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Back to School Shopping 101

It’s back to school! The chalkboard has been wiped clean – get your kid ready for a fresh start, with a fresh look. Maybe school hasn’t always been their favorite subject. Change the topic, and make it all about the school yard catwalk. Sound shallow? Not at all! A good wardrobe teaches many valuable lessons.

Fashion rule #1 – Be prepared!

If your school requires a uniform, get more than one pair of boy’s dress pants, so you’ll always have a backup pair. You never know when those grass stains will sneak up you. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough boys’ dress shirts for formal school occasions.

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Fashion rule #2 – An outfit is only as cute as your shoes.

After a season of running around barefoot, your kids will hardly remember what their feet look like shoes. Give them a pair that shines and sparkles in the September sun. Even if they’re coming home with peanut butter on their faces, at least their feet will always make a good impression. Round out their footwear with a ruffled pair of socks, for an outfit so cute no one will quibble about who finished what summer reading list.

Fashion rule #3 – Change with the temperature.

Make sure you’re prepared for colder temperatures. Stock up on girl’s short and long sleeve sweaters for your daughter to bring on those days when you’re not sure which way the weather will go. When it’s definitely too cold for short sleeve shirts, your son can wear a suit jacket to school events that require a dress code.

Fashion rule #4 – It’s all in the details.

Give your child some back-to-school luck with a small present to go along with their new outfit. Tell them their new necklace or hair bow or belt will give them a little bit of magic to get them through any stress they feel when they get off the school bus.

Fashion rule #5 – New clothes, new attitude.

Get them excited for the upcoming year with a sweet new girl’s dress or boy’s suit. Especially for the first day of school, it’s a good idea to give your kids an extra boost in their confidence with an especially groovy new outfit. Did we say groovy? We meant tight (gotta keep up with the times).

Got a school dance on your calendar? It’s never too soon to start picking out girl’s formal dresses, tiaras, or sharp boy’s suits and ties!

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