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Kelley Rowland
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The Perfect Outfit for All of Baby’s Fall Firsts

It’s going to be baby’s best-dressed season yet.

Along with the crisp autumn air and the crunch of newly fallen leaves comes a whole lot of fun firsts for baby, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and everything in between. And that means it’s also time for some new outfits for all those Instagrammable moments. Below, we created looks to celebrate every occasion, big and small, with baby clothes from Carter’s. (Warning: cute overload ahead.)

First Chilly Autumn Day

You know layering is the key to staying stylish and comfortable all fall long—so apply that same knowledge to bundling up baby girl. Start with a solid (and sweet) foundation, like this cute fox sweater and striped leggings, then add on a stylish shawl collar knit vest and gold-tipped ballet slippers. 1. Three-pack headwraps, $9; 2. two-piece little sweater set, $25.50; 3. ballet Mary Jane crib shoes, $15; 4. sweater vest, $34; all Carters.com

Whoever said dressing a boy is less fun than a girl clearly never dressed him for fall. Seriously, what could be cuter than outfitting him in preppy classics like navy canvas pants, a plaid button-up and a cozy sherpa vest? The finishing touch: soft, slip-on moccasins that’ll keep his feet nice and toasty. 1. Two-piece shirt and pant set, $14; 2. sherpa vest, $28; 3. moccasin slippers, $20; all Carters.com

First Football Game

Time for baby’s first tailgate? We say skip the team jersey and go for an on-trend athleisure style. Pair pink sweat pants and a gray hoodie with the ultimate fall staple—the denim jacket—for a subtle sporty vibe. And of course, no athleisure look is complete without a pair of cool kicks like these sparkly slip-ons. 1. zip-up hoodie, $14; 2. denim jacket, $15; 3. lace top, $6; 4. joggers, $26; 5. slip-on shoes, $20; all Carters.com

Score a style touchdown when you dress him in an outfit with your favorite team’s colors, like this easy-on blue and orange set. Racer-stripe sweatpants matched with an adorable graphic tee channel that just-off-the-field look, while coordinating high-tops are definitely gridiron-ready. 1. Two-piece neon raglan tee and french terry pant set, $14; 2. Every Step stage 2 shoe, $44; all Carters.com

First Time Playing in the Leaves

Nothing says fall quite like a baby in a big leaf pile! To make the most of this inevitable photo-op, dress her in a chic neutral color palette that’ll let the colorful leaves pop. Think: gray corduroy pants, a poncho layered underneath a patterned bodysuit, navy canvas jacket, knit Mary Janes, plus a boho-chic headband. 1. [canvas jacket](http://www.carters.com, $24; 2, [poncho sweater](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-tops/V_127G174.html?dwvar_V 127G174_size=12M&dwvar_V 127G174_color=Color), $25.50; 3. [three-pack headbands](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-accessories/V_GB12089.html?dwvar_V GB12089_size=NS&dwvar_V GB12089_color=Color), $12; 4. [three-pack bodysuits](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-bodysuits/V_127G173.html?dwvar_V 127G173_size=12M&dwvar_V 127G173_color=Color), $25.50; 5. [corduroy pants](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-bottoms/V_236G239.html?cgid=carters-baby-girl-bottoms&dwvar_V 236G239_color=Color&dwvar_V 236G239_size=12M#cgid=carters-baby-girl-bottoms&startRow=12&navID=header&start=23), $26; 6. ballet Mary jane crib shoes, $15; all Carters.com

Keep your little guy warm in a classic layered look that’ll move with him through the leaves, whether he’s crawling, walking or something in between. This outfit checks off all the autumn essentials: puffer vest, cozy jumpsuit, denim cap and the cutest Herringbone sneakers we’ve ever seen. 1. [Baseball hat](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-accessories/V_D17G008.html?dwvar_V D17G008_color=Color&dwvar_V D17G008_size=0-3M#q=hats&prefn1=brand&prefv1=carters&start=16), $12; 2. [colorblock puffer vest](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-layering/V_127G190.html?cgid=carters-baby-boy-layering&dwvar_V 127G190_size=12M&dwvar_V 127G190_color=Color#navID=header&start=12&cgid=carters-baby-boy-layering), $25.50; 3. [terry jumpsuit](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-one-pieces/V_127G193.html?dwvar_V 127G193_size=12M&dwvar_V 127G193_color=Color#q=little%2Bbuilder&prefn1=brand&prefv1=carters&start=6), $25.50; 4. [slip-on crib shoes](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-baby-boy-accessories-shoes-and-slippers/V_GB12155.html?cgid=carters-baby-baby-boy-accessories-shoes-and-slippers&dwvar_V GB12155_size=1&dwvar_V GB12155_color=Color#navID=header&start=4&cgid=carters-baby-baby-boy-accessories-shoes-and-slippers), $20; all Carters.com

First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Baby’s first trick-or-treating session will definitely involve one of these must-have costumes, but we’re all about celebrating Halloween all month long—especially for a trip to the pumpkin patch. For the occasion, get her in the spirit with this black cat-themed outfit that’s more sweet than spooky. A knit hat and coordinating booties make the purr-fect accessories. 1. [Knit cat hat](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-accessories/V_D17G015.html?dwvar_V D17G015_size=0-3M&dwvar_V D17G015_color=Color), $12; 2. [two-piece Halloween French terry tunic and legging set](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop/V_119G114.html?cgid=carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop&dwvar_V 119G114_size=12M&dwvar_V 119G114_color=Color#navID=header&start=7&cgid=carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop), $14.40; 3. [black cat crocheted booties](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-halloween-shop/V_GB13998.html?dwvar_V GB13998_color=Color&cgid=carters-baby-boy-halloween-shop&dwvar_V GB13998_size=0-3M)ca, $16; all Carters.com

Even your youngest can get in on the Halloween fun with this (friendly) Frankenstein’s monster on his bottom. Paired with a long-sleeved bodysuit, plus a matching knit hat and booties, he’ll definitely be the cutest mini pumpkin in the patch. 1. Knit pumpkin hat, $12; 2. [two-piece Halloween bodysuit and pant set](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-halloween-shop/V_119G139.html?cgid=carters-baby-boy-halloween-shop&dwvar_V 119G139_color=Color&dwvar_V 119G139_size=12M), $14.40; 3. [pumpkin crocheted booties](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop/V_GB13999.html?cgid=carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop&dwvar_V GB13999_size=0-3M&dwvar_V GB13999_color=Color#navID=header&start=8&cgid=carters-baby-girl-halloween-shop), $16; all Carters.com

First Thanksgiving Dinner

Baby may not be eating solids yet but that doesn’t mean she can’t still dress for dinner in a festive embroidered jumper and some casual cute moccasins. Headed to grandma’s house for the day? The cardigan and tights will keep her warm and comfortable on the journey. 1. [Purl knit cardigan](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-little-baby-basics/V_126G255.html?cgid=carters-baby-girl-little-baby-basics&dwvar_V 126G255_size=12M&dwvar_V 126G255_color=Color#cgid=carters-baby-girl-little-baby-basics&startRow=18&start=24), $24; [two-piece Thanksgiving top & French terry jumper set](http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-holiday-shop-myfirst/V_119G098.html?dwvar_V 119G098_size=12M&dwvar_V 119G098_color=Color), $24; 3. moccasin crib shoes, $15; 4. two-pack tightscar, $12; all Carters.com![carters-first-outfit-thanksgiving-boy-750x1080-B]

Your little Turkey is certainly something to be thankful for—especially in this adorable outfit. A graphic tee and striped leggings set is the best way to celebrate a more casual holiday dinner. (Just add a playful bib to catch those first bites of sweet potatoes before sitting down to the table!) 1. Feeding bib, $12; 2. two-piece Thanksgiving top and pant set, $24; 3. high-top crib shoes

The Bump and Carter’s present Style Smarts, a sponsored series featuring clothes for baby that are both stylish and comfortable. Visit Carter’s to shop the Little Baby Basics collection.