Hey, Friday. What took you so long?!
We’re back for another edition of fashion chats, although, to be perfectly fair, all fashion advice herein should be taken with the consideration that it’s coming from a middle aged mom who is probably not as cool as you.
Consider yourself warned.
Luckily, today I’m talking about preschool fashion, and it’s way easier to pull off cool when you’re 4 years old with the best hair in the bunch.
Now that she HAS hair, that is. Our girl was bald for nearly 3 years before her curls came in, and now she’s got a head full of the coiliest, coolest curls around.
Anyway, we’re smack dab in the middle of school shopping for her. I’ve long since given up on spending cold, hard cash on boutique items she’ll ruin the first wear, so most of her school items come from Target and Walmart. If it’s more than $10ish for an outfit, ya girl is moving on.
These pull on ‘jeans’ became our absolute bestie last year when EV decided that she doesn’t like leg prisons, aka any type of fabric on her legs EVER.
She’s not dramatic at all, you understand.
She’s all about shorts or dresses, but nothing long. Perish the thought, even though it DOES get really cold in coastal south Texas thanks to insane humidity and wind and really, for the love, mama knows what she’s talking about so JUST WEAR THEM.
She is fine with these, so we bought a whole pile of them. At $8 a pop, they’re a good price for a jean/jean look item and they’re stretchy so they can be layered with other leggings.
If your child doesn’t full-on melt down about leg prisons, anyway.
These sweatshirts in every print. Walmart has similarly priced sweatshirts for girls, and I stock up on those too. Although, to be fair, I tend to like the prints at Target a little more, I like the prices at Walmart better.
We can’t have it all, can we?
These are an absolute staple for school because she’s in and out during the day (playground/learning time) and absolutely needs more than a sundress to keep her warm.
Contrary to popular belief.
These long-sleeved dresses are another win for us when it comes to Miss Picky. They’re cheap enough to not fuss over, they come in tons of colors, and they can be layered with tights, leggings, or biker shorts if the weather isn’t frigid.
And mama does love her some multi-taskers.
Honestly, we’ve pared down the basics of her school wardrobe to these things. A good winter coat, a pair of high top tennis shoes, and she’s golden, y’all.
Let me just say that new-mama feeling of ‘must buy ALL THE GIRL THINGS’ has changed dramatically over the years. This mama is fine with basics, and it’s a beautiful thing.
And that’s a wrap, friends. I hope you have a blessed weekend!