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Easter can be a very unpredictable time of year weather-wise - it could turn out to be very warm or quite cold, and you won't know until the date arrives. Yet that's exactly when you want to take cute outdoor photos of your kids in their spring clothes! Speaking from experience here in Kentucky, I've bought Easter clothes for my kids that wound up being either far too warm or too cold when Easter actually rolled around.
Here's how to solve this problem: purchase a dressy outfit that has several components to it so that you can layer the items as needed. The store that does this best, in my opinion, is Gymboree. Most of the other budget-friendly kids clothing stores don't have these matchable outfits, and the ones that have them tend to go for more casual looks which might not be what you wanted for those special spring pics. So this is why I'm recommending Gymboree's outfits. This way, you'll never have to hunt around at the last minute for clothes that will work if you got the weather wrong. Let's take a look at this season's styles - I'll show you my favorites for each gender.
My favorite spring 2022 picks with styling for different temperatures
You can tap/click on any of the images for sizing and pricing information. Besides toddlers, these work well for older kiddos too - spring outfit sizes at Gymboree go all the way from 12 months to 12 years. The styles are particularly well suited for the younger set though.
For little girls
- For cooler weather: wear the dress and cardigan; pair with white tights
- For warmer weather: wear the dress
For little boys
Above: Boys colorblock polo
- For cooler weather: wear the 3 pieces in the upper picture - the argyle sweater vest, long sleeved shirt and long pants.
- For warmer weather: wear the long pants in the upper picture and the colorblock polo in the lower picture. The yellow pants are a light enough color that they should reflect the heat and not feel too warm. Any of these combos will still match his sister's outfit above since the yellow pants are part of it.
If you live in a warm climate and are concerned the long pants might be too hot even in the spring, you can get these belted plaid yellow and blue chino shorts (below) that will go with the colorblock polo above and also work well next to his sister's outfit.
The recommendations I made are my personal favorites but it's also worth looking at the other outfits at Gymboree's spring and Easter shop. You may like to do this soon to make sure the items you want are still in stock - remember also to account for the shipping time. Cute spring photos of your kids make great memories for you and also for the grandparents.