The Fashion Magpie Affordable Childrens Basics

Affordable Children’s Basics + Classics.

*Micro wearing this affordable, Petit-Bateau-esque rain jacket! Comes in other great colors, too. It’s lined!

Today, sharing some great staples for children at affordable prices. What I love about all of these pieces is that they nail a more traditional, high-end look but at a fraction of the price you might expect.

affordable children's basics

LEVERET TURTLENECK — WELL-PRICED ESSENTIAL IN GREAT COLORS

VANBERFIA CABLEKNIT TIGHTS — SUPER THICK, SOFT, HIGHLY DURABLE

LUIGI COLLARED DRESS — UNIFORM STAPLE FOR US; ALWAYS BUY WHEN ON SALE LIKE THIS

SET OF 40 3″ HAIR BOWS — THESE ARE PERFECT FOR PIGTAILS AND MOST OF THE COLORS ARE FABULOUS…ONLY $10 FOR 40!!!

FEATHERS CAMISOLES (SO SOFT AND STRETCHY — SIZE UP; RUN SMALL; ALSO LIKE THEIR UNDIES)

ESTAMICO CANVAS MARY JANES — ONLY $18 AND SUCH A GREAT LOOK; THE TOP VELCROS FOR EASY ON/OFF; GREAT COLORS; I FIND THIS STYLE RUNS WIDE, FYI

H&M SLEEPERS (3 FOR $20, SUCH GREAT COLORS AND A LOOSER FIT THAN OTHER BRANDS SO EASIER TO GET ON/OFF)

VAENAIT BABY SET — ULTRA-SOFT, STRETCHY RIBBED LOUNGEWEAR GREAT FOR TRAVEL DAYS OR POST-BATH

H&M MARY JANES — HAVE HAD THE BEST LUCK WITH INEXPENSIVE MARY JANES FROM HERE; GREAT FOR NOVELTY COLORS THAT WILL ONLY BE WORN A HANDFUL OF TIMES

HIHEART RAIN JACKET (SEEN AT TOP ON MICRO) — SUCH A FANTASTIC BUY FOR THE PRICE; LINED IN A SOFT JERSEY SO WORKS IN SLIGHTLY COOLER WEATHER, TOO; REMINDS ME OF PETIT BATEAU (COMES IN MORE COLORS!)

KOMFORME RAINBOOTS — SUCH GREAT MATTE PASTEL COLORS AND THE HANDLES ARE GREAT FOR EASY ON/OFF

FLAP HAPPY UPF 50 SUNHATS — SO WELL-PRICED AND COME IN GREAT PATTERNS/SOLIDS; CAN BE THROWN IN WASHING MACHINE

CAT + JACK RASH GUARD — ZIPPER IS GENIUS; I LOVE THE MINNOW ONES, BUT THEY ARE SO HARD TO GET OFF!

CAT + JACK POOL SLIDES — VELCRO IN THE BACK FOR EASY ON/OFF; SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT; GREAT COLORS; CAN BE HOSED DOWN

CAT + JACK GINGHAM SWIM TRUNKS — LOVE THE LOOK; THESE DO HAVE A SLIGHTLY RUBBERY FEEL TO THEM BUT GREAT AS BACK UP AND SUCH A CUTE VIBE

Not seen above, but repeat buys in my time…

+GAP BABY ONESIES — These are made of a great, thick (warm) cotton, and I love the bow and trim detailing. The lap shoulders make them easy to get on/off. Just adorable, and currently on sale for like $16 for the three.

+FRENCH TOAST KICK SHORTS — Mini wears these all summer long under her dresses. At some point, bloomers seem too babyish and these are a great, sporty sub. They are a nice stretchy cotton material. I buy them in the white in bulk.

+COZYWAY NON-SLIP SOCKS — A great, athletic style for a little boy. The grippies on the underside are a must.

+LIL CACTUS GINGHAM BUBBLES — A reasonable price for a classic look. Hill had a few of these!

+OLD NAVY STRIPED TEES — I’ve purchased so many classic navy/white or yellow/white or red/white stripe tees from here over the years. Perfect for pairing with denim for a classic look.

+OLD NAVY LEGGINGS — I buy these in white, navy, pink constantly. Such a great buy!

+HANNA ANDERSSON TRAINING UNDERWEAR — Pricey for underwear but they are SO thick and great for little ones learning to toilet train for that reason. Sharing here because they are currently on sale!

+MOON + BACK PAJAMAS — Hanna Andersson’s diffusion line for Amazon. Not quite as good quality as H.A. itself but sweet/classic prints in a nice, heavy cotton.

+BURTS BEES PAJAMAS — Another classic with great seasonal prints and timeless stripes.

+CAT + JACK LOAFERS — A fantastic buy for the price. The top lifts off and velcros down — SO genius!

+H&M SWIM — Have had amazing luck with their swim over the years. Micro has owned a few pairs of this style of trunk and they are a great material that is versatile enough to pass as shorts (sort of like Patagonia Baggies for men?) during the day. I just bought this swimsuit for mini and it is adorable! Great color and those bows on the shoulder are reminiscent of Minnow.

+COCOCUTE CAMP SOCKS — A nice thick weight and I love the style. My children wear these most cold mornings.

+KIDERENCE MARY JANES — A classic look for around $25. I bought these for mini this year as I knew we didn’t have many formal occasions in light of COVID and didn’t want to invest in an $80 pair that would be worn a handful of times.

+ADEWU SUNGLASSES — Just for fun! Mini loves her pair! Stylin for the beach.

+THE TURNIP SEED INITIAL HATS — $13 and makes a cute gift, too!

P.S. Layette/newborn picks.

P.P.S. Firsts and lasts.

P.P.P.S. On the mercury of play as a child.

2 Comments

  1. I feel like there is a market for Minnow-esque rash guards that zip! When my kids were babies (now 5 and 6 yo), I started buying Swimzip suits because they had separate tops with zippers. I still love that style and have searched endlessly for cute suits with a top that zips to no success. This is an untapped market!

    Also, a favorite small brand of mine is The Striped Sheep started by a NY mom in search of matching striped shirts for her boys. She’s in the midst of transition and having a huge sale (70% off!) on classic kids striped shirts. It’s an amazing price for such a high quality shirt.
    https://rstyle.me/+1x7seC9r-PPAgK2ZEBK8Mw

    Anyway, just a couple of things I wanted to pass along after reading your post!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I totally agree with you on zippered rash guards. I wish they were more common!

      xx

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