The way you dress is essential to your self-identity in the world. Every person has a unique sense of style that typically changes over time. Yet these changes need to happen naturally, starting from childhood. You dress your kids when they're babies and infants, but as they enter vocal toddlerhood, you should give them more autonomy. Here is why you should let your kids pick their own clothes.
Increase Their Self-Sufficiency
To some degree, the goal of every parent is to see their kid "fly from the nest." However, this will never happen if you don't allow them space to develop as an independent person. This autonomy begins in childhood with small choices such as daily outfits and hairstyles. It would help if you let your kids pick their own clothes; this will go a long way towards developing the all-important self-sufficiency. The first step in developing their confidence in how they look begins with allowing them choices and guiding them toward fashion courage. The next time you visit a store, let them pick out one item that appeals to them.
Develop Their Identity
The clothes you wear tell onlookers a story. The color, style, quality, brand, and more all make a fashion statement. Your children have an identity, and though it's still forming you can help them in this process by allowing them to pick their clothes. Guide them through the process and take photos of their first few self-chosen outfits. Always affirm their decisions, even if the outfit needs gentle tweaking. Every child who wears what they want will feel confident and put together, especially in front of their school friends.
Make Your Investment Count
Even as adults, we feel excited to wear chosen new clothing. It’s the same with children—they will undoubtedly throw on their new favorite coat or jeans every day. Instead of filling their wardrobe with items they don't wear, make your investment count with clothing articles your children are ecstatic to don.
It's fun and easy for children to wear their own outfits. Knowing why you should let your kids pick their own clothes can help you better connect with them. Check out our kids' clothing at Tyler's to find your child's next favorite piece. In fact, our girls outerwear selection is one of the best around, so find a new sweater or jacket with your daughter that she'll always love.