We’re now entering summer #5 with Miss L, and I think by now I’m actually ready for it. You see, while we don’t have to worry too much about big coats and insulated hats in the winter, we do have to plan for very hot summers. Last week we got our first glance of 90 degree temperatures, and more is headed next week. And we’ve learned to live by a few important rules when shopping for summer clothes: 1) make sure they’re light and airy and breathable; 2) have light layers around so that no one gets chills in air conditioning or when the heat finally goes away; 3) have lots of summer clothes because these clothes will get super dirty and wet very often from all the outdoor play!
And it’s no surprise that Old Navy happens to fit the bill for the majority of our shopping. I went through the current summer 2014 collection and found some of the staples that have gotten us through the past summers to pass along to you!
Lots of people ask what’s the best thing for babies to wear in the summer, and I always say ROMPERS! They’re not as heavyweight as onesies, but you’ve got the same awesome easy diaper access. Always keep a hat in the diaper bag so it’s always at hand (hey… I think there’s still one in ours tucked away in the closet…hmmm…) and the same goes for a light coverup! Now as for the jellies? Well normal people are crazy walking in jelly sandals, so let your child enjoy them long before they are actually walking!
Summer Style for Toddlers: (1) Shirred-Yoke Printed Tanks for Baby, $8.94 (2) Color-Blocked Jersey Skorts for Baby, $8.94 (3) Eyelet-Trim Hoodies for Baby, $19.94 (4) Glitter T-Strap Sandals for Baby, $16.94
This has pretty much been Miss L’s daily summer wardrobe for the past two years. Tank top, skort and coverup for inside! I just checked our drawers, and we have 5 of these skorts in her current size. They are AWESOME and last really well. They’re especially great for long-legged little girls, as most short shorts just look inappropriate!
Summer Style for Little Girls: (1) Girls Lightweight Slub-Knit Hoodies, $16.94 (2) Girls Embroidered Dobby Tops, $19.94 (3) Girls Linen-Blend Rolled-Midi Shorts, $19.94 (4) Girls Glitter-Canvas Sneakers, $19.94 (5) Girls Fashion Sunglasses, $5.94
First off… every gal needs glittered shoes. Miss L was getting jealous of mine, so we picked make sure she’s got some glittered footwear each summer. We love these longer bermuda shorts since they provide a bit more sun coverage and are very breathable as well. Finally, the lightweight hoodie will work all summer long and provide a cover-up to the sun as well as a nice protection from the cooler night breeze.
While I didn’t mention it here, Old Navy is currently having an amazing BABY sale on all things baby/toddler! Those skorts are $4!!!And for all my mom friends in New York City, you can enjoy a carnival themed event in Chelsea on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 and shop Old Navy’s Baby Sale, where tons of styles will be $10 and under!
The event is hosted by The Moms, Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein http://themoms.com and will feature carnival games, a prize booth, face painting, balloon artists, arts & crafts, a photo backdrop station (takes your photo against a carnival backdrop and uploads to social media), cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs etc.!
When: May 10th, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Old Navy, 610 Avenue of the Americas (at 18th Street), 2nd floor
Color me jealous of everyone that gets to go to this! You NYC moms definitely have some fun stuff!