Buying clothes for children can be costly. Last year’s clothes and shoes almost never fit, which means that with each new season brings another shopping trip. But then again, the arrival of fall merchandise also generates a host of end of the summer sales. As stores phase out their summer stock transitioning to heavier materials and newer styles, you have the opportunity to build the base of a wardrobe at a highly reduced price.
Look for Layers
Grab a cardigan, whether the weather. Whether the air conditioning is too cold or the seasons are changing, a cardigan sweater may be the essential item to take with at the start of the day. Most of us are in air cooled or heated buildings for the majority of the day, which includes schools, and a cardigan style sweater is easy on and easy off. Layered with tanks, short sleeved shirts, or light long-sleeved tops, a cardigan sweater adds warmth and style. When shopping summer sales, look for reduced priced tees and summer sweaters. For those who love the comfort of cotton this is the best time of the year to find great prices on cotton sweaters and layering tees.
Skirts and tunics may be a challenge for active little ones and for the upcoming changing of seasons. Generally they are made from lighter fabrics and tend to expose more skin to the cold. Adding leggings or tights may be the answer for fashion and comfort come fall. Tights and leggings complete a look and may be a fashion statement to any outfit as they are available in loads of colors and patterns. May I say cotton again? Yes, this is the best time of year to find the ever comfortable and transitional fabric, cotton, in leggings and tights at clearance prices.
Summer is fun, bright, and exciting. This is the perfect time to shop the sale racks for colorful tees, tops, or vibrant color trend jeans to use as the accent piece for back to school and fall.
Sneak a Sneaker
Little feet grow so fast. The adorable pink sneakers that were purchased last May and that just cannot be squished on the feet nor left behind on the first day of school are now on sale! Really, buy them or similar again, the prices are reduced and there is no such thing as too many of a good or favorite thing, as long as it fits.
-ESK & CMK