toddler boy summer clothes

Summer Wardrobe for a Little Boy.

I’m already looking ahead to warmer weather and have been ordering items for micro’s summer wardrobe over the past week. (I’ve done a good job of stockpiling shorts and sundresses for mini, but have a lot of gaps for micro at the moment.) My inspiration? A tiny JFK Jr. with short shorts, a polo, and tousled hair — and throwback classics like overalls and jon-jons, too. Below, my favorite finds for this summer:

RAILROAD TICKING STRIPE OVERALLS (01.) AND OF COURSE OSH KOSH OVERALLS IN COTTON AND DENIM

SNEAKERS: NEW BALANCE (11.), CONVERSE, SUPERGA (02.), AND CIENTA (I LIKE THESE FOR BABIES/SMALLER TODDLERS AND THESE FOR OLDER BOYS)

HARDING LANE HATS (03.)

SHORTALLS/JON-JONS: BUSY BEES GEORGE STYLE (04. — ALL-TIME FAVORITE), CYGNET, FLORENCE EISEMAN, JACADI, AND CPC

LACOSTE POLOS (05.) IN NAVY, WHITE, AND PASTELS

SUN SAN SANDALS (06.)

SHORT SHORTS: PETITS VILAINS (10.), TBBC, CADETS, RL, ZARA, AND MINNOW (07.)

BUSY BEES HENRY TEES (08.) — STOCKED UP ON THESE IN A BUNCH OF COLORS AND STRIPES, INCLUDING A FEW ON RIDIC SALE FOR $11 HERE

WEEFARER SHADES (09.)

A few other finds…

LINEN PULL-ON PANTS (ON SALE)

RL OXFORDS

STRIPED NAUTICAL SWEATER (UNDER $20) OR PERSONALIZED ROLLNECK STYLE

STRIPED SWEATSHIRT

A few looks I loved on micro when he was younger:

BUBBLES: PROPER PEONY AND LITTLE ENGLISH

TBBC SUNSUIT (WITH A BIG OL MONOGRAM)

MAGNOLIA BABY COTTON ROMPER

THESE GINGHAM BUBBLES ARE $17, COME IN RANGE OF COLORS, AND GREAT FOR EVERYDAY WEAR

*Sizing notes: The most urgent note is that Cadets shorts run very small. Hill is a tall boy (90th percentile height), but at the age of 12 months, I bought him a size 2T and he fit into them for maybe a handful of wears. I bought him a 3T for this summer, and I’m already anxious as to whether they will be too small for him. I would size a full size up.

In general, TBBC and CPC run on the large side, so I size down if there’s a question or between sizes.

Osh Kosh, Old Navy, Lacoste, Florence Eiseman, and Busy Bees run TTS. (Though I think the Busy Bees tees are pretty boxy, so there’s wiggle room — Hill is currently wearing both 18M and 24M in those tees and he’s 20 months.)

I would say Janie and Jack, RL, and Jacadi run just shy of TTS. Usually, Hill takes his true size in these, but if in question or between sizes, go up.

P.S. Swim for boys here.

P.P.S. Some suggestions if you’re looking to refresh the toy chest or re-stock the library. And I organized all of my sister’s Easter book recs by age here.

P.P.P.S. On moving from 0-1 vs 1-2 children.

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