4 Ways To Dress Your Kid So Spring Travel Is A Cinch


In a day and age when celebrity toddlers are igniting street style trends, like wearing blazers to their ballet classes or embroidered denim jackets to the zoo, there’s no time like the present to have a little fun with your child’s spring wardrobe. With gorgeous weather on the horizon, parents are likely to have lots of travel on the agenda—from catching a plane to the beach to venturing across town to the next after school activity. Packing for two (or three or four…) is truly a challenge, and to make sure your kids are dressed comfortably for whatever kind of spring journey that awaits them, we’ve teamed up with H&M Kids to put together easy outfits for every kind of travel occasion.

Whether you’re making a break for warmer temps or hitting the wide open road, pieces with a mix-and-match sensibility are an absolute must when it comes to jet-setting with a toddler. Follow a couple of cardinal rules, like always pack layers and an extra change of clothes. From there, just have fun with creating spring-ready outfits for your kids. To strike the right balance between child-endorsed and mom-approved, #HMKids' spring collection is filled with pops of pastel and patterns that are nothing short of too-cool-for-school. For her, you can't go wrong with no-fuss slip dresses and outerwear so chic that you'll want it for yourself. For him, capitalize on comfort with tapered sweats and t-shirts with graphic prints. Now, just book your travel and go!

For Flights, Both Short And Long-ish...

Short-Sleeved Top, $9.99, Glittery Shoulder Bag, $14.99, Sneakers, $19.99, Pants with Eyelet Embroidery, $17.99

Keep it chic en route to a family vacation with a laid-back denim approach. Pair white jeans with eyelet detailing with an embellished t-shirt and sneakers she's sure to love. A strawberry crossbody bag finishes the look and holds all of her in-flight essentials.

For Family Road Trips...

Dawn Foster

High Tops, $14.99, T-Shirt, $12.99, Cotton Cap, $5.99, Jogging-style Pants, $9.99

Be the coolest mom on the block by hooking your son up with a striped Spiderman t-shirt. Team the prized piece with sweatpants that are anything but slouchy, yet cozy enough for backseat riding.

For The Walk To The Park...

Dawn Foster

Patterned Jersey Dress, $4.99, Denim Jacket, $24.99, High Tops, $17.99, Small Shoulder Bag, $12.99

City dwellers and suburbanites alike can appreciate the importance of a good play date outfit, but half the battle is the commute. Dress her in a comfortable floral dress and sneakers made for swinging. Top things off with a denim jacket that's sure to make her the cutest one on the playground.

For The Commute To School...

Dawn Foster

Twill Joggers, $17.99, Mesh Sneakers, $24.99, T-Shirt with Printed Design, $12.99

A Star Wars t-shirt and gray knit pants are the perfect combination for him to catch the school bus in style. Black sneakers are sure to go with this look and everything else in his wardrobe. All aboard!

This article is sponsored by H&M Kids.

Image design by Dawn Foster.