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Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

I’ve been told before that my child looks like a little mini-hipster. While I might tend to agree, I also must say that if she were a true hipster, she would have a more specific set of essentials. As such I was inspired to put together a little list of hipster toddler summer essentials—the must-haves if your toddler wants to keep up their indie hipster street cred. Wow. How many times can I actually say “hipster” in this post? Apparently a lot.

  • Hipster Toddler Must-Haves 1 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    This is how mini-hipsters do summer.

  • Denim Vest 2 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Any toddler hipster worth their salt owns a denim vest. A summer must-have.

    Purchase for $19.94 from Old Navy

  • Straw Hat 3 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    The hipster toddler says no to those goofy, floppy sun hats with under-chin ties and yes to stylish straw hats.

    Purchase for $16.95 from Gap

  • Jorts 4 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Jean shorts. All hipster todds must own some. Bonus points if your mom cuts off a pair of vintage jeans for you. Homemade makes them even more legit.

    Purchase for $16.94 from Old Navy

  • Plain Tanks 5 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Even hipsters need quality cotton basics.

    Purchase for $12.95 from Gap

  • Cool Shades 6 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Even toddlers need cool shades to maintain their hipster mystery.

    Purchase for $39.00 from Bonlook

  • Throwback Sandals 7 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Because they just don't make 'em like they used to.

    Purchase for $32.95 from Nordstrom

  • Ironic T-Shirt 8 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    An ironic t-shirt obviously needs to happen.

    Purchase for $16.00 from Feather 4 Arrow on Etsy

  • Something with arrows on it 9 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    If you're not old enough to get an arrow tattoo yet, you can at least sport on (or many) on a t-shirt.

    Purchase for $16.00 from Feather 4 Arrow on Etsy

  • Or something geometric 10 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Next to arrows, any geometric pattern reigns supreme as far as the hipster toddler is concerned.

    Purchase for $25.00 from childHOODS on Etsy

  • Leotard 11 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Hipster toddler girl, knows that leotards are where it's at. Bonus points if she wears them with her jorts or denim vest.

    Purchase for $26.00 from American Apparel

  • 90′s Style Backpack 12 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    A backpack for carrying around all of the summer time essentials is definitely needed - preferably one that looks like it walked straight out of the 90's though. None of that Dora or Elmo nonsense.

    Purchase for $28.00 from American Apparel

  • 80′s Style Swimwear 13 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Hipster toddler fully intends on doing lots of fun water activities this summer, but it must be done while wearing appropriately cool swimwear. A swimsuit that channels a Lisa Frank binder from the late 80's or short shorts for boys fit the bill nicely.

    Purchase girl's suit for $25.00 or boy's trunks for $22.00 from American Apparel

  • Overalls 14 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Because overalls are totally hipster. Bonus points if you and mom match.

    Purchase for $48.00 from American Apparel

  • A Pipe 15 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    No toddler needs a pipe of the tobacco persuasion, but one that blows bubbles? Hipster toddler supports this fun summer time activity.

    Purchase for $.99 from Party City

  • Anything with a tribal print 16 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Anything with a tribal print needs to happen, but it's extra cool if you can work it into a turban-esque headband.

    Purchase for $10.99 from Lemons & Lace

  • A Fixie 17 of 17
    Hipster Toddler Summer Essentials

    Now that the weather is nice, hipster toddler will want to break out their fixed gear bike. But, seriously...this one actually is only one speed and has no brakes. Will give your toddler tons of street cred.

    Purchase for $109.00 from Strider

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:

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