How To Dress Your Kids For The Summer
It’s finally summertime! Summer is a time for vacations, fun, and celebrations. The kids are out of school and the weather is warm. But before you can enjoy lazy days at the park or pool, you have to get dressed—and that includes your kids. Naturally, dressing them with summer outfits is a delightful experience. Choose the right materials, layers, and combinations for your kids' summer clothes, and they will surely look gorgeous.
Summer Clothing for Kids
When dressing kids with summer outfits during the summer months, kids will perspire more and their skin will be more sensitive to the sun. It's important to dress them in loose, comfortable clothing made of natural fabrics like cotton. You should also apply sunscreen and have them wear a hat when they're outside. Insect repellent may also be necessary to keep bugs away. Finally, make sure they stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
If you're going out with a family, you can coordinate your summer outfits. Parents and children dressed in unison make a lovely impression. Here are some suggestions for selecting toddler summer outfits.
Tips for Choosing Summer Clothes for Kids
Go for Breathable Fabric
Certain considerations must be made when selecting summer outfits for children, the most important of which is fabric. Babies' and kids' summer clothes should be made of 100 per cent cotton. It must be soft, and light and allows for airflow. Cotton is the best way to beat the heat.
Choose Loose-Fitting Clothes
Avoid figure-hugging and skin-tight styles while shopping for summer clothes for kids. Clothing that is loose-fitting allows for unrestricted movement and allows the skin to breathe. Tight clothes might also make your child feel too restricted and uncomfortable, which is the last thing you want them to feel. The goal is to make them feel great and not get too hot when playing outside!
Try Matching your outfits!
Some kids would prefer to dress differently from their parents, but some would find it amusing if you both match your outfits! This is a great idea if your kids feel anxious when dressing up or are indecisive about what to wear. Mixing it up and making the dress-up and going out process more exciting for your kids can ease the stress and make it a unique 'twinning' experience! If you've got a girl who likes summer dresses, check out our lovely floral summer dress for kids, which you can match with this Etsy floral dress (as an idea!).
If you've got a boy who loves light blue long sleeve shirts then check out our generous fit long-sleeved shirt, which you (dad) can match with this light blue long sleeve shirt from Reiss!
Choose Refreshing and Light Colours
Because the summer days are sunny and breezy, light and bright colours are the best choice. The light hues also have the added benefit of not absorbing heat and keeping the body cool. Floral designs, basic pastels, bright yellows, and polka dots are all popular choices for summer dresses for children. In summer apparel for children, avoid using black or very dark colors as your kids will get too hot too quickly! You can check out some of our products that will be super comfy for your kids in the summertime:
- Summer Brights Boys Plus Size Luxury Short Sleeved Shirt
- Light Blue Boys Plus size, Generous Fit, Oxford Weave, Long Sleeved Shirt
- Sweet Jane Stretch Floral Dress (Find the link above!)
No overdressing your kids this summer!
Remember that summer is the season of fun; playing in the sand, splasing in the sea or lake and just enjoying your time, so no overdressing your kids this summer! Choose a few lightweights and stylish summer outfits, but be prepared for them to get dirty and wet, but that's okay, as long as your child is enjoying his/her time in the sunshine (remember a hat too, nobody likes heatstroke!). Also, avoid over-accessorizing them with hair clips, hair bands, or jewellery, at least in the day-time when all those hairclips & metal bracelents can heat up!
Keep an Extra Layer Handy
Young children have trouble controlling their body temperature. They need parental help to regulate their body temperature and keep them happy. Summer outfits for youngsters should have some extra light layering alternatives. You can add more layers if the infant is cold. Remove a layer if the infant sweats or becomes hot, and allow him or her to feel comfortable.
Put On A Sun Hat
Although your kids may not feel the heat on their head, getting a nice protective sun hat is important when playing outside. It will protect your child's hair from harmful rays, as well as prevent heatstroke. It will also protect your kids face from burning (put on suncream even if your child is wearing a hat) and may cover parts of their shoudlers.
Choose Comfortable Shoes
Match your kids' summer clothes with appropriate footwear. Sandals are a wonderful choice since they do not suffocate the foot and allow air to circulate. Brightly coloured loafers, gorgeous flip flops, or crocs are ideal. Even flip flops for the hot summer days in the pool/lake!
Mix & Match
T-shirts are one of the most relaxing and practical summer outfits, and they come in a variety of trendy styles, patterns, colours, and prints. You should choose tees that can be worn with a variety of bottoms and shoes for your child, ranging from basic to graphic. The key is to mix and match your child's t-shirt collection to make future mixing and matching easier.
Some Tips for Summer Dressing
- Instead of body-hugging apparel, opt for loose, breezy options.
- Always have a skin-safe sunblock lotion or cream on hand.
- When you're out in the sun, clothe the kids in summer dresses and UV-protective eyewear.
- Dress your kids and children in comfy pyjamas while they are drowsy.
- Wide-brimmed hats are ideal.
- In addition to cotton, linen is a summer-friendly fabric.
- Summer nightwear should really be simple and comfortable.
- If you're headed to the beach this summer, be sure your child is adequately protected.
- For kids who love playing, you can choose from a variety of flexible clothes.
- An off-shoulder or cold-shoulder garment might give off a summer vibe.
- You can get spaghetti straps or halter necks for your girl.
What to Avoid?
- Don't make your kids wear clothing that's too tight.
- Never leave your kids in the car on a hot summer day, even for a short while.
- Avoid using bright colours that attract insects.
- Don't use strong fragrances on kids' clothes.
- Never put your kids in the sun without sunscreen, even if they're wearing clothes.
- Make sure their clothes are made of breathable fabrics like cotton.
- Don't over-accessorize kids with jewellery or hair clips.
Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your kids. But it's important to dress them appropriately for the weather. Keep these tips in mind when choosing toddler summer outfits, and they'll be sure to stay comfortable all season long!
Your kids' summer clothes should be full of light, airy clothing that will keep them cool and comfortable all season long. Avoid tight clothing, strong fragrances, and bright colours that may attract insects. And be sure to put sunscreen on your kids before heading out into the sun.
With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to dress your kids appropriately for all of their summer adventures!