Are you tired of shelling out large amounts of money to try to keep your child looking stylish at the beginning of the school year? Children nowadays want to stay current in their style among their peers and are under a lot of pressure to keep up with a certain look.

For parents who want to do what they can for their child, but are having a hard time keeping up financially, there is a great way to do so. Simply adapt last year’s trends and your child can feel that they have a new wardrobe while you save money. It’s a win-win situation.

Neutrals to Brights

If your child has a plethora of neutral outfits, update the look by adding a pop of color to the outfit through the use of a new jacket, shoes or pair of jeans. It is easy to change the whole feel of an outfit by one simple item. Head to the shopping mall and pick up a few bright items, and give your child’s entire wardrobe a complete turnaround.

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Add Something Overtop

No matter what your child was wearing last year, they can transform the look to suit the fall look. If your son still fits into last year’s jeans and t-shirt, throw a casual vest overtop for a trendy look. If your daughter had an outfit from last year that is still wearable but needs an update, buy her a red jacket, or hair bow for younger girls.

Make It Leopard

Leopard print is back. No matter what your child was wearing last year, see what happens when you add a leopard print item to the mix. If you have a son, try an animal print bow tie to dress up his look. For your daughter, a leopard print headband, jacket or tights are a cute way to jazz up any outfit.

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Take Off the Socks

For boys, shoes are looking cool without socks. Bare feet within shoes are a happening trend, and your son will probably be happy to hear this. Simply by removing socks, your son can completely update any look – be it dressy or casual.

Brightening Up the Makeup

For the young ladies, neutral makeup palettes can be transformed by including some bright colors. Your daughter can update her makeup look simply by adding a bold blue eyeshadow or bright red lipstick. The only rule here is to choose one bright color and keep the rest neutral, to avoid the clown look.

Being trendy doesn’t mean that you have to buy an entirely new wardrobe for your child. Sometimes the best way to keep current is to use what you have and just add a touch of the new. Take a peek through your child’s wardrobe from last year’s back-to-school season. With a little bit of time, money, and creativity, you can create a whole new look that will make your little fashionista the talk of the town.

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