Blame it on the royal children – here’s where Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s clothes are from FYI – or the rise of mummy influencers, but we’ve never been so obsessed with stylish baby clothes.
Whilst before they might’ve been purely functional, children’s clothes now have their very own trends, making them chic as well as practical. Just as gorgeous as the ready-to-wear collections, the miniature clothes are embracing prints and pastels as much as we are this season (here’s a refresh of the main summer trends for you).
In fact, some of the offering for SS22 is so fashion-forward, you’ll wish it came in adult size so you could match your baby or toddler.
Prepare for the fact that your little girl may out-do you in the style stakes this season with their mini-me party dresses, sparkling flats, floral blouses and backpacks.
As for the boy’s collections, logo sweatshirts, chic tailoring and cool jeans are the top looks for little dudes. And when it comes to shoes, boys can be just like dad with cool trainers for running around in.
There’s something to suit all budgets as well. Designers such as Rachel Riley, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Dior all offer highly covetable styles that look straight off the runway, from party dresses to loungewear.
As for the high-street, you’re simply spoiled for choice. The likes of Zara Kids, H&M, Lindex and Mamas & Papas all have a huge offering so you can build a complete wardrobe for your baby, toddler or kid, from outerwear to sleepwear, swimwear to essentials such as babygrows and underwear.
From the cutest newborn baby clothes to the kids clothes I wish they made for adults too, I’ve compiled the top children’s and baby clothes available to buy right now for you. Scroll down to shop my edit…
The perfect little set for summer, the Loraine set for babies features an adorable multi-colored checked pattern. The top's straight neckline is adjustable thanks to a solid-colored ribbon tie.
The traditional blue-striped dungarees with colourful trains embroidered across the chest are the ultimate staple in traditional dressing and look great with a shirt or vest layered underneath. The wide leg shorts are designed to fit stylishly midway down the shin and up to the knee, to allow for a couple of growth spurts.
I can’t think of a more stylish pair of shorts for your boy’s next holiday.
I love the sweet Peter Pan collar on these rompers, perfect if you like traditional styles.
This coat is waterproof and windproof and crafted from recycled bottles. It fastens with a handy zip and poppers on the front. It has a soft organic cotton lining for comfort.
These laced up sneakers have a cotton gabardine upper with exclusive camouflage print in the shades of blue, green and light blue. So trendy.
This puff-sleeved button-front dress has a sweet Buttercup print on an ivory background. Rachel Riley is a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge’s, and she especially loves the cute dresses for Princess Charlotte.
If you fancy designer but don’t have the budget, The Kidswear Collective is the solution for you. It offers a huge selection of preloved pieces, all in impeccable condition, for boys and girls. It also has a pop-up in Selfridges if you fancy seeing the pieces IRL before buying.
This loungewear set is made from organic cotton and every step in the production has been independently certified to ensure it follows the social and environmental requirements of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
Super soft against skin, the matching top and shorts feature an all-over grey and red crab print. The T-shirt is a classic crew neck, and the shorts have an elasticated waistband for extra comfort.
These adorable ballet flats from Moschino Kids are accented with rubber teddy bear plagues at the toes. Made from metallic leather, they have practical VELCRO® straps with logo lettering print.
You’ve no doubt got a denim jacket yourself, so this is the perfect time to match with your kids.
Your baby will be super snug in this jersey sleepsuit.
Combining comfort with convenience, Tellus rompers are ideal for your baby’s naptime or playtime. The snap clips at the bottom help in easy dressing.