My daughter is 3 years old and with nursery, living in the country and just generally being a toddler, her clothes tend not to last very long!
I started to shop more affordably and all she seemed to live in was leggings and jeans. She came home from nursery one day and said that her friend had worn a beautiful pink dress! I thought “are her parents mad?” and then began to think why shouldn’t she wear pretty dresses at nursery and in Winter? She’s only a little girl once, but I needed to make it cost effective and make the clothes last longer.
My first ‘must have’ items for girls in Winter are long sleeved t-shirts in a range of colours. I purchase mine from George at Asda or Primarni. These are £3.50 for a pack of two!
For my daughters 3rd birthday she had a Dinosaur themed party. She desperately wanted a Dinosaur dress and the only decent one I could find was from Hunter and Fox Clothing on online shop Etsy.
Now, I wouldn’t normally pay £22 for a dress for a 3 year old (not even for her birthday!) but I just couldn’t resist this one. It is extremely well made and lined inside.
As her birthday is in September, it’s not long until the colder weather starts. I use the long sleeved t shirts underneath all of her dresses, with a pair of grey cotton tights and then finish with a cardigan if need be. She wears this dress at least once a fortnight now!