It is that time of year again and seasoned parents should have these tips down pat, but for the new back to school parents, saving a dollar will go along way in getting all your the items your child needs for this new school year. Being trendy seems to be in the mind of every child as it gives them a sense of belongingness among pairs and also expresses creativity. For parents who want to do their best for the children, finding money-saving tactics is essential. Continue reading to see 6 Back-to-School Money Saving Tips can help you this fall
1. Neutrals to Brights
If your child has a plethora of neutral outfits, update the look by adding a pop of colour to the outfit through the use of a new jacket, shoes or a pair of jeans. It is easy to change the whole feel of an outfit by one simple item. Head to the shopping mall and pick up a few bright items, and give your child’s entire wardrobe a complete turnaround.
2. Something Overtop
No matter what your child was wearing last year, they can transform the look to suit the fall look. If your son still fits into last year’s jeans and t-shirt, throw a casual vest overtop for a trendy look. If your daughter had an outfit from last year that is still wearable but needs an update, purchase her a red jacket, or hair bow for younger girls.
3. Leopard Is In
Leopard print is always in season. No matter what your child was wearing last year, see what happens when you add a leopard printed leggings, jacket, be tie or scarf to the mix. If you have a son, try an animal print bowtie to dress up his look.
4. Take Off the Socks
Shoes are looking cool without socks for boys. Bare feet within shoes are a happening trend, and your son will probably be happy to hear this. Simply by removing socks, your son can completely update any look – be it dressy or casual. In jeans, he can cuff the ankles to give it a more trendy appeal
5. Jazzing Up the Makeup
For teenagers and older, neutral makeup palettes can be transformed by including some bright colours. Your daughter can update her makeup look simply by adding bold hue eyeshadow or bright red lipstick. Red lipstick should be in every woman’s arsenal. The only rule here is to choose one bright colour and keep the rest neutral, to avoid the clown look.
Being trendy doesn’t have to break the bank. It doesn’t mean that you have to buy an entirely new wardrobe for your child or even for yourself. Sometimes the best way to keep current is to use what you have and just add a touch of the new. Take a thorough look through your child’s wardrobe from last year’s back-to-school season and with a little bit of time, money, and creativity, you can create a whole new look that will make your little fashionista step out in confidence.