Cute Spring Clothes For Toddlers Under $20 That Look Way More Expensive
When it comes to little kid's clothes, it's tough to justify spending a lot of money because they'll quickly grow out of them (assuming they don't destroy them first). Thankfully, this year there are plenty of spring clothes for toddlers under $20 that still look expensive and well made. So, you can rest assured that they'll look adorable for an Easter egg hunt, but not panic when they inevitably get dirt all over themselves.
One of the best things about the arrival of spring is the sudden burst of colors, in nature and in fashion. After what has felt like the longest winter ever, some bright pastels, cute little chinos, and fluttery dresses are a welcome distraction from everything else going on. Just because you might end up spending most of your time indoors this spring doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of cute spring clothes. (Which can still be photographed and posted on social media, obviously.)
Whether you're looking for something casual, something that can be worn throughout the spring and summer, or something to encourage your kids to actually get out of their pajamas, there are plenty of options. Here are 15 great pieces of toddler clothing under $20 that are perfect for spring and playing in the backyard.
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1. Polka Dot Tank Top
Gap should make this adorable cotton tank top in adult sizes instead of just toddler. It has a cinched neckline, fluttery tank top straps, multi-colored polka dots all over it, and is machine washable.
2. Classic Button-Down Oxford Shirt
Available in Blue Opal, Pure Pink, and White; in sizes 12-18M to 5Y
There is nothing more classic than a button-down oxford shirt like this long-sleeved cotton one with button cuffs from Gap. It has a cute little embroidered bear on the front pocket, a button-down collar, and a curved hem.
3. On-Trend Skort
Tie-dye is huge right now, and this skirt with hidden shorts underneath is adorable and trendy. It has an elastic waistband with a rope drawstring that has colorful detailing at the ends. You don't have to worry about any grass stains, either, because it's machine washable and dryer-friendly.
4. Shorts-And-Belt Combo
How cute are these little shorts with the coordinating fabric and leather belt? The belt has light blue embroidered anchors all over and is easily adjustable. The adorable shorts are made from 98% cotton and are machine washable.
5. Eyelet Dress
Available in Blue and Pink; in sizes 12M to 5T
Your little one can wear this X-back eyelet dress all spring and well into the summer. It's fully lined, made from 100% cotton, and slips on (so no frustrating zippers).
6. Striped Pastel Dress
This dress has a little bow detail at the waist that gives the illusion that it's two separate pieces. It's made from 100% cotton and is machine washable (just remember, cotton can shrink in its first wash so if your kiddo is between sizes you may want to size up). One thing to note: It isn't lined, so you may want to pick up a pair of light spandex shorts for underneath.
7. Seersucker Pants
Nothing says spring and summer like seersucker, and these little joggers are no exception. They have a faux button at the waist with a hidden hook and bar closure and elastic cuffs.
8. Embroidered Cardigan
You can snag this button-front cardigan for a serious steal at Gymboree. It features little embroidered flowers around the neckline and is made from 100% cotton.
9. Plaid Button-Down
Available in 12M to 5T
This little Cat & Jack plaid shirt is perfect for spring and beyond. It has long sleeves with button cuffs, a front pocket with a button, is made from 100% cotton, and is machine washable.
10. Sparkly Dress
Available in 12-18M to 4T
Any kid who loves a little sparkle will be thrilled with this all-over metallic dress. There's no frustrating zipper so it can be pulled on, has a polyester-satin skirt liner, and is just enchanting.
11. Coordinating Set
You can get this entire outfit for under $20 at Carter's; it includes a polo shirt with an embroidered giraffe and a pair of elastic waist plaid shorts. Both pieces are machine washable and can be worn together or separately with other clothes.
12. Rainbow Skort
You don't have to worry about picking up a pair of biker shorts to go with this skirt because it has some built right in. The skirt has an elastic waistband with a glittery drawstring (nonfunctional) and it's made from a super soft jersey fabric.
13. Gingham Button-Down
Available in 6-9M to 5T
You can roll the sleeves of this gingham shirt all the way down or roll them up using the button tab to keep them up. The shirt's collar is pointed (no buttons), and there's a little button on the front for extra style.
14. Fluttery Top
This cute little chambray shirt has keyhole closure on the back and shirring at the chest. The flutter sleeves each feature a multi-colored embroidered floral design, and the shirt is made from a super soft cotton material.
15. Mint Shorts
Mint is such a classic spring color, and it looks great on these little shorts. They have button closure and an adjustable waistband so you can be sure they stay up. They also feature functional pockets and are machine washable.
You don't have to break the bank to get your kiddo decked out in spring attire. There are so many great options that they can wear all season (and possibly summer) long that are adorable, well made, and easy on the wallet.