Splendidly Simplifying with Polarn O. Pyret

As I’m watching my big kids get bigger and older, their lives are also changing rapidly. We’ve phased into this space of doing nightly homework, reading chapter books, and making our way to and from sports games, practices and twice weekly swimming lessons.

Jack wants to be outdoors shooting hoops or riding his bike with his neighbor buddies at all times, and Zoe’s taken to making forts in our other neighbor’s flower garden with her little friends. Beau is always and forever active no matter what, when, how or why. He brings his bike into our living area from the garage and chases Theo around until they both end up either arguing or wrestling on the ground laughing. I’m obviously less than excited about the last two recent habits, but I choose my battles and sometimes a bike in my kitchen wins.

Their lives are incredibly full. The morning routine is hectic and harried, though over the course of the last several months I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Jack all of a sudden has an opinion about (everything) what he wears as his peers can all read now and there’s a new and stark divide between what is “cool” and what isn’t. For example: Tee shirts that say “My Dad Is Rad” is 1000% NOT cool. Bay Area affiliated sports or personal team jerseys? Decidedly the coolest.


Through the chaos of a fully loaded schedule, I’ve learned to simplify many things without taking away from helping them live as vibrantly and easily as they possibly can. A lot of that has to do with their wardrobe. While I have a penchant for finding really unique and fabulous clothing for all three of my kids, I also have my go-to brands for the basics-tee shirts, pants, and cotton knits of all kinds.

Polarn O. Pyret is one of my favorite options, so I was thrilled when they reached out to work with me on a feature. What I love most about this brand is their vibrant prints and stripes and the quality of which they’re made of. The cotton is soft as can be, washes well, and the kids always look nice. The styles are created in such a way that encourages free spirits to play and get dirty, just as children should.


The dresses are twirly enough for Zoe, yet are just easy breezy cotton and lovely.


What ultimately converted me to this brand was their denim. I am extremely particular about denim on my children because generally jeans are stiff, scratchy and restricting. Toddlers walk with a waddle in stiff denim pants and it just bothers me so much that I actually completely stopped buying it entirely Beau. That is until we tried the Polarn O. Pyret jeans: They are incredibly soft and slightly stretchy, with an elastic adjustment band in the waist. I am a convert and thrilled because of how awesome jeans are in their practicality and weather flexibility.


The tees don’t say anything, so Jack is more than happy to rock the long sleeved stripes to school-the Polarn stripes are a brand staple and also a personal favorite of mine.

The ease of going from school to soccer practice to playing outdoors is crucial in our daily routine now. I don’t worry about washing them as the colors don’t fade and they remain structurally intact after being put through the literal ringer. The fuss-free clothing staples that I not only trust but also feel good about buying and dressing my kids in is something that I value considerably. I also personally love that they’re isn’t overly loud branding on the pieces, which is something that I steer completely away from in kid’s clothing or anything for that matter. And the rain boots? Can you even?


They have big thoughts and ideas about how and what they wear, and Polarn o Pyret gives all of us what we want when it comes to wardrobe.

Polarn O. Pyret translates to “Buddy and the Little Guy”, it’s a company that began in Sweden and has been in the United States for three years now. There are two stores in Manhattan, one in Connecticut and one in Michigan. You can visit them here http://www.polarnopyretusa.com/welcome, which will allow you to sign up and get free shipping on your order in addition to 20% off using the code MOMMAPOP. This code is valid in store and online through April 24th.


This post was sponsored by Polarn o Pyret. All opinions are my own.

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  • Hi Jessica, been an avid follower of your blog a few months now since discovering Theo and Beau’s beautiful companionship. Do you have any recommendations for children’s clothing brands available in the UK? I have an 18 month old daughter and always on the look out for items that are exciting and fresh. It’s lovely to follow your growing family and your photographs always put a smile on my face. X

  • Love PO.P durability and classic stripes! And those boots are adorable!

  • I can’t imagine Theo and Beau arguing and wrestling and of course, laughing on the ground! Do you think you can take a video of them playing together and sharing their joy with us? 🙂
    You have a really beautiful and lovely family.
    God bless, have a nice day.

    Valerie (Singapore)

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