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Gap Must-Haves: Fill In Your Tot’s Wardrobe Gaps


Spring is here and that means one thing: time to get our kids’ summer wardrobes together! The Gap has gotten kids’ clothes just right with island-perfect riffs on grown-up classics.

For girls, the embroidered floaty flutter sundress is darling. The pale lavender one with a pop of sunny yellow has my name – oops, I mean, her name! – all over it. It even comes with a diaper cover for the littlest ones The Havana print top in a bold black floral print is another must-have. With spaghetti straps and bowties, a scoop neck, and full lining, it makes for Caribbean fun. Since swimsuits sell out fast, stock up on them now at discount. This pink mini-floral two-piece with a tiered ruffle top is too cute. Why, it even has its own UPS 50+ skin protection. The Gap thinks of everything!

Now, for the boys! Finally, a really cool shirt for my son in an ikat print. Off-white with short sleeves with button cuffs and two button-flap, center-pleated patch pockets. He’ll look like quite the little man in this. But the real touch of “little man” is the Havana 100% straw short-brimmed hat. Perhaps I love it because it reminds me of my own! (Check out Melissa Odabash’s Panama Hat on; $112 on ShopBop). It’s rare that he and I have the opportunity to coordinate our ensembles. If I can convince him to wear matching make quite the twosome! Last, but certainly not to miss, are the much needed cut-off denim shorts in gray wash. The distressed accents and raw-edged leg openings give them that current look – and that’s what every little boy wants, whether he realizes it yet or not.

Find them all at Gap stores nationwide – and mention “Must-Have” to receive an instant 25% off your purchase in the store. It makes me wish I was a little kid again!




Gap Embroidered flutter dress, $36.95.

Gap Floral ruffle two-piece, $24.95.

Gap Havana print top, $22.95.


Gap Havana hat, $24.95.

Gap Ikat shirt, $24.95.

Gap Distressed cut-off shorts (gray wash), $26.95.



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