With their perfect skin, beautiful limbs and adorably chunky bits, kids can rock so many looks we adults can only dream of pulling off. But summer hols mean traveling light & dressing right. So here's our pick for a capsule summer wardrobe that'll see your baby, toddler or preschooler from beach to campsite to BBQ in comfort and class.
1. Sun hat
Of course a sun hat is crucial, and there are loads to choose from, but we particularly rate Little Hotdog Watson's The Cub Baseball Hat. It's styled with roll-down neck protection, cute ears and a soft peak, in fabric that gives UPF50+ sun protection and adapts to keep your sunbather's head at the perfect temperature. It even has built in mosquito repellent. Clever stuff. The Ki ET LA Kapel Sun Hat is reversible for two different looks, is quick drying and has an adjustable strap, so it doesn't fly off while they're playing.
Summer hasn't arrived till you've dug out your jellies and KIDLY Label's Jelly Sandals have it all - they're foot friendly, with a cushioned insole and have velcro ankle straps for snug fits and swift getaways.
4. Cover-up or poncho
For playing around the pool and days on the beach, a cover-up will definitely earn its keep. The Trixie Hooded Poncho Towel keeps them shaded and looking suitably relaaaaaaxed. We also love this indoors/outdoors Bathrobe by Fabelab, as the loose fit and poppered wrapaover style mean it's easy to pop on to protect them from the sun or get them all comfy for a little alfresco nap. Zzzzzzzzzzz.
5. Canvas trainers
When days are longer and you're doing more walking than usual, cool summer trainers make all the difference to hot little feet. Lightweight, comfy and sustainably made, Natural World's Velcro Canvas Trainers are a perfect pick.
Made from 100% organic cotton, the natural rubber sole offers plenty of flexibility and the simple velcro straps make getting the right fit a doddle.
Just like ours, young eyes can get damaged in the sun, so you need to kit them out with a good pair of sunnies. The Babiators Blue Series Navigator Sunglasses are designed to fit like a dream, in a style that doesn't pinch the temples or nose. The flexible rubber frames are virtually indestructible, so they can pull and twist them and they won't break.
The lenses are shatter-resistant too, and give 100% UV protection. We also love Grech & Co's sustainable sunnies, that are made from recycled plastic, for their little-bit-retro-but-bang-on-trend look.
So there you have it - summer style in 6 easy pieces. And remember, if you need advice on anything, our super-stylish Live Chat team are always here to help, 7am - 11pm, every single day. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.