As parents, we want our children to be dressed comfortably and appropriately in school. To help ensure that your little one isn’t restricted by their clothing, here are six tips to assist you when building their wardrobe.
Create an inventory
Unless your child wears a uniform, you must have a general idea of the clothes they’ll need for the entire school year. List down the must-wear items and create a clothing inventory. Go through your little one’s closet to see if you can reuse some of their old clothing. Check your child’s size and build, and remove clothes that no longer fit them. Remember to consider the upcoming weather and season changes, and take note of the attires they’ll require during these periods.
Consider the fabric
Since most children have sensitive skin, it is vital you choose school clothes made of natural fabric. Avoid synthetic fibers as they contain chemicals that can be dangerous for your little one. Choose safe fabrics such as cotton, linen, fleece, satin, and wool. Your child will most likely have various physical school activities, so dressing them in breathable fabric is essential. Ensure that their clothes are easy to clean and maintain, as kids tend to get dirty when in school.
Choose appropriate footwear
Children’s feet, particularly younger ones, lack muscle strength, so choosing footwear with proper support is vital. Measure your child’s foot size before heading out to the foot store, and remember to consider their age. Choose footwear that is easy to wear, preferably without shoelaces. Ensure that their shoes have enough toe room since your child will wear socks most of the time. Opt for socks from reputable brands, such as Chrissy’s Socks, as their products are developed using high-quality materials.
Prioritize comfort over style
While choosing trendy kids’ clothing seems harmless, overhauling their wardrobe to make it picture worthy is irresponsible and inefficient. Choose designs and styles that will let your little one move without constraints. Select loose-fitting and flexible pieces so your child can safely engage during playtime. When clothes shopping, remember to purchase one size larger or choose items with growable features so that your child can still use them for a few more years.
Accessories can significantly enhance your child’s school outfit. Even a basic uniform can look stylish with earrings or a fancy watch. Choose accessory pieces that are age-appropriate and child-friendly. Ensure your young one can move freely while wearing them, and avoid over-accessorizing.
Consider the season
Season changes can be challenging for children since they are unable to efficiently regulate their body temperature. Unlike adults, they are more susceptible to health conditions, so dressing them based on the season is vital. During winter, dress your child in layers and cover them from head to foot. On the other hand, avoid thick clothing and go for light-colored and cotton pieces during the summer.
Regardless of age, children should dress comfortably for school. Take note of these tips, and always consider your little one’s needs and preferences.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.