From adorable dresses to awesome hiking gear, decking out your little girls this summer for playing and enjoying the great outdoors is the perfect way to kick off the season. Dressing your girls in the best outfits for playing outdoors will also encourage them and get them excited for spending time outside and exploring nature. Whether they are playing games, hosting tea parties with their stuffed animals, or getting their knees dirty, you’ll want to be sure they have the best outfits to do so.
Who said dresses are only for inside play? Let your little girls run wild in some great girls' summer dresses that will allow them to freely explore the outdoors while still wearing their favorite dress. If your daughter tends to come in the house filled with grass stains and mud, then perhaps opt for dressing her in a darker colored dress to save yourself time and energy trying to remove all those stains. If your girls are playing minimally-staining games in the backyard, then dress them in some cute summer dresses that match the season. We love bright and light colors, flowers, and patterns to make any girl’s outfit feel more summery and radiant. We recommend dresses that are made of natural fibers, such as cotton, for more breathability and comfort. There are a million reasons to dress your girls in dresses this summer, but our favorite is they are just plain adorable.
On those blistering hot summer days, it is especially important to keep your kids as cool as possible. If the heat won’t keep them from playing outside, then be sure they are dressing in the appropriate clothing. Girls’ shorts are a great place to start. Shorts are also a great choice for comfort, mobility, and versatility. Your daughters will have added freedom to run, play, jump, and explore while also staying comfortably cool.
Dressing your girls in loosely fitted tank tops, T-shirts, and girls’ tunics are also great options for staying cool while playing outside. Pair any of these tops with shorts for a great summer outfit perfect for outdoor play. When choosing fabrics, be sure to opt for natural fibers that are lightweight and breathable, such as cotton.
On hot days when you’re running the sprinkler for the kids, its good to have your girls dressed in an outfit they can easily slip on and off. Let them keep their bathing suits on all day and dress them in either a rash guard or an easy slip on and off dress for an easy outfit change. This way they can enjoy the cool spray of the sprinkler and easily put their clothes back on over their bathing suits until they are ready for sprinkler round two.
Even the most beautiful summers are speckled with rainy days. But, don’t let the summer rains rain on your girls’ shine. Wetter days shouldn’t dampen playing outside. Just be sure your girls are dressed as best they can be for the weather. For rainier days be sure your kids have a good girls’ rain jacket to keep them dry and also keep mud and grass off their clothes. Dress them in tops and bottoms that are moisture-wicking, breathable, and that dry easily. Athleisure wear, such as leggings and exercise tops, are great candidates for rainy day play.
For cooler days and summer evenings dress your girls appropriately. Whether they’re outdoor for barbeques, campfires, ghost storytelling, or games, having the right cool weather for your girls to still enjoy playing outside is important. For evening play, be sure your girls are wearing long sleeves and long pants so they don’t get bitten by mosquitos who come out in full force at twilight. A pair of comfortable jeans with a hooded sweatshirt or hooded long-sleeved shirt is a great go-to outfit. Keep your girl looking rustic-chic by dressing her in a cute flannel shirt over her jeans to keep her warm and also stylish. Flannel is perfect for those cooler summer days and also for summer nights.
One of the best parts about summer is watching your children enjoy exploring the great outdoors and playing outside. There is so much room for creativity, fun, exercise, and for making memories that will last a lifetime. By dressing your girls appropriately for all that outside play you are keeping them warm, safe, comfortable, and happy while also minimizing excessive piles of laundry. Gear your girls up with some of these great outdoor play outfit ideas for an unforgettable summer.