Dressing a toddler is already a difficult task, it often feels like a wrestling match! Make it as simple as possible on yourself by keeping kids wardrobe selections to a minimum. When dressing a toddler there are a few items you must have, keeping these items in stock in the next size will mean you are always prepared. Having a capsule collection for your kids wardrobe will not only simplify life but save you time, money, and stress.
By the time your child is 18 months to two years old, they have probably outgrown all the adorable outfits that were gifted at your baby shower. This is sad, but also may be a relief. You probably had so many impractical but adorable six month outfits that were overflowing your dresser drawers.
Simplify your kids wardrobe: It is fabulous to have a set of eight everyday outfits in your kids wardrobe that fits perfectly, have no stains and are all interchangeable so they can be mixed and matched. TIP: Limit yourself to a few basic colors for your kid’s wardrobe and you’ll have an easier time putting together matching outfits. Try to avoid whites! For example, keep your kids wardrobe primarily to pink, navy, and gray. This allows your kids wardrobe to match and easily be interchangeable. Below you will find our list to get you started on creating your kids wardrobe with some of our favorite, go-to items.
Everyday Outfits For Your Kids Wardrobe
Look for cotton T-shirts and turtlenecks with larger head openings that will slip easily over your child’s head. These are a great classic shirt for your kids wardrobe.
Having multiple options allow you to change one piece of soiled clothing without putting on a whole new outfit. These leggings are the best; very substantial thickness and exceptional fit which is true to size. The colors are vivid and easy to mix and match with other pieces.
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Most American brands of toddler shorts for boys are too long. This option is great and comes well above the knee. This brand saves us from buying european brands when searching for that shorter inseam. They are beautifully made and hold up great to all those boy activities (and the subsequent washings)!
This cardigan is an amazing quality and comes in every color you will need to keep your little one warm. We put one on in the morning over their pajamas, too. We recommend buying clothes that can be used now and for the next babe regardless of the gender. We prefer the cardigan style instead of pullovers, as it is easier to get on and off. This is a kids wardrobe must have!
Such unique lace, cute socks for everyday wear. Made of cotton and a spandex, the blend makes these socks soft and breathable with a slight amount of stretch. These leave your little lady looking so sweet!
After trying every brand out there, these stay in place with the great foldover top and are cheap for when you inevitably lose one- a kids wardrobe basic. They have great grippers for non-slip, which helps your child as they learn to walk.
Such a classic look for both boys and girls! We love the blue and tan colors. These are such great shoes that are supportive as your little one learns to walk. They truly stand the test of time.
Seriously the only slippers that stay on those adorable feet under 18 months old. These will keep their feet warm, allow them to get comfortable walking, and stay put! Available in a variety of colors, we suggest the three packs for your kids wardrobe!
If you are a fan of the Wicked Good adult version, these are a must-have for your toddler. Known for legendary comfort and fabulous quality. These are a stylish addition to your kids wardrobe.
We wish these unisex pajamas came in adult sizes! These are the perfect, comfortable pajamas; the modal makes them different from other pajamas, in a silky lightweight material. Coming in a plethora of colors we recommend a pair for each night between laundry days!
Want your child to feel like true royalty in their luxurious bamboo and cotton robe? Well, this is the same infamous robe worn by Prince George during his Kensington Palace meeting with President Obama. As if that wasn’t enough of an endorsement for the quality of this item, it is so convenient to pop on over pajamas on chilly mornings, for drying off after bath time or right after swimming class. This super-absorbent robe feels so soft against your child’s skin.
These sleep bags are great for 18-36 months old. They help many children to sleep through the night and are the safest alternative to a blanket. It is made of a delicious fabric consisting of 97% bamboo rayon which is breathable and buttery soft to touch. Kyte baby also uses a TOG rating system which calculates how quickly the fabric can use heat depending on the temperature of your nursery.
We love this classic, yellow, unisex raincoat for your little one. It is lined but still lightweight. It can be worn year-round, buy one size up to extend its life and make it possible to layer with warmer gear underneath. Our theory on parenting is to get outside, there are no bad days and having the right kids wardrobe helps to make this theory practical. This will keep your little one dry on rainy days.
These boots are unlike any other on the market, they are truly lightweight and allow your child to run freely without feeling heavy. They are waterproof and suitable for rain or snow days! The soft cotton lining and the breathable insole help the little feet to stay dry and feel comfortable even after a whole day of playing.
Where else can you find cotton-rich European tights that wash beautifully and can be handed down year after year? Every pair is crafted to old-world stocking standards in a comfortable knit-to-fit design.
There are so many adorable outfits out there depending on your taste and interests for your child. We love anything by: Feltman Brothers, Little English, Eliza James Kids, and Beaufort Bonnet Company. These are going to be more of your heirloom-quality items that you will have a few of in your kids’ wardrobe, it justifies investing more or even taking the time to look for some items second hand. Kids truly wear these items so infrequently!
Beautiful, go with everything bows in a bulk pack. We stock up in white and don’t sweat it when one is lost.
Cold Weather Needs for Your Kids Wardrobe
A quilted, machine washable coat with a hood is a cozy and efficient way to bundle up your child. Layering allows you to quickly regulate your toddler’s temperature by adding or removing a garment.
Combine a functional warm hat that covers your child’s ears with heirloom quality and uniqueness, this hat is it! This will keep your child warm for years and is such a beautiful piece for your kids wardrobe.
Perfect and gender-neutral, this snowsuit can be passed down, it is quilted and water-repellant. Gap’s warmest option with its down filling and full fleece lining, it will keep your toddler nice and toasty. With two full zippers on the front, elasticized leg openings and optional fold-over mitts and booties in case your little one wants to give real snow boots a spin, this is the only snowsuit will last.
Stock up on these! If you thought you lost socks a lot, hold the phone on gloves (we have never had much luck with the string/clip ones). These are just easy, in great colors, fit, and price. Look at those sizes: 1 ½-4 year, 4-8 years!
Warm Weather Gear
There is nothing more precious than these ultra-sweet sibling matching swimsuits. The little girl’s version features a chic grosgrain ribbon tie back and the ruffle hip detail. The soft fabric is UPF +50. This suit allows for comfort, movement, and breathability.
The matching boy’s board shorts in the same precious slate floral print has contrast navy binding and a drawstring cord. These shorts are not too long and hit at the perfect length for style and function.
This hat lasts for years, the outer drawstring strap offers a customized fit and adjusts as your baby grows which ensures a perfect fit. The chin strap helps your little one keep this on and it is made with UPF 50+ which helps protect them from too much sun.
Designed by moms who believe in the beauty of quality products and darling designs. This cover-up does not disappoint. Whether driving to the pool or sitting on the beach this kids’ wardrobe piece will keep your little girl comfortable.
As you can see, we love to invest in high-quality gender-neutral basics that can be passed down from child-to-child for our kids wardrobe. One of the easiest things about planning a kids wardrobe is you basically start from scratch each year as they are constantly outgrow their clothes. Creating a capsule wardrobe checklist ensures you always have what you need for that next season and to get your child dressed every morning. Kids wardrobes can be fun and do not have to be stressful. We guarantee it is going to be easier than the teenage stage!
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