Friday, May 20, 2011

How To Style Your Kids Without Breaking The Bank

Thank you Old Navy for sponsoring my post today about baby and toddler styles. Old Navy is giving you 30% off everything in their baby and toddler summer collection, plus get an additional 15% off in-store.

I've always had a love and appreciation for all things fashion-related. And I've always loved to shop. Once I became a Mom, my love for fashion has only been exacerbated because now not only can I shop for myself, but for Aiden as well. There's just something about retail therapy. It's so... refreshing!

And let's face it: Aiden's one stylish little dude.

But he's still little. And he grows out of his clothing in like, a week. And he likes to play. A lot. And while he's playing, he gets down and dirty. Very dirty. I've written about this before back when I first started blogging and didn't have any readers.

Since writing that post, I've realized that I no longer have a disposable income to spend as I please. So I've learned to put my big girl pants on and become responsible with my funds and whatnot. That's when I decided to come up with a few rules for maintaining his style... and my funds.

Never buy anything full price. 
I've learned that [fashion] patience is a virtue. That awesome article of clothing that you must have will go on sale. It always does. And if it doesn't, another store will have something of similar style and quality, but cheaper. It's just a matter of having the patience to look around in other stores.

Utilize online shopping.
This sorta goes hand-in-hand with the first rule. Let's say I spot the coolest skinny jeans for tots at Store for $30.00. There's no way I'm spending that kind of money on Aiden. He's cute and all, but I don't think so. But I want similar jeans for him. What do I do? Head on over to other stores (of similar quality) and see if they have similar jeans for a cheaper price. Score!

Beware of online shopping.
That being said, sometimes online shopping can hurt your pockets too. Sometimes the shipping can be so much or the "sale" items can be more than it actually is in the store. If you are skeptical, it's always a good idea to call the store to find out how much the item is in stores. If it's cheaper, head to the store. Double score!

Stock up on basic t-shirts and denim. 
This is pretty simple and stratight-forward -- stock up when your budget allows. Sometimes I even buy clothing one size up so that it can last until the next season.

Layer up.
This sorta goes hand-in-hand with the stocking up rule. In the Fall and on the cooler Spring days, Aiden usually wears a long-sleeved shirt with a t-shirt over it. One of those items are usually from the previous season, but it saves me lots money.

Hope these tips helped you as much as it helps me keep my kid fashionable and stylish without breaking the bank.

Happy shopping!

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  1. Your son is SUPER FLY!!!! I am so with your. I may be a shopaholic but I don't break the bank!

  2. Aiden looks ADORABLE in those pics! I love how he poses for the camera! Future model?!??? I only buy things on sale for Harlan. The Gap's sale rack on my corner is my best friend!

  3. I actually just bought a few Summer things at Old Navy the other day with that sale for my three year old. Love them & GAP toddler clothes ♥

  4. I have an Aiden too, and we dress them very similar! Must be the Old Navy Clever Girl Connection we have going on. (= You have one seriously cute little man on your hands there!

  5. I am so with you on not paying full price for anything.

  6. OMG!!HE IS SUPAH STYLISH!!! Love it!!

  7. Go Aiden!! Let's get this man a contract :-). I totally agree, I always shop sale and love the Gap sale corner, online promo codes are also my best friend! Thanks for the extra tips

  8. He is a stylin man! Love all those photos.

  9. Aiden is indeed a stylish little dude!!! He is a natural posing for those pics!

    Hahaha @ growing out of his clothes in a week. Girl, I hear you!

  10. P.S. It's so funny but, unlike many kids, Aiden looks THE exact way he did when he was an infant. He just looks like an older, but identical, version of himself. lol, that pic in the crib is too cute.

  11. He is too adorable! And he is truly posing for the camera. What a ham! Love old navy


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