The Essentials of a Southern Child’s Wardrobe
Little boys and little girls look just a bit sweeter when they’re wearing knee-highs, don’t you agree? Whether they’re cable-knit, stockings, or ribbed, knee-socks are as classic as they come.
Mary Janes and Saddle Shoes
We take our footwear seriously down here, with an emphasis on sticking with the classics. Mary Janes and saddle shoes are the special-occasion treads discerning Southern moms choose for their little ones, though you won’t see them jumping in puddles (unless someone is being a bit naughty)—there are playtime shoes for such adventures.
Peter Pan Collars
There’s no match for the Peter Pan collar. It’s the perfect undergarment for jumpers, longalls, and shortalls, in addition to being a prim-and-proper choice for pairing with pants, shorts, and bloomers.
When it comes to monogramming, Southern mama’s can attest more is more. Cardigans, dresses, shirts, backpacks, blankets, newborn gowns and bibs; nothing is off limits when it comes to monogramming little belongings.
Smocking isn’t gender specific, though smocked dresses abound down South, year round. Jon jons, longalls, and even dress shirts are go-tos for the boys’ smocked looks.
No matter whether they’re of the hair or tie variety, bows are an essential part of every Southern tot's wardrobe. We love this tartan version for little gents this holiday season, but we don’t want to forget the girls. These petite velvet hair bows are just festive enough and come in a pack of six to ensure there’s one to match every smocked dress in her closet.