School’s out and summer’s here. It’s time for long days of swimming, popsicle-eating and general leisure.
While your kids are relaxing into summer-mode, it’s never too early to start thinking about their upcoming school year wardrobe—especially if their district requires uniforms. New to the uniform game? Here are a few recommendations on how to build an affordable school uniforms wardrobe that will last.
One of America’s biggest uniform brands, IZOD, suggests that when shopping for school uniforms, parents should buy a week’s supply of clothing. This means about five tops and three to four bottoms. It’s important that you check your school district’s uniform requirements to ensure you’re buying the right styles—short sleeve, long sleeve, length of shorts or skirts, shoes, etc. Be sure to add a couple of lightweight cardigans for layering in the spring and fall.
When it comes to colors, it’s always a good idea to purchase three white shirts along with a couple of your school’s alternative colors. Fortunately, the smart folks at IZOD put together a brilliant website, IZODed.com, to help navigate the school’s dress code and find out whether your kid can wear a second or even third color.
Don’t forget to stock up on belts, socks and underwear, too. Luckily, these items aren’t included in the official school uniform list, so load up on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney’s Frozen undies while you can.