Pickle says…Much like Mummy’s essential clothes, your children’s wardrobe should be full of easy to wear, hard wearing pieces that go well together. Mummy and I have put together 7 essential clothes for your child’s wardrobe.
Before you hit the shops think about what your children spend their time doing. If your little one is a magnet to muddy puddles, find clothes that can cope with this and choose darker colours. Also think about your child’s personality so they feel good in what they’re wearing. Personally I love blues, reds, and all things Super Hero or my favourite TV characters.
Here is our list of 7 essential clothes for your child’s wardrobe:
A Good Winter Jacket.
As with all children’s clothes, the first step is to think about what you need from the coat. While the smart designer jacket may look super cute, long walks to school and playing in the park might see you buying another one before Christmas. Try to pick something both durable and practical that will last through to spring. From practical black quilted girls’ jackets to cosy red parkas, options like these jackets from Tu won’t break the bank either.
A good pair of wellington boots are important for splashing in muddy puddles or taking winter walks
along the beach. If your child wears their wellies a lot, it may be worth investing in a harder wearing neoprene boot to keep feet both warm and dry year round, and a fur lining that’s wonderful in the cold weather. For more occasional wear, budget boots can be found across the high street and can always be paired with boot socks for extra warmth. I love Super Hero wellies myself!
A Spacious BackPack.
No matter your child’s age you want to find a school bag that meets their needs. Teenagers hauling
around PE kits and heavy textbooks will need something both stylish and super strong that can stand up to
all weathers, so look for something in a water-resistant fabric with lots of zip pockets for dinner money
and keys. When buying a spacious backpack for younger children, find something with cushy straps
and make sure it’s a size they can easily carry.
A Protective Sun Hat.
From cool snapbacks to cute fabric bucket hats, sun protection is important for the whole
family and many designs now come with UPF 50+ protection. If you’re going to be spending a lot of
time at the beach or enjoying sunny days in the garden, look for a sun protection hat which includes
a long flap at the back to avoid sunburn on your child’s neck.
Shoes / Trainers.
No child’s wardrobe would be complete without a hard-wearing, comfortable pair of shoes or trainers.
Try to find a versatile pair that can be styled with most outfits and worn on a daily basis. Visit your
local shoe store for a fitting to ensure those little toes have ample space for growing, or do it at
home using this easy-to- follow chart.
Although super casual, the right pair of jeans can also be dressed up for a smarter look. For messy children go for a darker denim and Mummy always looks for adjustable waistbands for longer lasting wear. From skinny and slim to straight and coloured, the high street has hundreds of pairs on offer to suit all your budgets and tastes.
A gloves, hat and scarf set.
There’s nothing worse than cold fingers, chilly necks and a cold head, but with a snuggly gloves, hat and scarf set family outings can still be enjoyed as the weather starts to get colder. Mittens are a good option for younger children, as they are much easier to put on wriggly fingers.
What are your essential clothes for your child’s wardrobe?