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The art of dressing your kids gets particularly complicated when temps soar to 90 degrees, handheld foods abound and grass stains become a guarantee. But this new season also brings some of the cutest fashions of the year, so we rounded up the eight most wearable summer clothing trends for little boys and girls. (Just make sure to go light on the sno-cone dye when she’s rocking her new outfit, yeah?)

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Floral Embroidery

You’ve been eyeing this trend for months, so it’s no surprise that it finally made its way to the mini fashion world. (We know, we know: We want these jeans in our size, too.)

Get the look: River Island jeans ($28); Garnet Hill dress ($48); Boden skirt ($60)

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Patterned Shorts

Bright colors, fun patterns and eye-catching designs: T-shirts shouldn't have all the fun.

Get the look: H&M ($8); Rachel Zoe x Paul Frank ($35); Rock Your Baby ($60)

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Drop-Waist Dresses

No more annoying buttons and too-tight elastic. This season’s crop of breezy sundresses are easy to slip on and feel classic enough to wear over and over (that is, if she doesn't outgrow them in one week).

Get the look: Epic Threads ($12); Victoria Beckham for Target ($28); Ralph Lauren ($30)

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Bow Ties

Summer vacations and trips to the beach inherently inspire a preppy tidal wave of boat shoes, button-downs and nautical-themed attire. And what’s cuter than your little dude rocking a miniature bow tie? 

Get the look: Peppercorn Kids ($15); Vineyard Vines ($30); Brooks Brothers ($40)


We can’t think of anything more festive (and kid-approved) than a bunch of brightly colored fuzz balls.

Get the look: Madden Girl shoes ($40); Masalababy shorts ($44); Stella Cove dress ($70)

Cropped Pants

Pinroll cuffs elevate his style and spare his hems from those aforementioned grass stains. Win-win.

Get the look: Zara ($30); Joah Love ($42); J.Crew ($60)

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Butterfly Patterns

You’ve heard these pretty insects are the home décor du jour, but they’re also the perfect motif to replace winter’s snowmen. 

Get the look: Carter's jumpsuit ($20); Tea Collection skirt ($30); Peek jeans ($58)

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The original playsuit, overalls are making a big comeback for both kids and adults. The best part? They’re basically a built-in bib.

Get the look: OshKosh ($17); Gap ($24); Mayoral ($39)

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