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Wardrobe Staples for Kids

Curating a collection of your own wardrobe staples is simple, but when it comes to our kids’, it’s like a completely new world. It can be a struggle to determine what staple pieces our kids need in their closet. We know that our children need basics as much as we do, but how do we know which pieces are best? Alex and Alexa is your one-stop place to find quality basics for children at any age.

The trick to adding wardrobe staples for kids is finding pieces that are both functional and versatile. Let your child help choose things (with your guidance, of course,) so she feels good in what she’s wearing and her personality can shine through.

Basics for Girls

Girls more often than not want a say in their clothes, so make shopping a mother-daughter adventure and let her tell you what she likes. When shopping, look for items that match your daughter’s personality. Whether she is a tom-boy or more girly, the key to any basic wardrobe is versatility.

Create a diverse wardrobe, so that your little darling can add her own personal touch to her day to day look. Basics are a great opportunity for layering. Very similar to the basics you’d find in your own closet, think cotton and jersey dresses, minimal-inspired shirts and blouses, and textured outerwear. These pieces give your daughter the ability to dress up or down her look.


Wardrobe Staples for Kids: Photo CreditPopupshop navy and pink striped dress | Wildfox pink mermaid sweater | Mayoral grey snakeskin leggings | Kardashian Kids cream stripe long sleeve tee | Levi’s 701 skinny jeans | Mayoral darkwash denim dungeree dress | Kate Mack floral print leggings | Mayoral pink faux fur gilet | Lacoste white and navy spot tee | DKNY pink twill 5-pocket shorts | Toms metallic cheetah trainers | Le Big gold and navy jacket

Basics for Boys

As the saying goes, ‘boys will be boys,’ so when choosing staples for your little guy it’s important to consider what boys do. It’s the age of playing in the dirt, catching bugs, and messing around with his friends. So, he needs clothes that can withstand the wear and tear of his everyday activities.

In his case it’s best to avoid white and delicate fabrics that can easily stain. Instead opt for a more durable material, that can be found in a darker palette. Go for clothing that is easy to move in and maintains a comfortable fit. Again, cotton and jersey pieces are going to be your little guy’s best friends. Find pieces that can be layered when the weather cools down, but still gives him a choice to include his own personal tastes into his wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with a pair of dark wash jeans, a pair of chinos, and a few classic staple tees and button downs.


Mayoral camel classic chinos | Mayoral mid wash jeansNike grey Stefan Janoski trainers | Armani Junior navy slip on canvas shoes | Mayoral grey v-neck jumper | Mayoral black and grey shawl jumper | Fabric Flavours Star Wars tee | Adidas black Chaos X shorts | Carrement Beau blue cotton oxford shirt | Tommy Hilfiger orange polo | Tommy Hilfiger orange checked shirt | Lyle & Scott navy tee

A helpful hint for dressing your boy or girl is to purchase pieces that go with each other, just like your own capsule wardrobe. Stick to a color palette, so even when he’s dressing himself, he can’t mismatch. The point of basics is to get as much wear as possible; they should be versatile and functional. You know that if you shop at Alex and Alexa, these wardrobe staples will be pieces your little ones will love and wear again and again. So whether you’re looking for basics or you’re shopping for fun, our stylists are here to help you with all your shopping needs.

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