September 4, 2016 | Tips & Style

Back to School Clothing Tips

Little boy outside playing in the leaves

Kids are back to school this week and while it’s a little sad to think of the summer ending, we sure do love fall in all of its crisp air, warm beverage glory. For parents, the start of a new school year can mean purchasing a ton of new clothing or uniform items for kids who will grow out of them or wear them out before the first snowfall. We sympathize with you and have put together 3 tips to help make the most of your kids’ school wardrobe.


The length of a dress or a pair of pants will likely become an issue before your child grows out of the item completely. Choose items that are slightly longer than your child needs at this moment and then have each item hemmed to your desired length. Let your tailor know that you plan on letting the hem back out so that they don’t trim the excess fabric.


Choose natural fabrics when you can. Your kids will love the way that they feel and these fabrics are often the mark of a better made garment. As you know, we are fans of quality over quantity, so consider items you know will last through September. You don’t want to have to go back-to-school shopping again, do you?


If your kids attend a school requiring uniforms, fit is a big reason why you might be hearing complaints about their limited wardrobe. Getting your child’s uniform items properly tailored is a simple act that can make a huge difference. Would you want to wear a shapeless white button up? We wouldn’t either!

If you’re not already one of our clients, now is a great time to let you know that we offer a dry cleaning pick up and delivery service at no extra charge. In this incredibly busy season, we’re all for taking items off of your to-do list! Also, many of our Parkers Clothing Care locations offer tailoring services on-site, so if you’ve read our tips and now need some hemming or tailoring done, we can help.


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