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Style & Other Stories just launched a Mini Me capsule collection

17:10  18 may  2021
17:10  18 may  2021 Source:   redonline.co.uk

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There's something so special about a Mini Me collection – when it's done right, that is. We'd be the first to admit & Other Stories has done pretty much everything right since its UK launch back in 2013; so, naturally, the Scandi brand's new matching mother and daughter capsule, which launched today, is about as chic as it gets.

& Other Stories just dropped a kids capsule with matching matching dresses for mothers and daughters. Shop the sustainable collection here. © Provided by Red (UK) & Other Stories just dropped a kids capsule with matching matching dresses for mothers and daughters. Shop the sustainable collection here.

If we lost you at 'Mini Me', hear us out. What used to be reserved for naff Christmas pyjamas at lower-end high street stores, is now the height of sophistication thanks to a shift in trends. We have lockdown to thank for our obsession with floaty dresses, puffed sleeves and comfy smocks – which just happen to look great on both girls and women.

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a woman standing in front of a mountain: & Other stories kids mini me collection & Other stories kids mini me collection

Just last month, Reformation dropped a gorgeous Mini Me collection but, admittedly, it was a little on the pricey side. Luckily, & Other Stories' take is just as good – if not better – and will cost you a lot less.

The concept is really quite similar: floaty, carefree cotton dresses in loose silhouettes, all made sustainably. Comfort is clearly at the forefront here, as most of the pieces have relaxed cuts, stretchy smocking and generous tiered shapes. So you can rest assured these pieces will work just as well for beach trips (to the British coast that is) as they will on picnics and off-duty days pottering around the garden.

The fabrics are all super easy and wearable; durable cottons and linens you can stick in the washing machine and don't have to fuss over (no sticky-fingers-anxiety here). Not to say that they aren't special – because they really are. There's intricate broderie anglaise, edged with scalloped ruffles, pin-tucked and crochet-trimmed ice-cream pink cotton and playful printed fabrics created with plant dyes.

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If you were wondering what the plant dye bit was about, let us enlighten you. Synthetic dyes are chemically manufactured, and 10-15% of these chemicals pollute waters and oceans during this process. Furthermore, every time to wash your garments, more dye leaches into our sewers and enter our water systems. Synthetic fibres are also responsible for polluting our waters and even our food (microfibres our entering into our food chain via marine-life).

a little girl sitting in a living room: & Other stories kids mini me collection & Other stories kids mini me collection

& Other Stories has made every effort to prevent this by choosing sustainably-sourced fabrics and natural dyes for this collection. So those unique muted pink shades are achieved using rubia cordifolia, a flowering plant from the coffee family, and all the dresses and cute co-ords are all made from organic cottons, linens and Tencel™ lyocell (derived from plant pulp).

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If we haven't managed to convince you just how clever this capsule is, take a quick look at the campaign images. Easy, breezy and reminiscent of carefree summers past, these pics are getting us in the mood for when lockdown lifts in late June (here's hoping, anyway).

& Other Stories Kids Capsule launches today, May 18th, in selected stores and on stories.com. Prices start from £27, and sizes range from one and a half to eight years old.

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