Autumn, with its picturesque landscapes and pumpkin-spiced everything, is a favourite season for many. But for parents, it brings the unique challenge of dressing our children comfortably for those chilly mornings and evenings, while ensuring they don't overheat during the warmer afternoons. Here's a guide to get your little one ready for the ever-changing autumn temperatures.
1. Layer, Layer, Layer The key to autumn dressing is layering. Begin with a light, breathable base like a cotton T-shirt or long-sleeved top. Over this, add a warmer layer such as a cardigan or sweater that can be easily removed when the sun is out.
1+ In the Family | Rick Shirt
Beautiful shirt by 1+ In the Family in a taupe colour that is perfect for layering.
2. Versatile Outerwear A lightweight jacket or vest is perfect for the transitional weather of autumn. Opt for something with a zip or buttons, so it's easy to put on or take off as the temperature dictates.
Liewood | Melodi Jacket
3. Bottoms Up For bottoms, consider leggings or joggers. They're snug enough to keep your child warm during the cooler parts of the day, yet they're also breathable, ensuring they won’t get too hot during playtime in the sun.
House of Jamie | Leggings
This slim-fit model should be included in everyone’s wardrobe. It's made from a very soft, organic cotton fleece and available in cute prints. This is the perfect “warmer” version of our classic leggings.
4. Footwear for Fun Closed-toe shoes or boots are ideal as they can keep tiny toes warm during cooler spells. But ensure they are breathable or made of natural materials to prevent feet from getting sweaty during the warmer periods. Our range of Donsje shoes are wonderful for this time of year!
5. Accessorise Smartly Hats, scarves, and mittens are autumn essentials. A light beanie can keep heads warm during the chilly morning bus waits, while mittens can be easily tucked into pockets or backpacks when not in use. s Always have a change of clothes ready for unexpected temperature shifts or messy autumn adventures. This includes an extra pair of socks, because wet feet are a surefire way to bring down any child's mood! Explore accessories.
7. Fabric Matters Natural fabrics like cotton, bamboo, and merino wool are great choices. They're breathable, regulate temperature well, and are less likely to cause irritation or overheating.
8. Keep an Eye on the Forecast Weather can be unpredictable in the autumn. It's always a good idea to check the day's forecast so you can adjust your child's outfit accordingly.
9. Flexibility is Key Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Your child may run hot or cold compared to other kids. Be observant and adjust their outfits based on their individual comfort.
10. Embrace the Adventure Above all, let dressing for autumn be fun! This is the season of colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, and cosy family moments. Use this time as an opportunity to experiment with adorable outfits and make lasting memories.
In conclusion, the fluctuating temperatures of autumn need not be a sartorial challenge. With the right approach, you can ensure your little one is both stylish and comfortable as they explore the beauty of the season. 🍂🧣🎃