Back to school season is the perfect time to update and organize your tween’s wardrobe. But you may be unsure of where to start or how to make sure that your twin is dressed in a way that makes the most comfortable but it’s also stylish. Here are five steps you can take when you’re ready to update and organize your tween’s outfit selections.
Go Through Your Tween’s Existing Wardrobe
Before you head out and start making a bunch of new purchases, it’s important that you first go through every clothing item that your tween owns. This means going through any of the winter clothes you might have packed away, the spring and summer clothes that your tween might have outgrown earlier this year, and any other clothing you might have stashed away.
When going through your tween’s existing wardrobe, you may also find other pieces of clothing that you have purchased earlier in the year for when your child was able to grow into them. These will be great additions to your tween’s wardrobe upgrade.
Before you get rid of anything, make sure to make a list of the different types of clothing items and how many you are planning to keep. This will give you a better idea of the different pieces that you need to purchase when you go out shopping with your twin.
Set a Budget
While it would certainly be nice to have an unlimited budget to spend on your tween’s wardrobe upgrade, the truth of the matter is that most families are on a budget. And while you want to make sure that your twin has a wardrobe that they feel comfortable and stylish, you also need to make sure that your purchases don’t break the bank.
With that in mind, you will need to take into consideration how much money you are willing to spend on new clothing purchases. Make sure to set realistic expectations with your tween about how much money they have to spend on these clothing upgrades when you head out to shop. This could help to avoid any unsettling disappointments during what should otherwise be a fun and exciting shopping trip with your tween.
Choose a Selection of Shopping Spots
The number of different places that sell clothing for tweens is astronomical. It can be pretty overwhelming to consider all of the different places that you might want to shop at. To save yourself some hassle and stress, you may wanna have a conversation with your twin about which stores they are most interested in shopping at.
Do they have any interest in online shopping? Are there specific stores they would love to search through? Are there others that they definitely do not want to shop at? The more involved you let your tween be in helping choose their wardrobe, the more likely they are to enjoy the process and feel more confident in themselves.
Let Your Tween Choose Wardrobe Options
The tween years are especially important for your child. This is a time when they are starting to discover who they are and who they want to be. While you’re out shopping, you might be obsessed with that top with lengthy sleeves, but if your tween would rather choose a bunch of graphic tees and jeans, you may need to readjust your expectations of your child.
Your tween is going to want to be able to express themselves in any way possible. And their wardrobe is a great opportunity. Allow your tween to choose pieces that make them feel confident and allow them to still be the kids that they are.
Don’t Neglect Transitional Pieces
In addition to letting your tween make as many of the decision choices as possible when shopping for an upgrading their wardrobe, you also need to make sure that their selections are season in and age-appropriate. Back to school season is a great time to grab those transitional pieces that they are going to need for the winter.
Don’t forget to grab stylish and sensible winter boots, if you live in a climate that is going to be cold or snowy. And make sure to grab any sale items that you might see on summer clothing that might fit your twin next season.
This is going to be a great way for you to prepare ahead and minimize the budgetary challenges that come with upgrading your child’s wardrobe every year. Remember, you don’t have to go too crazy buying pieces that your tween can wear year round.