DS is starting kindergarten in sept. His whole life we have not gone over board with buying him clothes. He has always only had a handful of shirts and pants at a time. I get a couple shirts or pants when they are on sale when he starts to grow out of what he already has. The only time he had more was probably his first year from all the clothes I got at my baby shower and other people gave him. I just hate the idea of buying a ton of clothes that will only fit him for a few months at most (with the way he's grown lately). So I just started buying him a few things to start off. He has a few pairs of shorts (which it isn't always hot enough here, especially in the mornings), 3 pants, and a lot of his shirts still fit him. He also has 2 pairs of shoes, which he'll probably need another pair by xmas. I'm thinking 2-3 more pants, and a couple shirts and he should be good.
I just read a article that the average parent spends $500 per kid on school clothes and supplies. Holy hell... How do you do that??? Granted, I dont have to worry about supplies because his school just has a $20 fee, but still. $500 on clothes for a kid that will grow out of them or wear them out in a few months. When I was in school my mom got me a few pairs of pants, shirts and a couple other things. Then I would get more clothes for christmas and birthday.
How to you go school clothes shopping for your kids?