You will probably have to adapt your child’s wardrobe more often than your own. This is because their bodies are constantly growing, and will outgrow what you buy for them quickly. You may be wondering how to stretch your dollar, and what staple items to buy for your daughter or son’s wardrobe. If so, here you will find a few tips on how to buy clothes that will last longer for your child and will also be a bit kinder to your wallet.
Find out what you already have. This means organizing your daughter’s closet to see what’s still in good shape and what isn’t. Sift through all of the girls sweatshirts you have, keep what still fits and put aside what doesn’t (more on this later).
When you have gone through the clothing and made the decision to keep or discard clothing, it is time to shop! Instead of shopping for entirely new outfits, you will keep what you already have in mind. This means you will buy girls shirts that match with the jeans and skirts that she already has. When you supplement the wardrobe, it will save you money as opposed to buying completely new outfits.
Children often have a special way about them. You do not have to try too hard to dress them in fancy clothes. Keep them comfortable in classic designs. Simple classics such as girls t shirts for summer can help keep your little one comfortable and happy. Let their personality shine without dressing them in fancy clothes!
When it is time to actually go out shopping, bring your daughter along. Typically, girls like to make decisions that pertain to their appearance. This can also be a unique bonding time for you and your child. Learn about their likes and dislikes and simply use this as a chance to spend quality time with your child.
Also make sure the clothing is age appropriate. As a parent, you may not want you child to grow up, but the reality is, they will. Older children, pre-teens and teens all will have different tastes in their style clothing. Take their preferences into consideration, but also set boundaries if what they want is not age appropriate.
Ok, remember the clothes you put aside? Once you have completed your mission of a made-over closet it is time to think about what you are going to do with the clothes you no longer want. Do you have younger children who can benefit from them? Maybe you want to donate them, or have a garage sale? There are a number of creative ways to discard unwanted clothing. Find which way is best for you!