Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I’m always attracted to holidays where the expectations aren’t as intense as say, Christmas, but where there’s still something really special about it. The week before you can decorate eggs or have an Easter egg hunt. The day of you get to celebrate spring, fresh starts, and Christ’s resurrection. It’s a time to put your Sunday best on and remember why we try to be the best people that we can.
When it comes to putting on your Sunday best, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars. It’s all about dressing in clothes that are clean and bright, which will help put the whole family in an uplifting mood. We’ve put together a few inspirational (and adorable!) outfits to help spark the spring spirit.
We took pieces already hanging in our kids’ closets, purchased a few new things from our favorite local shops, and came up with five Easter outfits perfect for any event you have going on that day.
Pastels and Florals
Evie is wearing a pastel floral dress with comfortable sandals. Dresses are great for little girls, and not just because they’re adorable. When it comes to getting kids dressed, one piece is always easier than two or three pieces.
I especially love this ribbon tied around the collar. Head to your ribbon drawer and see if anything you already have can work on a dress she already has. If where you live isn’t as warm as it is over here on the West Coast, you could always pair pink or blue tights with the sandals to keep your little one’s legs warm.
Bonnets and Denim
Winny’s adorable outfit is made up of three pieces. While bonnets can be charming, I suggest keeping the rest of the outfit modern and fresh so that it steers away from looking like a costume (if that’s not what you’re going for). The denim skirt has a beautiful bright hue, and the floral shirt adds a bit of whimsy.
You’d have no idea, but that’s actually not a floral shirt underneath the jumper. Instead of buying a brand new shirt, we paired it with a dress that we already had. Saves money, which is something we’re always on board with.
Get this overall skirt from The Nancy Newman (inquire about custom orders)
Khakis and Chuck Taylors
For Rockwell’s outfit, we took two casual and comfortable items (the shoes and the jacket) and paired them with two dressier items (the white shorts and pale blue dress shirt).
It’s always smart to think about comfort when dressing kids — they’ll stay in them long enough to capture some great shots and won’t get distracted from having a great day.
Gingham and Bow Ties
Phoenix’s outfit came as a pair. Sometimes time is money and you’d rather pay for that finished look.
To make it more our own, we paired it with a darling floral tie and some striped socks. It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
Eyelets and Bows
White on a toddler? No! Well, okay, just for Easter, especially on this cutie pie. Because Aralyn’s dress is white, we’ve brought a little color in with the accessories.
The headband is great because it can be tied to the exact size you need, as opposed to the ones that are stretchy, which can be too tight or too loose.
Even if your Easter doesn’t turn out picture-perfect, remember to enjoy the ride. Some of my favorite pictures are ones where my little one is naked because he had a diaper blowout or my oldest has his rain boots on because that’s all he would agree to wear. Whatever happens remember to have a Happy Easter!