Winter Prep for the Entire Family

Clothes shopping for winter can be a frustrating experience when you have a whole family to cater for. Not only do you have to think about your own fashion preferences, but the different style choices of each of your family members, as well as facing the challenge of finding materials that are durable and long-lasting. 




Winter clothing can sometimes feel restrictive and appear void of any kind of fashionable design, which can make it difficult to make purchases for some pickier members of the family, especially children who don’t like to feel contained. If you’re struggling with the idea of having to prepare your family’s winter wardrobe, then here are some simple tips that might make the processes a little easier for you.


Finding sustainable and durable clothing

The more long-lasting items you can pick out for your winter wardrobe, the longer you will be able to keep them, saving you the chore of having to pick out new essential items each year. Important pieces such as winter coats often last for at least a few years so long as they go undamaged, so in these areas, it is often worth spending a little bit extra on something that will be durable. Higher-end items, such as men’s cashmere, also make for good investments. For one thing, these types of natural materials are often more comfortable, and longer wearing than synthetic ones; additionally, they tend to be more comfortable to wear.

Find fun accessories for children

Children are more likely to warm to the clothes that you buy them if they are involved in the shopping process, and are able to pick out some fun accessories that suit their individual tastes. You can still reserve the right to the deciding vote when it comes to the main clothes that they will wear, but allowing your children to pick out some colorful items such as scarfs and hats for the colder days will go a long way to getting them to cooperate on shopping trips.

While some young children might not appear to have reached the age where they would develop a specific interested in fashion, they will still appreciate the ability to have autonomy over their own clothes. What’s more, winter clothes can often feel a little restrictive on children who like to play and be active, so if you take them with you on shopping trips, it will be easier to find clothes that they feel comfortable moving in.

Prioritize the most important items

If you’re trying to stick to a budget for all of your winter purchases, then you might benefit from making a list of all of the most essential items that you’ll need for winter. For example, winter shoes, such as rain boots, are particularly important for children who like to go exploring in the winter weather. Not only will a good pair of rubber boots stop help them avoid ruining their nicer shoes, but they will also go a long way towards helping to protect their entire outfit throughout the day, reducing the number of clothes that will fall prey to dirt and stains.

4 comments

  1. Ice can put weight on electrical lines and cut off power, so have the flashlights and batteries on hand; candles are not a wise choice, because in bad weather you can have a fire and no one can reach you

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  2. My kids were so unlucky that there were four daughters and some of them received hand - me - downs. Sometimes they didn’t like it, but our finances did not include new wardrobes every season and they knew that. Of course, they got some new clothes every year and they got new outfits for special occasions. Sometimes they saved up their money for clothes that they liked and then their sisters couldn’t wear them. Kids do need organization and to learn how to take care of their things. They kept a flashlight 🔦 and extra batteries 🔋 in their rooms too. Believe me, when one of them moved out, I think they celebrated getting more closet and room space.
    Of course, this was pin worthy and you made some very good points. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. My kids were so unlucky that there were four daughters and some of them received hand - me - downs. Sometimes they didn’t like it, but our finances did not include new wardrobes every season and they knew that. Of course, they got some new clothes every year and they got new outfits for special occasions. Sometimes they saved up their money for clothes that they liked and then their sisters couldn’t wear them. Kids do need organization and to learn how to take care of their things. They kept a flashlight 🔦 and extra batteries 🔋 in their rooms too. Believe me, when one of them moved out, I think they celebrated getting more closet and room space.
    Of course, this was pin worthy and you made some very good points. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Ashley Chassereau Parks10/02/2019 09:56:00 PM

    Just about the only winter prep I do for clothing is to buy some pants and long sleeved shirts. The kids each get one Columbia coat... usually a thin, but warm fleece one. We've talked about a vacation somewhere colder this year, so I do need to shop for more warm attire this year. Thankfully, being in SC its not something I have to worry with too much. haha!

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