As I mentioned in a recent post, my baby girl starts first grade next week! I cannot believe that in just a couple of days, summer will officially be over and school starts again. This school year, my daughter will experience something new – uniforms go into effect at her school for the first time.
Uniforms are welcome in our house, as my husband and I both feel it makes things easier, for the kids and us. I’m used to uniforms also, since I wore them myself from Kindergarten through third grade. Baby girl’s school’s uniform dress code is actually pretty flexible. We’re able to choose from navy, light blue, light yellow and white tops, accompanied by navy or khaki bottoms. Luckily, those colors are not hard to find and during this back to school shopping season, many stores, including Walmart, carry them.
My local Walmart doesn’t actually have uniforms in-store, but they do have a vast back to school apparel section. Though I wasn’t able to buy her uniforms locally, I was able to order uniforms on Walmart.comand take advantage of their free home shipping, which was super convenient!
The uniform selection on Walmart.com offers a variety of tops, pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, and more. With the $100 budget Walmart gave me, and following the school’s dress code, I was able to purchase the following back to school clothes for my girl:
- 2 belted jumpers
- 2 skorts
- 2 bermuda shorts
- 2 pants
- 6 polo-style shirts
I came real close to the $100, going over by only $0.50 before taxes. Don’t forget that shipping was free and I don’t even have to go to the store, saving me tons of time and my sanity!
Something I really liked is that there were multi-packs available for all the pieces. For example, the shirts came in packs of 2, 3, and 4, and you could choose each shirt’s color to mix and match. That is, I bought one pack of 4 shirts and was able to get one in each required color, as opposed to a pack of all white shirts. The same was true for all the bottoms I purchased too.
I was happy to do our back to school clothes shopping online and had my girl help pick out some of her clothes. This turned out to be a good thing since she was feeling a bit apprehensive about having to wear a uniform. Once she saw the cute skirts and jumpers with pleats and belts, she realized there was nothing to worry about and even said she thought she’d look cute in them!
Have you already started back to school shopping for your kids’ clothing? Do they wear uniforms?
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