New threads for little kids: the best between-seasons fashion for under $50

Before summer becomes a distant memory and the autumn/winter clothing ranges come in, here are some great buys under $50 to keep your toddler as comfy as Goldilocks: not too hot, not too cold.

As nights become cooler, a familiar anxiety sets in. Long sleeve or short sleeve pyjamas at night? How many blankets? Hoodie or t-shirt? Welcome to every parent’s trans-seasonal nightmare.

With some clever buying, you’ll find plenty of adaptable clothing options for your little tyke, without the risk of them outgrowing their clothes too quickly.

Cotton basics to mix, match and layer

Breathable fabrics like cotton are easy to wash, comfortable and versatile. Basics in unisex colours can be worn year-round, with hand-me-down longevity for younger siblings.


Printed tracksuit pants are always a good idea. For fun graphics, check out the range at Cotton On, including the boys’ Lewis trackpant that comes in 17 (yes, 17!) different colours and the girls’ Kikki trackpant in 10 colours.

A button down shirt can be left open and layered over a tee or singlet – case in point, the St Goliath Cooper hooded shirt from Surfstitch. Pair it with some denim shorts for the ultimate surfie dude look.

Jackets for the cool kids

When it comes to jackets, you’ll still want your toddler to be able to run around the kinder playground with ease; so go for generous sizing, stretchy fabrics and big zips that they can navigate easily.

Cozy bedtime PJs

Cool kicks

It may be time to retire the sandals, but we’re certainly not ready for gumboots, so save stomping in muddy puddles for winter.

Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of writing. All items were in stock at the time of writing. Please check the merchant site for full details when you purchase.