Keep the littlest members of the family cosy throughout winter with these extra warm (and cute) wardrobe essentials for kids.
How To Layer Kids’ Clothes In Cold Weather
The key to keeping children warm throughout the colder months is to dress them in several layers of light clothing. A good rule of thumb is to dress them in one layer more than you’re planning to wear outside.
Typically, the three layers kids need are:
- A base layer (t-shirt, onesie, dress, etc.)
- A middle to retain heat and keep them warm (a knit or jumper)
- An outer layer to protect from the wind and rain.
Children are especially sensitive to the cold, so keep an eye on their extremities. Thick socks, waterproof boots, cosy hats, and even thermals are key to keeping everyone toasty and warm even on the most wintery of days.
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The Staple Winter Wardrobe for Babies
Cosy Rompers and Onesies
The best part about winter dressing for babies? All the extra cute onesies and snuggly coveralls to choose from. The best onesie or romper comes with a full-body zip for efficient nappy changes and more. Keep them snug and stylish in Tommy Hilfiger’s Baby Sherpa Coverall inspired by the Himalayas and Tibetan mountain wear. Or, wrap them up in a blanket-like grow suit from Purebaby, also available in a soft pink colour, with a warm hood to help keep their head warm.
We are also especially fond of this season’s obsession with functional fashion with cute detailing, like onesies with animal ears. For your own snuggle bunny, wrap them up in a Fox & FinchSoft Pink Faux Fur Onesie. Or, for a winter grizzly, the Polo Ralph LaurenBear-Ear Teddy Fleece Bunting is perfect for hibernating the day away.
Baby Sherpa Coverall
RODD & GUNN
Quilted Growth Suit
FOX & FINCH
Pink Faux Fur Onesie
POLO RALPH LAUREN
Bear-ear Teddy Fleece Bunting
Stylish Winter Separates For Babies
Keep them warm through winter adventures with a collection of separates that can be added to or removed depending on the temperature. Overalls are a great winter essential for busy little babies as they make changing nappies a breeze, they’re comfortable, and, best of all, they’re undeniably adorable. For an overall that adds an extra layer of warmth (and some bulk to protect them from tumbles) we love the Purebaby Quilted Overall. Be sure to include a “special occasion” overall in their high winter wardrobe, with the Bebe By Minihaha Coco Overall crafted from durable yet fancy velour.
For days that are a little chillier than most, keep a baby winter jacket like the Fox & FinchBoys Sherpa Jacket handy. Add on a warm jumper, either under or over their overalls, too. Look for a jumper made from organic cotton like the Country RoadCable Frill Knit, as it’s warm, doesn’t itch, and is easy to clean.
FOX & FINCH
Boys Sherpa Jacket
Cable Frill Knit
BEBE BY MINIHAHA
Coco Velour Overall
The Snuggliest Winter Accessories For Babies
Babies feel the cold the most in their heads, hands, and feet, so an essential part of any tiny winter wardrobe is toasty accessories. A warm beanie, cosy mittens, and some thick socks will help to keep them warm all through the season. You’ll coo over baby accessories that have cute detailing, like the PurebabyArctic Beanie featuring a Polar Bear, or the Seed HeritageBunny Mittens. Keep their feet dry and warm with a pair of cotton socks, like the Nature BabyOrganic Cotton Rib Socks and, of course, a pair of Country RoadGumboots: perfect for puddle jumping and toddling all winter through.
Cotton Rib Socks
Winter Clothes For Girls Aged 2- 6
Effortless pastels and chunky knitted layers lead the way for girls’ winter dressing. Soft pastel pinks and blues match perfectly with neutrals of all shades and add a little colour to the dreary season. We love matching baby pink and blue, just like how Fox & Finch have combined their Painterly Denim Dress in pink layered over a chunky blue knit. You can also do the opposite, pink over blue, with a Bloom Rib Cardigan worn over a Country Road Denim Tier Dress.
For girls’ winter accessories, look to neutral tones and lighter colour palettes. For when they’re wearing dresses, keep their legs warm with the ultra-snug Lil’ AtelierSlim Leggings (they’ll love the cute frill detailing at the ends). Don’t forget the winter essential: a pair of Gusset Shiny Gumboots and a sense of adventure.
FOX & FINCH
Bloom Rib Cardigan
Denim Tier Dress
Winter Clothes For Boys Aged 2- 6
Darker tone neutrals offset with splashes of bright colours and fun graphics are a must for every boys’ wardrobe. Introduce a print t-shirt into their rotation, especially one with long sleeves to help keep them warm. Match their adventurous energy with a Rock Your Kid Tiger Raglan T-Shirt or a Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt under a Seed Heritage Woodland Bomber Jacket.
Begin building their transeasonal wardrobe with separates that can be worn through the cold months, and into spring and summer. A pair of chinos will always be in high rotation, especially a navy pair like the Academy Rookie Cooper Chinos. Match the darker neutrals of their wardrobe with a pair of Country RoadClassic Gumboots, too.
ROCK YOUR KID
Tiger Ragland Jacket
Winter Clothes For Boys Aged 6+
Building the perfect capsule wardrobe for boys and young teens is incredibly fun and effortless—especially in the winter months. Begin with essential foundational pieces like Country Road Chino Pants. We suggest buying a pair in navy and a pair in beige for maximum versatility and style. Make the most of this season’s obsession with prep-style winter wear by stocking up on bomber jackets and jumpers with bold logos. A fun jumper from Sunnyville will always be a hit, especially when layered with a Tommy Hilfiger Multi Badge Monogram Jacket.
For a shoe designed for play, look no further than a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. These timeless sneakers will match almost everything in their wardrobe, and, thanks to their one hook-and-loop strap and elastic laces are easy as pie to slide on and off.
All Star 1V Easy-On
Winter Clothes For Girls Aged 6+
There’s something magical about navy and tan as a colour palette for the colder months. For girls and young teens, navy is a wonderful shade, as it’s less harsh than black, and will likely match more of their wardrobe. Build their best wardrobe yet with a classic fashion piece: a trench coat. We love the detailing on Bardot Junior’s Mia Classic Trench, especially the tortoiseshell buttons and pleat detailing. A transeasonal, elevated dress like Saffron And Clover’s Balloon Sleeve Dress will suit any occasion. Plus, the balloon sleeve echoes fashion’s current obsession with exaggerated silhouettes.
For a winter staple, lean into straight-leg denim in a variety of shades. The Country Road’s Straight Denim Jean in charcoal is a good choice for the winter months. Of course, no wardrobe would be complete without a little splash of glitter. ClarksChelsea II boots can be worn with a dress or jeans and make for a fun little shimmer moment.
SAFRON AND CLOVER
Balloon Sleeve Dress
Straight Denim Jean
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