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Etsy Back-to-School Fashion: Our Top 25 Clothing Picks for Kids

Published on: September 01, 2011


Leopard Party Skirt and Eloise Shirt by Gracie Mae Kids on EtsyLeopard Love

The Gracie Mae Kids Etsy shop offers this jazzy leopard party skirt ($58) and a cute girls' top with a silk dupioni bow that's available in teal, pink and lime ($36).

The suede print skirt features an elastic waistband and tulle trim with a black silk lining; sizes are available for children ages 6 months-6 years. The shirt is American Apparel and fits ages 3 months-12 years.





Fox on a bike t-shirt by Dark Cycle Clothing on Etsy Foxy Biker Tee

Its' a fox... On a bike! And frankly, quite hard to resist. This foxy tee, available in the Dark Cycle Clothing Etsy shop for $18, is hand-printed on soft American Apparel cotton and comes in various sizes for children, ages 2-12.

And hey, maybe foxes aren't your style -- check out the rest of the shop for an entire collection of printed tees with a variety of animals cruisin' on two wheels -- including a mouse, dinosaurs, flamingos and even an octopus!




Doll/house dress by The Measure on Etsy Hello, Dolly

This is exactly the kind of dress that we would have gone gaga for as kids. Not only is it totally modern and adorable, but this fabulous frock features a pocket behind the house with a Matryoshka doll inside!

Available in The Measure Etsy shop for $64, this dress is adjustable with red ric rac straps and looks great with leggings or a t-shirt underneath for when the weather turns chilly. Sizes range for children ages 6 months-12 years and the doll is available in four fun color styles.


Tie t-shirts by We Choose Joy on Etsy Totally Tie-rrific

We love these dapper tie t-shirts shown in the We Choose Joy Etsy shop. How handsome they are!

Priced between $15-18 depending on the needed size, these tie tees are made with high quality cotton and come in various colors. As for the tie, you can choose from different prints such as plaid, stripes and polka dots. Sizes are available for tots ages 12 months-4 years and for older children ages 6-10. Talk about going back to school in style!




Black and white pinafore dress by Noah and Lilah on EtsyBlack and White and Red All Over

We know a couple of women that would love to see this black and white chevron pinafore dress just a wee bit larger! But, if anything, it'll sure look cute on your little lady.

Featured in the Noah and Lilah Etsy shop for $49, this simple modern dress is reversible (with red on the inside) and -- the best part -- is available in a variety of bright colors. Perfect for warm weather or when paired with leggings and a tee in the winter, this dress can also be worn as a cool top when your tot grows taller. Sizes range for ages 18 months-5 years.

And if you like this dress, you'll really like this store -- there's a great selection of cute skirts, dresses and tops.


Fox children's coat by Little Goodall on EtsyFantastic Fox

Quite possibly one of the most darling children's jackets we've seen for this fall, this coat is perfect for the young animal lover in your home.

Priced at $150 in the Little Goodall Etsy shop, this foxy coat is certainly worth howling about -- it's made with all-natural eco-felt (made from recycled plastic bottles) and features "claws," a big bushy tail for swishing and an adorable fox face on the top of the hood. The jacket is custom-made to fit both boys and girls ages 1-6.

And if you're looking for more animal coats to peruse, be sure to check out the rest of this shop -- you'll find lions and dinos, pandas and more.


Black jumper dress by Simplicity Couture on EtsyPolka Dot Perfection

This modern, cute jumper featured in the Simplicity Couture Etsy shop is perfect for the child that likes to keep it nice and simple.

Priced at $40, this top is made with designer fabric and has a concealed button panel on the back for an altogether smooth look. (Sizes fit ages 1-5.) Our favorite thing about this jumper is that it's great for all seasons -- when it's warm your child can go sleeveless and as the weather turns colder, it can be paired with a long sleeve fitted shirt and leggings.

Visit the rest of the Simplicity Couture shop to find the matching ruffle leggings ($18) and some darn cute children's dresses.



Mouse hoodie by My Pipsqueak on EtsyMouse in the House

Got a pet mouse at home that your child can't get enough of? Consider snapping up this "My Pet Mouse" hoodie included in the My Pipsqueak Etsy shop.

Priced at $28, this cute hoodie is made for ages 3 months-6 years with 100 percent cotton Larkwood and a mousey new friend above the pocket, along with a thought bubble on the hood that says "Squeak." The inside of the sweatshirt features cozy soft fleece that's perfect for fall weather.

And if your child just happens to be more of a hamster guy, check out My Pipsqueak's selection for a hamster hoodie that's priced at $32.50.


Couture children's headband by Fairytale JubileeHeadband Heaven

We had quite the headband collection growing up (and an infinite love for them), but this couture headband for children certainly takes the cake.

Featured in the Fairytale Jubilee Etsy shop for $38, this sweet homemade accessory features an elastic band with cloth rosettes, plenty of ribbons, tulle trim and even a couple of ostrich feathers.

And we'll let you in on a bonus tip: these headbands can also be made to fit all ages -- including adults!


Sweater dress by The Measure on Etsy Simple and Sweet

The Measure Etsy shop also carries this darling sweater dress (shown with a look-alike tunic).

Priced at $59, this cozy, comfortable dress is made with crocheted sweater knit and it features three D-ring clasps across the chest for an adjustable width. Sizes are made to fit ages 3-12.

We love this dress -- it's modern, simplistic and absolutely perfect for keeping your little one warm as the leaves begin to fall this year. Be sure to check out the rest of The Measure store to find the matching tunic (available for $59), or you can purchase a sweater dress, aviator hat and leggings set for $99.


Dinosaur t-shirt by Happy Family on EtsyDino-mite

Got a little T. Rex lover in your home? Head over to the Happy Family Etsy shop to snap up this dino-rrific tee!

Priced at $16, this super soft, 100 percent cotton tee is screen printed by hand with non-toxic red ink and sizes are available for all ages, including baby-youth large.

But there's plenty more where that came from -- Happy Planet has hundreds of super cool screen printed tees for kids with fun sayings, cute animals and cool designs... Bicycles, robots, giraffes... You name it, it's there!


Owl twirl skirt set by Bella Grace Creations on EtsyOwl Dolled Up

Whooo wouldn't love this cute little owl ensemble featured in the Bella Grace Creations Etsy shop?

Priced at $52, this fun getup includes a colorful skirt for twirling and an owl tee (short sleeves have limited availability) with button eyes, corduroy on the owl's face and nice bright colors throughout. Sizes are made to fit little ladies ages newborn-5 years.

The Bella Grace Creations Etsy shop as well features a variety of other outfits for perusing, including the ruffled capri pants shown and fall/holiday-themed clothes.(We especially like the Halloween stuff!)





Samurai owl t-shirt by Iron Spider on Etsy Samurai Master

Speaking of owls... We couldn't just let the girls have all the fun! (But really, this samurai owl tee is just too cool.)

Featured in the Iron Spider Etsy shop, this fierce critter design ($16) comes screen printed on an American Apparel lightweight fine jersey shirt and it fits children ages 2-12. Adult sizes are also available.

(Psst, and as an additional tip -- if your little one is also a Star Wars fanatic, you may consider checking out the rest of Iron Spider's selection.)


Cupcake t-shirt by Dreamspun Kids on EtsyCupcake Cutie

Sweeten up the school year with this adorable cupcake pop-up tee! Featured in the Dreamspun Kids Etsy shop, this cute top is priced at $24.50 and is available in short sleeves, long sleeves or a tank top and fits children ages 6 months-12 years.

The shirt's cupcake is made with felt, chiffon "frosting" and a pom pom cherry -- and 24 different colors are available. Also be sure to check out the other pop-up tees available, with designs such as ballerinas, ice cream cones and wildflowers (also shown; $24.50).


Crocheted owl hat by The Little Pea Shoppe on EtsyOwl Cozy for Fall

And for a little more in owl fun, we couldn't resist sharing this super cool crocheted owl hat!

Featured in the The Little Pea Shoppe on Etsy for only $17.99, this cozy homemade hat is crocheted with 100 percent cotton and comes in a variety of color sets. And the very best part -- this hat fits owlets of all ages, from newborns-adults.

But that's not all -- The Little Pea Shoppe also offers a variety of children's hats with super cute critters, including giraffes, bunnies, monkeys and dinosaurs.


Knot dress by It's Sew Cute Boutique on EtsyTying the Knot

We love this retro floral knot dress featured in the It's Sew Cute Boutique on Etsy -- it's bold, bright and great for layering as the seasons change.

Priced at $32, this handmade fantastic frock is made with 100 percent prewashed cotton with seams that are professionally sewed. The knotted shoulder straps are completely adjustable, making it easy to wear the dress as a sundress in the summer, or as an outfit with leggings and a fitted tee in the fall and winter. Sizes fit children ages 6 months-8 years.

Looking for different colors? Don't miss the rest of this shop's selection of knot dresses -- you'll find lots of fun colors and neat patterns, along with one dress that has a gorgeous back-to-school apple print.


Homemade linen pants by Bebeloo on EtsyLinen Love

Our all-time favorite thing about Etsy is that you can find well-made clothes that are created from recycled and upcycled materials -- and these children's pants in the Bebeloo Etsy shop are no exception!

Priced at $27, these linen pants fit children ages 3 months-5 years and only feature all-natural materials including wooden buttons. You'll have a choice of linens to choose from and each pair comes with an elastic waistband that's perfect for younger tots that are still working on their button and zipper skills.

And if you're looking for more all-natural, eco-friendly children's clothing, Bebeloo also carries overalls, dungarees, t-shirts and not to mention some incredibly cute little hats with knitted ears!


Peasant dress by Creative Bee on Etsy Fancy Fall Frock

A perfect choice for this year's school picture day, we love the great fall colors featured on this custom-made children's peasant dress in the Creative Bee Etsy shop.

Made from 100 percent cotton with Joel Dewberry and Amy Butler fabric, this adorable fall frock is priced at $28 and fits children ages newborn-8 years.

We just love the orange and green color pairing -- especially with the polka dots and print. (Too bad adult sizes aren't included!)




Cowboy robot t-shirt by Crowsmack on EtsyRockin' Robot

This rockin' bot top is perfect for the tots out there that can't get enough of their metal mates. Plus, it's a robot dressed as a cowboy... The best of both worlds! (that little bandanna is such a cute touch.)

Priced at $18 in the Crowsmack Etsy shop, this cool t-shirt is made from 100 percent that's been hand-dyed navy blue and it's screen printed with eco-friendly silver white ink. Sizes range for toddlers-youths. And if you purchase two tees -- Crowsmack throws in a free screen printed tote bag to boot!

But there's plenty more where that came from -- check out the rest of Crowsmack's selection for tees with Transformers, super hero sockmonkeys, unicorn butterflies, space dinosaurs (no joke!) and much more.


Sweater dress by Jack Sprat on EtsySweater Sweetness

Functionality, warmth and cuteness -- this sweater dress featured in the Jack Sprat Etsy shop truly has it all! Simply throw on a pair of leggings and your little one is good to go for a chilly day at school.

Priced at $45, this sweet little homemade sweater dress is made with gray wool and a soft purple knit lining so your tot won't have to worry about any itchy fabric. The dress is machine-washable and includes two little pockets for keeping the day's treasures close by. Sizes range for children ages 2-8.

And if you're also crushing on the faux fur aviator hat shown, you're in luck -- it's also available in the Jack Sprat shop for $28.


Hippo hoodie by Planet PudgeHip, Hip Hoodie Hooray

Love hippos? Us too. Which is exactly why we just had to share this super cute hoodie included in the Planet Pudge Etsy Shop.

The hoodie, priced at $32, is soft, 100 percent cotton American Apparel and the hippo (with a teeny tiny birdie on top) is cut from Amy Butler fabric and has been fused onto the sweatshirt and then hand-embroidered to prevent future fraying. Not only is this a great hoodie for both boys and girls, but sizes run for both toddlers and kids from 2T-8.

Check out the rest of the Planet Pudge shop for tees and other fun clothes with similar hand-embroidered, cute designs -- including rocket ships, trains, personalized tops and much more.


Jumper by Bridget and Co. Couture ClothingJumper Love

Got a little one who can't get enough of the color pink? She's certainly in luck, because this adorable jumper featured in the Bridget and Co. Couture Boutique Etsy shop packs plenty of pink -- and polka dot -- pizzazz!

Priced between $32-52 depending on the needed size, this pretty-in-pink outfit is made with all knit fabrics and offers a full twirl skirt, a bottom rolled hem and plenty of stripes and spots for color. Plus, it's great for all seasons as you can pair it with a fitted tee and leggings or wear it by itself on sunny warm days. Custom sizes are available for children ages 2-10.


Train t-shirt by Rock River TeesTalkin' About Trains

It's true -- there are SO many trains, and never enough time. If you've got a little trainspotter that couldn't agree more, consider snapping up this super cool t-shirt in the Rock River Tees Etsy shop.

Priced at $13, this clever cute shirt comes in a variety of colors and is screen printed by hand with eco-friendly ink. Sizes are available for all ages from newborn-youth large.

Be sure to also take a peek at the rest of the Rock River Tees selection -- we've highlighted them in the past for their awesome dino tees and they've got plenty of other goodies as well!


Upcycled children's dress by Little Overcoat on EtsyExcited for Upcycling

What could be better than starting off the school year with some bright and beautiful daisies? Hailing out of Portland, OR, the Little Overcoat Etsy shop features this gorgeous upcycled dress for kids -- and as soon as we saw all of those beaming colors, we were smitten.

Priced at $38 and available in sizes 2T-6, this upcycled daisy dress is handmade using a men's t-shirt and two duvet covers for the bottom. This dress has some serious twirl potential with the flowy skirt and there's also a cute tie in the back to keep the dress cinched just right.



Children's coat by Your Doll on EtsyCasual Cool

We are head over heels for this airplane coat for boys offered in the Your Doll Etsy shop... It's so simple, yet functional (and not to mention warm!).

Made with navy blue wool and striped shades of gray fabric on the inside to relieve any itchiness, this jacket is priced at $95 and has outer pockets and vintage buttons for closure. Sizes fit for ages 3-6 though custom-made sizes are also available.

Comfortable, cozy and super cool -- just the way it should be!

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