It has taken a while but now that warm, sunny weather has finally arrived in most parts of Australia it is more important than ever to think about sun protection, for little people but for big people too. With many days and weeks of beautiful beach weather ahead of us it’s time to check the expire date on your suncreen, try on your hat for size, dig up the sunglasses and add some hip new sun protective clothing to your Summer wardrobe:
Until December 31, 2013, Hip little one readers can enjoy an exclusive 50% off storewide at Tamarillo. Simply enter the code ‘HIP50’ at checkout for your discount to be applied and shipping is FREE worldwide, it doesn’t get much better than that!
French designer label Tamarillo has got the whole family covered with a super stylish range of UPF 50+ sun protection clothing and accessories that will quickly become you go-to summer gear. Featuring beautiful designs and timeless colours and made with durable, high quality materials Tamarillo is ready to take over the Aussie market and the best thing is that, because of the different seasons in Australia and Europe, we get to shop this hot brand at half price!
The Tamarillo kids collection (ages 3 to 14) caters for boys and girls and consists of long and short sleeve rash vests in a range of colours with a selection of different bottoms to complete the look. There are three great unisex styles to choose from as well as some gorgeous girls designs with sweet ruffle detail. The mix and match concept is very practical, as it allows you to put together a combination that suits your child’s taste, size, shape and needs perfectly.
For my girls I purchased the Tamarillo Bali Long Sleeve Frill Shirt and Bondi Shorts in the neutral Mocha colour to wear on our European holiday next year. Both garments look just lovely with plenty of room to grow in to and now that I have seen the quality and fit I may just have to order a second set to stop the arguments between my two little fashionistas (you’ve got to love half price shopping!).
I myself absolutely love swimming in the sea (not the pool!) but after four little ones (including twins) my bikini days are over, so I was really pleased to discover the Tamarillo Women‘s collection. Not only does it keep my light European skin safe from harmful UV radiation (Tamarillo’s UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of the sun’s UV radiation) but it also covers up my post-baby body nicely so I can feel confident when splashing around with my children.
I chose the Milan Long Sleeve Shirt in a beautiful deep blue petrol tone, easy to wear with my current swimmers or a pair of shorts and dark is slimming right? The fabric is soft, flexible and comfortable and the zip closure makes it really easy to pop on or take off. I am really thrilled with it and have already worn it a few times when playing with the kids under the sprinklers in the garden. In regards to sizing there is a handy size chart available online, for your reference I currently weigh 63kg am wearing a size Small. As I am still breastfeeding and have a few baby kilos left to lose I think it will be the perfect fit come our next holiday.
Men are often a little ‘slack’ when it comes to sunscreen, when the weather heats up they take off their shirt but don’t always realise how much time they spend in the open sun (at the beach but also in the garden or when playing sports). You’ll be pleased to know that hip dads can sport the Tamarillo look too with a choice of three different styles. All Tamarillo Sun Protection Clothing has obtained the highest chlorine resistance grade so it will keep its excellent quality even with many dips in the pool.
Tamarillo has got fashionable mums-to-be covered with two gorgeous Maternity Rash Vests in long or short sleeves, how I wish I had seen these last year when I was trying to make do with an ugly singlet and board shorts. Featuring a stylish ruffle trim at the front, rushed sides and a tie around the waist to accentuate your baby bump these sun shirts are not only practical but also very flattering and grow with your bump beautifully.
If you are carrying precious cargo this Summer the Seychelles Sun Shirt is a must-have for your wardrobe, choose from two classy colour options.
To find out more about Tamarillo, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tamarillo.co.