We love any excuse to think spring — especially if adorable kids’ clothes are involved. Get ready for visions of picnics, playgrounds and bright days: Old Navy’s spring collection is here. With graphic tees, neutral trenches, high-top sneaks, bold tanks and jeans that fit just right, the looks are more welcome than a Lake Michigan sunrise. We pieced together a few outfits that Chicago parents will love. Sayoñara, winter!

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ABOVE: Color blocking is still big. Go for head-to-toe bold with a striped scoop-neck tee (gathered at the waist, for extra cuteness) and baggy graphic pants. Neutral sandals keep the color in check, but high tops would look just as good. The whole shebang is festive — perfect for rocking at Mayfest, Chicago’s first outdoor festival held the last weekend in May.

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ABOVE: Little guys love the rough-and-tumble life. So dress them in relaxed clothes that are both comfy and stylish. A distressed-look blue tee is as versatile as a favorite pair of jeans. Navy pants complement the outfit (and do a good job of hiding dirt stains). High-top kicks will come in handy when he’s scooting from slide to slide at Maggie Daley Park.

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ABOVE: We like to think optimistically, which is why shorts make a showing here. (Yes, a parents can dream!) Goes-with-anything navy makes the bold, bi-pattern tank stand out. Hedge your bets for good weather with a trenchcoat — a necessity for any mini Chicagoan! The indoor-outdoor functionality of this fun number makes it ideal for wearing to Lincoln Park Zoo, where you’ll skip from one animal house to another, with time to whiz around on the carousel, of course.

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ABOVE: A chill look for school and play, jeans and a long-sleeved tee create a look your little Mister will like. It all goes well with two essentials: A hooded jacket and black sneaks. In this combo, he’ll be comfy for the long haul — be it a fun-filled field trip to Morton Arboretum or a heated game of four-square right in your own driveway.