Every mom has had it happen. It's the first cool day of fall so your child puts on an outfit that hasn't been worn since April. That's when you realize just how much she/he has grown this summer. His pants look like capris and her long-sleeve shirts don't cover her wrists. Oops!
But who has time to keep up with all the shopping - let alone the latest trends the kids will wear?
Read below for quick tips on preventing the #FallClothingOops. Plus, 4 chances to win a clothes subscription box giveaway from kidpik and a promo code for $10 off your first order!
Tip #1: Get creative
When clothes seem too small, they don't always have to go right into the donation pile. Add leggings under a dress that's too short and it becomes a cute, long shirt. Layer shorter shirts over longer ones to add a little color. Or save t-shirts that are just a little tight to wear under sweaters - it will make the knits less itchy without adding bulk.
Tip #2: Make clothes last longer
Are you guilty of throwing as many clothes as possible into the washing machine and then shoving it all in the dryer? Big mistake. Experts say that overloading the washing machine, especially with a mix of fabrics, makes them wear out easier. And the heat from the dryer can damage or shrink many materials - even if it's just a little bit, this shrinkage can be the difference between jeans fitting for one year versus two. Instead, hang your favorite clothes on the drying rack. Also, before washing, turn any graphic tees inside out to save them a little longer - unless your kids like that faded look, of course!
Tip #3: Have the clothes come to you
Skip shopping altogether by signing up for a clothes subscription box. It avoids stressful trips to the mall and keeps your child's wardrobe fresh all year long. The kidpik fashion box for girls is convenient and stylish. It has a fun style quiz to help figure out what type of fashion your daughter likes: Girly, Trendy, Classic, or Sporty. You pick the frequency of the mailing, there is no styling fee, and they deliver for free 2-3 outfits, including shoes, to your home. Voila! You can easily return anything your daughter does not like.
What's your tip for avoiding the #FallClothingOops? Enter our giveaway to win the following prizes:
- Three winners will get a Fall kidpik box.
- A grand prize winner will receive a kidpik seasonal subscription for one year (4 boxes)!
- Bonus: Use the special promo code: shespeaks to get $10 off your first order (with min $30 spend)! Note: the code expires on October 18, 2017.
*Four lucky Tweeters or Instagrammers will be chosen at random to win. Three will get a back-to-school kidpik box, average price is $89, and a grand prize winner will receive a seasonal subscription for one year (4 boxes), valued at $356. Giveaway is open through October 18th, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
This is a sponsored post for kidpik.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winners: littlemisscase, helenlam, BlessedMama86 and our grand prize winner: betatester.