Things are heating up here in Portland, and even more so in other parts of the country, so it was about time to update Fern’s closet for the summer. A few pairs of shorts, a plethora of tanks, and a few pretty and airy dresses were just what she needed. Here are a few of the summer fashions that have made the cut for Fern’s warm weather wardrobe and a few that are still on her wish list.
My 15 Favorite Summer Fashions For Toddler Girls 1 of 16
Summer is a fun excuse to update your little lady's wardrobe. Check out some of my favorite summer fashion picks!
Printed Dress 2 of 16
I adore this dress (and pretty much every single other thing at Zara...), because of it's slight vintage vibe. The color scheme would make it perfect for a 4th of July celebration without being too cheesy, and it would still be perfectly appropriate for the rest of the summer. I also like that it's not too fussy - great for all the summer adventures we're sure to go on!
Purchase this dress from Zara for $35.90
Eyelet Yoke Tank 3 of 16
Fern has this tank in white and it's SUPER cute. I love this fun green too, but she already has a ton of things this color, so I decided to go with white since it's the quintessential summer color and nice and cool. I bought this tank in a larger size than what she typically wears and I like how loose it is - totally adorable.
Purchase tank at Target for $7
Painterly Print Denim Shorts 4 of 16
I couldn't resist these fun shorts when I was at Gap recently. They're a bit girlier than what I might typically pick out for Fern, but I love them and I think they'll bring a fun new element to her wardrobe.
Purchase shorts from Gap for $30
Tea Collection Henley Tank 5 of 16
Love this mix of feminine colors with the playful tribal-inspired pattern. This tank is definitely on Fern's wish list.
Purchase this tank from Nordstrom for $22
childHOODS Handmade Geo Tee 6 of 16
This is a more recent addition to my little's closet and I love it. Cool and simple.
Purchase this tee from childHOODS on Etsy for $25
Denim Bermuda Shorts 7 of 16
Fern has the shorter version of these, because her chubby little knees couldn't quite pull off this look, but I really love these and think the longer length is actually a little bit more practical for protecting wobbly toddlers while they're running around all summer.
Purchase these shorts from Gap for $24.95
childHOODS Tribal Color-Blocked Dress 8 of 16
This dress! So, so cute! We love this Etsy shop and this is on my favorites list right now!
Purchase this dress from childHOODS on Etsy for $34.99
Circle Eyelet Tank 9 of 16
They don't sell this tank in the blue color that Fern has, but I really like it in this fun neon yellow. Totally summery and the collar kills me!
Purchase this tank from Gap for $14.99
Chambray Short One-Piece 10 of 16
I'm a sucker for a romper and I love this one on Fern! Some rompers can tend to ride up, but this one seems to do quite well.
Purchase this romper from Gap for $29.99
Solid Tank 11 of 16
So, this is totally from the boy's department, but I love simple tanks like this for Fern and I always buy them a size of two up so she can wear them as tunics - cute for summer and extends the life of the clothes since she can wear them for longer.
Purchase this tank from Gap for $12.95
Mini Boden Spotty Chambray Skirt 12 of 16
This skirt looks perfectly play worthy, but still super cute. Perfect for wearing to a casual summer wedding or a trip to the park.
Purchase this skirt from Nordstrom for $34
Eyelet Lace Tank 13 of 16
If you can't tell by now, I really have a thing for eyelet - nothing says summer quite like it and we definitely have this top.
Purchase this tank from Old Navy for $12
Peek ‘Picnic’ Tank 14 of 16
This has a fun late 70's/early 80's vibe that I love. The color-blocked stripes are a fun touch to this otherwise simple tank.
Purchase this tank from Nordstrom for $32
Square Tank 15 of 16
This tank would be perfectly flattering and fitted for tiny toddler pot bellies like Fern's. Love the stripes.
Purchase this tank from Gap for $12.95
Mini Boden Embroidered Dress 16 of 16
Sweet and summery - Fern (and any toddler girl!) could practically live in this little dress.
Purchase this dress from Nordstrom for $48
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