In between a cramped schedule and demanding kids, moms barely have the luxury of time to fit in non-priority activities like kids’ fashion in their to-do list. As long as the kids look presentable, all is well with the world. However, apportioning a bit of time and attention to how your kids look is worth a shot. And news flash: a well-dressed kid is a happy and confident kid!
So how can you upgrade your kid’s wardrobe without consuming more time than necessary and at no consequence to your wallet? Here are 7 fun and time-conscious tips that can help:
- Match the Mood
When shopping for clothes, pick colors and styles that complement your kid’s personality. If they are outgoing or extroverted and appear to favor bright and colorful clothes, pick those for them. Your kid is the sporty type? Choose outfits that are suitable for sporting activities. Or perhaps, they love a certain cartoon character, pick clothes and accessories that are on par with their favorites. And if they are nerdy or simple, select outfits that reflect their subtle personality. Choosing clothes that align with their interests and personality inspires natural ease, comfort, and good vibes.
- Comfort Precedes Style
When it comes to kids’ style, comfort is a key factor. Clothe them in outfits that are first comfortable, before stylish. Restrictive and ill-fitting clothing limits their ability to play and focus in school. Plus, tight-fitting outfits are a waste of money and time – your little one will outgrow them quickly without getting good value out of them. So, when buying new clothes, make your child move in different positions so you can gauge the comfortability. You should also get a nod of approval from kids that are old enough to know what “comfortable” means.
- A Trial is Convincing
This is also related to comfort. Make sure your kids tag along to shopping trips, so they can try each and every outfit before you buy them. In cases where you are buying an outfit online, buy from stores that state size specifications and make sure they are in line with your kid’s size. Don’t be so confident as to pick out clothes for them in their absence, you never know when they’ve grown an inch taller or a flesh fatter.
- Stay in Tune With the Trends
Taking about 30 minutes or an hour from your busy schedule to scout the internet for kids’ in-vogue style won’t hurt. Check out Children Fashion Blogs for the latest trends and styles and take note of them. Sites like Pinterest and Instagram feature a truckload of pages that offer fashion inspiration and trends for moms and their kids.
- Consider Maintenance
Don’t give a second thought or glance to clothes that are hard to clean and maintain; no matter how cute and tempting they are. It is not wise to buy clothes with special washing conditions such as ‘dry-clean-only.” Opt for stress-free and practical clothes that minimize cleaning burdens such as “wash and wear”.
- Opt for Stylish Longevity
Style and longevity go hand in hand. While most trends fade with the seasons, there are iconic ones that never go out of style. As a busy and prudent mom who has little time for fashion indulgences, you’d be wise to opt for kids’ styles that are always in vogue. Denim, for example, will forever be fashionable, no matter the century!
- Re-invest in Style
Considering how expensive children’s clothing is, you will want budget-friendly options that don’t compromise value, comfort, or style. Going for clothes on “sale” is the go-to choice, but have you ever thought of re-selling your kid’s clothes that are no longer their size? Instead of throwing out good clothes or leaving them in the dregs of the closet to waste away, find consignment or secondhand stores to sell to. Then re-invest the profit into new clothes. How smart is that?
Who says your kids can’t look chic, trendy, and stylish even when you work round the clock! You should prioritize how they look as much as how they feel and getting them stylish clothes is an expression of love. You don’t have to break the bank or spend a ton of time on styling and outfit selection. A quick tour of the internet will give you an idea of what to buy and one or two hours at the shopping mall will get them comfortably clothed and stylish. See, it isn’t that hard!