We have just done a monumental wardrobe weed. Delivering 3 bin liners to the charity shop was cathartic even for the hoarders amongst us. The boys were up first as they have a lot of clothes that they don’t wear. This is a combination of being in school uniform most of the week and football kit most Saturdays but mainly because the clothes they do have don’t fit!
The Rules of the Recycling
- If it hasn’t been worn for year (through all the seasons)
- Doesn’t currently fit (yup if the waist was tight – it’s out)
- Had any marks on it (although we kept a few ‘gardening clothes’)
The boys don’t give a hoot about what they wear. Ok, they might prefer to wear Arsenal over Bolton Wanderers (like my footy knowledge?) or a Ninjago T Shirt to a playdate but if I tell them they have to wear something else – as long as I help them get changed (!) there is usually no argument.
Until they complain, I will dress them in the same jumper for as long as possible but instead of putting them in matching jumpers with a picture on it -we are going sightly more grown up. (They are 7 and 5)
So, now there is a whole in their wardrobe, these are some ideas for my latest sweep – no ripped shirts and ankle skimming jeans!
An xtra layer under their coat or wear alone. I love the retro ankle of this – I am sure my brother had something similar 30 years ago!
Rugby shirts may be too preppy for some but if I want them to look relatively presentable it is a good option.
Very safe but very VERSATILE.
I love the flash of green in these trainers (see what I have done?)
Absolutely bargain and if I went age 6 they could share a pack (pj bottoms are allowed to be short aren’t they?)
Not often I see a pair of flippies (as we for some reason call them…hmm) I like, but I do like these.
Find me a pair of jeans/trousers for age 7/8 that don’t have some weird stitching or detail on them and I will send you a case of caviar. It is pretty impossible to find in stock ‘normal’ trousers but I think I have done it (you have ti be quick, the simple stuff for boys sells out fast!)
Casual trousers for after school.
Not sure they would choose these but less affected than loafers. I am on the bench. What do you think?
Yes, yes I hear you – lots of blue. But hey, my boys suit blue it is the basis of their wardrobe which is what I am trying to establish since the clear out. It goes with pretty much everything!
Hope this has helped, have a good day and give your boys an extra hug today xx