This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Back to school shopping is one of the most fun and anticipated times of the year for children. Don’t you remember shopping with your mom all those years ago, determining exactly which outfit you were going to wear for that FIRST day of school… That first day is the most important one after all, it is where you make your first impressions with your teacher and new students. But back to school shopping is so much more than just the first day. It is about finding clothes that can last you right through the season. In order for that to happen the clothing choices need to match a certain criteria. I have listed a few shopping tips and things to consider when shopping with your child this summer. Plus you will find a fun first day of school picture idea.
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Kids Back to School Clothing Shopping Ideas
The first day of school is right around the corner so we set out to choose some clothing for the upcoming year. We went to our local OshKosh B’Gosh store and my kids spent an hour there trying out different styles. They looked in the mirror and swapped an item out here and there. We would look at each of the prints and I’d ask them to choose a matching pants or top in the color of their choosing. They would look at the article of clothing they had and come up with a suitable coordinating color. Sometimes they would try on two colors and then choose the one they liked better.
Whatever we purchased had to match the following criteria.
Kids School Clothing Must Be:
Comfort is important! There is nothing more annoying then trying to concentrate on your school work, only to be distracted by an itchy t-shirt or trying to do physical education with pants that are so tight you can’t even do a squat! Kids need to be able to move around. Do the bend, squat and stretch test while in the changing room. (Just be careful that there is nothing hazardous, like yourself, in the way!)
I love that OshKosh B’Gosh is known for how comfortable their clothing is. The more comfortable the clothing, the more active your child can be.
Allow children to pick out something that explores their own fashion sense. If they like bright pants, then let them wear bright or bold pants. Guide them to balance the bright colors with a matching shirt that neutralizes the brightness a bit. They are around their friends all the time and probably know a lot more about fashion than you think. This is where their own fashion sense begins to develop. Just as long as it is not distracting and over the top, let them develop their style! If they are happy with their clothes their confidence will show through!
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3. Multi-use – Mix and Match friendly
Choose items and patterns that can be mixed and matched. Wearing the same top and pants gets boring. Kids are learning to explore their own sense of style. I love that OshKosh B’Gosh has a mix and match section filled with a variety of different colored and patterned pants and t-shirts. Plus, if the t-shirt is in the wash it doesn’t make the pants unusable! My daughter loves that she can show off her current mood and style with her mix and match outfit choice of the day.
Here my daughter wore the same shirt and just changed her pants. It’s a completely different look that shows a different side of her personality.
4. Allowed By School Dress Code
All schools have somewhat of a dress code. Make sure you look at this before going out shopping. Our school requests that the kids do not wear open toe shoes for safety reasons. This eliminated our sandal choices.
5. Washing Machine Friendly!
Kids go to school super clean and when they return there’s no pretending that their clothing is often dirty. I hate hand washing clothing so make sure to check the tags when shopping. If it is washing machine friendly, it makes my life that much easier! In the picture above my girls found two caterpillars on this flower. This led to so much of excitement and a lot of time spent watching the caterpillar on the grass.
Important tip when shopping!
If you like taking first day of school pictures then keep this in mind when back to school shopping. If you plan to take a picture, then choose something that would photograph well against the background of your choice.
Looking for a first day of school photo idea?
Then check out this picture! Get a felt letter board and have the kids take a picture on the first day of school with this board. Take a picture each and every year with the same board to see how much they change and grow! Plus you’ll get to see how their fashion and style change throughout the years.Back to School Clothes Shopping Tips with OshKosh B'Gosh http://bit.ly/2iwC0Hc
Check out your local OshKosh B’Gosh store to see all the new styles they have available this back-to-school season!
Visit your nearest OshKosh B’gosh store to see all the new styles they have available this back-to-school season!
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