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Now that we have entered the fall season, the weather will start to cool down, and it won’t be long before we start getting some snow! The time soon approaches when we will put away our shorts and summer dresses and trade them in for light jackets and eventually coats. 


We, here at HOLA, know that there’s a lot on your mind as parents, from getting into the back-to-school rhythm to overall day-to-day tasks. That’s why we decided to put a simple guide together for you about clothing for the changing season, to keep it top of mind and simple for you! Below you will find information on layering up and links to pieces of clothing to serve as inspiration as it gets chillier and chillier. 


Outgrowing Clothes

Kids notoriously outgrow clothes and shoes quickly. You never know when they will have a growth spurt and no longer fit into their cold weather clothing. Having a few extra pieces in their closet that are a bit bigger will help you and your kids stay prepared throughout the colder months.

Comfort is Key

When it comes to children’s clothes, it’s important for them to be comfortable, especially when layering. The weather here in Toronto can quickly change from hot and sunny to cool and wet. This is why they need layers that allow them to move around easily (without discomfort) —it is essential for little ones. 


A great way to approach the fall season when it comes to clothes is mixing and matching layers so that your child can smoothly adapt to conditions as they change. 


Base Layer

As it becomes colder, the best choices for the base layer of clothing, the clothes that have direct contact with the skin, are cotton, polyester, or wool fabric. 


Middle Layer

The middle layer is the layer that helps retain body heat against chillier conditions. For this layer, options include fluffy insulated jackets or fleece jackets. Generally, any pieces of clothing that are thicker promote warmth. Depending on the level of coldness of the day can determine how thick the middle layer should be.


Outer Layer

When we say outer layer, we mean the layer that best protects against weather, such as wind, rain, or snow. This layer keeps weather from getting into the middle layer, which can cause your littles to become very chilled. Looking at the outer layer as a shell can help you (and your kids) pick out something that isn’t just waterproof but also breathable allowing them to stay active and comfortable.



We can’t forget about shoes! Shoes are part of everyday wear just as much as every layer of clothing we wear. Once fall weather kicks in, we have to put away sandals, flats, and slides. Depending on conditions, shoes can vary from sneakers to snow boots to keep the wet weather from touching little feet.


Fall Clothing Options

The following options are for children who aren’t yet shopping for themselves but are older than infants and that attend preschool through grade school. 


Cold Weather Clothing


Rainy Weather Clothing


Chilly Weather


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