Although kids do seem to outgrow things quickly it is still important to buy things that will get a lot of use in their short life-span. With school starting back it is time to go through your children’s closets and see what you have and what you need.
One you have a list, it is time to hit the stores. I, of course recommend starting at consignment stores but no matter where you shop you want to remember some key things…
Shop every department:
A lot of clothing is unisex even though it is assigned to a specific department. There are a lot of pants, shirts, and even shoes that can be worn by both boys and girls. Here are two outfit ideas for one shirt:
|for girls: pair with chambray shorts, a cute belt, and some bright shoes!|
|for boys: pair with green pants and boat shoes!|
|here the shirt in action: paired with some comfy pants and the
orange shoes also suggested for the girl’s outfit!
|cute, military style pants|
|super cute for a girl with a tunic or dress on top|
|or pair them with a denim shirt like this cute little man|
|she can enjoy a precious, floral print dress now in the warmer months|
|throw a denim shirt, or any button down over it and tie up the bottom…a cute and
different way to transition the dress into the cooler months
*notice the denim shirt used for both boys and girls also!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors:
It used to be a big no-no to mix clashing colors but now its considered cool (just check out J.Crew). By not having to combine only complimentary shades, you may just find that you have many more options: