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Spring Break Packing Tips + Style Your Kids for Spring with OshKosh B’gosh

Spring Break Packing Tips + Style Your Kids for Spring with OshKosh B’gosh

This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

When it comes to Easter, many of us think of the massive list of things to do, and of course these two things: cute outfits and spring break travel. Both of those require one specific skill: coordination. Yep, cute outfits, means photo opportunities! And, if you’re headed somewhere, travel means planning and a lot of packing!

Kids’ Style for Easter

Easter, even for those who aren’t Christian, is a change over to Spring, so that means new kids fashion. Gone are the winter clothes, and instead, we find more brightly-colored kid’s clothes. It means cute dresses in the girls clothing section and shorts season for boys, so if your kiddo had a growth spurt, the new kids clothes are a bit overdue (I know, kids always have a growth spurt a month before the new season’s clothes need to be purchased!).

We love the new Spring styles from one of our top favorite kids’ clothing brand, OshKosh B’gosh!

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Stylish Spring style kids clothing by OshKosh B’gosh

Packing for a Vacation

My sons are 8 and 10, and for this year, I’m enlisting their packing help. Here are some tips I gave them, and I’m sure they’ll help you as well.

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Spring Break Packing Tips

  1. Pack one outfit per day, plus an extra outfit.
  2. Choose outfits that coordinate, so if you end up with a stain on one shirt, you don’t have to change the bottoms as well.
  3. Kids style isn’t always the same as “family ready” style – so pick the newer clothes, not the ones you wear for painting
  4. Pack each outfit, including socks and underwear, in a gallon-sized ziploc bag to make it easier to fold, as well as find.
  5. Add a collapsible hamper from the dollar store to keep in your room or hotel to keep dirty clothes away from the rest of your items
  6. Keep another gallon-sized bag for all toiletries, so they’re easy to find and if they accidentally open, it doesn’t ruin any of your other items

We’re looking at some fashionable kids clothes from OshKosh B’gosh and found some cute some coordinating items we love. What’s great is that if we were meeting relatives, they can find coordinating clothes so we could do an extended family photo using the same color palette.

Kids’ Fashion for Easter

Easter is a a great time for family photos. Just as things begin to bloom, you can snap some photos or decide on professional family photos – but the big thing is to help document just how they grow, and remind yourself on those days when they run in the house full of mud that they do actually clean up quite nicely 🙂

kids fashion

When it comes to our family photos, I don’t like entirely matched outfits. Each person has a different look and personality, so I prefer coordinating outfits. As you can see I’m going for hues of blue in their outfits for spring photos, hopefully for some great outdoor shots on a sunny day! Plus, stripes are always great!

To make it easy, we’re going with comfortable jeans as well. But, I have to say that my kid’s FAVORITE bottoms are their mesh active pants. They are easy transition clothes, wear well, and one of my sons may call them his “soft pants … because they are!

These are my top picks from OshKosh B’gosh, what are yours?

For more spring inspiration look at OshKosh’s Instagram page to help you find those great kid’s fashion ideas!

Do you see something you love from Oshkosh?

Check out this coupon to use in-store or use the coupon code Spring16 if shopping online at OshKosh.com.

Go here to find and OshKosh B’gosh store near you!


*This giveaway has ended*

Lucky you, my loyal Hip Mama’s Place readers! One of you will win a $50 OshKosh B’gosh gift card, so you can go shop for new Spring outfits for your kiddos! Go enter and good luck!

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. addresses, 18+ only. One entry per household, per IP address. Void where prohibited. I will pick and notify the winner by email after 04/04/16 at 11:59 PM, EST.

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  1. Laurie Nykaza
    04/05/2016 / 3:37 am

    I love the colors of the shirts for spring they are so cute and their clothing washes up so nicely and hold the colors well too.

  2. amanda whitley
    04/05/2016 / 3:19 am

    i love the spring line and the pretty spring colors. I really love the thick striped shirt you picked out!

  3. Thomas Murphy
    04/05/2016 / 2:30 am

    I love the shirts the boys are wearing. My son would look great in them.

  4. sarah mayer
    04/04/2016 / 8:54 pm


  5. Kim Henrichs
    04/04/2016 / 11:38 am

    Loving those shirts on your kiddos! Stripes always scream spring to me I love it!

  6. Cassandra Eastman
    04/04/2016 / 2:45 am

    I love the new spring clothes! The stripes look great on your boys, I love the colors you chose as well. Oshkosh has such great quality clothes!

  7. Katie Bellamy
    04/04/2016 / 2:20 am

    They have some cute things for my daughter for Summer!

    04/03/2016 / 8:18 pm

    I really like the colors and styles your children are wearing, they look like perfect clothes for school.

  9. Sharon Schoepe
    04/03/2016 / 6:13 pm

    My son loves the striped polo and the khaki pants. He’s all about comfort and having pockets to store his treasures

  10. Della Barker
    04/03/2016 / 4:53 am

    I love the spring colors and your boys look so nice! I love clothes by Osh Kosh!

  11. nydia romero
    04/01/2016 / 5:56 pm

    I love osh kosh so many choices for clothes! I don’t see the rafflecopter , though, is the giveaway over?

  12. cyndi br
    04/01/2016 / 4:42 pm

    I like the outfits the stripes and the colors on the shirts work with the outfits

  13. Evans B
    04/01/2016 / 2:35 pm

    Love the spring line of clothing of Osh Kosh! they look so comfortable and the colors are just right for the season!

  14. Em Mahr
    04/01/2016 / 2:04 pm

    I love Oshkosh B’gosh! They have so many cute items. I’d love to get my little one the PLAID BUTTON-FRONT BODYSUIT and the SHARK SCHIFFLI SHORTALLS

  15. 04/01/2016 / 1:40 am

    These are the kind of outfits all my boys would love, and I know my middle son would request the striped polo, it’s perfectly preppy to fit his style.

  16. 03/31/2016 / 11:24 pm

    I love OshKosh! They always have great colors and fun patterns…as shown with your sweet boys! Thanks for sharing their smiling faces!

  17. 03/31/2016 / 3:06 pm

    I’ve been buying my girls clothes from Osh Kosh b’gosh for years! I love the quality and it’s held up to many washes, and now it’s become a comfy and snuggly cotton material! I also know their sizes fit my daughters well. I find the cut and style of their tops, dresses and pants fit perfect. My kiddos are on the smaller side, and it’s hard to find clothes that actually fit. I’m excited to shop their spring line, both of them grew taller and need some new outfits! I would love to get them some new dresses for parties, shorts, pants and undergarments.

  18. Maria C.
    03/31/2016 / 7:30 am

    Love the spring collection. Lots of beautiful colors, patterns & designs. They look very comfy & stylish with your boys.

  19. Jenn H
    03/31/2016 / 4:15 am

    I love the spring dresses! and your kids look so dapper! 🙂

  20. Tara O.
    03/30/2016 / 7:45 pm

    I LOVE the dresses for girls!

  21. Kimberly M.
    03/30/2016 / 2:58 pm

    I love Osh Kosh and their clothes last forever. They are stylish, fun, and quality made. I buy all my grandsons Osh Kosh. Your boys look so good in their Osh Kosh. I love stripes and their shirts are really stylish.

  22. Angela Saver
    03/29/2016 / 9:10 pm

    I am loving the new spring outfits @ OshKosh B’gosh! So cute! I want to get the light blue button-up shirt that your son is wearing for my nephew!

  23. Kari
    03/29/2016 / 4:47 pm

    My son is into a phase where he only wants to wear button up shirts, he’d love the blue one your son is wearing.

  24. Terri Irvin
    03/29/2016 / 4:27 pm

    I am a huge fan of stripes in a Spring wardrobe and I really love the shirts your boys are wearing. They look so cute and well-dressed!

  25. Kimberly H
    03/29/2016 / 3:30 pm

    I love the shirts your sons are wearing in this review post! I love the soft spring colors and stripes!

  26. Darlene Owen
    03/29/2016 / 10:54 am

    The clothes the boy are wearing look so bright and cheerful and look like they are getting ready for spring.

  27. Carrie
    03/28/2016 / 7:18 pm

    These are adorable shirts, they would have been perfect for my boys for Easter!

  28. Steve Weber
    03/28/2016 / 6:52 pm

    I love those colored overalls.. adorbs!

  29. Jacquie
    03/28/2016 / 5:17 pm

    In terms of photoshoots latley I’ve been seeing families do all dark jeans and then bright tops of different colors or tops in various shades of blue or green. I’m like you- no matchy/matchy, but love coordinated.

  30. Kari
    03/28/2016 / 2:23 pm

    My boys also love their mesh pants. With our third son due in July, I’m even more excited for spring/summer shopping.

  31. 03/27/2016 / 3:49 am

    Osh Kosh has the CUTEST clothing, they come out with the sweetest prints!

  32. Tabathia B
    03/27/2016 / 1:46 am

    I love both of the tops that the boys have on in the photos they look like young men and I like the jeans but didn’t like the color of the mesh/cargo looking pants

  33. shanna
    03/25/2016 / 10:49 pm

    Absolutely adorable!!!! I have twin daughters — we love there clothes!

  34. Rachel O'Reilly
    03/25/2016 / 6:46 pm

    I have twin boys, and like you, I prefer coordinating (or not coordinating at all sometimes!) over matching. Comfy bottoms are important, as one of my twins has a colostomy bag, and tight waist bands cause him discomfort. Osh Kosh clothes are always lovely and soft, with a good fit.

  35. Cheryl B
    03/25/2016 / 6:13 pm

    I think the styles look up to date and many are very cute!

  36. 03/25/2016 / 1:35 pm

    I love that the outfits are so stylish and look great for Spring! 🙂

  37. Sarah Hayes
    03/24/2016 / 10:55 pm

    my LO is definitely needing new clothes. the Athletic sandals in purple and grey look awesome with the floral poplin top

  38. Deborah G
    03/23/2016 / 9:49 pm

    I like the bright colors of the Spring collection. I especially like the salmon colored overalls!

  39. Trisha Burgess
    03/23/2016 / 6:36 pm

    I love their spring line! Osh josh has always been my favorite and one of the few brands I buy for my son because the quality, style and price!

  40. Hayley S
    03/22/2016 / 9:05 pm

    I love the baby girl new arrivals for spring! The little dresses and sunsuits are adorable!

  41. Deborah W.
    03/22/2016 / 7:25 pm

    These are really nice outfits for your boys. They are popular spring colors and look great on them. Thanks for the packing tips too; they’ll come in handy. 🙂

  42. Kelly D
    03/22/2016 / 6:12 pm

    I like the color combinations and comfortable look of the spring line.

  43. vickie couturier
    03/22/2016 / 4:49 pm

    I love the outfits and the styles,my grandkids would totally love these as well

  44. Lauren
    03/22/2016 / 1:57 pm

    I like the blue stripes. They would look good on my son too!

  45. Will G
    03/22/2016 / 10:05 am

    I think the clothes look very trendy!

  46. Angelica Dimeo
    03/22/2016 / 5:12 am

    I like the style of the outfits they also look well made

  47. Laurajj
    03/22/2016 / 4:37 am

    Oh both your outfits are so cute! We love putting our little one in the polos and button up shirts! Adorable!

  48. Janet W.
    03/21/2016 / 11:33 pm

    I love the shirts your kids are wearing and the spring colors! Those would be great for my grandsons to wear in their spring picture at school!

  49. Natalie
    03/21/2016 / 11:23 pm

    I think that those clothes make your kids look very grown up! They are good spring colors!

  50. Julie Wood
    03/21/2016 / 9:02 pm

    I love the new Spring and Summer collection at OshKosh, and the Striped Bow Tank and pink shorts is a awesome outfit for my daughter!

  51. Mami2jcn
    03/21/2016 / 8:10 pm

    I’d love the 2-PIECE SCALLOPED CHAMBRAY DRESS for my baby girl.

  52. shelly peterson
    03/21/2016 / 8:08 pm

    I love shopping at Oshkosh B’gosh. The clothes are really cute and I am excited to shop for my grandson there for Sping.

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