Our 3-year-old started preschool this year! These are the essentials that fill her closet.
Our 3-year-old Lucy is growing like a weed, which is magical, but also, please stop, time! She started preschool this year, and as a special treat, I picked up a few fall wardrobe essentials to carry her through the chilly weather months. She couldn’t wait to slip on the shoes, button up her new coat and try on her (very first!) school backpack, and I’m so happy I remembered to snap a photo of each outfit. Let’s have a fashion show!, I said. It was a whirlwind of cotton and squeals, and I squeezed her tight while Scott lined up the next bundle of layers.
We shared our thought process behind buying and graciously accepting cloths for Lucy in this post, and we still stick to those same principles today. We might’ve broken the rule about 3-5 new pieces each season, since this was her very first time going to big kid school(!), but we still rounded out her wardrobe with thrifted pieces, as well as a few hand-me-downs and these gifted camo boots.
In a nutshell, we stick to neutral bottoms, such as denim (always and forever), jewel-toned corduroy and overalls. For tops, almost anything goes! Lucy is a rough and tumble girl, and she is hard on her clothing. She’ll never not have a bruise on her knee and a skinned elbow, but we find so much joy in seeing her enthusiasm, bravery and silliness in all aspects of life. Because of this, we stick to materials that aren’t too precious, and we definitely don’t stick to the girls’ section. She dresses herself every morning, and it’s always interesting to see what she’ll pull together!
Lucy’s Fall Wardrobe Essentials
1. oatmeal long sleeve | 2. 3-pack long sleeved tops | 3. tie-dye hoodie | 4. zip-up hoodie (various colors and patterns) | 5. National Geographic tee | 6. woolly mammoth sweatshirt | 7. color block jacket | 8. NHL jersey