Choosing the Right Children's School Clothes

Shopping for children's school clothing can easily become a nightmare if you don't know what you're doing. Even if you find the perfect size, fit and style for their back to school clothes, the garments may be all wrong two days later. From growth spurts to sudden changes in taste, choosing the right school clothes requires the following magical tips.

Fit
When it comes to the perfect fit, remember how quickly kids can grow out of clothes. If possible, always buy garments that are a little big so that they'll fit now and a month from now. Pant legs and sleeves can always be rolled up if they're too long. A belt can be worn if the waist is a little loose and doesn't have one of those nifty, elastic waistband adjustments.

Style
Style is a rather confusing matter when it comes to kids. Thing go in and out of vogue at the blink of an eye. The best way to keep your child looking stylish and stay within your budget is to get a good foundation of staples clothes in their wardrobe. When is comes to smart style, the most important garment for kids will always be a simple pair of jeans.

Pants
Jeans are the perfect pants for children. They're always in style and look good with or without rolled cuffs or a belt. Best of all, jeans go with almost anything, so you know your child will have a matching outfit no matter what shirt happens to be clean. In addition to jeans, it's also useful to buy neutral styles of khakis, stretch pants, jean skirts, skorts or corduroy pants.

Shirts
Though T-shirts may be tacky for adults, they're great for kids. Cheap T-shirts can be printed with the latest hot cartoon or band, and replaced easily when damaged or out of style. Buy a small selection of short and long sleeve T-shirts as the trendy part of the wardrobe.

Kids need more than just T-shirts, though. Add some button-down shirts for boys or pull-over blouses for girls.  Most boys will look good in a check pattern in primary colors. Most girls love those decorated blouses with the gem or glitter accents. Throw in a few cute sweaters or sweatshirts and you've got a kid's basic wardrobe filled with appropriate clothing for school.

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