With September ending and the summer coming to a close you can’t walk into a store anywhere and not see back to school sales. Most teens have a love/hate relationship with back to school shopping and parents aren’t exactly having fun either. Kids are excited about getting new stuff but not so much about going back to school. Parents have the opposite problem, they like back to school but not having to spend a fortune. Then there is the problem of pleasing both a parent and a fashion conscious teen, but you can find teen fashions for back to school. However with a bit of planning you can achieve both.
Planning is everything
If you want to make sure that your shopping excursion is at least pleasant then you need to do some planning. First sit your teen down and discuss the budget for all the new clothes. If you make your teen understand exactly how much you intend to spend on new clothes you can avoid arguments in the store later. The hottest sneakers are great but not if they take up the entire back to school budget.
Check fashion magazines and websites
Once you have figured out the budget, then have a look at some popular websites like Forever 21 or H&M they have affordable clothes for the fashion forward teen. You may not understand your teen’s choices but looking at websites catering to teens may help you understand their choices. Fashion magazines are another way to help you understand what your teens want and get an idea of some prices. Here is a look at some back to school fashions for teens.
Even though your child may be a teen and doesn’t exactly play in the dirt anymore they are still going to need clothes that are strictly for school and others for recreational times. You should also understand your school’s dress code, should they have one and make sure that the clothes are appropriate. Teens need a bit more freedom when it comes to selecting casual clothing for outside of school.
Start with basic pieces
Start with the basics and for a teen that may very well be jeans and hoodies. Basics though can be mixed and matched into any number of combinations and paired up with some accessories to change the entire look. Basics are the staple of any wardrobe, for an adult that might be a little black dress but for a teen you need to remember that basics are jeans and yoga pants.
Try and remember that your teen is going to have very different taste from you and as long as it doesn’t violate the dress code at school then it is easier to go along to get along.