Believe it or not, it’s almost back to school shopping time! The key to a stress-free wardrobe refresh is to stock up on a handful of great basics for your growing kids, and then supplement these foundational pieces with a handful of splashier items that showcase their individual style. From organic cotton tees to perfectly-cut shirts, having everyday essentials in the closet that you can rely on will make getting dressed so much easier each morning!
H&M has an excellent selection of organic cotton clothes for kids; the colours and prints are on-trend and updated each season, and many styles come in convenient, affordable multi-packs.
Gap Kids is a reliable source for durable, classic denim. Their high-stretch jeans and jeggings look stylish but are also comfortable, which means they’ll likely be worn on high-rotation. (If your daughter already has lots of blue jeans, grab them in more unusual colours like grey or purple.)
Whether you’re looking for basic stripes or fun patterns, a few well-fitting button up shirts will go a long way. There are lots of versatile options amongst Gymboree’s broad selection of boys’ shirts.
Jersey dresses can be surprisingly versatile for fall layering; you’ll find affordable options in photogenic colours at Forever 21.
Like so many other iconic 90s trends, Roots’ Canadiana hoodies and sweats are experiencing a fashion revival. The fleece fabric wears well, and your kids will appreciate the high comfort factor.
If you haven’t been to Japanese retailer Muji’s Square One boutique, head there post-haste to check out their organic children’s clothing and accessories, including this unisex striped marinière t-shirt.
Colourful socks and tights are never a bad idea. Hudson’s Bay carries a huge selection of fashion and sport socks for kids, including these striped Happy Socks.