The Best Toddler Summer Clothes 2021

Bridget Reed
Thu Oct 28, 2021

Young boy wearing summer clothes outside.

Summer is the season of adventures, sweet treats, and time spent out in the sunshine with loved ones, and you want to make sure your little ones have the best outfits for whatever the summer months might bring.

There are more fun and delightful toddler outfits to pick from than ever, and PixieLane is here to help you find the best new styles and fashion picks for toddlers who love this season best.

Toddler Summer Clothes for Boys

Toddler boys are always on the go, and that means finding toddler boy clothes that can keep up. There are cute and creative options for many different occasions.

Here are just a few awesome looks:

Muscle Tank and Shorts Sets

There’s nothing better for those hot, hot days than muscle tanks and shorts. These cute sets are easy to assemble, which means you don’t have to worry about putting together the perfect look every morning.

They come in so many different options; your little one is sure to find a pattern or style they really love.

T-Shirt and Short Sets

If you’re looking for a little more coverage for cooler nights or protection from the sun, then t-shirt and short sets are the way to go. You’ll be out of the house in no time with cute matching sets that provide comfort, mobility, and protection for your toddler boy.

Graphic Tees

We love a graphic tee! Graphic tees are soft and comfortable and still provide plenty of opportunity for your little ones to pick out their favorite styles.

You can find graphic tees with animals, places, sayings, and a whole lot more. Mix and match them with shorts and layers for a fun and festive outfit that always fits the occasion.

Board Shorts

Board shorts are perfect for busy kids who like to get a little bit messy. Not only do they give your toddler a beachy cool vibe every time, but they’re water-resistant and easy to clean.

These properties can save you a lot of time and energy when out on the go. Board shorts are available in tons of fun and unique colors for every summer activity.

Toddler Summer Clothes for Girls

And, of course, there are plenty of cute and seasonal-fun outfits for toddler girls, as well. 

Take a look at just a few of our favorites.

Ruffle Tank and Shorts Sets

The perfect outfit is adorable and functional, and that’s where this ruffle tank set comes in. It allows your little one complete mobility as they explore the park or backyard but can be elevated for those special events or family photoshoots with ease.

Smocked Skirts

We love vintage vibes, and your little one is sure to love them too. Smocked skirts are perfect for really hot days because they’re loose and breezy and great at protecting the skin from excess sun exposure.

They’re made of gentle materials, perfect for sensitive toddler skin, and available in many lovely colors.


Dresses are meant for summer, and with so many wonderful dress choices to pick from, you’re sure to find your toddler a summer dress they really love.

Dresses are comfortable, breathable, and perfect for layering if it gets chilly at night. They’re also easy to get on and off, which makes dressing the family and getting out the door a breeze.

Jumpsuits and Rompers

Jumpsuits and rompers are similar and both great pieces to have in your toddler’s wardrobe. In fact, there’s only one key difference between the two. They’re both a single piece of clothing, where the top and bottom components are connected, but rompers have shorts on the bottom, and jumpsuits have long pants on the bottom.

Swap out your jumpsuits and rompers on the cool and hot days and mix and enjoy jumpsuits and rompers in many unique colors and patterns. They’re also great for layering, so consider adding a denim jacket, light flannel, or even a cardigan to the to-go bag in case it gets chilly later.

Pocket Shorts

As the name indicates, pocket shorts are shorts with large pockets, which makes them the perfect option for busy kids on summer adventures. Kids are naturally curious, and pocket shorts allow your toddler girl to collect rocks, sticks, shells, or anything else she might find unique or interesting on her travels. Encouraging this behavior is a great way to help your little one learn valuable skills.

The design also means they’re extremely light and comfortable, which is ideal for those warmer weather days.

Racerback Tanks

A racerback tank is one of the tank top options available, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice. While most tank tops have straps that go over the shoulders, racerback tanks go around the neck and down the back.

Racerback tanks are a cute and comfortable addition to any toddler wardrobe and can help to elevate the classic tank without losing any of its value.

Summer Toddler Clothes Overview

There are so many fun and adorable ways to dress your toddler for the summer months. Boys will love muscle tanks and short sets, graphic tees, and board shorts. Toddler girls look adorable in ruffle tops, dresses, and smocked skirts, and rompers and jumpers.

These outfits give them plenty of room to move around and explore all season long while still looking chic every day. Whatever the next adventure might hold, there’s a fun and cute outfit perfect for your toddler to wear on the way.

And when you’re ready to begin exploring the best picks for the job, PixieLane has you covered. We carry a wide inventory of mom-approved toddler clothes for the summer season that the whole family will fall for.

Check out our extensive catalog and find the best picks for your little ones to enjoy all summer long.



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