This year I made a resolution to only buy clothes for my family (and that includes my husband because he has an awful habit of going into that high street giant we all hate to love or love to hate) that are either:
So when Peacebird contacted us to review some of their garms, I was slightly reluctant at first as I wasn’t sure I would find anything that fit the rules above.
After spending an evening looking through their huuuuuge collections for women, men and children, I made a shortlist of clothes that I thought looked edgy, smart but relaxed for my two youngest, and Andy.
I also thought they’d look great together in a shoot to share with you!
Capsule wardrobe updates for all the family
I chose the following:
Beau: Minipeace appliquéd and printed mid-blue denim jacket [here].
Indi: Minipeace white dress with black embroidery design and cropped distressed denim waistcoat [here].
First impressions of the Peacebird and Minipeace pieces
Upon opening the packaging I was seriously impressed. The market value of the garments is not cheap, so I was hoping the quality matched up. And I would say that it surpassed my expectations of quality.
Each piece is made from a heavy or high-quality fabric, well-made, a good shape, with great details and attention to detail with the stitching.
I was expecting the items to come up small as some non-UK brands sometimes do, but these fit really well thanks to the comprehensive sizing guides.
Men’s capsule wardrobe update courtesy of Peacebird
Andy’s garments seen in the images are going to be well-worn as he has an insane black shirt collection and loves a jacket. Andy is a tall and broad man so I was most worried his items wouldn’t fit, but as you can see, they were really in proportion and flattering.
The mountain jacket is going to live in my wardrobe as I had my eye on that for camping! We definitely have a fight on our hands for ownership of this.
What I especially love about this jacket is it is shaped like a bomber so it sits at the hip which I think Andy suits more than some of the longer jackets he got. The lining is also really nice. It’s like a breathable sports fabric and helps the jacket slip on and off easily. That helps the overall wearability of the jacket as it would slip nicely on over another textured piece like a wool jumper or denim shirt for instance.
The ‘mountain’ lettering on the back is up our street. Fans of the outdoors; camping, beaches, forests etc. will fit in really well with some of the other clothes in Andy’s wardrobe such as recycled Passenger sweatshirts and overshirts.
I liked this jacket for Andy because it’s edgy, practical and monochrome so it’s easy to match with a lot of his other favourites.
The kids were astounded by the bunny face shirt. They unclipped the bunny from the off and adopted it for themselves within seconds of the clothes arriving.
Honestly, Andy wouldn’t wear the bunny on the shirt. He’s sometimes pretty out there with his style, but not this out there.
That said, sans bunny hanging off the chest, it’s a nice shirt. High-quality cotton fabric with an edgy white print on the left and right chest area. Andy sometimes has a little trouble finding the right shaped shirt to fit his very broad shoulders so when this fit comfortably he was pleased.
Being a black shirt, you can’t go wrong, and with the added edge it brings style as well as practicality.
Girl’s capsule wardrobe update courtesy of Minipeace
Indi’s dress and denim waistcoat combo fit Indi perfectly and hopefully, you agree that she looks absolutely beautiful in it!
I wanted to find something that had an edgy but girly feel as she lives in Nike joggers and tees at the moment but always loves a dress. She has a long body so sometimes dresses are hard to fit on Indi. Because of her height, dresses are either way too short or way too wide. But I played it safe and sized up with this.
The style of the dress lends itself to being a little too big. The neckline and well-crafted shape of this dress help to bring structure, and the flow of the fabric helps to bring the drama! Teamed with the intricate detail and the edgy distressed jacket / waistcoat it comes paired with it is a really awesome outfit.
The monochrome look helps the dress to fit right into Indi’s wardrobe and it will be a favourite this summer I am sure of that. This dress would look equally great dressed down with trainers and a sporty jacket as it would be dressed up with ballet shoes, wings and a wand!
I can feel that the fabric is pretty hardy too, I can’t see this fabric getting stained or damaged so when Indi grows out of this we will be able to pass it on or give it to charity.
Boys (& unisex) capsule wardrobe update courtesy of Minipeace
And lastly, Beau’s Minipeace denim jacket. What a cool jacket for a cool boy. I would say this, but he’s rocking this jacket. Effortless style with effortless cool and we’re onto a winning look.
I deliberately got the bigger size so that Indi could wear it too. They often share clothes. It’s got a sporty street style with big front pockets to keep all beau’s essentials.
I love the Peace all-over print. I can guarantee that this jacket will never get worn out and will be the perfect garment to pass on to another child when Beau grows out of it in about 18 – 24 months’ time. The sustainability factor can be boosted if it gets worn loads and passed on a few times.
With smaller children, you can mix prints confidently and they pull it off, but initially, I was not meaning to pair the jacket with his gingham leggings (hand-me-downs from his cousin) but he ran off before I could dress him and I thought it gave some nice colour to the otherwise monochrome pieces.
Final thoughts and thanks
Overall, I’m excited to have discovered this edgy brand, Peacebird, and I’m thrilled they came to us to review their pieces. We now have wardrobe updates for three of the family, and I’m sure Fin and I will wear Andy’s jacket at some point soon!
15% exclusive discount code for Peacebird and Minipeace
If you’d like to have a look for yourself, here’s their site. They’ve kindly given 15% off to all my readers; just use this code to claim your discount: LUCY15. Thanks to Peacebird for having us style some of your awesome clothes. You’ve helped us update our spring wardrobes nicely!