Summer Fashion from Gymboree: It's all in the details.

Either I don’t know how to “nest” correctly, or I didn’t get a chance because Baby Girl came so early, but I’m certainly making up for it now. During my maternity leave, we’ve gone through tons of bins from the garage, bought a new pantry, ordered a new chest freezer for this year’s harvest, and now I’m stocking up on clothes for the kids. It’s hard not to when you have Gymbucks from Gymboree burning a hole in your pocket! 

I’ll be the first to admit that before I had kids, I didn’t really understand Gymboree. I guess I thought it was a high-priced kids store for people who just liked the idea of a brand name. But then my aunt gave my son an outfit from Gymboree for his first birthday, and it ended up being one of the first I reached for every time I got him dressed. The shirt was bright red and it never faded, even after countless washes, and neither piece shrunk. At all. That’s a lot more than I can say for some of the other kids’ brands out there that look seriously old after one wash.

So I started shopping at Gymboree, and now it’s my beeline store every time I go to our local mall. Between the phenomenal sales (which seem to be never-ending) Gymbucks and Gymboree Rewards, you can’t beat the prices. If you figure cost per wear, Gymboree is a huge value for kids’ clothing.

Here’s a peek at some of our recent summer wardrobe stock up for our 3-year-old (See the camo rain jacket? That’s his favorite thing, like, ever.)

And, now for the first time, I can shop the OTHER side of the store, too! Dresses, bloomers, tiny tunics…oh, this girl thing is FUN! (And I’ve discovered the ease of dressing a baby in leggings. Love!)

Doesn’t that set with the pink and blue whales and ruffled bloomers just make you die? I think I may have squealed a little when I saw it. I’m not super girly, but after years of trucks and frogs, I’m allowing myself a little squeal time. Not that there’s anything wrong with frogs. We found some of those, too (see below!) In fact, that’s one of my favorite things about Gymboree’s clothing – the details. From appliques and embroidery to whimsical touches that are fun yet timeless, each collection from Gymboree seems to have just enough personality to keep the kids interested and happy while getting a “thumbs up” from parents, too.

During my last shopping trip, a fellow customer started telling me how she likes Gymboree for her 7-year-old daughter because the clothes are so cute, yet classy. Nothing too trendy, everything age-appropriate (no “Diva in Training” t-shirts here, folks. Ugh, I can’t stand that stuff!) She even told me that Gymboree clothing is one of the few things they agree on 100%. (No fighting with a 7-year-old = priceless!)

I’ve come to really appreciate that whole idea of “timeless”, especially since I realized that our Gymboree clothes last longer and are more durable than any of our other clothes. That means that we can use them for more than one season or pass them down and they’ll still be ready for a lot more wear. That’s a big score on the green front since more wear equals less waste and a better use of resources.

…and did I mention there always seem to be something new on the racks? This has the potential to get me into a lot of trouble. Last time I was in the store, I saw the clerk putting out the new Aqua Summer collection. Isn’t this color just gorgeous? I think a certain little dark-haired, blue-eyed little girl might need that tiered dress next time we shop…

Gymboree Aqua Summer Collection

Here’s my (not-so-little-anymore) boy in some of his new Gymboree summer duds…
…and showing off with his baby sister. I love seeing my kids so happy, comfy and colorful! :)
So yeah, we’re a Gymboree family. Keep an eye on our photos and you’ll see a lot of kids’ fashion from Gymboree, past and present. Future, too, I’m sure. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

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*Disclosure:  A portion of the merchandise shown above was purchased using a Gymboree gift card that I was given to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own and honest based on my experience with the brand featured.

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  1. Jessica Hughes says

    I JUST bought that little whale outfit for when I bring my baby girl home next month! And everything from the aqua line is adorable!

  2. Donna says

    I had no idea Gymboree made such high quality clothes! I think of Gymboree how you used to think of it. Guess I will just have to check it out! :)

  3. Edie S says

    Their stuff is soooo cute! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I loved the Plumeria Blossom body suit and ruffled bloomers. :)

  4. sarah cooper says

    i just love gymboree, a favorite item from their site is the Tropical Flower Halter Dress, so so cute!

  5. Michelle C says

    I love the Tassel Tile Print Linen Blend Dress for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  6. Mary Happymommy says

    I like the peachy keen outfit, which includes the Tipped Bow Ruffle Peach Top and bright corral Seersucker Short.

  7. megan says

    They have cute outfits. I still haven’t bought any yet but I have a coupon. I got from the Easter bunny! An extra $75 would be amazing for my 12 week old!

  8. Vanessa Coker says

    Ohmygoodness! I am IN LOVE with the Plumeria Ruffle One-Piece for infant baby girls (tropical petals collection). I hope this baby I’m expecting is a girl! that one piece is ridiculously adorable hahaha but it also looks comfy.

  9. Rachel B. says

    I love the Adventure Ready outfit set
    (Gem Button Ruffle Top & Gem Button Embroidered Jean Short)

  10. Audra Weathers says

    I’d like to get my daughter the Mom Flower Shirt Dress in blue blossom. It looks comfortable and she would like the front pockets. I like how retro it is.

  11. courtney hennagir says

    i was just in there the other day and man do they have some cute stuff!i really love the embroidered flower cropped skinny jean! have to get these for my daughter!

  12. Tabathia B says

    My favorite collection is the preppy collection and would purchase the Belted Peach Romper

  13. Barbara Montag says

    I like the Sea Breeze Chic dress with matching sandals in the girl’s sizes.
    Thank you.

  14. says

    My 2 year old needs PJs like WHOA. So I’ll go ahead and say we would buy these:
    But truth is I’d probably cave and buy clothes for my 3 week old instead. Too many cute options!!
    Beth @ Me as a Mommy recently posted…Uncle Paul at the Fountains!My Profile

  15. Courtney Tarver says

    There’s so many faves.. I love the Tile Print Halter Dress! It’d look adorable on my twin girl.

  16. Sonya G says

    the bow flower swirl dress Item #140107586 & accessories: bow flower shoes Item# 140108222 flower swirl glasses Item #140108210 and sequin flower jacket Item #140107591 and maybe the flower ruffle sunhat Item #140111260
    would look so great on my little girl and the colors would make her blonde hair and blue eyes really pop!

  17. Eileen D says

    i like the Star-Spangled Style outfit which has the All-American Mixed Print Dress and the Glitter Star Cowgirl Boot.

  18. Stephanie Larison says

    I love the Ric Rac Crocodile outfit. It’s bright and springy, would look so cute on my daughter!

  19. jeanna says

    I love the uniform belted shorts for boys. My son wears these & they last him the whole school year! They are by far the best uniform shorts!

  20. Lynette says

    I like the entire Jungle Explorer collection, but I think my boys would look cute half-matched in the Hop Along and Toucan Tour outfits! Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Jennifer Reed says

    I like the girls Ric Rac Crocodile outfit with the cute bright pink top and the ric rac jean skirt with pink crocodile.

  22. Michelle C says

    I really like the Vroom Vroom outfit tee, cargo shorts and matching cap. Snap pocket plaid shirt and sandals. From their Summer Wheels Collection.

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