Back to School with Hatley! - Capital District Moms

One of our favorite traditions as Moms is back-to-school clothing shopping. But recently, we’ve been trying to invest in a few well-made, classic, but still fun and colorful pieces our kids will want to wear again and again. Also, we want them to be durable enough that they can be handed down to siblings and cousins. Hatley is our go-to brand, for all of these reasons! They make clothes that kids want to wear (in fun prints like sharks, dinos, and unicorns!) that parents also love (aka a break from goofy character graphics…).

This season, this sustainable, family-owned brand has committed to a more mature look for their kids line, with prints that will satisfy even the most discerning pre-teen girl (think: subtle embroidery and whimsical ruffles) and boys up to 8 years old (like solid shorts and sweatshirts with cool fossil graphics that are more cool than cute). “Fall 22 is about bringing kids closer to nature and the importance of being outside. We took it a step further and built them a world of make-believe full of enchanted creatures. Unicorns in the clouds on a rainy day, a dragon in the forest behind their home, a snow leopard living in the backyard. Using hand-drawn techniques, big, bold graphics, cozy fabrics, and vibrant colors, we aim to spark every child’s imagination, curiosity, and sense of wonder,” says Blair Leroux, Senior Designer.

We definitely suggest putting Hatley on your “back to school” shopping list, for kids from babies to pre-teens (and Moms as well!). Take a look at the items they can help you cross items off that list, below!

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First Day Picture-Worthy Outfit That’s Not Just for the First Day
Whether you’re a Pinterest blackboard-making first-day-of-school Mama or a quick snapshot as you drop off, we all like to dress our kids in an outfit that will make the first day special. But who wants to spend a ton of money on something they’ll never wear again (or worse, will be ruined the first time it gets a little muddy or a swipe of marker on it…aka, when a real-life child wears it…)? Hatley has a ton of super cute dresses for girls and button down shirts for boys that check the two boxes of “First Day-worthy” but also “Kid-proof”. Plus, they’re comfortable, too – because you don’t want your little one to be itching or adjusting clothing their entire first day.

Clothes for All Weather
Some schools, and daycares, will give you a list of waterproof clothes your kids need, and Hatley has you quite literally covered, with raingear (including coats as well as pants). But even if your school doesn’t require it, investing in a great rain outfit will keep your kids comfortable at the bus stop and during after school adventures. Plus, Hatley’s raingear is some of the most durable we’ve ever seen, so you can plan on handing them down, and down, and down.

Pants That Won’t Wear Out
Not to hype the durability of this brand too much, but it deserves it. If you’ve ever had to replace a pair of pants with a knee ripped on the first wear, you know how frustrating and wasteful it is (to your budget, time and Mother Earth). We’ve never had that issue with Hatley’s pants – they truly are made to sustain school, playdates, hiking and anything else your kid gets into.

One-Piece Rompers & Jumpsuits
A one-piece is such an easy choice for babies going to daycare, girls that want a no-fuss option, as well as Moms who want to get ready, fast, and Hatley has options for all. Make your mornings easier by stocking up on a few of these one-piece finds.

 Footwear for Real Life
For some reason, kids shoes seem to be either cute or functional. Well, the search for wearable but fun footwear can be shelved – you’ll love the sensible but colorful sandals and rainboots for everyone. Now your kids can go from their first day to the playground without missing a step!

Accessories for Some Fun Flair
While Hatley is known for their classic and hand-me-down ready pieces, they have charms, headbands and hair clips that will make any outfit feel that much more special. Letting your child pick a few pieces, and especially the finishing touches, can make them feel included in the process—and make getting dressed in the morning a joyful experience for everyone.

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