Looking good, kid: autumn style

WHEN I was a child in the US, back-to-school fashion (we didn’t have uniforms) was a matter of two new scrunchie hairbands and a new pair of spandex rose-patterned cycle shorts. Oh, and a side pony tail. These days, kids from middle class families are expected to be almost as fashionable as their parents. More so even, if the September launch of a babies and kids version of super-luxury online retailer Net a Porter, means anything. Your kids, from babies to teens, can wear Burberry, Dior, Prada and Armani.

But whether you’re in the market for trendy togs or just plain fun for your kids, there are lots of brilliant ideas out there for jazzing up their autumnwear.?From funky rucksacks, journals and watches for school, to eye-catching clothes for the weekend, there’s something for every budget out there.

1 Eiffel Tower striped jumper with sequin, Tu at Sainsburys, from £10, www2.sainsburys.co.uk

2 Black Essentials polo shirt for boys, Christian Dior, £85, www.diorcouture.com/uk

3 Pink Resin Hello?Kitty watch, Victoria Couture, £139, www.harrods.com

4 Long-sleeved double layer dress, Diesel, £56, www.houseoffraser.co.uk

5 Girls’ straw boater, John Lewis, £21, www.johnlewis.com

6 Gabardine trench coat, Burberry, £350, uk.burberry.com

7 Floral backpack, Cath Kidston, £25, www.cathkidston.com

8 Harrods Luxe calf-leather journals, from £29.95, www.harrods.com Grey polka dot cord trousers, John Lewis, £12-£13, www.johnlewis.com

10 Harrods French sole pumps, from £115, www.harrods.com