cute tees for little ones

Cute Tees for Littles.

My daughter has been begging me for more tees and leggings lately. I think this is because they are easier for her to put on herself (versus dresses with zippers/buttons/ties) and also, likely, because they are a bit of a novelty in her wardrobe. I have been hunting for a few tees and leggings I like and thought I’d share my favorite finds…

Tees for Little Girls.

HAND EMBROIDERED NAME SHIRT (SEEN ABOVE!)

FLORAL PRINT FROM EMILE ET IDA

STRIPES OR WHITE FROM PETIT BATEAU — BOUGHT HER A FEW OF THESE ALREADY; CAN’T BEAT THE PRICE, LOVE THE CLASSIC STRIPES, AND INCREDIBLE QUALITY

SOLID PIMA TEES FROM NANTUCKET KIDS — LAST TIME I CHECKED, THEIR PROMO CODE OF SUMMERSALE STILL GOT YOU 40% OFF EVERYTHING!

CHERRIES FROM BONPOINT

KULE

BASEBALL BAT PRINT TEE (ON SALE!)

THESE $22 AMAZON TEES COME IN SUCH GOOD COLORS AND PRINTS

RALPH LAUREN — THIS STYLE RUNS REALLY SMALL, SIZE UP

JACADI RUFFLE TEE

1212 LS TEES

ST JAMES MARINIERE TOPS — LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS

LACOSTE STRIPED TEE

CAT & JACK SOLID TEES ($4!) — THESE ARE HANDY IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC PAIR OF SHORTS/LEGGINGS AND WANT A CLOSELY COORDINATING TOP IN A SPECIFIC COLOR

PERSONALIZED BOW FRONT TEE

MAISON LABICHE (ON SALE!)

CHERRY/HEART PRINT — RYLEE + CRU VIBES FOR UNDER $10!

One strategy I have found helpful is proactively pairing tees with shorts/leggings that “go” with the pattern of the tee and stacking them in her drawers accordingly, i.e., rolling up the shorts with the tee that matches versus putting all tees in one drawer and leggings/shorts in another, in which case we might end up with Lilly shorts and a striped navy tee.

In general I find patterned leggings tricky, though — I tend to buy white, navy, and sometimes pink/gray solids from Old Navy that can go with more. However, I did snag a few pairs of these in the Liberty-esque floral prints — some as low as $4! — that have been popular with mini. A few other patterned leggings I liked:

THESE RIBBED ONES FROM MAISON ME COME IN GOOD COLORS

THESE ONES WITH HEART APPLIQUES AT THE KNEE

THESE STRIPED ONES WITH CHERRIES AT THE KNEE

THIS EIFFEL TOWER PRINT

THESE IN THE CORAL FORAL AND TAUPE STAR

Sometimes you can find cute leggings/tee sets — this one is super sweet!

Tees for Little Boys.

Boys I find much easier to outfit in simple tees. I aggressively search for Busy Bees Henry tees on sale and stock up whenever I find them — they are just the best quality and fit, and I appreciate the button closure. I also like:

GAP POCKET TEES IN SOLIDS

H&M 5-PACKS — COME IN A GOOD COMBO OF STRIPES AND SOLIDS

STRIPES FROM PETIT BATEAU

LES GAMINS

HADLEY & FINN

$16 MONOGRAMMABLE POCKET TEES

P.S. Bloomie’s is offering 20% off almost anything, including this rainbow striped Kule dress, which, with promo, is only $60!!!; this Reformation-esque dress (doesn’t it call to mind the Nikita?!), and this breezy tiered dress.

P.P.S. Recent Etsy finds.

P.P.P.S. I hardly remember the gal I was in my late 20s.

4 Comments

  1. Amazing recommendations! So so so happy you liked the tee and hair bow.

    Thank you for trusting us for Emory’s tshirt

  2. Oh that hand-embroidered shirt is so cute! I generally steer clear of having my daughter “wear her name” for safety reasons (not to be a Debbie Downer, but predators look for this — kids with their names highly visible/readable on their clothes, backpacks, etc since kids may be more trusting of people who know their name) but this embroidery is subtle enough.

    I’m with you on Old Navy leggings — my daughter is hard on her clothes and I don’t feel bad about having several of these for daily wear.

    That rainbow stripe Kule dress is so fun!

    1. Yes, those Old Navy leggings have been such a staple for years now! I also don’t know where else to find white leggings and I really like the look.

      Thanks for weighing in, as always!

      xx

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