I don’t cover a lot of kids clothing/fashion because I do try to keep this blog centered around adult fashion, but “help! boy mom and we need clothes” emails and messages keep coming, so it felt like it was time to share an update post about Hudson’s wardrobe lately.
My biggest tip for dressing babies and toddlers is: keep it sweet and simple. The ruffles, logos, bright colors, phrases, busy patterns… it’s a lot on a small body! I try to keep Hudson’s clothing to solids and stripes (with the occasional large scale print like this), and the result is a sweet but small capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches for fool-proof mornings. I also mostly commit to soft colors like whites, creams, camel, soft blues and greens, etc. I don’t think he has any black in his closet and only a few navy pieces.
My second biggest tip is fit. Nothing makes me more sad than a baby in baggy clothes. I prefer to have less clothes that fit well rather than tons of clothes that don’t fit properly. I keep the clothes that currently fit Hudson in his dresser and clothing that he hasn’t grown into yet is in his closet, categorized by size (12M, 18M, 2T, etc). If it’s too baggy, it goes in the closet until it will fit properly.
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FOR PLAY CLOTHES:
H&M | This is probably my #1 go to for Hudson’s clothes. They are soft, they are a realistic price point, and honestly their selection is pretty amazing. A two piece linen short set for $30, a chunky knit cardigan for for $25, $10 camel joggers. How can you beat that?
Baby Zara | They do not have a user-friendly site, but so many cute kids pieces. Definitely for the “cool kid!”
Old Navy + Gap | I will get the occasional clothes and outerwear from here and oftentimes pajamas. I also have this knit onesie in grey and navy (both on sale!) and it’s adorable. I also have these solid sneakers in every size. Literally, I bought every size because non-logo sneakers are harder to find than you’d think!
Cadets | We love all shorts from Cadets! They are a great length and have a super cute assortment of colors. You can also personalize them if you want, and I find the cut really flattering on little legs.
Osh Kosh | I got this toggle coat for Hudson that he wore allllll fall and winter and it is A+ adorable and fantastic quality. It’s no longer on their sit but this one is really similar. A lot of kids outerwear needs to be dry cleaned (which I find ridiculous), and this one can be thrown in the wash easy peasy. I also have this vest for next fall.
FOR ELEVATED PIECES:
Grace & James | One of my all-time knit sets is from Grace & James, so much so that I have it in 3 sizes/colors. I also just got this personalized sweater and these spring overalls just in time for Easter. And how adorable is this swimsuit? Really beautiful, special pieces you’ll want to hand down for years and years.
Janie & Jack | I love how they master both sweet and chic. Always well done!
Poppy Kids Co | The sweetest bubbles and jon jons that can be personalized.
Little English | A favorite for super sweet pieces.
If you have favorite baby clothes sources, I would love to hear. Thank you so much for reading and you can find more baby/family posts and resources in the “family” category of this site. XO –