Summer Vacation Must-Haves

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As the end of the school year nears, kids are often filled with excitement for the summer months ahead.

For many families, they’re looking forward to being together for another epic summer vacation.

While many may be thrilled for the adventures to come, as a parent, you may not be super excited about all the packing and organizing that comes along with the vacation preparations.

We want to help take the stress out of packing, so you can focus on the fun and time together with your family.

Here’s some of our top summer vacation must-haves to help simplify the packing process – 

  • Basic Cotton Short Sleeve Tops Short sleeve tees are a necessity for every kid’s summer wardrobe. Whether your kids are into classic styles or options with a little extra flair, we’ve got you covered. Our Boys Cotton Short Sleeve Tee is a go-to, and the Girls Short Sleeve Peplum makes wearing a basic tee a little more fun.

a. Boys Short Sleeve Tops

b. Girls Short Sleeve Tops

  • Short Sleeve Dresses In the warmer months, dresses are such an easy outfit option – just throw it on and you’re out the door. Whatever style you’re in search of, we probably offer it – some of our favorites include the Twirly Dress, the Tiered Dress, or the Camisole Dress for those extra warm days.
  • Girls Bike Shorts Kids always reach for our Girls Bike Shorts in the summer. They can be worn under a dress or with a tee – ours are made with 100% cotton, instead of the typical synthetic options out there, which makes them extra comfortable and breathable. 

  1. UPF 50+ Swim Options While sunscreen is a necessity (we recommend finding healthy options via the EWG’s Guide), our UPF 50+ swim options help reduce the need to reapply all day every day. Whether you’re playing at the beach or by the pool, a rashguard is always essential for summer travel. Our top recommendations are our OEKO-TEX certified Girls Recycled Nylon Rashguard or Boys Recycled Nylon Rashguard, but remember that all our swim styles are rated UPF 50+, and are set up to help protect your kids from harmful rays.

a. UPF 50+ Swim Collection

b. Recycled Swim Collection

If you have quality, comfortable staples like the above in your kids’ wardrobes, it makes it so much easier to quickly pack the essentials. Also, since we focus on offering all the colors of the rainbow, it can be fun to let your kids choose which colors they’re drawn to, so they can be extra excited to wear, take care of, and love their clothes.

Written by: City Threads Cofounders Shayna Samuels & Joe Willis, and Kestrel Jenkins, responsibility consultant & host of the Conscious Chatter podcast.