I like going through the kiddies wardrobe every 3 months. That way I get to take out clothing that no longer fits or items that no longer look good. This allows me to ensure they have all they need for the new time of year. I usually do this at the start of a new season, so if there are gaps to fill, I get them filled as soon as possible.
A few weeks ago, I transitioned my children’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter. It was a lot of fun for me to do as always. One of my favourite jobs is sorting wardrobes out, which kind of explains why I wanted to pursue a career in fashion styling, but that is a story for another day.
The kiddies have their Winter wardrobe ready transitioned! Ready for the colder months! So, we said goodbye to some of the Summery pieces and hello to the Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All the warmer clothing and footwear are in place ready to be worn, and the kiddies are loving their new pieces and the new way of styling them.
If you are thinking of sorting your child’s ware out for the new season, then you are reading the right post. Here are 4 easy ways of transitioning your child’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter –
Transitioning Your Child’s Wardrobe from Summer to Winter
Check what you need
The first part of transitioning is to check what your child needs. It makes no sense duplicating pieces or buying clothing that is not needed. Once you have gone through the wardrobe, then you will see where the gaps are and how to go about shopping for them. Some great piece’s I have started with are from the Children’s Designerwear by Strawberry Children. It is a great high-end fashion children’s clothing store with so many stylish pieces for both boys and girls.
Get the layers ready
Having layers ready is a great way to ensure your children look stylish and comfy this season. I like to ensure my kids have light layers to complement some of their clothing. So, boleros, cardigans, waist coats, sweaters in various colours and designs must be in place. That way, they can still wear some of their Summer pieces like light shirts and dresses in the Autumn/Winter months. The kids outgrow their clothes so quickly so being able to wear the most of their clothes is also good value for money.
Shop for Winter staple pieces
I like to shop for Winter staple pieces and get them ready in time for the season. These include; thick tights, woolly hats, gloves, scarves and coats. It is smart to have a couple of these items as tights tend to rip quite quickly, and gloves and hats usually grow wings, especially with kids at school.
Invest in great footwear
It makes sense to invest in great footwear for your children especially in the colder months with the snow and icy roads. Summer footwear is not appropriate, so it is time to make way for the boots, wellies, and trainers to ensure maximum comfort. It might be worth having their feet measured before buying any footwear, just so you get the right sizes.
How are you getting your child’s wardrobe ready for Winter? Please share your tried and tested tips below.
I agree that layering is a great way to dress children once the weather starts to get colder. Like you, we’ve already sorted their wardrobes and like to either pass on any items that are still in great condition or donate to charity.shops.
Oh good. Layering helps loads. Thanks Emily.
We pair shorts with tights and then they can be worn all year round!
I see many people doing that. My daughter wears shorts with tights in the autumn months but not when it is painfully cold.
I always declutter my wardrobe every 6 weeks and pretty much do the same as you did for your kids.
My daughter never dresses for cold weather and it drives me crazy! I have been shivering today but my youngest has been completely naked (can’t argue with a two year old!)
Oh my! You definitely cannot argue with a 2 year old!