Seasons are distinguished by their climatic conditions. There are mainly four seasons in India - summer, monsoon, winter and spring. You also have the addition of a brief season like autumn in a few parts of the world. These different seasons necessitates the use of different types of clothes.

A] Different Seasons: Things To Know

  • Summers have the hottest days. The days are long, sunny and warm. The weather gets hot and humid as the day progresses. You tend to sweat to maintain your body temperature. 
  • Winters are the coldest and have shorter days and longer nights. 
  • Autumn succeeds summer and precedes winter. It is the season when leaves fall and we have sunny days and dark nights. It is neither too hot nor too cold.
  • Spring season sets in after winter and before summer. The days are a little longer than winters. The nights are short. The weather can become windy at any given point. It is just the right kind of temperature after winter to go out in the open and enjoy the sun.
  • Rainy season is that time of the year when there are wet and dry spells of rain. Immediately after the rains, the weather becomes pleasant.

B] Select Clothes Material According to the Weather

1. Summer

Summers are hot and dry or hot and humid. If kids wear skin fit, heavy material clothes that chafe their skin, it will make them uncomfortable. Summer clothes for kids should help keep them cool & dry, allowing air circulation and preventing rashes. The best material for summer is cotton, linen, denim and suede. These materials absorb sweat and are light on the body. Cotton and linen also allow air circulation, keeping the body cool and preventing rashes.

2. Winter

Winters can be very cold, making the skin dry. This calls for materials that will create a barrier between the cold and the body. Select material that will keep the kid warm and comfortable. Soft woollen thermals under the clothes can help. Other materials for kids winterwear include wool and fleece blended with cotton, silk, denim, and cotton clothes. These materials help retain heat within the body and fight cold.

3. Autumn

Since the weather is windy, use light jackets, stoles or light coats to cover your child during autumn.

4. Spring

Since the weather is not too hot or cold, select light clothes, comfortable enough to allow air circulation. Opt for cotton, linen, cotton blends, hosiery or soft denim. Read here to learn about the best spring clothes for boys.

5. Rainy

Rainy season has maximum humidity in the air. Kids need to wear clothes that resist water and keep them dry. Select clothes that dry up fast after washing and are easy to clean & maintain. It should not get heavy after getting wet. Rayon is the best material for the rainy season.

C] Different Types of Clothes For Different Seasons

1. Summer

During summer, kids need outfits that will absorb sweat, keeping them cool and letting the skin breathe. Summer wear for boys and girls includes shorts, half-sleeved t-shirts or shirts and capris. These are the most comfortable outfits for summer.

2. Winter

Winter clothes for kids include full-sleeved shirts and bottoms, woollens, and thermal. You can also layer the outfits if it is too cold or snowing. There is a need for different layers for different times of the day. During the daytime, you do not need extra layering. As dusk arrives, you may need warmer clothes. Use jackets, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hoodies, or overcoats to keep your kid warm.

3. Autumn

Since the weather is windy, winter wear for boys and girls can be used during autumn. Check out this outfit for a newborn baby boy. It is well-suited for autumn.

4. Spring

For spring, use lightweight and comfortable clothes. For girls, check out this knot t-shirt that can be paired with jeans or a skirt. For boys, you can purchase this polo t-shirt.

5. Rains

Select clothes that protect the kid from rain as well as keep him warm. Rayon t-shirt with light cotton pants or rayon shorts will prevent the kid from getting fully wet. Thin cotton or thin linen clothes will also fulfil the requirement during monsoon. Avoid wearing chiffon or silk outfits though.

D] Importance of Colours in Different Seasons

1. Summer 

For summer, select subtle pastel, light and bright colours that will add zing to your child’s outfit. Select shades of yellow, red, orange or neon. Pair the colours with white to make it more subtle. Khaki sandy hues also give a perfect summer look.

2. Winter 

Select dark, solid colours during winters. Look for shades of blues, greens, blacks, and solid colours. These colours will help to keep the kid warm, cosy and comfortable.

3. Autumn

Try to select warm colours that will help keep the spirits up in dull autumn weather. Experiment with shades of red, purple, whites and light pastels.

4. Spring

Spring is a festive season; opt for bright, neon, fuchsias or mauves. Play around with pastels and pair them with solid colours.

5. Rains

Rains are messy with high chances of clothes getting soiled easily. Avoid whites and light shades as they get transparent if a kid gets wet. Instead, choose colours like neutral, earthy, black or solid colours.

End Note

Each season has a unique characteristic, and different weather impacts the choice of cloth material, outfits and kids’ dressing styles. Using the right types of clothes in different seasons can protect your child and keep them safe. So, follow this guide to make the right choice. This will help keep your child comfortable indoors and outdoors at all times.

Written by Ammar Lakdawala