It’s time for Spring Break and summer vacation will be here before we know it. With family travel on the horizon for both of our crews, we’re sharing some of our vacation essentials for kids. When we travel near or far, we like the kids to look nice but most important: be comfortable and happy. Vacations mean lots of photos and often visits with family and friends.
We like finding cute clothes (and even sometimes coordinating) but the more comfortable the kids are the happier they’ll be. This means more smiles, fun photos and happy travel memories. For us, we love Mini Boden for vacation essentials. The clothes are cheery, comfy and the kids love the styles too. Mini Boden has great shoes and accessories for vacation too.
Our Top Vacation Picks for Girls:
There are so many great Mini Boden vacation picks for girls this season. It was hard to decide! Last year one of our Mini Boden favorites were the Jersey Skorts, so when we saw all the fun new patterns this season, we decided to go with an old favorite. These are really comfortable for travel and if your girls are anything like mine, and always want a skirt or dress, these are perfect. The Pretty Pointelle shirts are great for mixing and matching and Retro Sunglasses seem like the perfect vacation accessory for little ladies.
Another key vacation essential for kids are comfortable footwear. My girls wanted “fancy sandals” and I wanted sandals they would be ok with wearing for a day of traveling and touring around. Luckily Mini Boden had plenty of styles the girls loved and styles mom knew would be comfortable too.
Julie says: For Abby (3), it’s important to get clothes that are cool and comfortable. I love this stripy hotchpotch t-shirt because it is lightweight & fun for summer. I always try to find a couple pairs of versatile shorts that match several shirts sitting in the dresser. For Abby, I picked the retro shorts in blue. These sporty looking shorts are super cute and super comfortable. Last, but not least, I chose a Toweling Zip Through. Not only will this be handy for our trips home from the pool and beach, this sweatshirt will be great to put on over clothes on a cold summer night. One less thing to pack because it can be used for two functions!
Our Top Vacation Picks for Boys:
Julie’s picks for the boys: The shirt Andrew (5) is wearing is a must for any shark fan! It’s soft & lightweight, perfect for summertime play. We paired the shirt with the classic khaki drawstring shorts. He is not a fan of pants that have buttons, so this is the perfect short that you can dress up or down!
Year after year, the polo shirts from Boden are a must-have. They always come in fun colors & prints and the aqua colored polo that Aiden is wearing is perfect for summertime. Polos are great for boys because you can be casual or dressy in them, depending on what shorts you pair with them. For vacation, I picked a fun casual look by pairing the polo with the stripy sweatshorts for boys. These are super soft & stylish, making it must have for summer vacation! I chose a beautiful blue lightweight hoodie for Aiden to pack & have for when the sun goes down.
Our Top Vacation Picks for Babies:
For babies, I like the Mini Boden sets. It makes packing super easy. I’ll be packing the Twin Pack of Rompers for Miles and a Fun Coastal Play Set for Tommy. Both sets are cute and comfy. For babies, Mini Boden’s one piece bathing suits are great. They are easy to get on and fold up so small to pack.
We’re both fans of Mini Boden swim for our kids. The quality is outstanding: they last all summer and even stand up for years of being hand me downs for younger siblings. We also like that there are a variety of styles and patterns, which make the kids happy. This season there are mermaids, scuba divers, sharks and more!
And one of my top summer travel picks for the kids this season: the Toweling Beach Dress for girls and the Toweling Throw On for babies. These are going to be our go-to this summer for all our days at the beach and pool. They are cozy, comfy and easy to throw on quickly.
Now for the giveaway:
We want to see your Spring Break photos!
Share your photos with us on Instagram for a chance to win a $750 Boden shopping spree. Whether it’s a vacation or a staycation, we want to see your pictures. We’ve teamed up with Boden and some awesome bloggers to give away a $750 Boden gift card.
It’s easy to enter:
1. Head to Instagram and tag your photos #MyBodenBreak to enter
2. Follow @boden_clothing and @thechirpingmoms @laybabylay @lvdmorethncrrts
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3. Comment on one of our #MyBodenBreak photos letting us know you entered.
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