Every fashionista knows that layering is an essential part of the cooler seasons. Once the temperature drops, our main concern is keeping our little girls warm, not chic. Here are the rules my sister and I follow when layering looks for Chilo.
1. Outsmart the weather. To make sure she’s not feeling weighed down by her clothes select smart, comfortable pieces that aren’t overly bulky.
2. Incorporate the basics. A thin long-sleeved top is a great starter piece. Pair it with a vest, a knit sweater or a hoody and she’ll be nice and toasty during the short ride to and from the store or park.
3. Get a leg up on the season. If her legs tend to get cold and she has the tendency to “lose” (or take off) her ankle socks, throw on a pair of tights or knee-high socks underneath her jeans or jogging pants.
4. Boot up. Winter, spring and fall are the seasons to rock high boots, mid-calf boots and ankle boots. Those boots (just like snow boots) provide an extra layer of protection against the elements.
5. Play with colors. Mix and match color combos that you wouldn’t ordinarily wear. At our age we can’t pull it off. But they can.
6. Take pictures. Mixing and matching separates is a fun way to play with fashion. My sister and I take tons of pictures so one day Chilo can look back and say, “You dressed me in that?” Yeah we did. And yeah it was cute.
About that first look
- Koala Kids grey fur-trimmed knit sweater with flower stitches, big grey buttons and pockets, $10; toysrus.com
- Faded Glory fur-lined pink earflap hat, $1; walmart.com
- Faded glory “Love and peace” pink long-sleeved top, $3; walmart.com
- Merona grey, polka dot pants, $8; target.com
- Girls Toddler Rylee Track tennis shoes, $12.99; payless.com
As we transition (hopefully) from winter to spring how do you handle the changing seasons?