket, for instance, is a fantastic, hard-wearing garment that boys of all ages can wear for years to come. 

Meanwhile, the brand has put together a lovely collection of practical clothing for girls with an elegant touch, too. Floral and feminine, each garment is inspired by the outdoors — ideal for spending quality time out in the fresh air. From summer meadow vibes to nautical stripes, a hint of pink gives the classics a girly twist. 

Pair this Bradley Floral Top with comfy jeans or shorts for an outfit that looks adorable and is perfect for playing in. Alternatively, the Ava T-shirt is a soft cotton top with a cute bunny print that little ones will love. And if the weather turns, how sweet is the Barbour Walkworth Waterproof Jacket? Exquisite attention to detail makes it a striking piece, and with the Barbour branding, you know it’ll last right through autumn and winter, too.

A bit of both?

While both the Barbour Junior SS22 and Polo Ralph Lauren Junior SS22 collections make excellent capsule wardrobes on their own, there’s nothing stopping you from mixing and matching across the brands. With both, you can expect quality construction, hardwearing materials, and soft, breathable fabric.

Why not add a dash of Ralph Lauren rainbow charm in with the nature-based floral designs of Barbour? Kids are sure to appreciate the eclectic mix!

Children's designer clothing from Robert Goddard

Whether you’re looking for holiday wear for the summer or coats and jumpers to last all year-round, you can find a variety of styles at Robert Goddard. Our childrenswear ranges feature iconic brands you know you can trust. 

Take a look at our boys’ designer clothing and girls’ designer clothing collections now.