5 items to take the kids' summer wardrobe into the colder months
Anyone out there with primary-aged kids knows just how much time they spend in their school uniform. The moment the winter breeze sets in, parents everywhere attempt to extend the life of their kids’ summer clothes for as long as possible.
Here’s how to transform your child’s summer wardrobe items into snug, layered outfits, leaving more budget spare for you to update your own wardrobe!
Plain, long sleeved tees
Layering fresh long-sleeved tees under lighter clothes not only creates another layer of warmth, but they can also help you get more wear out of those beautiful summer items that are still in good condition. A slip dress or tee automatically turns into a funky winter option with this simple addition. Layered clothing is very in style right now (hello ’90s vibes) and at least you know your child can’t easily take their layers off on those freezing days. Stock up on a few next time you’re in store.
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Stockings and long socks
The world of children’s fashion is all about socks and sandals right now, and for anyone trying to get as much wear out of their kids’ clothing as possible (that’s everyone), this is great news. Thick tights or ribbed knee-highs are on-trend and widely available. As long as it’s not a rainy day, they provide a snug and adorable way to wear those cute sandals all year round.
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Boots or hightop sneakers
I think we can all agree, kids wearing boots is the actual best. Little legs sticking out of boots or hightops is a look that is hard to beat, and you can add them to basically any summer outfit to give it a winter vibe. Depending on where in Australia you are, the addition of some snug footwear and a jacket can be enough to keep the chill out.
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Wearing lighter fabrics in winter can be tricky – jumpers and overcoats don’t always pair well with them, so often those cute items can end up unworn. But for girls especially, the addition of a denim jacket to a summer dress or top can be a very stylish and versatile look. Paired with a long-sleeved tee underneath, you can take most summer items well into winter.
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Let’s be honest, most of Australia has very mild winters; for the majority of areas, woollies aren’t a necessity. But who wants to go through a winter without seeing their kids in beanies and scarves? No one, that’s who! Celebrate the changing season by adding some woollies into the mix; after all, they are only little once.
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