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Many parents dread back to school time because of fights with their tweens over clothing shopping. Using these simple tips, you can have a stress-free shopping experience.
Tip #1: Look through Your Tweens Current Wardrobe – Go through your kid’s closet and see what’s already in there. Donate or discard items that don’t fit or are worn out and get a sense for what can be worn in the new school year.
Tip #2: Discuss Shopping Strategies – Before you head out to the mall, sit down and talk with your child about what new back to school clothing items are on their must have list and what is on the need list. They will naturally want the coolest new looks, and designer labels, but you may be thinking more about a basic pair of blue jeans.
Tip #3: Make a Shopping List – Make two lists – once of items your tween needs and one of the things she wants. Then allocate your overall budget to the wants vs. the needs. Your tween can pick out her own back to school clothes from her wants, but when her portion of the budget is all used up, it’s gone.
Back to school shopping can be filled with tension between you and your tween, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these tips above and you can have an easy clothes shopping experience this year.
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Hey GirlMoguls – we know it’s still the summer – and we’re still giving things away as part of our Summer Prize-a-Poolaza, but this week, since we can feel the rustle of Back to School, we’re giving away something you can use to boost your Back to School wardrobe…so this week, enter to win a $25 Gift Card from Old Navy – the place that knows how to stretch your shopping dollar! To enter to win, just tell us what item of clothing you want most for back to school – we’ll pick a winner at random and send off your gift card….
Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Daisy here – I am back with my next round of wardrobe staples for your back to school fall fashion. Last time we covered fashion must haves – like the basic white tee and leggings. So next up are items 3 &4 that will totally fab out your fall wardrobe!
Staple #3 – The jean skirt – yup, one or two jean skirts – not too short, not too long. Depending on how much flair you can stand check out ones with cool designs on the back pockets, or maybe some embroidery or stitching along the front. Go for a darker wash – like indigo or dark blue. If you can stock up on more than one, then choose a lighter wash.
Staple #4 – The tank – a plain tank in a variety of colors –including white and black will go great as the bottom layers for sweaters or other tops – and in the first few hot weeks, might be all you need. Don’t go skimpy on the straps though – look for wider straps that won’t slip off.
Ok, so now that you have the basics down, next time I’ll talk about all the mixing and matching you can do create a totally fab wardrobe from these pieces.