Dress That Kid: Summer Heat


It has been ridiculously hot here in St. Louis. Like, 94 degrees by 10am hot. However, just like in cold winter, staying indoors all day every day is not an option for us. And since these guys wake up at the crack of dawn (which seems to be 5:30am these days), we are up and out early enough to enjoy the cool 90 degree weather before it gets too bad. Ha! So this post is dedicated to dressing for the heat!

DSC_0006Milo’s bandana is cute but functional- it is lightweight cotton, keeps the sun off his neck, and when soaked with water, also keeps him cool. We always dress in breathable cotton during the hot summer months.


And usually Milo also wears sandals or flip flops in this kind of weather, but he was going with a cowboy theme and wanted to don the boots for the photo shoot!


On Oliver: lightweight gray cotton tank: GapKids (thanks for the inspiration, Lilly!); shorts: Tea Collection (clearance;, adventure sandals: Teva (hand-me-downs from Milo)

On Milo: cotton bandana: from a cowboy costume (!); Japan tee: Crewcuts (100% of the profits of this shirt are donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society for helping victims from the earthquake and tsunami); shorts: Tea Collection; boots: Livie & Luca (City Sprouts)


On Emil: printed romper: Tea Collection (City Sprouts has a great selection!); sandals: Janie and Jack (hand-me-downs from Milo and Oliver)


What’s the matter, Oliver? Tired?

Hope you’re staying cool this summer!

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  1. My boys wear Tea also. Too bad you don’t have any girls. I have some great stuff from Tea Collection to pass along.

  2. I love their faces… like ‘mom do we have to stand here?’ 🙂 They look adorable as always. My mom always wears a bandana around her neck in the summer, especially for gardening. It’s really smart and I never think to do it.

    I thought it was hot here but that sounds really hot! Hope you are cooling off at the beach this week.

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