How to dress the little ones when the weather gets hot (#meltdowns)
It’s coming: summer’s impending heat and humidity (sigh). Even though we often worry how to dress our little ones in such stifling weather, the retailers have our back this season. We’ve compiled a list of clothes to keep your tykes cool so they will feel comfortable no matter the temperature. These selected looks are stylish but perfect for staying cool in months ahead.
Your little one (and you) is going to love this swan-inspired light weight dress from Bang Bang Copenhagen to jump around in this summer. With bright and fun colours, the Sunshine Sleeveless Swan Dress is the perfect summer piece for a little girl’s closet! Can be found at Angelibebe.
We also love The Aria Playsuit, Tomette Giraffe T-shirt and Boys Khaki Bermudas.
Seersucker is summer’s fabric of choice and the Aurelia Dress from Boden does the trick in a 100% cotton seersucker pattern with coral detailing. The elastic back makes it easy to put on and take off and is comfy enough to enjoy the fun summer activities.
We’re loving the Strawberry Cat Tee, Seaside Shorts, Teatime Skirt, Daisy Woven Top, Jungle Applique Skirt, and the Towelling Shorts.
The little man in your life is going to look dapper in this Circus Polo patterned with elephants. Its bright colours are great for summer and, because it’s 100% cotton, it will keep him cool during those hot and muggy days. Available at Cigogne Bebe.
This is the perfect playsuit for your princess to frolic in all summer. Spend the day wandering around Hong Kong as she shows off this number from Seed Heritage, or pop it on over a swimsuit – it’s versatile and (you guessed it!) 100% cotton.
Also, check out the Funny Faces Tee, Embroidered Skirt, and Stipe Frill Sleeve Tee.
Incase you haven’t already heard about MINIMAL, we’ve got the lowdown of this socially conscious childrenswear brand. MINIMAL shifts the focus from the clothes to the kids by pairing simple styles with luxurious, organic cotton and brushed bamboo blends (that feel amazing!). Each piece is handcrafted for minimal fuss and maximum simplicity – perfect for Hong Kong summers (thank goodness they ship worldwide).
Check out the lightweight Tanks, handy Tees, easy-peasy Raglans, and versatile Hoodies. With super soft, natural fabrics and simple, gender neutral colours and designs (bonus for mums with a boy and a girl!), we’re already huge fans of the entire collection.
Easy on, easy off – J. crew’s smocked skirt with flower embellishments is an effortless piece for all little girls this summer. Paired with almost any top and super comfortable– this is a summer staple for your little girl’s wardrobe.
We also love the Girls’ Striped Bow Tank, Girls’ Pull on Short, and the Girls’ Painted Tulip Dress.
A button-down can often be itchy and hot (especially for particular little boys), but this linen stripe shirt from Naomi Wear is a breezy number that will spruce up your prince’s look when he needs to dress in something other than shorts and a T-shirt.
The Flutter Sleeve Dress, Navy Cardigan, and Short Sleeve Mandarin Shirt are also great options.
With the air-conditioning blasting all summer long, our little ones need to be able to bundle up. This Cotton On cardigan is easy to put on and take off between the sweltering outdoor and chilly indoor temperature changes. The Emili Cardi is easily packable and will be the perfect weight for any and all chilly situations.
Sometimes it can be a challenge getting the little men dressed (sometimes the big men too), but the pull-on short in lightweight chino from J. Crew is the hassle free pair of shorts you’ve been needing!. No buttons or frills, just 100% cotton shorts with an elastic waistband. Easy peasy!
Be sure to also take a look at the Boys’ Skateboard T-shirt, Boys’ Garment-Dyed Hoodie and Boys’ Sweatshort in Mash-up Stripes.
Basic but essential, this Cotton Tee from H & M is the piece your kids will be grabbing during the hotter months in Hong Kong because it’s easy to wear, matches almost anything and washes easily. It comes in a variety of colours, and is lightweight and comfortable for the little tykes to wear.
Have you also seen the Patterned Dress, Cotton Lace Top and Hooded Sports Jacket?
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