Summer has just flown past and it seems like we hardly started with sandy toes and holiday photos before the back to school front door photos appeared. I always want to slow down time, unless it is that hour before bedtime and then I want to speed it up just a little!
Our Over the Rainbow and Carl the Crocodile shoes both have a summery feel, but we have some lovely new launches perfect for this time of year. With the weather turning a bit more autumnal and the wind picking up just a little bit here in the UK we decided to bring you some autumn inspirations. We also have all our old favourites still in stock and a few redesigns refreshed perfect for the new season.
Our little bird family has grown with the addition of Holly the Robin. These gorgeous, unisex shoes have such an autumnal feel and the lovely rich brown suede accents really make it a stunning little shoe. The perfect addition to our woodland creature range that works equally well as a festive shoe right up to Christmas and beyond.
We also have a trendy new embroidered shoe in golden yellow tones. Our Honey Blossom is stitched beautifully, and the light catches all the colours in the thread. This new design is proving popular, especially as it matches all the warm yellow and mustard tones that are around in the shops.
The colours in the shops at the moment are all russet reds, deep mustard yellow, navy and browns. These colours lend themselves so well to autumn and our traditional suede moccasins pair perfectly with these tones. Our moccasin shoes where so well received by the baby magazines and fashion press last year we decided to bring them back this season. Soft, supple suede makes these shoes perfect for young babies and the unisex design means they make great baby shower gifts. For more outfit inspirations and style ideas head to our Pinterest page, we are having so much fun pairing our shoes with outfits we find in high street stores.
This season also saw the launch of our casual rubber sole shoe range. Our Stomp Shimmy Shoes are a totally new design and feature a zigzag rubber sole giving babies and toddlers a bit more grip when walking and running.
They keep all the same principles as our soft sole range but are harder wearing and ideal for outdoors. The reaction to this new range on social media has been so positive. We are so delighted that you love them as much as we do and can’t wait to see them on little feet far into the future.
With the weather getting cooler, especially at night our every popular slippers start to make an appearance in your orders. Each year we are inundated with request for these comfy suede slippers with their snug warm fleece lining to be made in adult sizes!
This year we have launched a printed suede slipper and it is already selling fast. This grey slipper with its scattering of silver stars is perfect for snuggling up at home in. They are available as baby slippers from 0-6 months all the way up to children’s slippers in age 4-5 Years. We were so excited when the sample arrived in our offices, after the initial idea and a sketch from our talented team it was so lovely to see them arrive and how gorgeous the metallic stars where, especially when they caught the light. They will be absolutely gorgeous on Christmas morning!
Autumn is all about change and while change is good it also gives us chance to reflect on the past. With this in mind here at Dotty Fish we have spent some time reflecting on what has been an incredible year for us and thinking about what made this year so good. It always comes down to our customers, we are always bowled over by our lovely, loyal customers and the honest reviews you give us. Our philosophy of delivering quality shoes that kids love and parents can afford seems to be working!
We welcome your suggestions and input. What do you want to see more of? What style or design are we not giving you? Any autumn inspirations you can share? Please do comment, your input is so valuable for us as a brand going forward. As always, we love photos of your little ones wearing our shoes. Use the #dottyfish and tag us @dottyfish so we can see them. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a Pinterest page with craft ideas as well as style inspirations for babies and toddlers.
The Dotty Fish Team