By Rebecca Hooton, Mama Disrupt® Assistant Editor
If you’ve got a tiny human in your life, no doubt you’ve wound up with your fair share of fashion fails for them [uhhh shoes that never stay on? *face palm*].
You often have no idea what an actual baby is like, so you buy things that are crazy impractical and probably also totally the wrong size.
We’ve also all had our moments where we’ve stalked an Insta-mama whose kids look ahhmazzing in tiny, perfect squares, but the all-neutral looks send you broke and freaking out every time they’re near spag bol.
So, to help you get your little ones looking cool without the stress each morning, we’ve rounded up six wardrobe essentials that every baby needs in their closet – that look adorbs and work IRL too. Trust us, these are pieces you’ll love having on rotation.
1. Chunky Knit
When it comes to dressing kids, it’s all about layers. One minute you’re inside, the next you’re at the park, then off to the shops. So it’s all about easy pieces that can be thrown over the top or taken off and popped in your bag. Go for an oversized chunky knit to keep them cosy while always being stylish. A neutral shade will pair with anything else they have on.
2. Wide-Brim Hat
We’re all sun-safe queens around here and obvs you’ve gotta keep it shady without sacrificing on style. A fedora gets a major tick of approval from us. It’s timeless, effortlessly cool and offers major protection. You’ll want to go matchy-matchy in a mama size.
3. Slogan Tee
Sometimes you need to take a break from all the neutral vibes and have a little fun. After all, if you can’t have fun with fashion when you’re a kid, when can you?! Add a bit of personality into your kiddo’s look with cheeky slogan tops. Team with fun prints and a trucker hat.
4. Everyday Jumper
We all need the go-to that’ll keep you warm on the daily. The simple everyday jumper is where it’s at for babes of any age. Stock up in every colour so you don’t have to think too much and you’ll have your kid’s ‘uniform’ sorted. Just add leggings and kicks.
5. Easy Onesie
We couldn’t complete an essential list without a onesie that will make you, your bub and everyone else around them smile! Pull it out on dreary days to add a little good vibes to your life. Go for one with easy access and in a comfy material to keep it practical all day long. This is one you’ll always remember them in and can keep for future generations. Awwww.
6. Stompy Boots
There’s something about sturdy boots that makes doing life as a little one just so much more fun. Safe for outings to the park and play dates just about anywhere, a solid boot will help your little adventurer take on the world. They look so epic with our other must-haves – a checkered shirt and jeans.
We love My Little Wardrobe for stylish but affordable threads for kids. They’ve got loads of brands, including their own line, MLW by Design.
Head to My Little Wardrobe and get 15% off in their storewide sale for a limited time only. Woo, run don’t walk, lady!