me&i asked us to try out some items from their new Spring/Summer 2014 range. H already has a number of tops from me&i, plus a super, cool, pirate motif winter hat, and he has worn his tops over multiple seasons. Their clothes hold their shape well, there’s no colour fading and they’re just lovely, fun designs. They keep coming out of the drawer and he often picks them out to wear himself. This time H got to choose his own top, rather than me picking for him. I thought he’d go for the Peacebuses or maybe the Zebras, but instead he picked out the Owls. His owls shirt has a simple, strong colour palette: turquoise, brown, white and yellow with a clearly defined, owl motif. Made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane, they’re comfortable and practical tops. H put his new Owls top through its paces on a recent train trip down to London for an event and it got the H seal of approval.
Now last season I was tempted by me&i’s lovely tunic designs, and this year, I picked one out. It’s such a lovely pattern that they even made a little girl’s tunic from the same fabric. The adult me&i tunic is nicely tailored around the bust and the shoulders, but then flatteringly falls away to disguise any flabby tummy issues. I love the updated paisley pattern with its yellow, orange, peony cerise and khaki organic swirls on a white background. There some great little touches of detailing: the lacing at the front below the neckline adds an extra dimension. The laces are nicely finished off so the ends won’t fray.
Both tops have been through the wash a couple of times now and they are still looking as good as new. This is the norm for me&i clothes as they seem to last very well.