How to dress your kids for summer

We have been treated to some beautiful, warm sunny weather over the last few weeks, which has created a bit of a clothing challenge, as many of last years clothes no longer fit the kids.

During the summer months, children need clothing that will protect them against the sun, keep them cool in the heat, are easily layered up for when it turns chilly and of course, look great.

Top tips for dressing your child for summer

Wear Cotton Clothes

Cotton, rather than synthetic fibres are the best option for summer. Not only is it an incredibly soft material, but it is breathable and is a strong water absorber, helping to absorb sweat, making it ideal for delicate skin.

Vertbaudet UK has a fabulous range of clothes for children aged 0-12 years, from cute cotton babygro’s to indestructible trousers, to stylish dresses and UV Suits for the beach.

Eliza beach

Invest in good footwear

The kids are out of their school shoes for a few weeks over the summer, but it is still important to choose good quality footwear that will ensure their feet are properly supported while they’re still growing and help prevent any blisters or discomfort.

Keen Sandals

I have to admit I prefer sandals with enclosed toes, as mine always seem to trip over the ends.

Wear a Hat

Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, or a cap protects your child’s complexion from the sun and can be a stylish addition to any outfit. Plus, for anyone with boys with lockdown hair – it can hide a bad hair cut, or overgrown hair!

Eliza hat


Sunglasses are very important our eyes, especially in the summer. They help protect our eyes from the sun, but make sure you look for a tag that says the glasses offer 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays.



We are very lucky to live near the beach and I have always invested in UV Sun Protection suits / tops to protect the kids from the sun.


Rash vests and UV Suits provide protection from damaging UV rays, which is especially important when on the beach, or in the water as you often don’f feel the strength of the sun.

What are you favourite summer looks for the kids?


13 thoughts on “How to dress your kids for summer”

  1. I have just recently bought my girls some lovely cotton summer dresses, they are lightweight but warm enough when the sun dips behind the clouds. Plus they wash really well.

    But if they carry on growing at the alarming rate they are currently then they’l be naked all summer!

  2. Great tips, my two seem to get super hot in the summer so good summer clothing is a must! I totally agree about good footwear too, especially if you are going to be going on lots of walks etc and yep closed toes here too otherwise my two either trip over their own toes or get loads of stones in their shoes lol!

  3. We were so excited we managed to pick up some new clothes for the kids last week. They had grown out of everything and we really needed clothes to keep them cool.

  4. We have a selection of clothes ready, my youngest loves glasses and hats and always likes to wear them, even in the house lol, but she always will wear protective clothes, my eldest is fashion conscience so if it looks good great post.

  5. Since Ieuan’s a redhead like me sunhats and glasses plus anything that covers necks and arms is crucial to stop him looking like a lobster. I’ve always made the kids wear t-shirts over their cossies when going in the sea if it’s very hot. I’m a big fan of sustainable clothing too.

  6. I don’t have kids but I remember when I was younger how my mum would always put a hat on me at even the slightest hint of sunshine, you can never be too careful x

  7. There are some great tips here for sure. Good foot wear is a must and would highly recommend as a good investment xx

  8. These are some great clothing tips that you have shared! I do believe that children should wear comfortable clothing and footwear so they enjoy themselves. I came across Shoe Strings, which is a children clothing brand. They are offering comfortable yet stylish clothes and footwear for children of every age. I have been buying clothes from them and I love the quality of the material used.


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