You (finally) put away the baby sweaters and snowsuits. It’s time to jump into summer styles for the littles! And baby can rock so much more than a onesie. Check out these warm-weather threads for sunny days ahead.
Baby Empire Dress by Tea Collection
Perfect for a morning at the playground or an afternoon at the museum, this adorable dress rocks a kid-friendly vibe but is decidedly cool with an almost Warhol-like pop-art quality. A keyhole button at the back completes the girly silhouette. And the short sleeves are cuffed, keeping it casual.
Available at Tea Collection, $35.50.
Print Pocket Romper by Tea Collection
Nothing says summer like a fruit-printed romper. The pineapples romper by Tea Collection is super easy to throw on thanks to shoulder and diaper snaps. The short sleeves and legs keep baby cool while the 100% cotton jersey fabric ensures everything is breathable.
Available at Tea Collection, $26.50.
Wildflowers Bloomer Shorts by Finn + Emma
Let your little one wander free this summer in these soft, easy-to-wear bloomer shorts. The sorta-baggy style is perfect for accommodating diapers, and the 100% organic cotton fabric is as flexible as it is comfortable. You can also relax knowing the shorts were ethically made in India using non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes.
Available at Finn + Emma, $22.
Pocket Tee by Lark Adventurewear
A basic tee with a fun-loving print, this pocket tee is an easy, gender-neutral style that pairs cute gray dots with an unexpected neon yellow pocket. Made without chemicals or synthetic fabrics, the UPF 50+ shirt not only protects your babe’s skin from the sun but also wicks away sweat thanks to a cotton-bamboo blend known as Softek™.
Available at Lark Adventurewear, $26.
Shorts by Worthy Threads
If you’re a fan of fun prints, check out the offerings from Worthy Threads. The brand makes coordinating boy and girl looks, and the 100% cotton printed shorts are a surefire way to dress any dapper little dude. Your mini man will look just like Dad because these shorts are designed with slant pockets in the front and faux pockets in the back. But the internal adjustable elastic waistband is purely for that baby belly.
Available at Worthy Threads, $35.
Lemonade Stand Romper by Spencer and York
New online children’s store Spencer and York just launched this spring and is already making a name for itself with traditional styles and patterns for little ones. This lemon-themed romper looks as fun to wear as it is beautiful to photograph during all of your little girl’s summer adventures.
Available at Spencer and York, $42.
Bouquet Collection Fly Sleeve Pleated Dress by Feltman Brothers
Here’s the sweet-as-sugar dress that your baby girl can wear for more formal occasions all season ($59.85). No detail has been forgotten on this frock, from the Peter Pan collar to the flower-embroidered hem. Pintucks and pleats complete the prim-and-proper look. You can even add an adorable bonnet to complete the look, and Feltman has plenty to choose from.
Available at Feltman Brothers, $59.85.
Pizza Baby Shirt by Xenotees
Casual and cool is the name of the game when your child is donning duds devoted to pizza. This super-soft style comes in black or heather gray and is printed with eco-friendly water-based ink. Now, if only there were an adult version to match.
Available at Xenotees, $24.99.
Reed Bubble by Little English
Your little firecracker will love crawling or running around in this classic bubble from Memorial Day to Labor Day and every day in between. The only thing this outfit is missing is a hot dog and ice cream!
Available at Little English, $43.40.
Palm Tree Short Set by Little Me
If your wee one is ready to look like a big kid, try this short-sleeved collared shirt and belted shorts combo by Little Me. The palm tree print and bright salmon shorts are ripe for backyard barbecues and sunny summer walks.
Available at Little Me, $25.10.
Toucan Print Baby Romper by Jojo Maman Bébé
A set of breezy baby britches covered in tropical birds is as close to a wearable vacation as it gets. This JoJo Maman Bébé romper is made with airy cotton, plus snap legs for quick diaper changes. A smocked front panel and ruffles at the sleeves and neck add some girly flair to a slightly more boyish style.
Available at Jojo Maman Bébé, $35.
Splattered Monochrome Beach Shorts by Darling Designz
Littles can kick back like it’s the ‘80s all summer long in these soft, stretchy French terry shorts featuring an edgy splatter motif. The drawstring waist and raw edge hem add even more throwback flavor. Great for both boys and girls, they’re designed to be worn either out and about or while relaxing at home.
Available at Darling Designz, $24.99.
June Romper by Rylee + Cru
You can shop at Rylee + Cru for yourself, but you’ll find the cutest things there for your baby. Like the June Romper in this dreamy seafoam-tone umbrella print. A 100% cotton crepe fabric, elastic leg openings, and snaps along the inseam keep baby comfy. Pair this ethereal look with a mini cardigan or jean jacket once the sun goes down.
Available at Rylee + Cru, $49.
—Whitney C. Harris