The perfect guide to summer holiday clothes for kids & moms: Style, comfort & fun
The summer holidays are just around the corner, and it is time to start planning your kids’ wardrobe (and yours) for the sunny adventures ahead. Especially now, that they get to ditch the school uniforms for a while. From beach vacations, active summer outings to picnics, choosing the right clothes ensures that your whole family stays stylish, comfortable, and protected during your summer escapades. We at MiliMilu have compiled some essential tips and insights on selecting the perfect summer holiday clothes for your kids and yourself that will make your holiday time truly memorable.
1.Embrace breathable fabrics:
When it comes to dressing your kids, but also yourself for summer, prioritizing breathable fabrics is key. Opt for natural fibers, such as cotton and linen. They allow air circulation and keep your skin cool and comfortable. These fabrics are also gentle on sensitive skin and help prevent rashes caused by excessive heat and sweat.
2. Lightweight and loose-fitting:
In hot weather, such as we see it in Hong Kong during summer, it is crucial, especially for your kids to dress in lightweight and loose-fitting clothing to prevent overheating. Flowy dresses, loose shorts, and airy tops are excellent options for girls, while boys can enjoy comfortable shorts and relaxed t-shirts. Avoid tight-fitting outfits that restrict movement and trap heat, which can lead to discomfort and irritability. The same applies to your own clothing: As a mom you will be on the go pretty much all the time and, thus you will feel so much more comfortable in breathable, airy dresses while being stylish at the same time.
3. Fun prints and colours:
Summer holidays call for vibrant and playful outfits that capture the essence of the season. Encourage your child’s creativity by opting for clothes with cheerful prints, tropical motifs, or nautical themes. Bright colours, like aqua blue, sunny yellow, and coral pink evoke the spirit of summer and make for beautiful vacation photos. Have you already seen our lemon-themed shirts, which we also have in a Mommy & Me version!?
4. Versatility for any occasion:
When packing for the summer holidays, it is essential to choose clothes that can transition seamlessly from one activity to another. Look for versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down, allowing you and your child to easily go from beach fun to an evening gathering. Consider packing a mix of casual outfits and a few dressier options for special occasions. Think clothes that can literally take you from the beach to the city. Our secret weapon for women at MiliMilu: dresses!
5. Practical Accessories:
In addition to clothing, sustainable accessories play a vital role in completing your child’s summer holiday wardrobe, think sunglasses, hats, hair clips and hair ties to name just the basics. When going out and about pack a lightweight and water-resistant backpack to carry essentials like sunscreen, water bottles, and snacks. Consider providing your child with a reusable diaper or a wet bag for the pool and beach days. Lastly, don’t overlook the importance of a soft and absorbent beach towel for drying off after a swim.
6. Sun protection is a must:
Protecting your child’s delicate skin from harmful UV rays is non-negotiable. Look for clothing with built-in sun protection, such as UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) fabric. Wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and lightweight, long-sleeved tops and pants can offer additional coverage. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to exposed areas, regardless of the clothing they are wearing.
If, or should we rather say when, you go swimming with your kids, wear rash guards. They are designed to keep harmful UV rays away from your skin and also have the advantage to offer instant sun protection. You don’t need to wait for the protection of the sunscreen to kick in, which is usually after about 20 minutes. We have some really cute sustainable swimwear curated just for you and your kids (boys / girls)
Choosing the right clothes for your summer holidays with kids involves finding the perfect balance between style, comfort, and fun. By embracing breathable fabrics, prioritizing sun protection, and opting for versatile and fun outfits, you can ensure that your whole family has a memorable and enjoyable vacation. Remember, comfort and protection should always be at the forefront of your decision-making process. So, gear up your little ones with the right attire and get ready for a summer holiday filled with delightful adventures!
Speaking of delightful adventures and in case you need some inspiration, at the MiliMilu HQ the following are always crowd-pleasers:
- Outdoor adventure and exploration, visiting local parks, nearby hiking trails and engaging in birdwatching, insect observation and scavenger hunts. All these are a great way to encourage your kids curiosity ad love for the environment
- Beach days: Nothing like playing in the sand, jumping into the water and building sandcastles with the whole family.
- Arts and crafts: Set up a dedicated art space and provide your kids with various art supplies. Let them paint, draw, make collages and why not use things you found on your hikes.
- Escaping the hot outdoors with indoor activities, such as library trips or museums. Help your kids select books and create a nook at home where they can immerse themselves into the books. That way you also foster a love for reading and meaningful discussions. The same goes with visiting a museum and ignite their curiosity about history, wildlife and marine life e.g.
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