Essential Clothes for Your Child's Wardrobe

Essential Clothes for Your Child’s Wardrobe


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.

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.

Wellington Boots.

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.

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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?


  1. Get tick list of essentials…these are essentially my tick list for myself too!!! Smart thinking re. darker colours and hard wearing materials especially.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  2. Choosing clothes for children may seem easy but it’s actually not. Thank you for this useful post. Can’t wait to apply these tips when I have a child.

  3. My Megan wears wellies all year around, she would wear them to bed if she could, a waterproof suit is also perfect for her especially as her school is a 20 minute walk away, I picked up a lovely two piece one from aldi for her last winter xXx

  4. We don’t live near a shoe shop so I have to measure my kids feet before shoe shopping – bit nerve wracking the first time but works surprisingly well!

  5. A good jacket is essential, the British weather is unpredictable so always good to have something to hand.

  6. Great list! My boys live in jeans and there is nothing quite as fun as pulling on wellingtons to jump into puddles!

  7. My mum alwsys told me ‘Never leave home without a jacket’. She’s right you can’t trust the British weather.
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  8. You’ve got most of our essentials covered there. I’d also add good waterproof trousers and jacket. Must haves, when you live in Scotland.

  9. I completely agree on all these essentials (except for the sun hat which isn’t really needed in Shetland as it’s usually so windy it wouldn’t stay on!) 😀

  10. Great post. A good jacket is always very important.

  11. Same as yours!!
    Wellies and winter jackets are a must eith our great British Weather

  12. Wellies is at the top of our list! Whether its summer or winter, my kids live in their wellies!! Great list!
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  13. I must admit when I was buying winter coats for BattleKid colour was a huge factor alongside warmth and weatherproofing. The reason being I like bright colours for photographing him. As for hats and scarves I have a very talented mother-in-law for those!
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  14. These really do sum up the perfect wardrobe staples for a child. I looked in it yesterday, they have some gorgeous coats in and 25% off at the mo

  15. Great tips, both of mine definitely have these products in their wardrobes x

  16. I would definitely say that welly boots are essential for the UK. After all you never know when it will rain! x
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  17. My children love bright and colourful clothing so anything with a pattern is usually popular!

  18. A very good list! I would add a set of clothes ready for special occasions. And I’d love to know how to you get them to keep on hat and gloves? Xx

  19. I think all these are wardrobe essential for everyone :D. Getting ideas for my future kids.

  20. Kids cloths really need to be robust and practical but its nice for them to be colourful too.
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  21. I definitely agree. A good pair of wellies and a coat are essential for any kids wardrobe

  22. These are really great ideas, helpful too. I’m happy to say we have all these things, but I don’t like putting my little ones in jeans if I’m honest. Either comfy trousers or leggings!
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