Make sure the kids are ready for snow days with the right winter apparel. Regardless of your child’s age, snowy conditions call for easy-to-layer pieces and warm, waterproof outerwear. Read on to learn how to put together the perfect snow day outfits for boys and girls.
When putting together an outfit for playing in the snow, a good place to start is with kids’ thermals. There are long-sleeve thermal shirts and pants for boys and girls in a variety of sizes and colors. They provide a base layer for the rest of the outfit and help lock in warmth on the coldest of days.
Look for kids’ thermal tops and bottoms made with a polyester/spandex blend fabric called Thermaskin™. This material wicks away moisture to prevent perspiration buildup, and it has an odor-control finish to keep the fabric fresh. Another feature of this innovative material is that it generates heat through the absorption of body moisture, so your child won’t get cold if they do sweat.
Jeans are the perfect second layer when putting together a snow day outfit. Because Thermaskin™ long underwear bottoms have a smooth, snug fit, jeans will easily fit over them. Girls can wear almost any style of jeans on top of thermals, including skinny jeans with a hint of stretch. Straight-leg girls’ jeans are another option that can be tucked into a pair of snow boots. Girls’ leggings or jeggings can also be worn over thermals, and they allow for freedom of movement.
For boys, there are just as many jean styles. Boys can wear any type of denim on top of thermals, or they can wear cargo pants in a cotton/polyester blend fabric. Even boys’ sweatpants work as snow day apparel when you put them over a warm base layer.
The next part of any boys’ or girls’ snow day outfit is the shirt. There are plenty of options, especially if you start with a long-sleeve thermal underwear top. Both boys and girls can wear a smooth cotton-blend turtleneck over their thermals or a long-sleeve T-shirt. Another option is a high-performance polo in moisture-wicking fabric. There are girls’ and boys’ polos with an antimicrobial finish to prevent odor-causing bacteria, which pair well with the previously mentioned Thermaskin™ tops.
If your child needs another layer of warmth, there are boys’ and girls’ hoodies. Some have plush sherpa linings and are made from fleece that’s brushed on both sides. Flannel shirts are another type of top you can layer over a turtleneck, tee, or polo. Most any kind of comfortable boys’ or girls’ shirt can be worn for a snow day since your child will be wearing a coat on top.
If your child will be building a snowman, sledding, making snow angels, or participating in any other snowy activity, it’s a good idea to outfit them in girls’ or boys’ snow pants or bibs. They come in sizes for kids of all ages, and they’re made from waterproof nylon and polyester. Kids can play in the snow without moisture reaching their clothing, and they’ll stay warm because these pants and bibs have 100-gram insulation.
There are some other features you’ll want to look for when shopping for a pair of snow pants. Iron knees and seat patches prevent wear and tear, so kids can run, jump, and bend without causing rips or holes. You might also want snow pants or bibs with Grow-A-Long™ legs, which are extendable up to two inches to fit your child as they grow.
Kids need an insulated coat when playing in the snow. One option when choosing a boys’ or girls’ winter coat is an Expedition winter parka. This coat has a temperature rating of Warmest, which means it delivers the maximum amount of warmth. It’s filled with 600-fill power down, and it has a waterproof nylon shell. SnowGuard™ wrist cuffs also provide protection by preventing snow from getting into your child’s sleeves.
Another coat to consider is the Squall waterproof boys' or girls' parka. The nylon shell repels moisture and keeps your child dry, while the down-alternative polyester insulation provides plenty of warmth. This coat is a good choice if you want a temperature rating of Warmest without down feathers.
Either of these coats can be accessorized with winter accessories, such as scarves, hats, and gloves. These cold-weather must-haves come in lots of styles and colors to coordinate with any apparel.
Kids’ snow boots are another important part of any snow day outfit. Look for boys’ and girls’ insulated winter boots to ensure your child’s feet stay warm. There are Expedition insulated boots that come in multiple kids’ sizes. They have sherpa fleece lining for a plush, cozy feel and a waterproof exterior so kids can frolic in piles of snow without getting their feet wet.
The best outfits for snow days are the ones that keep your kids warm, dry, and comfortable. There are plenty of apparel pieces that fall into this category, so you’ll find no shortage of options when shopping.