With our scorching climate, Australian clothing designers really know how to do kid’s summer clothes well. In fact, we’d say better than anywhere else on earth, but we might be a little biased!
As we head into the hottest days of the year, I wanted to share with you my favourite Australian children’s labels which embrace summer to bring us gorgeous collections every year. These ranges are designed to keep our kid’s cool – as well as looking cool – as they play, swim, climb and explore through the endless days of summer.
Our Favourite Kid’s Swimmers
We adore the cute and durable swimmers from Aussie brand Milky, whether you’re shopping for boys or girls. The Girls range features gorgeous prints in a range of coverage options from tankinis to long- sleeved one pieces, while their Boys range has an on-trend Hawaiian flavour and the cutest cropped boardies!
Huxbaby are another Australian brand which produce swimwear we love for little people. With their trademark eye-catching and edgy illustrations (and their love of a bold print), Huxbaby swimmers stand out form the crowd thanks to their strong design aesthetic.
Minihaha (and their toddler range, Bebe) offer great value swimmers for boys and girls in sizes from 000 through to 14. Always bright, high quality and guaranteed to pass the parent test, they also launched a great new range for teenage girls this summer which we love. Plus, all Minihaha Swimwear has been created with SPF50 & Chlorine Resistant fabrics to provide protection against the sun’s rays and swimming pool chemicals, so you can expect them to last more than one season.
Our Favourite Kid’s Summer Footwear
Bobux or Pretty Brave sandals are our absolute favourites for little feet at this time of year. Being made from soft, premium leather, their sandals allow air flow and comfort all summer long. Of course, both brands are well known for producing a range of stylish and supportive designs, so they look as good as they feel.
Our pick? The versatile and smart looking Roam from Bobux (for boys or girls) and the cheeky patterned and embellished range of sandals for toddlers from design heroes, Pretty Brave.
Our Favourite Kid’s Summer Clothes
A favourite of my son and I all year round – but especially in summer – is the cheeky threads from Melbourne-based boys clothing brand, Alphabet Soup. With sassy street-cred in spades, their range of denim cut-offs, tie-dye tees and colourful boardies will have your little dude looking cooler than ever!
It’s also hard to go past the Milky and Huxbaby ranges for distinctive, high quality and durable kid’s summer clothes. Huxbaby do a delicious range of tees with sassy characters (including their signature animal faces) featured on the front which are perfect for summer parties and ice cream dates. Milky offer a broad, playful collection of summer must-haves with everything from practical and hard-wearing shorts to cheeky PJ sets.
Finally, if you’re looking for the perfect summer dress for your little lady, Karibou or Minouche are the brands to begin with. With an addictive vintage ethos, Karibou’s range brings boho chic to a small scale, with many dresses for this season available in lightweight linen to help beat the summer heat. Minouche’s summer collection features a timeless range of sweet, simple dresses in a variety of light and comfortable materials. We love the Magnolia dress with it’s on-trend Peter Pan colour and array of fabric choices.
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