Christy and Ryan Beck often dress up with their one-year-old triplets in matching outfits. They post the photos to Instagram for their 130,000 followers. Photo: courtesy of Christy Beck

Matching clothes for all the family – the Insta-fashion trend that just won’t go away

  • ‘Mini-me fashion’ – dressing your kids in the same clothes you wear – has taken off this summer, and retailers from H&M to Dolce & Gabbana are cashing in
  • While parents see it as fun, until kids are old enough to object, and social media laps up the looks, a critic says: ‘Children aren’t children any more’
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Christy and Ryan Beck often dress up with their one-year-old triplets in matching outfits. They post the photos to Instagram for their 130,000 followers. Photo: courtesy of Christy Beck
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Jelly shoes are almost entirely made from the petrochemical-based material PVC, which, according to Greenpeace, is “one of the most toxic substances saturating our planet and its inhabitants”. Photo: Alamy

Unsustainable fashion? Jelly shoes: the PVC plastic footware that's on trend, and brands looking for solutions

  • Online searches for jelly shoes have significantly increased on fashion shopping platform Lyst after the sandals dominated this season’s catwalks
  • The shoes, made almost entirely of PVC, have sparked environmental concerns, though some brands are testing recycling options
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Jelly shoes are almost entirely made from the petrochemical-based material PVC, which, according to Greenpeace, is “one of the most toxic substances saturating our planet and its inhabitants”. Photo: Alamy
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