6 Tips for Saving Money On Kids Clothing

Let’s be honest, kids grow extremely fast. For some parents, it looks like they’ll never grow out their clothes, but for many others, it feels like you have been changing their clothes as if there were on a treadmill. Hence, any parent will tell you that you don’t need to buy many clothes as either your firstborn will get loads of them or your child might inherit them from relatives. Anyhow, there are numerous ways you can save money on kids’ clothing and still dress your little one like a million-dollar baby! Here are some of the most lucrative and effective ways to do so.

1. Scout resale shops

If your child were to have a new and expensive little sweater, rest assured that it would be ruined the moment you turn away. As kids like to play and eat at the same time, you don’t have to have clothes that are in perfect shape. Most resale shops in Australia have a lot of gently-used items that your kids could wear for years. You could trade clothes from last season to offset most of the money you’d spend and get trendy and cute pieces that are both in perfect shape and wearable.

2. Buy ahead

Very often you would find cute baby clothes in Australia to buy on a seasonal sale, but they are way too large for your child. Don’t ever make that mistake again and simply go ahead and buy clothes that are a size or two ahead. Most of those clothes are a great bargain because of end of season clearance rack, so don’t think twice about buying larger bodysuits, PJ sets, or anything else for that matter. This type of shopping will help you save a lot of money in the long run.

3. Explore the clearance section

Concerning the above-mention part, you don’t have to know your kid’s size to buy at the clearance section. You can buy utterly high-quality designer outfits for a low price if you hit the clearance section. Don’t follow the popular or seasonal collection, and go straight to clearance racks at the back of the store to get quality pieces for crazy lucrative prices. Even if they have outgrown the clothes before they can wear them, you can always resell them or give them as a present.

4. Ignore seasonal shopping

It’s crazy how designers create new apparel every season and allure people with advertisements and trends. Those trendy clothes are usually very pricey, so you should shop out of season. Most of the previous trendy apparel end up on the clearance rack, so end-of-season sales are the time you can buy discounted clothes for franticly low price. Even if this means buying a winter coat at the end of April, it’s still a great offer. This is an ideal way of saving money on kids’ clothes and still have practical and nifty clothes throughout the year.

5. Try knitting

Making your clothes is not such a bad idea. Firstly, it doesn’t take many skills to learn how to knit or sew, and secondly, you don’t need to own an ultra-new sewing machine. Nowadays, you can find loads of great ideas on sites like Pinterest, and with a few trials and after several tutorials, you can become the next best tailor for your kids. You can even reuse old clothes, shop for different fabrics from various patterns and colours, and make a lot of different items.

6. Opt for versatile purchases

Mix-matching is also a chic and sleek way to dress your child. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to completely dress up your kids as a clown, but rather combine old pieces of clothing with new stylish ones. When you put together matching items, you can get a fun outfit that didn’t cost you more than 5 dollars. For instance, you can have your daughter wear old tights but get her a nice chap dress to serve as a tunic, etc. The key is to get pants, dresses, shirts, and blouses that can be easily mixed and matched without people noticing they are a little bit worn out. 

 

Remember that kids don’t care what kind of clothes they are wearing, it’s the parents who teach them (subconsciously) how they should dress and what (not) to wear. Apply the above-mentioned pieces of advice and make sure that the clothes are always neatly clean, and you won’t have to worry about spending a fortune on clothes ever again.

 

About the Author

Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet.

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