As each new season approaches, I try to avoid the adorable pull to buy a ton of new items and instead stretch the things we already have as far as I can. The transition from summer to fall dressing is a great one for the budget, since fall is all about layers – it’s a good season to try and get some more wear out of items that you might otherwise pack away. Also let’s be honest, fall and winter clothes are expensive. Don’t pack away those cute summer clothes yet. Here are a few ideas on how to keep those kids looking stylish and cute while saving a few pennies. image from zara
Cute summer dresses, are great for layering under sweaters and being worn with tights – light enough for the sometimes warm indoors and warm enough for outside temps. Cover up the arms, maybe even wear a tee underneath to take it one step further, and keep those legs warm. A pair of rubber boots can get some good wear as regular boots. I find we don’t wear them enough, so try to wear them as regular boots on chilly days.
We wear t-shirts all year round, but I know many like to make sure those little arms are covered up. A great way to make a simple tee a bit more fall friendly is to layer it over a button down. As long as the tee isn’t too fitted it should be a super comfy and adorable outfit.
Shorts are no longer just a summer thing. This cute pair is actually from a fall lineup. Over tights, leggings or even knee high socks, it’s not only adorable but it’s a great way to get some more wear out of an item you might both love.
Layer over a tank top. It turns the tank into an undershirt that adds a pop. Wearing a tank under a fall cardigan is really comfortable, and there is no bunching in the sleeves and through the body. Pair it all with the most adorable pair of fall boots and a tank fits perfectly into a fall outfit.
Rompers just don’t get enough love in the colder months. By adding a layer underneath, it makes them perfect for cooler temps. A cute cardigan would also work great over top and a pair of fall boots!
Longer Bermuda shorts paired with a layered look on top is a great choice for cool but not cold days. Think of shorts as the t-shirt for legs — a great way to get a few more wears out of favorite little shorts. I also love pairing classic sneakers with shorts (in summer or fall). It just adds a great sporty edge.
Think of the tank as a really really light sweater vest, but not a sweater at all. Layer the shirt underneath and the tank adds a pop of color and isn’t extra hot or uncomfy (like sweater vests can be).
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Sometimes you can find summer clothes into fall inspiration in fall lookbooks. Looking at the way things are layered, and then switch out some pieces to ones that your little one might already have.
You can also try these tricks with your own wardrobe, your SO’s too! Which look is your favorite?