Children’s Fashion: When Chic Meets Practicality
All clothing for children are made to be cute and adorable. If you are buying your children clothes, you might want to buy everything you can see in the mall. But doing this will deal a heavy blow to the space in your kid’s closet.
The kids of today are more exposed to fashion than previous generations. They become more aware of current styles trending thanks to the increased access to the internet and social media. The clothes you buy for your kids can be quickly outgrown, and the fads could fade out of style, so you might want to add practicality to your children’s fashion.
Here are some style tips to help you be practical but still enjoy buying clothes for your kids:
Always Prefer Comfort Over Style
Of course you can buy clothes that provide both, but between the two, aim for comfort. When you are buying clothes for your kids, check the clothing fabric and make sure that your kid’s actions are not limited. If the outfit does not allow them to play, run, or act like a child, then it is not practical for your kid’s healthy lifestyle.
Avoid buying children’s clothes that have lots of ties, buttons, and stitched decorations. Buttons and decorations to make the clothes stylish usually go missing or fall off when your child is playing or due to constant washing. Buy clothes that are easy to put on and take off. Dressing up should be fun not stressful.
Take Advantage of Sales
Most shopping malls usually have seasonal sales so always be aware and don’t think twice about buying. Most of the time, the clothes that are for sale, are to clear room for the next season. But the current season is not over. Take advantage of this when shopping for back to school clothes.
Department stores offer clothing lines comparable to branded lines that provide great quality and style. For practicality, these lesser known clothing lines are better than brand names in that the brands may focus on style and material, but the other lines hold up better to wear and tear. You can still get a great look from a smaller manufacturer. You don’t need a brand name to do that.
Sell Outgrown Clothes
If you and your spouse still have plans to have another baby, then you should keep the clothes your child has grown out of, as long as they are still in good condition. Nothing can be more practical than reusing clothes over again.
If you are sure that you and your spouse don’t want to conceive another child, then start selling the outgrown clothing. Always remember that helping others save, can give you a feeling of fulfillment. There are a lot of thrift shops that buy second hand clothes. You can also use your social media account to sell your kid’s outgrown clothes at an affordable price. You could also have a good old fashioned yard sale to sell them off.
If you need a dress for an important occasion, buy a cheap outfit with good quality. Buying luxurious clothes that your kid will only wear once is a waste of money. Instead, make sure any clothing you purchase can be worn for multiple occasions. Kids grow quickly and you will be replacing the outfit soon enough, but at least you will get several uses out of it before doing so.
The next time you go shopping for your kid’s clothes, always remember that there are ways to buy affordable style for kids. Follow these tips to make a huge difference in the function of your children’s’ clothes. A fashionable style for your kids can be achieved even when keeping practicality as its primary purpose.